On October 24th 2017, publishing giant Condé Nast released the 30th annual Condé Nast Traveler’s Choice Awards from their prestigious publication of the same name. A bible for many intrepid travellers, the Traveler’s Choice Awards asked as many as 300,000 experienced travelers to name the best of the best in the travel industry. The Riviera Maya proudly placed in multiple categories!
50 Best Resorts in the World
The Riviera Maya first placed in the competitive category of ’50 Best Resorts in the World’. Placing at #49, the UNICO 20°87° Hotel Riviera Maya was described as “An all-inclusive, adults-only resort set along the Riveria Maya, the food, spa treatments and stellar views are the main attractions here. Rooms and suites come with perks like private swim-up pools, outdoor spa tubs and panoramic views, while the airy interiors feature wooden accents, hand-crafted furniture, and works made by local artists. Guests can opt for their own personal Anfitrión instead of a personal butler service: They will help arrange everything from a pillow menu request to an insider’s guide to the local food scene. Alternatively, take your pick from the five onsite restaurants—spanning Mediterranean, Mexican, Japanese and European cuisines—overseen by former Top Chef contestant Chef Christian Bravo.”
Condé Nast Traveler’s Choice Awards: Mexico
Within the country category, Riviera Maya hotels and resorts also placed.
Top Hotels in Mexico
The Thompson Beach Hotel placed as #5 in the Top Hotels in Mexico category. The Thompson brand is owned by Two Roads Hospitality and is one of two Thompson hotels in Playa Del Carmen. Thompson Beach is a smaller, more boutique hotel with the advantage of being both central and beachfront in Playa Del Carmen.
Top Resorts in Mexico
For the category of ‘Top Resorts in Mexico (East)’ all but one where found in the Riviera Maya. The Number 1 spot was taken by Chablé Resort & Spa found just south of Merida. However, the following 9 are found along the Caribbean Coast. These included: #2 UNICO 2087 Hotel Riviera Maya, #3 NIZUC Resort & Spa, #4 Viceroy Riviera Maya, #5 Azul Beach resort Sensatori Mexico, #6 Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya, #7 Grand Velas Riviera Maya, #8 Banyan Tree Mayakoba, #9 Thompson Playa Del Carmen, #10 Rosewood Mayakoba.
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