Mexico News: New Awards, New Chefs and New Programs

Grand Velas Riviera Maya Named #1 Best All-Inclusive by Caribbean Travel + Life

The “Beyond All Inclusive, Beyond All Compare” Grand Velas Riviera Maya has been named the #1 Best All-Inclusive by Caribbean Travel + Life, the leading consumer travel publication solely about the Caribbean in the US.  The luxury accommodations, unique amenities and services, serene spa, gourmet dining and personalized service were all major factors in the decision made by the editors of the publication.

Rosewood San Miguel de Allende announces New Executive Chef, Victor Palma

Chef Palma joins Rosewood San Miguel de Allende following his most recent position as Executive Sous Chef at the legendary Las Ventanas al Paraiso, a Rosewood Resort, in Los Cabos. During his tenure, Chef Palma helped spearhead the development of a new “Locally Sourced, Nationally Inspired” Mexican menu at The Restaurant, reinventing Las Ventanas’ established “Baja- Mediterranean” cuisine and bringing a new culinary narrative to Baja.

Boat-Billed Heron at Mayakoba, Riviera Maya, Mexico

A Boat-Billed Heron at Mayakoba, Riviera Maya, Mexico

Mayakoba Resort Launches Exclusive New Inter-Hotel Amenities and Services In Riviera Maya

Mayakoba is launching several new amenities and services that fully integrate the resort’s three hotels – Rosewood, Fairmont and Banyan Tree – and provide an up close experience with the eco-luxury resort’s 200+ species of wildlife.

Mayakoba Connection eco-tour ferry service (Launched October 2012): Allows guests to travel between all three hotels beach clubs and restaurants, while taking in the resort’s more than 200 species of tropical flora and fauna.

Mayakoba Nature Trail (Launching December 2012): The trail will wind its way through Mayakoba’s rainforest and provide a natural pathway for guests to explore by bicycle or on foot

Mayakoba Resort smart device app (Launching October 2012): Access menus and reservation details from all of the hotels’ restaurants and beach clubs

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Susie Albin-Najera is the creator and editor of The Mexico Report, an award winning travel blog showcasing news, deals and resources for the modern traveler. Najera is a writer, author, travel blogger, marketing and public relations specialist and producer. Najera serves on the host committee for Maestro Cares, founded by singer Marc Anthony and producer Henry Cardenas; and on the advisory board for Corazon de Vida, providing aid to children in Mexico. She is also the creator of 'The Real Heroes of Mexico' showcasing community heroes in Mexico and producer of Latino Thought Makers. Najera has been recognized by the Mexican Consulate and Mexico Tourism Board for fostering positive relations between countries and her dedication to showcasing Mexico as a premiere destination. She can be reached at

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