Three Occidental Resorts Designated as Top Destinations by TripAdvisor® Travelers’ Choice Awards

TripAdvisor’s Annual Awards Honor Occidental Grand Nuevo Vallarta, Royal Hideaway Playacar and Occidental Grand Cartagena
MIAMI - Aug. 26, 2014 - PRLog -- Miami, Florida (August 4, 2014)Occidental Hotels & Resorts ( is proud to announce that three of the brand’s all-inclusive resorts have been recognized by TripAdvisor® in the site’s annual rankings of top hotel destinations around the world. In Mexico, both Occidental Grand Nuevo Vallarta ( and Royal Hideaway Playacar ( Certificates of Excellence, while Colombia’s Occidental Grand Cartagena ( was honored with a 2014 Traveler’s Choice Award. These highly regarded accolades honor hotels and resorts worldwide that consistently earn top ratings from TripAdvisortravelers.

“We are incredibly proud to have three of our resorts recognized this year as favored resorts in Mexico and Colombia,” said Jaime Buxo, Managing Director of Occidental Hotels & Resorts.  “We strive year-round to achieve maximum guest satisfaction through standout services and amenities, and we are thrilled to see our hard work being recognized by the discerning TripAdvisor travelers.”

Two of Occidental Resorts’ properties in Mexico – Occidental Grand Nuevo Vallarta in Puerto Vallarta and Royal Hideaway Playacar in Playa del Carmen – were awarded with TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence.  This recognition is based on consistent rave reviews by TripAdvisor travelers, which results in maintaining four out of five star ratings and continuously being featured as top destinations for guest satisfaction. Both all-inclusive properties offer picturesque beaches, exquisite cuisine and luxurious amenities to create memorable vacations on Mexico’s scenic East and West coasts.

Additionally, Occidental Grand Cartagena in Colombia received a 2014 Traveler’s Choice Award from TripAdvisor for being a preferred destination of website users. Based on reviews and ratings, this distinct property was awarded for being a guest favorite out of hundreds of resorts worldwide. Situated on an idyllic beachfront overlooking Playa Manzanillo and only a short drive from the historic city-center of Cartagena de Indias, Occidental Grand Cartagena is perfectly suited to provide a memorable getaway for all types of travelers looking to explore the local culture or lounge on a breathtaking beach.

From adventure-seeking families and friends at the Occidental Grand resorts to couples and honeymooners indulging in the Royal Hideaway amenities, these properties are true representations of the signature “Occidental Experience,” and excel every day at curating one-of-a-kind experiences designed to fit the needs of each unique traveler.

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About Occidental Hotels & Resorts

Throughout its 30 year history Occidental Hotels & Resorts has established itself as a key player in the vacation industry, both on the hotel as well as on the timeshare level, primarily in the Caribbean region through the implementation and development of its own unique style based on service excellence, and defined by the “Occidental Experience”.

Today, Occidental Hotels & Resorts manages over 6,000 rooms in 18 hotels across 7 countries: Aruba, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti and Mexico with more than 4,600 employees delivering service to more than 600,000 guests annually, and a Vacation Club with more than 23,000 members.

In May 2013, Occidental Hotels & Resorts concluded a significant long-term debt refinance agreement. As such the company has initiated a significant capital improvement investment plan in its hotels and resorts with the objective to enhance its product offering and increase differentiation among its four brands – Royal Hideaway, Occidental Grand, Allegro Resorts and Occidental City Hotels – to the satisfaction of its guests.

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