The American Academy of Hospitality Sciences Recognizes Two Real Resorts with its Prestigious International Star Diamond Award

NEW YORK and CANCUN, Mexico, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ — Mexican hotel chain Real Resorts today announced that its all-inclusive luxury resorts, THE ROYAL in Cancun and THE ROYAL Playa del Carmen are receiving the prestigious International Star Diamond Award. THE ROYAL in Cancun is the first Cancun property to receive the award, and also receiving the award is its sister property, THE ROYAL Playa del Carmen. The recognition is awarded by The American Academy of Hospitality Sciences to select five star hotels that exceed a selection of criteria for facilities, operations and service.

The American Academy of Hospitality Sciences is renowned worldwide for awarding excellence in the global travel and luxury services sector. Each year the American Academy bestows its coveted International Star Diamond Award exclusively on five star establishments that are deemed to be of pinnacle quality. “The International Star Diamond Award is the most prestigious emblem of achievement, an award many strive for, but few obtain,” said Joseph D. Cinque, President/CEO of the AAHS. The AAHS is based in New York City and is governed by an International Board of Trustees who are respected leaders in the industry and are themselves, world travelers. Valuable sources around the globe routinely submit nominations of five star establishments for review. The Board then refines the selection to those who qualify for the ultimate evaluation.

The award ceremony will take place at a gala event at THE ROYAL in Cancun & Playa del Carmen Hotels, respectively, Wednesday, February 18th. Some 300 dignitaries representing all aspects of the travel industry from the US, Canada and Mexico, as well as government leaders will be in attendance. During the ceremonies the AAHS will also recognize Eng. Fernando Garcia Zalvidea, Real Resorts’ General Director with a Five Star Award for his contribution to Mexican tourism and the hospitality industry.

“It is an honor for THE ROYAL in Cancun & THE ROYAL Playa del Carmen, and the Mexican hotel chain Real Resorts, to receive the International Star Diamond Award for 2009,” said Garcia Zalvidea. This recognizes our hotels’ success in achieving guest satisfaction and validates our efforts to provide the best personal attention to our guests through our Royal Service philosophy,” added Garcia Zalvidea.

THE ROYAL in Cancun & THE ROYAL Playa del Carmen

Boasting exemplary design and architecture, THE ROYAL in Cancun and THE ROYAL Playa del Carmen are adult-only, all-inclusive luxury resorts. THE ROYAL in Cancun is located beachfront on the town’s famous hotel row and THE ROYAL Playa del Carmen is located in the heart of the Riviera Maya. Each of the resorts offer a selection of guest suites and a variety of stunning facilities and amenities created for the discerning leisure and business traveler. Guests may choose from six categories of suites ranging from ocean view junior suites to luxurious one-bedroom oceanfront Royal Presidential Suites, to beachfront Royal Swim-Up Master Suites. These exclusive Swim-Up Master Suites are designed for romance and include a semi-private pool, in-pool chaise lounges, and a private terrace with easy access to the oceanfront infinity pool. Most guest suites offer ocean front views, the signature Royal Bed(R), a double Jacuzzi, a sitting area and a large screen HDTV with a CD/DVD player, a stocked mini bar, and spa style bathrooms with walk-in showers.
For dining, guests may choose from an array of upscale a la carte restaurants, a sumptuous buffet, and cocktail lounges. There is on site shopping, entertainment venues, a fully staffed business center, and meeting facilities including a main ballroom with multiple breakout rooms. Guests can also enjoy a state-of-the-art fitness center, an Olympic-size infinity swimming pool, lighted tennis courts, and an array of additional recreational facilities. Each of the resorts also houses a signature SPAzul, an eco-holistic spa offering an array of treatments and services.

About Real Resorts
Real Resorts is a privately owned hotel company in Mexico. It owns and operates four all-inclusive resorts in Cancun and Playa del Carmen under THE ROYAL, and Gran brands, which appeal to a wide range of lifestyles. THE ROYAL in Cancun and Playa del Carmen offer luxurious accommodations and attentive service for couples, while the two Gran properties offer personal service and upscale accommodations appropriate for families and travelers seeking a casual vacation experience. Reservations can be made through a travel agent or by calling 800-543-7556. For more information visit online at: