Palma de Majorca, 23 January 2017

Three RIU hotels in Mexico receive the ‘Four Diamond’ Award 2017

The American Automobile Association (AAA) has once again awarded three RIU Hotels & Resorts in Mexico with the highly-coveted Four Diamond accolade. The award has gone to two vacation focused hotels located on the Mexican coast: the Riu Palace Pacifico on Riviera Nayarit, and the Riu Palace Mexico on the Mayan Riviera; as well as the Riu Plaza Guadalajara, located in the capital of Jalisco State and part of Riu Plaza’s urban category of properties. 

Attaining the "Four Diamond" grade represents one of the biggest achievements in the tourism industry. To elect the winners, AAA analysts assess more establishments than any other organisation in the world. In 2014, 2015 and 2016 the three hotels were granted the award and this year they have also received it. The RIU leisure hotels that have been awarded this distinction, the Riu Palace Pacifico and the Riu Palace Mexico, belong to the chain’s most luxurious, sophisticated category: the Riu Palace. These resorts are characterized by being located on the world’s finest beaches and offer an international range of dining and beverages, have a distinctive architecture and interior decoration, a distinguished gastronomic wealth as well as a full range of entertainment and leisure activities, sport and spa. 

Located on the beach in Nuevo Vallarta, the Riu Palace Pacifico has 445 rooms, an outstanding level of guest service, the renowned RIU All Inclusive 24-Hour Service and breathtaking views over the Pacific Ocean. For its part, the Riu Palace Mexico also offers RIU’s All Inclusive 24-Hour Service, it has 434 rooms and was recently renovated to showcase the new style and services that RIU is introducing in its resorts. It also boasts an unbeatable location, next to the sea on Playa del Carmen, in the Mexican Caribbean. 

The Riu Plaza Guadalajara is the third RIU hotel distinguished with the Four Diamond Award. Located in the city centre of Guadalajara, this impressive 42-floor building has 550 rooms and 16 meeting rooms that can host events for up to 1,345 people. The hotel is perfect both for city tourism and for holding all kinds of social and business events. 

About AAA: AAA evaluates more than 59,000 hotels and restaurants across the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean each year. To receive a AAA Diamond award, hotels and restaurants must meet a list of strict criteria as determined by AAA tourism editors and trained professionals. AAA evaluates hotels based on exterior grounds, public areas, room décor and ambiance, guest room amenities, bathrooms, housekeeping, management, and guest services. Hotels must excel in all areas to be considered for the Four Diamond Award. 

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