MIAMI (December 16, 2011) -- El Dorado Spa Resorts & Hotels and Azul Hotels by Karisma, a premier collection of Gourmet Inclusive properties located throughout the Riviera Maya, Mexico, was recently honored as Travel Weekly’s Best Boutique Hotel Chain. Readers of Travel Weekly, the national magazine top travel professionals turn to for comprehensive industry news, selected El Dorado Spa Resorts & Hotels and Azul Hotels in this prestigious category for the fourth consecutive year, trumping competitors such as Hotel Indigo, Kimpton Hotels, Zoetry Wellness & Spa Resorts, Red Carnation and W Hotels & Resorts.
The annual Readers’ Choice Awards celebrate the finest in travel, as determined in several rounds of voting by Travel Weekly readers, a group comprised of discerning travelers with a keen eye for superior products and services. El Dorado Spa Resorts & Hotels and Azul Hotels were honored at the ninth annual Readers’ Choice Awards during a black-tie gala dinner and ceremony on December 15, 2011 at The Plaza Hotel in New York.
“We are extremely grateful to our valued travel agent partners for their continued support and help to create a new category where Gourmet Inclusive is recognized as the best in food and service. It is especially rewarding for El Dorado Spa Resorts & Hotels and Azul Hotels, which provide adults and families with unforgettable Gourmet Inclusive vacations, to be named as the industry’s Best Boutique Hotel Chain by Travel Weekly readers, an esteemed group of travel professionals from across the country,” said Mandy Chomat, vice president of sales & marketing for Premier Worldwide Marketing, the worldwide representative of El Dorado Spa Resorts & Hotels and Azul Hotels.
The Gourmet Inclusive properties are comprised of El Dorado Royale, A Spa Resort; El Dorado Casitas Royale; El Dorado Seaside Suites; El Dorado Maroma, A Beachfront Resort; Azul Beach Hotel; Azul Sensatori Hotel; Azul Fives Hotel; and Azul Villa Carola by Karisma, and provide adults, couples, and families with a carefree environment and a vacation that fosters togetherness. With unmatched personalized services, intimate settings and distinctive amenities, El Dorado Spa Resorts & Hotels and Azul Hotels are distinguished as a leader among boutique hotel chains worldwide
With the Gourmet Inclusive experience, El Dorado Spa Resorts & Hotels and Azul Hotels offer indulgent pampering with unparalleled personal services such as champagne and smoothie check-ins, full-service concierge, 24-hour room service, world-class chefs, gourmet cuisine served a la carte and sommeliers who suggest perfect pairings from private label wine selections.
Rates at El Dorado Spa Resorts & Hotels and Azul Hotels begin at $120 per person, per night including the Gourmet Inclusive experience (all gourmet meals served a la carte, premium alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, 24-hour room service, full service concierge). Hotel reservations can be booked through a GI Vacation Consultant, or by calling 1-866-527-4762, or by visiting www.karismahotels.com/savings