Royal Hideaway Playcar’s Crowning Jewel

Paul Cilker Royal Hideaway Playcar, Occidental Hotels and Resorts property in Mexico’s Riviera Maya, will be receiving the American Automobile Association’s (AAA) coveted Five-Diamond Award for lodging. It is the first adults-only, all-inclusive resort property to win this distinction. “It is with gr

By: Paul Cilker

Royal Hideaway Playcar, Occidental Hotels and Resorts property in Mexico’s Riviera Maya, will be receiving the American Automobile Association’s (AAA) coveted Five-Diamond Award for lodging. It is the first adults-only, all-inclusive resort property to win this distinction.

“It is with great pride that we accept this award,” said resort general manager Jean Agarrista. “This is a crowning moment for us. We have had AAA’s Four-Diamond Award for lodging since 2000. Receiving our fifth diamond reaffirms that our efforts to further enhance services and accommodations at Royal Hideaway Playacar continue to be successful.”

Out of the 57,000 hotels and resorts surveyed each year by AAA as potential candidates for the award, less than half of 1 percent win.

“Honoring Royal Hideaway Playacar with the five-diamond status confirms that Occidental is at the forefront of this new market and further encourages the expansion of Occidental’s portfolio in the all-inclusive luxury category,” said Gabriel Felip, CEO of Occidental Hotels & Resorts.

The resort, which spans 13 acres, offers guests a private villa concierge, a full-service spa, six restaurants and an array of watersports and land activities, such as tours of the Yucatan Peninsula. The spacious guestrooms feature wireless Internet, marble baths and private terraces. The two- and three-story villas fuse Spanish and Mexican design, with winding rivers, waterfalls and fountains connecting the rooms to the main hotel building.

A member of the Occidental Hotels & Resorts chain, Royal Hideaway is one of 20 properties in destinations located throughout the Caribbean and Latin America. Occidental has two other brands, Allegro and Occidental Grand.

Royal Hideaway Playcar is located 45 minutes from the Cancun International Airport.

800-999-9182
www.royalhideaway.com

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