PUERTO VALLARTA (September 2021) — TAFER Hotels & Resorts, a collection of luxurious, award-winning resorts located in Mexico’s top beach destinations, is pleased to announce that three of its resorts have once again earned the coveted AAA Four and Five Diamond Designation for 2021.
AAA Diamond designations are granted based on the ratings of AAA’s team of professional inspectors, who carry out rigorous inspections on quality, cleanliness, facilities, and condition at hotels and resorts across North America during anonymous overnight stays. Diamond ratings inform travelers on the level of service and quality of facilities they can expect. The inspectors assign a designation on a sliding scale of either Approved, Three Diamond, Four Diamond, or Five Diamond. Approved designations indicate that the hotel meets the basic requirements for an affordable price while Five Diamond ratings represent the ultimate luxury indulgence. Diamond designations are awarded based on objective criteria and evaluated by trained experts, while Star reviews are based on subjective opinions.
Out of 53,000 AAA Diamond designated hotels and restaurants in the U.S. & Hawaii, Canada, the Caribbean and Mexico, only 182 have Five Diamond distinction and 2,354 have achieved Four Diamond status. Four and Five Diamond designations represent the upper echelon of the hospitality industry.
It is an honor for TAFER to have once again received the prestigious Four and Five Diamond recognition from AAA at three of its resorts including: Hotel Mousai, Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa in Puerto Vallarta, and Villa del Palmar Cancun Luxury Beach Resort & Spa.
Hotel Mousai is the first and only Five Diamond rated hotel in Puerto Vallarta and the entire state of Jalisco. Five Diamond ratings are awarded to resorts that offer world-class luxury and
amenities for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Hotel Mousai received its first Five Diamond award in 2015 and has continued to maintain its Five Diamond rating for the past seven years, as the upscale resort strives to be the best of the best.
Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa, Hotel Mousai’s neighboring sister resort, also received a coveted AAA Four Diamond award in 2015, and is extremely proud to have maintained its status as a Four Diamond resort for the past seven years as well. Four Diamond resorts are resorts with upscale style and amenities with the right touch of service.
Villa del Palmar Cancun Luxury Beach Resort and Spa located on Playa Mujeres in Cancun is proud to have had its Four Diamond recognition renewed in 2021 and in addition to that, it had the additional distinction of receiving the AAA Best of Housekeeping award, which is achieved by earning the highest possible hotel housekeeping scores. Receiving the Best of Housekeeping Award is a testament to how important cleanliness is to the General Manager and the whole team at Villa del Palmar Cancun, especially since the start of the pandemic.
While AAA Diamond awards have been granted for more than 80 years, AAA Diamond Designations will now have the “Inspected Clean” digital badge next to the diamond designation, which means that cleanliness has been verified by the inspectors at every AAA Diamond resort, based on stringent criteria, so travelers can have the peace of mind that Diamond rated resorts are kept as clean as possible.
“It’s a testament to the dedication and commitment of TAFER to outstanding hospitality that has consistently earned the luxury brand Four and Five Diamond recognition from AAA for the quality of the accommodation offered and for the wide range of amenities available,” said Sasa Milojevic, Chief Operating Officer of TAFER Hotels and Resorts. “It is a true honor for us to receive these awards and it is a welcomed recognition for the TAFER brand. Congratulations to the General Managers: Cecilia Bustos, Johnattan Diaz, and Juan Carlos Gonzalez, and their teams for this important achievement.”
TAFER’s newest resorts Garza Blanca Resort & Spa Los Cabos and Garza Blanca Resort & Spa Cancun are also looking to obtain AAA 5 Diamond Award recognition thanks to the stylish suites, outstanding gourmet cuisine, range of amenities, next-level pampering at the spa with new technology, and first-rate service.
TAFER Hotels & Resorts provides first-class accommodations in the perfect getaway beach destinations and are proud to stand out as being among the best.
About TAFER Hotels & Resorts TAFER is a forward thinking leisure and hospitality company with an ever-growing and evolving collection of award-winning hotels, resorts and boutique villas, including the distinctive Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa and Hotel Mousai in Puerto Vallarta, Villa del Palmar Cancun Resort & Spa, Garza Blanca Resort & Spa in Los Cabos, Sierra Lago Resort & Spa and Sian Ka’an Village, and Garza Blanca Resort & Spa in Cancun with new properties soon to be launched in Puerto Vallarta and the Riviera Maya. Being a principal owner of The Villa Group Resorts, which boasts 37 years of success, TAFER’s mission is to continue to merge excellence, quality and creativity to provide extraordinary vacation experiences that can be enjoyed for a day, a week or a lifetime. Constantly seeking to reﬂect the artistry that lies at the heart of the leisure industry, the company encompasses all aspects of hospitality: hotel design and construction, resort management, timeshare and residence clubs, marketing and concept design as well as tour and travel agent services. For more information about TAFER Hotels & Resorts visit www.taferresorts.com.
About the AAA Diamond Program For more than 80 years, AAA’s professional inspectors have conducted in-person property evaluations. AAA is the only entity using comprehensive, on-site professional hotel and restaurant evaluations guided by member priorities. AAA’s inventory includes some 60,000 Diamond hotels and restaurants across the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. Travelers can find AAA Diamond hotels and restaurants and inspector insight in AAA’s trip planning products: AAA Mobile app, AAA Travel Guides, TripTik Travel Planner and the AAA TourBook guides available to members at AAA offices. For more information, visit AAA.com/Diamonds.