Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Esmeralda Receives AAA Four Diamond Rating

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September 15, 2014 by Paradisus Resort

Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Esmeralda Joins Sister Properties in Receiving AAA Four Diamond Rating. Less than 4 percent of 59,000 AAA Approved hotels and restaurants receive this rating

Paradisus Resorts is pleased to announce that four Paradisus Resort properties are part of the esteemed AAA Four Diamond Rating. Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Esmeralda was recently awarded with this accolade in 2014, while Paradisus Cancun, Paradisus Palma Real Golf & Spa Resort and Paradisus Punta Cana have all maintained this celebrated rating consecutively since 2005 (Cancun) and 2006 (Palma Real and Punta Cana).
Hotels at this level are committed to providing every guest with a personalized experience and attentive service in comfortable, high-quality surroundings, according to AAA. They typically offer an extensive array of amenities and guest services. These four Paradisus Resorts are part of a select group of establishments within North America. Currently, just 1,548 hotels and 729 restaurants hold the AAA Four Diamond Rating.
“This rating acknowledges the hard work and dedication of our staff,” said Alvaro Tejeda Schroeder, Regional Vice President for The Americas, Meliá Hotels International. “We are honored to be recognized as AAA Four Diamond hotels. At Paradisus Resorts, we are committed to anticipating and exceeding guest expectations by providing a LUXEclusive® travel experience.”
A leader in the luxury all-inclusive resort category, Paradisus Resorts offers clients an extraordinary vacation featuring cuisine by masters like Michelin-starred chef Martín Berasategui, award-winning spas, lavish all-suite accommodations and impeccable service – all situated in the most spectacular oceanfront destinations on earth.
Paradisus Resorts invites guests to live in a world where every detail has been thoughtfully and precisely designed to deliver an unparalleled vacation experience coined “LUXEclusive®”. Guests can expect elegant beachfront settings, rich in architecture, vibrant landscapes and lush details. Working in harmony with the natural surroundings of each unique location, Paradisus Resorts embrace local indigenous communities and the environment.
Paradisus Resorts offers the adults-only Royal Service, a butler driven personal service offering pampered luxury. Royal Service guests enjoy a private pool and beach area with Bali beds and palapas, Royal Service lounge, personalized turn down service and preferential reservations for the restaurants, spa treatments and excursions. Paradisus’ Family Concierge offers personal service, lavish family suites, a private pool and beach area, Life Enriching Activities program, cookies and milk turn down, kid’s bath products and much more.
“AAA is delighted to recognize Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Esmeralda, Paradisus Cancun, Paradisus Palma Real and Paradisus Punta Cana as Four Diamond hotels,” said Michael Petrone, director of AAA Tourism Information Development. “To maintain the exceptional standards required for this rating on a daily basis is an outstanding achievement. AAA Four Diamond establishments are attentive to guests’ needs and consistently deliver memorable travel and dining experiences.”
About AAA Inspections
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Diamond Rated hotels and restaurants are listed in AAA trip planning products: the eTourBook® guides and AAA Mobile® app for tablets and smartphones, the TripTik® Travel Planner and Travel Guides on and AAA TourBook® guides available at AAA/CAA offices. Travelers can learn about AAA inspections and Diamond Ratings at
About Paradisus Resorts
Paradisus Resorts is an all-inclusive luxury resort brand owned and operated by Meliá Hotels International, (formerly Sol Meliá Hotels & Resorts) one of the world’s most successful hotel companies. The growing brand currently has two hotels in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic: Paradisus Palma Real and Paradisus Punta Cana and three resorts in Mexico: Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Perla (adults-only), Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Esmeralda (for everyone) and the new Paradisus Cancun. Boasting unique room categories and luxurious upgrade options such as the adults-only Royal Service and family-only Family Concierge, the resorts are ideal for a wide spectrum of guests including couples, family vacations, destination weddings and business travelers. The properties in Punta Cana each feature The Reserve at Paradisus, an exclusive resort-within-a-resort concept where guests experience private check-in and stay in residential style accommodations, among numerous other services and amenities. Paradisus Resorts will continue its growth with the opening of a brand-new property in Papagayo Bay, Costa Rica, scheduled to open in 2015. Follow Paradisus Resorts on Twitter – @Paradisus, Instagram – @ParadisusResorts and Facebook – For more information, visit
About Meliá Hotels International
Founded in 1956 in Palma de Mallorca (Spain), Meliá Hotels International is one of the largest hotel companies worldwide as well as the absolute leader within the Spanish market. At present, it operates and distributes more than 365 hotels throughout 40 countries and 4 continents under the brands: Gran Meliá, Meliá Hotels & Resorts, Paradisus Resorts, ME by Meliá, Innside by Meliá, Tryp by Wyndham and Sol Hotels. The strategic focus on international growth has allowed Meliá Hotels International to be the first Spanish hotel company with presence in key markets such as China, the Arabian Gulf or the US, as well as maintaining its leadership in traditional markets such as Europe, Latin America or the Caribbean. Its high degree of globalization, a diversified business model, the consistent growth plan supported by strategic alliances with major investors and its commitment to responsible tourism are the major strengths of Meliá Hotels International, being the Spanish Hotel leader in Corporate Reputation (Merco 2013).