Blue Diamond Resorts Receives Top Accolades from Apple Vacations

SAINT MICHAEL, Barbados, Sept. 24, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Blue Diamond Resorts, the Caribbean’s fastest growing hotel company, continues its exceptional year of industry accreditations by receiving prestigious awards this past Monday at the gala event hosted by Apple Vacations in Chicago. A total of eight awards were handed out across its Royalton Luxury Resorts and Hideaway at Royalton properties located throughout the Caribbean, in Mexico, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, Antigua, and the Dominican Republic.

For the past 22 years, the Crystal Apple Awards have been the highest honor bestowed by Apple Vacations, awarded to industry leaders in quality and innovation across various categories. From the beautiful beach of Bavaro, Dominican Republic, Royalton Bavaro Resort & Spa, one of the pearls of the Royalton Resorts portfolio, and open for less than a year, was recognized for its high level of quality and service by receiving the most prestigious award by Apple Vacations, the Crystal Apple Award for the Best All-Inclusive Family Resort.

Situated on one of TripAdvisor’s top ten beaches in the world, Royalton Bavaro Resort & Spa is a paradise for families looking for a fun escape. Families can enjoy the benefits of Royalton’s All-In Luxury® experience, in addition to the unique features of this resort, including: a lazy river, mini-putt golf course, FlowRider® surf simulator, RIO Rodizio Brazilian Grill and Oceanside International Buffet.

“Receiving the Crystal Apple for Best All-Inclusive Family Resort honors the high quality of guest satisfaction that is at the heart of Royalton Resorts commitment to guests.” said Antonio Herrera, Senior Director Business Relationships, Blue Diamond Resorts.

In addition, Apple Vacations awarded seven Blue Diamond properties with the Golden Apple Award, for their high levels of hospitality excellence. Royalton Riviera Cancun, Royalton Blue Waters, Royalton Negril, Royalton Bavaro, Royalton Punta Cana, Hideaway at Royalton Negril, Hideaway at Royalton Punta Cana and  Hideaway at Royalton Riviera Cancun received the Golden Apple Award as recognition for their outstanding quality and guest satisfaction.

About Apple Vacations

For nearly 45 years, Apple Vacations, America's Favorite Vacation Company, has provided affordable, top quality vacation packages from U.S. departure cities nationwide to vacation destinations throughout Mexico, the Caribbean, Hawaii, Central America and Europe, as well as top ski resorts throughout the US, Canada and South America.

Blue Diamond Resorts

Since its inception in 2011, Blue Diamond Resorts has risen to become the Caribbean’s fastest-growing resort company with 38 properties exceeding 14,500 rooms in six countries. Taking an innovative approach to differentiating brands under each market’s unique demands, Blue Diamond Resorts’ ever-expanding portfolio is more impressive than ever. The newest addition to the company is boutique resort collection, Mystique Blue, providing a personalized beachfront experience in a strikingly beautiful location. Award-winning Royalton Luxury Resorts rethink the all-inclusive experience, offering signature amenities including All-In Connectivity™, modern Sports Event Guarantee™ and in-suite wellness elements. Royalton’s adults-only sub-brands include Hideaway at Royalton, offering exclusive dining and preferred accommodations with access to all services and amenities of nearby Royalton, and the stylish All-Exclusive™ CHIC by Royalton, a vibrant social vacation experience with luxury amenities and elite dining options. In Jamaica, Grand Lido Negril has been revived to provide an upscale and elegant naturist vacation along an exclusive shore for the ultimate private retreat. Memories Resorts & Spa is an experience designed to impress the entire family and Starfish Resorts offer amazing value for customers in exotic locations with comfortable accommodations.

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