Mexico’s Velas Resorts in Riviera Maya, Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit Earn 26 AAA Diamonds in 2011

Grand Velas Riviera Maya & Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit Top the Charts with AAA Five Diamond Awards

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico – Recently announced, Mexico’s all-inclusive Velas Resorts have earned a total of 26 American Automobile Association’s (AAA) Diamonds for 2011.  The four luxury all-inclusive properties are located in three of Mexico’s top beach destinations, Riviera Maya, Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit.

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Grand Velas Riviera Maya, for the first time since opening in late 2008, and Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, for its fifth consecutive year, were awarded the 2011 AAA Five Diamond Award for lodging.  The two are the only family-friendly all-inclusive properties in North America that merited the award.

Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit’s three gourmet restaurants, Frida (Mexican Cuisine), Lucca (Italian-Mediterranean Cuisine) and Piaf (Traditional French Cuisine), were also awarded AAA Four Diamond awards for fine dining.

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The resorts’ sister property, Casa Velas in Puerto Vallarta received the AAA Four Diamond Award, for its fourth consecutive year.  Casa Velas, a boutique hotel and ocean club located on the Marina Vallarta Golf Course, is the only adults-only all-inclusive golf resort in Mexico to receive this award.

Every year more than 60 AAA/CAA tourism editors visit over 60,000 lodgings, campgrounds, restaurants and attractions throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.  Tourism editors conduct unannounced evaluations, scrutinizing such areas as cleanliness, ambiance, amenities and service.  Only an estimated 0.25 percent of the estimated 60,000 properties will receive the Five Diamond Award each year.
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About Velas Resorts:
Mexico’s all-inclusive Velas Resorts in Riviera Maya, Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit have earned 26 AAA Diamonds and numerous other esteemed international awards for their services and facilities.  Among them are Virtuoso’s “Best Spa of the World”, Condé Nast Johansens’ “Most Excellent Resort” and the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences’ 5 Star Diamond Award.  Velas Resorts offer spacious luxury accommodations, world-class spas, a la carte gourmet cuisine at a selection of specialty restaurants, and an unparalleled hospitality experience.

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