- A total of 14 hotels and six restaurants received this international symbol of prestige in the service industry; the Grand Luxxe in Nuevo Vallarta received its first 5 Diamond accolade.
The Riviera Nayarit’s hotel and service infrastructure was endorsed with its own share of the Diamonds presented worldwide by the AAA (American Automobile Association).
Fourteen hotels and six restaurants located in Nuevo Vallarta, The Mainstream, and Punta de Mita, the Riviera Nayarit’s Glamour Peninsula, were chosen for this prestigious accolade.
A total of 10 hotels received the 4 Diamond Award and four received the 5 Diamond Award; five restaurants were awarded 4 Diamonds and one received 5 Diamonds. With 3 Diamonds there are 26 restaurants and 13 hotels in the Riviera Nayarit.
“Riviera Nayarit is really starting to show its outstanding quality and service and variety of choices”, said Tony Perrone, AAA Manager for Latin America.
This year (2015) there were only eight hotels in the world that received the top 5 Diamond Award, among them the Grand Luxxe in Nuevo Vallarta. The rest were endorsed with their same yearly awards—some of them having received them for over 10 years.
The Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau is pleased to congratulate the winners. Below is the complete list of the Riviera Nayarit’s 4 and 5 Diamond winners.
5 Diamonds – Hotels:
Grand Luxxe (2014); Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit (2007); Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, Mexico (2001); The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort (2009).
4 Diamonds – Hotels:
Dreams Villamagna Nuevo Vallarta (2009); Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta; (2006); Marival Residences & World Spa (2011); RIU Palace Pacifico (2009); The Grand Bliss (2011); The Grand Mayan Nuevo Vallarta (2006); Villa La Estancia (2008); Casa de Mita (2004); Hotel Cinco (2010); Iberostar Playa Mita (2014).
5 Diamonds – Restaurants:
Carolina at The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort (2010).
4 Diamonds – Restaurants:
Epazote (2011) – Grand Luxxe; Frida (2010) – Grand Velas; Lucca (2006) – Grand Velas; Piaf (2006) – Grand Velas; Aramara (2003) – Four Seasons.