Riviera Nayarit, Mexico (December 5, 2014) – The "Beyond All-Inclusive, Beyond All Compare" Velas Resorts in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit have been awarded 2014 Best in Stay Awards from Orbitz, a leading global online travel site. Nestled on Mexico's Pacific Gold Coast, Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit is the winner of a 2014 Orbitz Best in Stay Award for being a top-rated hotel in the all-inclusive category. Situated on Banderas Bay, Velas Vallarta wins the award for being a top-rated hotel in Puerto Vallarta. The 2014 Orbitz Best In Stay Awards honor nearly 400 top-rated hotels in 75 popular destinations based on reviews by Orbitz customers.
"Velas Resorts is honored to receive these prestigious distinctions and for being recognized as having top-rated hotels in Mexico by our Orbitz customers," said Juan Vela, vice president of operations for Velas Resorts. "Receiving these accolades highlight our resorts' commitment and dedication to providing the ultimate all-inclusive vacation with world-class hospitality and luxurious hotel accommodations in spectacular settings."
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Velas Resorts has earned numerous prestigious international awards for its services and facilities, among them Conde Nast's "Most Excellent Spa Hotel," AAA's 5 Diamond Award, the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences' 5 Star Diamond Award and more. For more information on Orbitz Best in Stay awards, please visit www.orbitz.com/bestinstay.com. For more information on Velas Resorts or to make a reservation, please call 1-866-847-4609 or visit www.velasresorts.com.
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About Velas Resorts:Offering unparalleled all-inclusive experiences, the four Velas Resorts in Riviera Maya, Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit have earned more than 43 AAA Diamonds, including the prestigious Five Diamond Award. Other esteemed international awards for their services and facilities include Virtuoso's "Best Spa", Conde Nast Johansens' "Most Excellent Resort" and "Most Excellent Spa Hotel" and the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences' 5 Star Diamond Award. Properties include Casa Velas named the 8th Best Hotel in the World on The Expedia® 2013 Insiders' SelectTM List, a boutique adults-only hotel and ocean club located on the Marina Vallarta Golf Course, and Velas Vallarta a family-friendly all suites resort and spa located on Banderas Bay, both in Puerto Vallarta; and the AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit located in Riviera Nayarit. Completing the group is Grand Velas Riviera Maya, located five minutes from Playa del Carmen, offering the most sophisticated, ultra luxury all-inclusive resort experience in the Caribbean with jungle and beach settings. Velas Resorts feature spacious accommodations, spas, a unique culinary experience at a selection of restaurants, 24-hour insuite service, fitness centers, Butler service, state of the art conference centers, extensive family programs, fully stocked mini bar and more. Velas Resorts are operated by Eduardo Vela Ruiz, majority owner, founder and president of Velas Resorts, with brother Juan Vela by his side, vice president of Velas Resorts