Located on over 1,600 feet of pristine white-sand beach and turquoise waters on Mexico’s Caribbean coast, the all-inclusive Grand Velas Riviera Maya seduces guests with spacious, elegant accommodations, impeccable service and outstanding hospitality.
Dedicated butler service is on hand to fulfill guests’ every whim, and accommodations embody the utmost of luxury living with outdoor plunge pools, indoor whirlpool bathtubs, iPod stations, wireless Internet access, stocked (and refilled daily) mini-bars and 24-hour room service. The resort boasts 491 spacious suites with stunning oceanfront or soothing jungle views, distributed in three different ambiences perfect for couples, families or business travelers.
Take a gastronomic tour of the Yucatan, Europe and Asia with five gourmet restau- rants recognized for their standout offerings by Forbes’ Top Ten list and a AAA Four Diamond Award. Relax in the region’s largest spa sanctuary specializing in signature treatments inspired by ancient cultures from around the world and delight in the pleasures of award-winning beaches. All at this Green Globe and EarthCheck Certified, AAA Five Diamond, Leading Hotel of the World that truly redefines the standards for luxury.
Carretera Cancun Km. 62, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Director of Sales Raquel Tacher
TOP SUITE: AMBASSADOR PRESIDENTIAL SUITE
Number of rooms in suite: Two bedrooms
Number of entrances to suite: One
Number of baths: Two and one half-bath
Suite style: The suite’s interiors feature exquisite Mexican artworks complemented by imported furnishings. The spacious dining room accommodates six people while a luxurious living room, designed in a minimalist style, makes for elegant entertaining. A spectacular private terrace offers an ocean- front view.
Key selling points: The suite offers a private plunge pool for two people in each bedroom, a master bedroom with one king bed and another bedroom with two queen beds, private butler concierge service, private pool and beach concierge service, personal housekeeper, electric shades with remote control, an interior bar with a marble table stocked with premium liquors and wireless high-speed Internet.
Number of suites in hotel: 491, including six Presidential Suites and one Governor Suite
- Square footage: 2,793
- Nightly rate: From $4,240 to $5,200
Grand Velas Spa: The resort’s world-class, state-of-the-art spa is located in the midst of the Mayan jungle, covering an area of 76,640 square feet.
In 40 treatment suites, the spa offers deluxe spa services and holistic packages that include massage, signature body treatments, facials and more.
Spa Director Leticia Fernández
Signature treatment: The Diamond Sublime Experience
TOP RESTAURANTS & BAR
Piaf: Piaf offers delectable gourmet French cuisine by chef Michel Mustiere in an exquisite ambience complete with live violin music.
Cocina de Autor: This esteemed venue features a menu of inspired gourmet Spanish cuisine created by internationally acclaimed chefs Bruno Oteiza and Mikel Alonso. Named one of Food & Wine’s “100 Best New Food and Drink Experiences.”
Sky Bar: The rooftop Sky Bar, offering prime sunset view- ing and stargazing, serves up chic cocktails in an ultra-hip lounge setting.