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Grupo Vidanta

January 26, 2011 07:00 ET

Grupo Vidanta Receives Prestigious International Tourist, Hotel and Catering Industry Trophy

Ceremony of the 36th Annual International Award for Tourist Held at the International Tourism Fair in Madrid, Spain

GUADALAJARA, MEXICO--(Marketwire - January 26, 2011) - Grupo Vidanta continues to reign as one of Mexico's leading developers of resort chains, announcing that they have received yet another award -- The International Tourist, Hotel and Catering Industry Trophy, an award created by the Editorial Office via the Trade Leader's Club to recognize the prestige of companies and organizations in the hotel and catering industry. The only Mexican company to be honored out of 40 international organizations, Grupo Vidanta is being recognized for its excellence as a hotel chain. 

This year's 36th annual edition of the awards ceremony took place in the Melià Castilla Hotel in Madrid, Spain. Tourism professionals from over 40 countries around the world attended the ceremony which took place in the midst of one of the most sought after conventions in the tourist industry, the International Tourism Fair.

As the beneficiary of the International Tourist trophy, Grupo Vidanta becomes a part of a select group of companies for their exceptional performance and business prestige in their respective fields.

"Grupo Vidanta is flattered to be the recipient of such a praiseworthy award, but also privileged to be able to utilize the trophy in future marketing and promotional campaigns as a valuable tool of great esteem in the future in the tourism, hotel and catering industry," says Michel Beuffe, Chief Operating Officer of Grupo Vidanta.

The award coincides with other significant announcements from Grupo Vidanta including the formation of an inaugural Uniting Nations Cup golf tournament in May 2011 and grand openings of new resorts for the Grand Luxxe at Nuevo Vallarta and Riviera Maya and The Grand Bliss at Nuevo Vallarta.

The International Tourism Fair is renowned in its own right, drawing official participation from over 100 countries and nearly 8,000 direct and indirect exhibitors. Its presence in Madrid during this time offers access to an unequivocal volume of tourism professionals. Those attending the International Tourism Fair and awards ceremony will have the opportunity to expand their network in the tourist sector industry and will certainly be amongst the best in which the hotel and catering industry has to offer.

About Grupo Vidanta

Grupo Vidanta was founded in 1974 and has evolved for more than 35 years into one of Mexico's leading developers of hotels and resorts, golf courses, vacation ownership, and tourism infrastructure, including Mexico's first privately built and owned international airport at Puerto Peñasco. For American travelers, Grupo Vidanta offers a choice of full-service luxury beach resorts in Mexico's finest beaches, under the Grand Luxxe, The Grand Bliss, Ocean Breeze, Sea Garden, Mayan Palace and The Grand Mayan brands. In the near future, new hospitality brands will include The Bliss and Mansions of the World. Grupo Vidanta's Mayan Island has built and sold over 2,000 second homes. For further information see www.grupovidanta.com. 

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