Grand Velas Resorts Named in Travel & Leisure List of Best Hotels in the World

Magazine’s Reader Survey Ranks Grand Velas Riviera Maya and Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit
Amongst Mexico’s Top Resorts

Mexico’s “Beyond All Inclusive, Beyond All Compare” Grand Velas Resorts in Riviera Maya and Riviera Nayarit are honored as top resorts by Travel & Leisure readers in the 2013 T+L 500 List of Best Hotels in the World.  Grand Velas Riviera Maya on Mexico’s Caribbean Coast and Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit on the country’s Pacific Coast rank as two of 20 resorts named to the list in Mexico.   This is the first time being selected for both Grand Velas Resorts.  Chosen by readers, the list is a compendium of the highest-ranking hotels and resorts worldwide, based on data collected in the Travel + Leisure 2012 World’s Best Awards readers’ survey.

“We are deeply honored our resorts have been recognized as two of the world’s best,” says Juan Vela, Vice President of Operations of Velas Resorts, “We are thankful to our loyal guests and committed staff who helped make this happen.”

“We are especially proud to make our debut on Travel + Leisure’s 500 List of Best Hotels in the World,” said Fernando Garcia Rossette, Managing Director for the Grand Velas Resorts.  “It will be another banner year for our resorts thanks to our staff; the award coming on the heels of Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit’s 10th Anniversary, another AAA Five Diamond rating, two Condé Nast Traveler’s Reader’s Choice Awards and Grand Velas Riviera Maya’s inclusion in Forbes’ roundup of the 10 Coolest All-Inclusive Resorts.”

About Grand Velas Riviera Maya:

The AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Maya, an all-suites and spa resort located five minutes from Playa del Carmen, is the latest and most sophisticated iteration of the ultra-luxury, all-inclusive resort experience.  This Leading Hotels of the World designated resort is the preeminent one of its class boasting 491 suites, each more than 1,000 square-feet, in three separate ambiances– premium ocean-front Grand Class Suites with terrace plunge pools for families with children 12 and up, family-friendly ocean-view Ambassador Suites and Zen Grand Suites embraced by the flora and fauna of the Yucatan Peninsula’s jungle.  The resort presents a gastronomic tour of the Yucatan, Europe and Asia offering seven restaurants with world-class chefs from France, Spain and Mexico; dedicated butler service for each guest, and the region’s largest spa sanctuary at over 89,000 square-feet specializing in signature treatments inspired by ancient cultures from around the world.  The spa was named “Best Spa” in the world by Virtuoso and also earned a SpaFinder Readers’ Choice Award.  The resort was designed by lauded Mexican architecture firm Elias and Elias and features the sleek and modish interiors that fuse the serenity of the Caribbean with the vibrancy of Yucatan cultures.
About Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit:     

Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, an all-suites and spa resort located just 15 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta on Banderas Bay, is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World and a recipient of the AAA Five-Diamond Award.  The resort features 267 spacious ocean-view suites.  The crown jewel of the resort and a member of Leading Spas of the World, the Spa at Grand Velas features 20 treatment rooms, over 60 spa treatments, gym and exercise room, spa boutique and beauty salon.  The family-friendly resort also offers tiered three-temperature infinity pools, tennis court, 25,321 total sq feet of meeting space and a Kids Club. Nearby are championship golf courses, numerous options for soft adventure, and the charming town of Puerto Vallarta with its many shops, art galleries and nightlife.