Mexico Wins Big at Travel + Leisure Awards

Four Mexican resorts and hotels score honors in prestigious survey  

MEXICO CITY, July 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The following is being released by the Mexico Tourism Board:

Four of Mexico’s premier resorts and hotels won honors at the prestigious Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards readers’ survey. Notably, Rancho La Puerta in Tecate, Baja California, was named the best destination spa in the world.

Mexico continues to be a highly sought after and world-renowned tourist destination. These awards are testament to the exceptional depth of quality Mexico possesses with regard to tourism infrastructure, specifically luxury accommodation.

This is the 16th annual Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2011 readers’ survey, which rates the world’s best hotels, cities, islands, cruise lines, airlines, car-rental agencies, spas, tour operators and safari outfitters.

Rancho La Puerta, the world’s first destination fitness resort and spa, sets the standard for multi-day destination spa vacations which encompass health and wellness for mind, body and spirit, offering fitness activities programs, healthful cuisine and luxury spa amenities.

The award for top resort in Mexico went to One & Only Palmilla Los Cabos and the top city hotel award in Mexico went to the Four Seasons Hotel Mexico, D.F. Mexico City.

Winners of the best hotel spa were named by region. In Mexico, tie honors went to both the Excellence Riviera Cancun Mayan Riviera and the Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach Resort & Spa Los Cabos.

The top winners in each category were honored at a ceremony on July 14 hosted by Novogrod and Vice President and Publisher Jean-Paul Kyrillos at the new Mr. C Beverly Hills hotel in Los Angeles. They are listed on and will feature as the cover story of the August issue of the magazine, on newsstands July 22.

SOURCE Mexico Tourism Board