MIAMI, FL (March 24, 2016) — Palace Resorts, the company that sets the standard in luxury, all-inclusive resort accommodations, is proud to announce Moon Palace Jamaica Grande, the brandâ€™s first property outside of Mexico, has achieved the prestigious Four Diamond recognition from the esteemed American Automobile Association (AAA) Diamond Awards after less than one year in operation. Moon Palace Jamaica Grande, Ocho Rios’ newest luxury all-inclusive resort, opened its doors July 2015 following a multimillion dollar enhancement project of the iconic Sunset Jamaica Grande.
Beyond Moon Palace Jamaica Grande’s noteworthy accolade, Palace Resorts is pleased to recognize the achievement of three additional brand properties in Cancun which have also been honored by AAA. Beach Palace, the family-friendly escape in the heart of Cancun’s hotel zone, was honored with the Four Diamond Award for the fourth consecutive year; the brand’s signature property and Cancun’s entertainment destination, Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort, earned a AAA Four Diamond award for the fifth consecutive year; and Le Blanc Spa Resort, the brand’s most luxurious offering, received the esteemed honor of the AAA Five Diamond recognition for the sixth year in a row.
“Less than a year ago, we actualized the most ambitious undertaking of Palace Resorts’ history with the successful opening of Moon Palace Jamaica Grande in Ocho Rios. The tireless efforts of Jamaica’s dedicated employees coupled with our company’s commitment to elevating the standards of what an all-inclusive resort can and should provide valued guests have come together to create a truly exceptional vacation experience. Recognition from the prestigious AAA organization after opening just seven months ago further solidifies Moon Palace Jamaica Grande’s foundation for what is most definitely an exciting future filled with limitless potential,” said Gibran Chapur, Executive Vice President of Palace Resorts. “Being honored by the prestigious AAA organization year after year is a testament to stellar staff of each of our properties and their ability to consistently provide the utmost in service, quality and experience.”
Moon Palace Jamaica Grande is strategically situated on the north coast of Jamaica, accessible from the Montego Bay airport. Following a multimillion dollar transformation, Moon Palace Jamaica Grande boasts more than 700 guestrooms and suites with oceanfront views of the Caribbean Sea. Moon Palace Jamaica Grande features an array of luxurious amenities including Jamaica’s largest spa, Awe Spa, a FlowRider® Double-wave simulator, four distinct dining destinations, the ultra-chic Noir nightclub, a dolphin habitat and much more. The hotel features 17-acres of ivory sand on the longest stretch of private beach in Ocho Rios.
More than 28,000 hotels including resorts, historic inns, bed & breakfasts and more around the world are reviewed by the AAA organization each year, with only 0.4 percent recognized as AAA Five Diamond properties and only 5.7 percent achieving AAA Four Diamond status.
“We see now that there is clearly a culture of service excellence and attention to all the details for guest satisfaction at all Palace Resorts properties regardless of their location,” said Tony Perrone, AAA Manager for Mexico.
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.
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 eTourBookÂ® guides and AAA MobileÂ® app for tablets and smartphones, theTripTik® Travel Planner and Travel Guides on AAA.com and AAA TourBookÂ® guides available at AAA and CAA offices. Travelers can access information about AAA inspections and Diamond Ratings atAAA.com/Diamonds.
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About Palace Resorts
With eight oceanfront resorts overlooking the sparkling turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea, Palace Resorts sets the highest standards for five-star all-inclusive vacations in Mexico and Jamaica. Offering luxurious and spacious accommodations accentuated by signature in-room double whirlpool tubs, nightly entertainment, the Caribbeanâ€™s most extravagant spas and premier Jack Nicklaus signature golf courses, Palace Resorts sets the stage for 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 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 membersâ€™ priorities. The hotels and restaurants evaluated are in the list of AAA travel planning products: eTourBook Â® guides in the AAA Mobile Â® app for tablets and smartphones, TripTik Â® Travel Planner and Travel Guides available at AAA.com, and AAA TourBook Â® guides available at AAA / CAA offices. Travelers can learn about the AAA inspections and the Diamond evaluations at AAA.com/Diamonds.
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