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Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya Earns Coveted Spot on Condé Nast Traveler's 2017 Annual Readers' Choice Awards

Prestigious Global Survey Ranks Andaz Mayakoba in Top Resorts in Eastern Mexico Less Than a Year After Opening

RIVIERA MAYA, MX. October 23, 2017 – Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya is pleased to announce that it was recognized in Condé Nast Traveler’s 30th annual Readers’ Choice Awards, ranking #6 in the Top 25 Resorts in Eastern Mexico. The prestigious award is the fourth global recognition the property received within the first year of its opening. Most recently, Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya was awarded the 2017 Virtuoso® Best of the Best Awards for the first-ever Best Virtuoso Experience, along with the AAA Four Diamond Award and the 2017 Travel Weekly Magellan Award as a Gold Winner in the category of Hospitality: Overall Beach Resort/Hotel.

“The associates at Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya strive to create memorable and culturally influenced experiences for our guests every day, while also providing superior service, cuisine and amenities,” said General Manager Lin Schatz. “It is a great honor that the readers of Condé Nast Traveler ranked us so highly within our first year of opening. I want to thank those individual travelers and readers that took time out of their day to vote and share their feedback about their experience at Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya, and made this award come to life for our associates. We are so appreciative and look forward to welcoming new and returning guests to the property soon.”

The Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards are tallied by using the ratings, rankings and feedback of over 300,000 submissions made by global travelers, and include categories such as favorite hotels and resorts, cities, cruise ships, islands and more. The Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Award is especially coveted as the rankings are a direct reflection of guests’ experiences and personal choice. The Readers’ Choice Awards are announced in the November issue of Condé Nast Traveler. The full list is published exclusively online, at www.CNTraveler.com/rca.

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About Andaz Mayakoba Resort Rivera Maya

The newest addition to idyllic Mayakoba, Andaz Mayakoba Resort in Rivera Maya, Mexico invites guests to a hidden paradise – a place where style meets nature in an innovative hospitality experience. The resort’s breathtaking design reflects the native Mayan culture and features 214 guestrooms, including 41 luxury suites. Stimulating upscale experiences entertain guests, whether immersing in a lushly preserved mangrove environment, sunbathing in one of two outdoor pools, relaxing in the 10,000-square-foot Naum Wellness and Spa, experiencing the state-of-the-art Kimbo Kid’s Club, or unwinding on the pristine white sanded Caribbean beach. Additionally, four unique restaurants and bars offer the distinguished culinary experiences for which Andaz® hotels are known for, and all with stunning views of the pools, lagoon, and ocean. Andaz Mayakoba Resort brings to life locally inspired and indigenous experiences and authentic Mexican hospitality. For more information, please visit andazmayakoba.com and follow at facebook.com/andazmayakoba, twitter.com/andazmayakoba, and instagram.com/andazmayaoba.mx.

About Andaz

Global in scale while local in perspective, Andaz hotels weave the sights, sounds and tastes of their surroundings into each property for an experience that truly immerses guests in the eclectic culture of each local destination. Through personalized, unscripted service, Andaz creates a barrier-free environment where guests are encouraged to explore their personal sense of style and become inspired by the spirit of the culture around them. Sixteen Andaz hotels are currently open: Andaz 5th Avenue and Andaz Wall Street in New York, Andaz San Diego, Andaz West Hollywood, Andaz Napa, Andaz Scottsdale Resort and Spa, Andaz Savannah, Andaz Maui at Wailea, Andaz Ottawa Byward Market, Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya, Andaz Peninsula Papagayo in Costa Rica, Andaz London Liverpool Street, Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht, Andaz Delhi, Andaz Xintiandi in Shanghai, and Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills. For more information, please visit andaz.com. Follow @Andaz on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and tag photos with #WhenInAndaz.

Emma Silverman
Eleven Six PR

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