Spa Grand Velas Riviera Maya Receives 2010 Spafinder Readers’ Choice Award
Spa Grand Velas Riviera Maya Receives 2010 Spafinder Readers’ Choice AwardVoted Top 10 Best for Water Sports in 8th Annual SpaFinder Readers’ Choice Awards
Riviera Maya, Mexico (November 9, 2010) – Adding yet another award to its collection, Grand Velas Riviera Maya recently received a 2010 SpaFinder Readers’ Choice Award. Voted among the Top Ten Best Spas for Water Sports by the prestigious company’s readers, Spa Grand Velas Riviera Maya features a signature hour-long Water Journey built around eight specially designed water-based facilitie with a personal spa valet to provide guidance. The spa also specializes in signature treatments inspired by ancient cultures from around the world.
“A Readers’ Choice Award is a remarkable achievement,” said Susan Ellis, president of SpaFinder. “There are over 15,000 destination, resort and hotel spas around the world, and to be singled out by our readers is a tremendous honor.”
“We are especially proud that just two years after opening we not only meet but surpass our guests’ expectations,” said Spa Director Leticia Fernandez. “After recently receiving Virtuoso’s 2010 “Best Spa” in the world, we are incredibily honored to receive a Readers’ Choice Award from SpaFinder, the global spa resource that connects millions of wellness-focused consumers with spas worldwide.”
The $15 million architecturally striking spa at the Grand Velas Riviera Maya is inspired by the jungle and natural water pools of the Yucatan Peninsula. Mexican Architects Ricardo Elias and Alexis Elias of EliasElias AR preserved the stone, plants and streams specific to the Riviera Maya landscape and incorporated them into the curved, organic design of the two-level, 89,000 square-foot spa. Spa Grand Velas Riviera Maya features 40 treatment rooms and suites complemented with Mexican and Balinese artwork and furnishings.
About Grand Velas Riviera Maya:
The AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Maya, an all-suites and spa resort located five minutes from Playa del Carmen, represents the latest and most sophisticated iteration of the ultra-luxury, all-inclusive resort experience. This Leading Hotels of the World designated resort is the preeminent one of its class boasting 491 suites, each more than 1,000 square-feet, in three separate ambiances– adult-only ocean-front and ocean-view Ambassador Grand Class Suites, family-friendly Ambassado r Suites and Master Suites embraced by the flora and fauna of the Yucatan Peninsula’s jungle. The resort presents a gastronomic tour of the Yucatan, Europe and Asia offering seven restaurants with world-class chefs from France, Spain and Mexico; dedicated butler service for each guest, and more. The resort was designed by lauded Mexican architecture firm Elias and Elias and features the sleek and modish interiors that fuse the serenity of the Caribbean with the vibrancy of Yucatan cultures.
The world’s largest spa media, marketing, and gifting company, SpaFinder, Inc., connects millions of wellness-focused consumers with thousands of spas worldwide. SpaFinder’s media properties include the award-winning SpaFinder.com, the Club Spa e-newsletter and blog, and the annual New Beauty SpaFinder Guide to Global Spa, Wellness & Beauty. SpaFinder and its spa-beauty gift division, SpaWish, offer gift certificates and cards that are redeemable at a combined network of thousands of spas and salons and are available at more than 90,000 unique retail outlets in 79 countries. SpaFinder Europe and SpaFinder Japan offer regional spa marketing and gifting programs, including localized, native-language websites. Founded in 1986, the privately held company is headquartered in Manhattan.