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August 5, 2014updated Oct 23, 2015

Grand Velas Riviera Maya

By Chris Boyle

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Located on over 1,600 feet of pristine white-sand beach and turquoise waters on Mexico’s Caribbean coast, the all-inclusive, AAA Five Diamond 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 restaurants 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.

 

TOP SUITE: AMBASSADOR PRESIDENTIAL SUITE

Number of rooms in suite: Two bedrooms

Number of entrances to suite: One

Number of bathrooms: Two and one half-bath

Suite style: The suite’s interior features exquisite Mexican artworks complemented by imported furnishings. The spacious dining room accommodates six people, while a luxurious living room makes for elegant entertaining. A spectacular private terrace offers an oceanfront 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, space for two massage tables for in-suite spa treatments, private butler concierge service, private pool and beach concierge service, personal housekeeper, an interior bar stocked with premium liquors, and wireless high-speed internet.
Number of suites in hotel: 491, including six Presidential Suites and one Governor Suite

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  • Square footage: 2,793
  • Nightly rate: From $5,200

 

Director of Sales Raquel Tacher

Carretera Cancun Km. 62, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico

52-322-226-8696

 

SPA SERVICES

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The resort’s state-of-the-art Grand Velas Spa was voted “Best of the Best” Spa by Virtuoso in 2010 and “Best Luxury Resort Spa-Americas” during the 2014 World Luxury Spa Awards.

It is located in the midst of the Mayan jungle, covering an area of 76,640 square feet. The Spa offers deluxe spa services and holistic packages in 40 treatment suites, including massage, signature body treatments, facials, and energizing rituals.

Spa Director Leticia Fernández,

52-322-226-8696

TOP RESTAURANT AND BAR

Cocina de Autor: This venue features a menu of inspired creative- evolutionary cuisine by internationally acclaimed chefs Bruno Oteiza and Mikel Alonso. The restaurant’s Executive Chef Xavier Perez Stone won “Mexico’s Chef of the Year” in 2012, and is now the world’s only all inclusive resort restaurant to receive the AAA Five Diamond Award.

Koi Bar: A venue for enjoying premium beverages, shows, dancing, and sporting events projected on high definition Black Diamond screens, the Koi Bar is the latest addition to the resort’s range of entertainment options for guests.

 

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