THE ROYAL Playa del Carmen Earns Place on U.S. News & World Report's List of the Best Hotels on Mexico's Riviera Maya

WASHINGTON and RIVIERA MAYA, Mexico, Feb. 3, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- THE ROYAL Playa del Carmen has received recognition as one of the 2014 Best Hotels In Mexico by U.S. News & World Report. To create this year's rankings, U.S. News applied its Best Hotels methodology, which factors in the industry awards and ratings a hotel receives along with its reputation among travel experts and guests. Luxury Mexico hotels were analyzed for the 2014 rankings and only a fraction of these scored high enough to be named Best Hotels on Mexico's Riviera Maya by U.S. News. To read about THE ROYAL Playa del Carmen's award visit: http://travel.usnews.com/Hotels/Playa_del_Carmen_Mexico.

"We are honored to have been selected as one of Mexico's Best Hotels by the most prestigious U.S. News & World Report," said Lyn de Repentigny, General Manager, and THE ROYAL Playa del Carmen. "Our resort has been called the jewel of the Rivera Maya by our loyal guests and we are always overwhelmed by our guests' praise, as well as being grateful to our staff for their commitment to delivering our signature service from the heart," added Ms.de Repentigny.

About THE ROYAL Playa del Carmen

Guests will discover an explosion of luxury around every corner at the gourmet-luxury, all-inclusive, adult only ROYAL Playa del Carmen. This AAA Four Diamond property is a casually elegant beachfront resort and the jewel of the Rivera Maya with breathtaking views of the turquoise Caribbean. It delights guests with its beachfront location that is only steps from Playa del Carmen's famed Fifth Avenue. Discover hip night spots, trendy cafes, colorful shops and the local color of this fishing village while experiencing THE ROYAL's flawless hospitality.

The resort's interior is as impressive as its palatial exterior, where the use of textures, fabrics and natural materials reflect sophisticated seaside grace. Each of the resort's guest suites is richly appointed and most enjoy an ocean view or are oceanfront. The resort recently added more of its popular swim-up suites and beach walkout suites, as well as a new Lobby design that enables private concierge registration for all guests. For ultimate luxury guests may chose the two story Presidential Suites that feature a private splash pool with a 360 degree view of the beach and Playa del Carmen. Guests may also enjoy a collection of seven gourmet restaurants and bistros, as well as lounges including the new Lobby Lounge with a spectacular view of the Caribbean, the specialty Cigar & Tequila Bar, the Martini Tasting lounge and the Wine Tasting Lounge. THE ROYAL Playa del Carmen also features the Mayan influenced SPAzul, and the services of Private Butlers, Beach Butlers, Romance Concierge and a professional staff of Wedding Planning experts.

THE ROYAL Playa del Carmen is consistently ranked as a leading hotel by TripAdvisor, Zoover.com and is a multiple recipient of the prestigious International Star Diamond Award, a recognition awarded by The American Academy of Hospitality Sciences to the best five star hotels. Reservations can be made through a travel agent or by calling 800-760-0944. For more information visit online at: www.RealResorts.com.

CONTACT: Media Contact: Gayle MacIntyre Global Ink Communications 404-643-8222 gaylemacintyre@bellsouth.netSource:Real Resorts