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Palace Resorts and Le Blanc Spa Resort honored by AAA Diamond Awards

Palace Resorts and Le Blanc Spa Resort honored by AAA Diamond Awards

Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort and Beach Palace honored with second consecutive Four Diamond Award.

Le Blanc Spa Resort received Five Diamond Award for fourth year in a row.

MIAMI, Fla. – (April 2014) -- Palace Resorts, the company that sets the standard in luxury, all-inclusive resort accommodations, is pleased to announce that three of the brand’s properties – Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort, Beach Palace and Le Blanc Spa Resort -- have been honored with the prestigious AAA Diamond Award. Tony Perrone, AAA Manager for Mexico, bestowed the awards to three property general managers during a ceremony held at Le Blanc Spa Resort in Cancun. Continuing a 78-year-old tradition, AAA’s professionally trained inspectors use published guidelines to conduct unannounced hotel and restaurant evaluations, assigning approved establishments a rating of One to Five AAA Diamonds. Properties identified by AAA as possible candidates for a Five Diamond rating undergo multiple evaluations and are finally selected by a panel of experts.

Palace Resorts continues to shine through the rating system with premium service standards, personalized guest experiences and outstanding on-site amenities. Le Blanc Spa Resort was a standout in the annual rankings, which are reserved for superior properties that exemplify the highest level of excellence in every facet of operation. Only one-third of one percent of the more than 30,000 lodgings rated by the American Automobile Association, achieve this coveted Five Diamond Award designation.

Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort received the Four Diamond Award for the second consecutive year. The property, consisting of three luxurious sections - Moon Grand, Sunrise and Nizuc, is a family resort that offers something for everyone; 2,457 luxury rooms, including accommodations overlooking the sea and the garden or suites with view to the golf course. Multiple pools meander along the more than 650 feet of beaches and are complemented with a swimming pool for children, a pool on the golf course, swimming pools and six swim-up bars. The resort has a variety of activities including a dolphinarium with eight friendly dolphins, a FlowRider® double-wave simulator, Wired Teen Lounge, NOIR nightclub, a fully equipped gymnasium and new kids club dubbed "The Playroom.” Moon Palace, also recognized as the premier entertainment destination in Cancun, hosting world-renowned artists such as Shakira, Enrique Iglesias, Usher and Ricky Martin, among others, received this important recognition for its superior quality service and attention to detail.

Beach Palace, the ideal locale for an unforgettable family experience, is located in the heart of Cancun’s world-famous hotel zone and features gorgeous stretches of white sand beach. The property’s contemporary design has unique features such as a Sky Floor with two swimming pools, two swim-up bars, two whirlpool tubs, a breathtaking view of the Nichupte lagoon and a fitness center. Additional amenities include a massive outdoor screen where evening shows and televised sports events are projected for guests’ viewing pleasure. The AAA Four Diamond Award is a testament to the property’s high caliber level of hospitality, facilities and amenities.

The AAA Five Diamond adults-only Le Blanc Spa Resort, consistently recognized as one of the world’s top all-inclusive resorts, is located in a secluded enclave between the Nichupte Lagoon and the glistening Caribbean Sea in Cancun, Mexico. Le Blanc Spa Resort guests are not only looking for the ultimate in relaxation and luxury, but also want to take full advantage of everything the resort has to offer. From the moment of arrival, guests are treated like royalty as butlers present signature drinks, chilled scented towels and tropical flowers. The 24-hour Le Blanc butler on each floor caters to guests’ every whim, starting with a check-in escort to elegantly appointed waterside rooms, all with amazing views of the Caribbean sea, where countless luxury amenities accent this charming luxury escape.

"AAA is honored to recognize these three properties with the Four and Five Diamond Award", said Tony Perrone, AAA Manager for Mexico "Each property truly exemplifies exceptional service, attention to detail and luxury for the most discerning of travelers.  The ratings reflect the property’s commitment and passion to continue exceeding the expectations of its guests".

