El Cid Resorts achieves great results in the first half of 2017 with numerous prestigious awards.

June 20, 2017 – El Cid Resorts has been a leading hotel chain over the years, offering the best vacation experiences over three premier beach destinations in México, Mazatlán, Riviera Maya and Cozumel. Continuous improvements, staff trainings and remodeling projects have been a key to obtaining the numerous international recognitions.

As for tourism recognitions, El Cid Castilla Beach Hotel in Mazatlán and Hotel Marina El Cid Spa & Beach Resort in Riviera Maya, have been chosen as recipients of TripAdvisor’s 2017 Travelers’ Choice Awards in the category of Top 25 Hotels for Families in México. El Cid Castilla Beach Hotel ranks seventh out of 25 hotels, and Hotel Marina El Cid Spa & Beach Resort ranks 18th out of 25 in the Top Hotels for Families category. Winners in this category rank in the top one percent of hotels on TripAdvisor. It is important to mention that Hotel Marina El Cid Spa & Beach Resort has been granted this distinction for four consecutive years.

TripAdvisor branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, reaching 390 million average monthly unique visitors, and reached 435 million reviews and opinions covering 6.8 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions. The sites operate in 49 markets worldwide.

On the other hand, El Cid Marina Beach Hotel in Mazatlán has been granted Hotels.com’s 2017 Loved by Guests Award for the category of Top 100 Hotels Best for Beaches. This is remarkable news considering that El Cid Marina Beach Hotel is one of only 18 hotels that have won this recognition across all of Latin America. The resort also holds the distinction of being the only hotel in Mazatlán to have been awarded the honor and is amongst only 7 hotels in México that have been recognized.

Loved by Guests Awards from Hotels.com™ are awarded to winning hotels based on more than 25 million reviews and real experiences of guests from all around the world. Winners in this category rank in the top echelons of the world’s beach resorts due to exceptional service and attention to guests, and for El Cid Marina Beach Hotel this award means that it was able to achieve a top guest evaluation score of 4.6 out of 5.

In regards to sustainable tourism, all six El Cid Resorts have been awarded the GreenLeaders certification granted by TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site, for having implemented green practices that meet the organization’s stringent guidelines and demonstrating an ongoing commitment to the environment. Green practices such as recycling, alternative energy and water efficiency are some of the criteria that TripAdvisor uses to identify hotels that would qualify to be certified in the GreenLeaders program.

Finally, El Cid Marina Beach Hotel has been recognized by the México Ministry of Tourism with the highest certification of sustainability implemented by PROFEPA, México’s Federal Environmental Agency.

The Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection (PROFEPA) has certified El Cid Marina Beach Hotel with its distinguished “S” designation. This certification is significant because it echoes the same standards issued by both EarthCheck and the Rainforest Alliance, two globally recognized companies that promote best practices for sustainability. These are the same environmentally sound practices that are promoted by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), which holds enterprises to the highest sustainability standards at the international level.

El Cid Marina Beach Hotel is one of only 177 hotels in all of México that has achieved this important distinction. In addition, El Cid’s Mazatlán resort was also granted the Touristic Environmental Quality Certification for having complied with the country’s rigorous environmental legislation – a remarkable achievement that only 64 other hotels in México have accomplished to date.

“El Cid Resorts has always been leader on providing the best vacation experiences to our guests. We are extremely proud to have achieved all of these international recognitions from renowned companies. We’ll keep working on providing the highest levels of services to all our guests,” said Carlos Berdegué, president and chief executive officer for El Cid.

With all these awards, El Cid Resorts keeps maintaining its leadership in the tourist industry and their strong commitment to their guests and the environment.


About El Cid Resorts:

Experience the vacation of your dreams at El Cid Resorts, where authentic Mexican hospitality sets the stage for an extraordinary escape. Select from three vibrant destinations – Mazatlán, Riviera Maya and Cozumel – each featuring oceanfront accommodations, indulgent spa services, and warm, friendly service. Enjoy breathtaking Pacific Ocean sunsets and world-class golf courses at our El Cid Mazatlán Resorts. Dive into the mysterious Mayan underground rivers at El Cid Resort in Cozumel where you’ll find some of the most beautiful cave and cavern (“cenote”) diving in the world, or snorkel the sparkling Caribbean waters of Puerto Morelos National Reef Park at Hotel Marina El Cid Spa Beach Resort, a pristine threshold on the quieter side of Cancún/Riviera Maya. Whether in search of a México family vacation or a romantic getaway for two, El Cid Resorts provides memorable and one-of-a-kind experiences. For more information, please see: http://www.elcid.com/