Carolina Ortega

Carolina Ortega

Cuban hotels received Excellence Awards from Condé Nast Johansens

The prestigious British guide Condé Nast Johansens, specializing in luxury travel, honored with the 2015 Excellence Awards two Cuban hotels, Meliá Buenavista and Paradisus Rio de Oro, both run by the Spanish Meliá Hotels and Resorts chain. Editors of prestigious magazines such as Vogue, GQ and Glamour, issued their criteria each year to form the main guide for independent travelers who wish to find the perfect place for the occasion. In the latest edition of the Awards, Melia Buenavista excelled, a Five Star hotel located in Cayo Santa Maria, as the luxury hotel with Best Service in the Caribbean. This resort, managed by the Spanish Meliá Hotels and Resort chain, operates in all-inclusive modality with 105 suites dedicated to the Royal Service. At the time, the YHI Spa "Aguas de Oro" Paradisus Rio de Oro, located in the province of Holguin, was awarded the laurel for excellence in the category of Luxury Spa, according to the publication on its official website. The awards, of high influence on the tourism and hotel sector worldwide are delivered based on 16 categories of valuation among "luxury" installations which are recommended once strict inspections by specialists of the guide are carried out. Each property...

Complejo turístico Royalton Cayo Santa María

A Blue Diamond in Cuba

With only three years of operation in Cuba, Canada's Blue Diamond company does not give up its attempt to stand on top of the chains with greater presence and prestige in this Caribbean destination, in which already operates six facilities today and four thousand rooms. Only preceded by the Spanish groups Meliá Hotels International, with nearly 25 years in Cuba and 26 hotels under management-, and Iberoestar with 13 facilities, the Blue Diamond ranks third among the 17 foreign hotel chains present in Cuba. And it goes for more, according to recent statements by its commercial director Rafael Villanueva. "Right now we are discussing with Cuban hotel groups to continue our expansion throughout the Cuban archipelago, with new projects in Havana, Jibacoa, Havana, Varadero, and cays of Jardines Del Rey," said Villanueva last October. A special springboard for these attempts to expand in Cuba, is the selection of Royalton Cayo Santa María as the best all inclusive resort in the world, Travelers' Choice Awards 2014, awarded annually to the famous travel site TripAdvisor, based on the opinions of millions of users around the world. With this recognition, the Canadian company wins international prestige in one of the most popular Caribbean...

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