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

WASHINGTON and RIVIERA MAYA, Mexico, April 30, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- THE ROYAL Playa del Carmen has received recognition as one of the 2013 Best Hotels In Mexico by U.S. News & World Report. The 2013 Best Hotels in Mexico rankings are available online at

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. In total, 340 luxury Mexico hotels were analyzed for the 2013 rankings. Only a fraction of these scored high enough to be named Best Hotels in Mexico by U.S. News.

"We are honored to have been selected as one of Mexico's Best Hotels by the most prestigious U.S. News & World Report," said Fernando Garcia, Managing Director, Real Resorts. THE ROYAL Playa del Carmen has been called the jewel of the Rivera Maya by our loyal guests. We are always overwhelmed by our guests' praise, and we are grateful to our staff for their commitment to delivering our signature service from the heart," added Garcia.

"Hotels that consistently meet the high expectations of experts and travelers are recognized in our rankings," said Chad Smolinski, Senior Vice President at U.S. News. "Applying an unbiased approach to identifying these hotels lets us give travelers to Mexico recommendations they can count on."

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. The exquisite furniture is handcrafted by local artisans and guests will enjoy an array of unique and exceptional amenities designed to make their experience perfect. In addition, the recently completed new wing of the resort includes super luxury 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 12 gourmet restaurants and bistros, as well as lounges including the new Lobby Lounge with a spectacular view of the Caribbean, as well as the specialty Cigar & Tequila Bar, the Martini Bar and the Wine Tasting Bar. 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.

About Real Resorts

Real Resorts is a privately owned hotel company in Mexico. It owns and operates four all-inclusive resorts in Cancun and Playa del Carmen under "THE ROYAL", and Gran brands, which appeal to a wide range of lifestyles. THE ROYAL in Cancun and THE ROYAL Playa del Carmen offer luxury-gourmet, all-inclusive, all-suite accommodations and attentive service for adults only. Both resorts are AAA Four Diamond Resorts and multiple recipients of the prestigious International Star Diamond Award, a recognition awarded by The American Academy of Hospitality Sciences to the best five star hotels. In addition THE ROYAL Playa del Carmen is ranked the number two hotel in all of Mexico by a leading international guest review site. The Gran Caribe Real Cancun and the Gran Porto Real Playa del Carmen offer personal service and upscale accommodations appropriate for families and travellers seeking a casual beachfront quality all Inclusive vacation experience. Reservations can be made through a travel agent or by calling 800-760-0944. For more information visit online at:

The U.S. News rankings of the 2013 Best Hotels in Mexico can be found online here:

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