The Four Diamond ratings awarded to Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort and Beach Palace include an extensive array of amenities that exceed guest expectations combined with an impeccable standard of hospitality, service and attention to detail. Meanwhile, the Five Diamond rating given to Le Blanc Spa Resort evaluates the ultimate in luxury, sophistication and comfort with outstanding physical attributes, meticulous personalized service, variety of amenities and impeccable excellence standards.

"Each of the properties has invaluable and very personal characteristics that are recognized once again with these awards. We are very pleased to receive this honor, which commits us to continue to offer the same quality of service at each resort to our current and future clients", said Gibran Chapur, Executive Vice-President for Palace Resorts.

All Palace Resorts properties combine outstanding service, wide variety of amenities and deluxe rooms to offer its guests an unforgettable vacation. Undoubtedly, the resorts are valued by customers all over the world due to its unprecedented offers, unparalleled entertainment and the high quality of its products. Palace Resorts’ mission is to continue raising the bar and redefine the concept of what an all-inclusive experience can and should offer.

AAA rates more properties than any other rating entity, covering the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. AAA offers the only ratings based on professional, on-site evaluations using published guidelines weighted by member priorities.

AAA Approved and Diamond Rated hotel and restaurant listings can be found in the eTourBook® guides and AAA Mobile® app for tablets and smartphones, the TripTik® Travel Planner and Travel Guides on AAA.com and AAA TourBook® guides available at AAA and CAA offices. Travelers can access information about AAA inspections and Diamond Ratings at AAA.com/Diamonds.

Palace Resorts’ all-inclusive accommodations start at $172 per person, per night, based on double occupancy. To reserve your Palace Resorts stay, please visit www.PalaceResorts.com, call (800) 635-1836 or contact your preferred travel professional.

To book a stay at Le Blanc Spa Resort, please visit www.leblancsparesort.com, call (877) 753-2526 or contact your preferred travel professional.


About Palace Resorts

With seven oceanfront resorts overlooking the sparkling turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea, Palace Resorts sets the highest standards for five-star all-inclusive vacations in Cancun, Cozumel, Isla Mujeres and Riviera Maya, Mexico. Offering luxurious and spacious accommodations accentuated by signature in-room whirlpool tubs, nightly entertainment, the Caribbean’s most extravagant spas and premier Jack Nicklaus signature golf courses; Palace Resorts offers a truly exceptional experience for travelers. The unparalleled level of service and comfort found at each property makes Palace Resorts a leading provider of world-class resort vacations.

About Le Blanc Spa Resort

Le Blanc Spa Resort is an adult-only, all-inclusive enclave with contemporary and minimalist décor that creates an exceptionally elegant ambiance, offering an experience of sophisticated style and lavish personalized service. Luxe accommodations feature spectacular views of the sparkling Caribbean Sea or the alluring Nichupte Lagoon. This luxury resort has eight upscale full service restaurants, bars and lounges offering haute cuisine and premium drinks, including a new Le Blanc Vintage Wine Cellar. The signature Le Blanc Spa features a unique blend of Asian and European tradition providing guests with a personal sanctuary. All-inclusive activities range from relaxing at three luxurious pools, including two infinity pools with swim-up bars, a fully-equipped fitness center, dazzling nightly entertainment shows and musical performances from local entertainment groups, and select off-site tours to various historic and cultural sites.

About the AAA / CAA Diamond Evaluation

AAA rates more properties than any other entity. It is the only classification system that encompasses the USA, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean; and the only one that performs professional assessments instead of using the guidelines published according to the members’ priorities. The hotels and restaurants evaluated are in the list of AAA travel planning products: eTourBook ® guides in the AAA Mobile ® app for tablets and smartphones, TripTik ® Travel Planner and Travel Guides available at AAA.com, and AAA TourBook ® guides available at AAA / CAA offices. Travelers can learn about the AAA inspections and the Diamond evaluations at AAA.com/Diamonds.