More Awards for Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun
By Michelle da Silva Richmond
In keeping with its stellar record of reaping awards, Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun has been honored yet again as recipient of several awards given by the hospitality industry.
• Pinnacle Award – Readers of Successful Meetings has granted the resort the prestigious 2016 Pinnacle Award in the category of “Best Hotel/Resort Internationally.”
Presented annually by Northstar Meeting Group’s Successful Meetings brand, the Pinnacle Awards are voted on by decision-makers for meeting planning, events, conferences and incentive programs in the US and worldwide.
For more than 30 years, the Pinnacle Awards have been recognized as the most credible symbol of excellence among meeting professionals and travel suppliers alike. This year’s awards were given in new categories honoring the best hotel décor/design, on-site support staff, and food and beverage service.
“It is truly an honor for Grand Coral Beach to be recognized by the readers of Successful Meetings with a prestigious 2016 Pinnacle Award,” said Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun General Manager Alberto Gurrola. “We recognize that there are a number of excellent properties meeting planners can choose from globally, so we are humbled and grateful to be included within this elite group of hotels and resorts from around the world.”
“On behalf of Northstar and the unrivaled audience of meeting planners and suppliers we are proud to represent, I congratulate Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun and all of the organizations and venues which have been recognized for their outstanding efforts to elevate business meetings, incentive travel programs, trade shows and conventions during the previous year,” added Executive Vice President and Group Publisher for Northstar Meetings Group David Blansfield. “The winners of the 2016 Pinnacle Awards are truly at the top of their game.”
Readers of Successful Meetings voted for the winners of the Pinnacle Awards based on their professional experiences worldwide with top hotels, conference centers and Convention and Visitors’ Bureaus. All winners will be listed in Successful Meetings’ annual Pinnacle Registry, published in August 2016 and online.
• BI WORLDWIDE Inspirational Partner – This designation recognizes Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun and other companies for a loyal partnership while providing top-notch service in the event industry.
The resort has been recognized in the “Show Me the Money” award category as a supplier who best partnered with BIW and clients to address a creative solution to a budget challenge.
BI WORLDWIDE is a global engagement with ties to 120 countries through seven global headquarters, operating in 22 languages.
BI WORLDWIDE recognizes Inspirational Partners in seven categories: Make it Happen, Show me the Money, Elevated First Impression, Keep in Touch, Turned it Around, Creative Touches and Excellence in Operations.
“It is truly an honor for Grand Coral Beach to be recognized as a BI WORLDWIDE Inspirational Partner,” said Alberto Gurrola, General Manager, Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun. “We strive for excellence at every level and are thrilled to be recognized for our creativity in exceeding our clients’ expectations.”
“We’re excited to recognize Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun as an Inspirational Partner. The resort’s attention to detail and commitment to excellence allows us to deliver best-in-class service to our clients. It is an honor to collaborate with them,” said Mary MacGregor, Vice President of Event Solutions at BI WORLDWIDE.
• Platinum Choice Award – Smart Meetings readers and editorial team have designated the resort a Platinum Choice Award winner for 2015, based on its “exemplary standards of excellence.” The award covers ambiance, quality, guest services, meeting space and packages, recreational activities and restaurant and dining options.
A member of Preferred Hotels since 2012, Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun has been the recipient of the prestigious AAA Four Diamond Award; Quality Assurance Award and Expedia Insiders Select Award numerous times, and recently received a Certificate of Excellence from Hotel.com.
Le Basilic Restaurant has earned the AAA 5 Diamond Award consistently since 2011. Gem Spa was named “Best Luxury Spa 2013,” by World Luxury Spa Awards; “Leading Spa,” by Leading Hotels of the World, and “One of the Top 25 Spas in Mexico 2014,” by Spa Professional Mexico. Other accolades have been made by Travel & Leisure and Condé Nast and other prestigious publications.