THE ROYAL Playa del Carmen & The Gran Porto Real Playa del Carmen Recognized as Best Hotels in Mexico by Zoover

RIVIERA MAYA, Mexico, May 6, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- THE ROYAL Playa del Carmen and its sister resort, The Gran Porto Real Playa del Carmen, have both been awarded the prestigious Zoover recognition for the best accommodations in Mexico. The Zoover Awards founded in 2009 have grown to become among the most-coveted consumer prizes in the international travel industry. The Zoover Awards were created in order to give recognition to the best-rated accommodations throughout Europe and popular destinations worldwide. THE ROYAL Playa del Carmen was voted the number two hotel in all of Mexico by Zoover readers, while the Gran Porto Real came in as number 15.

"We are honored to be rated so highly among Mexico's thousands of resorts," said Fernando Garcia, Managing Director, Real Resorts. THE ROYAL Playa del Carmen and the Gran Porto Real Playa del Carmen are jewels on the Rivera Maya and 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.

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

The resort's interior is as impressive as its palatial exterior, where 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. 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 features the Mayan influenced SPAzul, and the services of Private Butlers, Beach Butlers, Romance Concierge and a professional staff of Wedding Planning experts. For reservations contact a travel agent or visit

About the Gran Porto Real Playa del Carmen

Gran Resorts consider fun a serious pursuit and have perfected the art of a vibrant, yet relaxing vacation. With its premium beachfront location in Playa del Carmen, the Gran Porto Real is dedicated to providing heartfelt service and the extras that create a memorable holiday.

This all-inclusive upscale resort recently completed a refurbishment of its suites with sophisticated new furnishings reflecting the design and elegance of Mexico's Colonial era. Guests enjoy plush furnishings in an inviting palette accented with vibrant oranges. New marble floors, spa style bathrooms, large flat screen TVs, and European style bedding, welcome guests with grace and comfort. In addition each newly enhanced suite offers a complimentary en-suite mini-bar as well as large outdoor patio with breath taking ocean or garden views as well as comfortable outdoor seating.

The Gran Porto Real offers all suite accommodations and luxury amenities appealing to singles, couples and families. The Family Junior Suites with bunk beds are favorites for kids, while the spacious suites with indulgent amenities including a complimentary mini bar appeal to all ages. Guests enjoy international dining, resort activities, including the complimentary Oki® Kids Club and T-Zone Teen Club. For additional relaxation there are the holistic services of SPAreal, as well as unique wedding and honeymoon packages. For more information and reservations contact your travel agent or visit:

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. 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:

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