LOS ANGELES, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Daniel Chavez Moran, founder of Grupo Vidanta and the Vidanta Foundation, was awarded the "Llave Del Progreso" (Key of Progress) Award by the Abastecedores Turisticos A.C. for contributions to the Hospitality Industry on June 5, 2014.
The award, given to pioneers in the categories of Hospitality Industry Entrepreneurs and Hospitality Industry Executives was presented to Mr. Chavez Moran at a dinner held in honor of the winners in Mexico City.
The "Llave del Progreso" Award was created in 1986 and sets to honor the tourism industry, as well as the men and women who pioneer and excel in dedication, service and passion for their related fields. In order to win the award, individuals must be nominated by their organization, and then are voted on by past winners, members of government and presidents of tourism boards.
"We are honored to receive the award," says Daniel Chavez Moran. "We have promised our guests that we will inspire the feeling of true happiness every day, and being recognized for the many passionate people in this organization delivering that is exciting."
Since 1974, Grupo Vidanta has grown to become one of the largest developers of luxury resorts and properties on the most desirable beachfront locales of Mexico. With over 14,000 employees, Grupo Vidanta includes world-famous luxury resort brands such as Grand Luxxe, The Grand Bliss, Mayan Palace and others. Grupo Vidanta has also focused on developing championship caliber golf courses designed by Nicklaus Design and Greg Norman.
The future looks just as bright for the organization. November 2014 will see the premiere of a brand new Cirque du Soleil show brought to Mexico by Grupo Vidanta titled JOYÀ in Riviera Maya by The Grand Mayan resort, the first of its kind in Mexico.
On the humanitarian front, in addition to his work with the Vidanta Foundation, Mr. Chávez Morán was participated on the United Nations Advisory Council of Citizen Safety Project as part of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).
About Daniel Chavez Moran
Daniel Chavez Moran, now retired from the development of hotels and resorts, founded Grupo Vidanta in 1974 after graduating from The University of Guadalajara with a degree in Civil Engineering. He retired in 2005 to found Fundacion Vidanta (originally named Fundacion Grupo Mayan) and focus on philanthropy. Mr. Chavez Moran is also the founder of Fundacion Delia Moran A.C., which is focused on helping children grow up in a healthy environment. While no longer active in Grupo Vidanta itself, Mr. Chavez Moran's efforts in the non-profit sector help promote the name of the companies he originally founded.
About Grupo Vidanta
Grupo Vidanta was founded in 1974 and has evolved for more than 40 years into one of Mexico's leading developers of hotels and resorts, golf courses, vacation ownership, entertainment, and tourism infrastructure, including Mexico's first privately built and owned international airport at Puerto Penasco and Mexico's first Cirque Du Soleil resident show, Joya. For American travelers, Grupo Vidanta offers a choice of full-service luxury beach resorts in Mexico's finest beaches, under Grand Luxxe, The Grand Bliss, Ocean Breeze, Sea Garden, The Bliss, Mayan Palace and The Grand Mayan brands. Grupo Vidanta's Mayan Island has built and sold over 2,000 vacation second homes. For further information see www.grupovidanta.com.
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