SOURCE: Blue Diamond Resorts

Blue Diamond Resorts

October 28, 2015 16:36 ET

Michelin-Star Chef Brings Culinary Innovation to Blue Diamond Resorts in Cuba

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - October 28, 2015) - Blue Diamond Resorts welcomes Jesus del Cerro to oversee exclusive culinary experience for guests in its extensive portfolio of all-inclusive resorts in Cuba. Chef del Cerro brings superb technical skills and exceptional experience to these award-winning resorts to elevate the quality of dining options. NeXo, a new international restaurant opening at Memories Miramar Habana on October 27, 2015, will showcase this talent.

"Culinary innovation is a focus for our hotels," said Mohamad Fawzi, Director of Operations, Blue Diamond Resorts, Cuba. "We are elevating the dining experience across our resorts under the guidance of our very talented team of chefs and the direction of del Cerro." Chef del Cerro has been tasked with preparing new menu options for the many restaurants within Blue Diamond all-inclusive resorts on the island and additionally creating new dining experiences such as NeXo at Memories Miramar Habana. This is a bold move for a resort group in Cuba. Beginning this fall, guests of Memories Resorts, Starfish Resorts and Royalton Luxury Resorts in Cuba will have the unique opportunity to savour cuisine from these new menus.

"If they say cooking is art, then the Chefs should be known as artists. As I'm an artist that expresses emotion through my medium, the culinary arts, I see the same passion from Blue Diamond Resorts for their work in creating beautiful vacation experiences," said Chef Jesus del Cerro. "It's the start of a wonderful relationship pursuing the artistry of gastronomy."

From Aranjuez, Spain, Chef del Cerro is the recipient of numerous culinary awards, which include the prestigious Michelin Star. Michelin Stars are given by Michelin inspectors who analyze restaurants and hotels throughout the year anonymously. To be the recipient of a star is seen as one of the highest honours in the culinary and restaurant industry. Chef del Cerro is also the winner of two Sol Repsol awards, also a high honour for the Spanish Chef in the culinary arts.

About Blue Diamond Resorts

Established in 2011, Blue Diamond Resorts has become the Caribbean's fastest growing resort chain, with a 25 property portfolio now exceeding 13,000 rooms in eight countries. The innovative hotel management company specializes in delivering quality vacation experiences in tropical beachfront settings throughout the Caribbean and Mexico. Royalton Luxury Resorts are a brand aimed at discerning travelers offering next-generation All-In Luxury™ experiences. Confirmed leaders in luxury resort experiences, this brand has won numerous environmental and travel accolades, and in Cuba, the impressive title of #1 All Inclusive Resort in the World from TripAdvisor for the first-ever Royalton property, Royalton Cayo Santa Maria. Memories Resorts & Spa properties provide top-notch facilities and amenities, laid-back 'toes in the sand' elegance with personalized service and spacious accommodations to suit the needs of each traveler. Each Memories resort offers a wealth of on-site facilities and array of dining options, these resorts have been recognized by authorities like TripAdvisor® for their excellence. Starfish Resorts offer amazing value for customers with amazing beachfront locations, comfortable accommodations, and comprehensive all inclusive services. Aguas Azules is the most recent addition to the portfolio of excellent resorts in Cuba under the management of Blue Diamond Resorts. Varadero's famous beachfront is the perfect setting for Aguas Azules, an established property that has welcomed both adult and family travellers for years. The variety of hotels in Blue Diamond Resort's diverse portfolio caters to a range of budgets and vacation interests.

Contact Information

  • For additional information, please contact:

    Natalie Walsh
    Public Relations Specialist
    Blue Diamond Resorts
    416-620-4955 x3564
    nwalsh@bluediamondresorts.com