MEXICO CITY, March 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Daniel Chávez Morán, founder of Mexico's leading resort operator and developer Grupo Vidanta, was recognized with two esteemed distinctions last week for his career in tourism and his entrepreneurship in Mexico. Mexico's Confederation of National Chambers of Commerce, Services, and Tourism (CONCANACO Servytur) named Chávez Morán the Tourism Entrepreneur of the Year on March 9 for his extraordinary business career in the tourism efforts of Mexico. On March 11, Chávez Morán won the National Entrepreneur Award from The National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) for his achievements and the forming of innovative projects with a social impact. Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto presented both awards in Mexico City.
"Daniel Chávez Morán is a talented entrepreneur who has trusted, believed in, and worked with Mexico, and who continues to invest in our country," said President Enrique Peña Nieto.
During the Tourism Entrepreneur of the Year award ceremony on March 9, the Executive Committee and Directing Council of the CONCANACO Servytur, in conjunction with the president of Mexico, honored Chávez Morán for revolutionizing the tourism industry in Mexico. The committee highlighted Grupo Vidanta's contributions to the development of the destinations in which it operates, and acknowledged the company's commitment to social responsibility. In addition, Chávez Morán was praised for his accomplishments within the hotel industry, including Grand Luxxe receiving the coveted AAA Five Diamond distinction, and frequently being listed among "Best Companies to Work for in Mexico" with over 15,000 employees.
On March 11, Chávez Morán received the highest distinction for Mexican nationals supporting entrepreneurial culture in Mexico. Chávez Morán was chosen among thousands to receive the award, recognizing him for his achievements in business, job creation, innovative projects, and social impact throughout his career. President Enrique Peña Nieto, the Ministry of Economy, the president of the National Institute of Entrepreneurship, and the Department of Competition and Regulation presented the award in a ceremony in Mexico City.
"Daniel Chávez Morán is a businessman who exemplifies success," said President Enrique Peña Nieto in regards to the National Entrepreneur Award on March 11. "It's incredibly inspiring to hear his life story from how he had the vision to create this amazing business group."
Daniel Chávez Morán's work remains constantly evolving in tourism and business, as exampled by Grupo Vidanta's partnerships with world leaders in sports and entertainment, Greg Norman and Cirque du Soleil. Grupo Vidanta will continue to open new facilities at the resort destinations, such as the forthcoming Cirque du Soleil theme park in Nuevo Vallarta.
"These honors represent the efforts of our entire team at Grupo Vidanta, and of thousands of people who help us position Mexico as a global leader in the tourism industry," said Daniel Chavez Moran. "I look forward to continuing to enrich business in Mexico with further development and partnerships."
About Grupo Vidanta
Founded in 1974 by the tourism industry's leading visionary, Daniel Chávez Morán, Grupo Vidanta is the preeminent developer and resort operator in Mexico and Latin America specializing in vacation destinations, luxury hotel brands, golf courses, real estate, tourism infrastructure and entertainment. The company owns and operates multiple properties in Mexico's most sought-after beach destinations including Nuevo Vallarta, Riviera Maya, Los Cabos, Acapulco, Puerto Peñasco, Puerto Vallarta, and Mazatlán. Vidanta's portfolio is also comprised of six distinct resort hotel brands - Grand Luxxe, The Grand Bliss, The Grand Mayan, The Bliss, Mayan Palace, and Sea Garden. From AAA Five Diamond award-winning hotels to an internationally recognized collection of golf courses throughout Mexico, Grupo Vidanta continually pioneers innovative partnerships, including collaborations with Cirque du Soleil to create JOYÀ (a first-of-its kind experience in Riviera Maya); Nicklaus Designs to develop three renowned Jack Nicklaus golf courses; and Greg Norman Golf Course Design to debut the newest pro course in the collection at Nuevo Vallarta. In addition to being the largest golf course developer in Mexico, Grupo Vidanta has also developed Mexico's first privately built and owned airport in Puerto Peñsaco.
Frequently named among the "Best Companies to Work for in Mexico," Vidanta maintains a strong commitment to its 15,000 employees, and surrounding communities, through its progressive mission dedicated to environmental and philanthropic efforts, including its long-established non-profit foundations, Fundación Vidanta and Fundación Delia Morán. For more information, visit www.grupovidanta.com.
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