Mexico's Velas Resorts Receives 3 AAA 5 Diamond Awards
Grand Velas Riviera Maya's Cocina de Autor restaurant
Grand Velas Riviera Maya, its signature fine-dining restaurant Cocina de Autor, and Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit were awarded American Automobile Association's (AAA) 5 Diamond Award for excellence in quality and service.
For the 2nd consecutive year, Cocina de Autor at Grand Velas Riviera Maya is the only restaurant in an all-inclusive resort to receive the AAA 5 Diamond Award in 100 years of AAA. Its chefs, Bruno Oteiza and Mike Alonso are disciples of the famed Chef Arzak of Northern Spain. Several other restaurants at Velas Resorts have received a AAA 4 Diamond Award, including Casa Velas' Emiliano which received the distinction for the 1st time this year.
Casa Velas, the Grand Velas Resorts' sister property, is also the recipient of the AAA 4 Diamond Award, which brings the number of Velas Resorts' AAA Diamonds to 43.
Each year AAA reviews more than 28,000 lodgings and nearly 30,000 restaurants. Less than 0.5% of lodgings and less than a 1/4 of restaurants make the AAA Five Diamond list.