Grand Velas Riviera Maya Wins Travel + Leisure’s “World’s Best” Award 2015

Set on 205 acres of pristine jungle and mangroves and with the finest white sand beach in the Riviera Maya

Mexico’s “Beyond All Inclusive, Beyond All Compare” Grand Velas Riviera Maya has been honored for the fourth consecutive year by Travel + Leisure Magazine readers in its 20th annual World’s Best Awards Survey.

The AAA Five Diamond resort was named among Best Family Travel Hotels in Mexico and Best Hotels & Resorts in Mexico. Judging for the prestigious survey is based on opinions of magazine’s readers who are among the most discriminating travelers around the world. Grand Velas Riviera Maya received high scores for its rooms, location, service, restaurants, and value.

We are very proud to be included in the Travel + Leisure World’s Best list for the fourth year in a row. This recognition is shared by the hundreds of staff working at the Grand Velas Riviera Maya to ensure a consistent level of high quality service and we are extremely honored to have their efforts recognized,” says Eduardo Vela Ruiz, founder and president of Velas Resorts.

The results of the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2015 are available on
About Grand Velas Riviera Maya:

Set on 205 acres of pristine jungle and mangroves and with the finest white sand beach in the Riviera Maya, the AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Maya is an ultra-luxury all-inclusive resort. Guests can choose among three separate ambiances in this Leading Hotel of the World, including adults only ocean-front, family friendly ocean view and a Zen-like tropical setting, embraced by the flora and fauna of the Yucatan Peninsula‘s jungle.

All 491 designer-like suites are exceptionally spacious, more than 1,100 square feet each, all with balconies, and some with private plunge pools. All feature fully stocked mini bars, plasma TVs, wireless Internet access, L’Occitane amenities, artisanal tequila and Nespresso machines. Bathrooms deserve special mention with walk in glass shower, deep soaking Jacuzzi tubs and marble interior. Eight restaurants, including five gourmet offerings, present a tour of Mexico, Europe and Asia. Cocina de Autor, at the hands of the disciples of world celebrity chef Arzak, won the AAA Five Diamond Award, the only all-inclusive restaurant in the world to win this prestigious distinction.

Grand Velas Spa, a Leading Spa of the World, is the region’s largest spa sanctuary at more than 90,000 square feet, known for its authentic Mexican treatments, offerings from around world and signature seven-step water journey.

Other features include 24-hour personal butler concierge, 24/7 insuite service, three swimming pools, two fitness centers, water sports, innovative kids club and teens lounge, Karaoke Bar, Koi piano bar and business center. The resort offers more than 91,000 square feet of meeting spaces and outdoor areas for events and has a 31,000-square-foot Convention Center, able to accommodate up to 2,700 guests.

The resort has won numerous awards from Travel + Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler, USA Today, Tripadvisor’s 2015 Certificate of Excellence, Best of the Best Spa by Virtuoso, U.S. News and World Report and; which named it one of the Top Ten Coolest All-Inclusive in 2012. Grand Velas Riviera Maya was built and is operated by Eduardo Vela Ruiz, majority owner, founder and president of Velas Resorts, with brother Juan Vela by his side, vice president of Velas Resorts.





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