The Grand Mayan Resort to Be Crowned Winner of the WQC International Star Award by Business Initiative Directions

Award in the Gold Category at the 24th Annual World Quality Commitment Convention in Paris, 2010, October 24 and 25

Oct 18, 2010, 10:30 ET from Grupo Vidanta

MEXICO CITY, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Grupo Vidanta has announced that one of its top properties in Riviera Maya, Mexico, The Grand Mayan resort, has been selected to receive the WQC International Star Award of the 24th Annual World Quality Commitment Convention in Paris, 2010.

The high-profile awards ceremony will be held at the Concorde La Fayette Hotel in Paris on October 24 and 25. The Grand Mayan in Mexico is among 74 countries receiving awards, with additional attendees from various industries including economics, arts and corporate image, quality experts, academic personalities and representatives from the diplomatic corps. This year's event, like prior years, will be covered by prominent media across all platforms.

The Grand Mayan is being recognized in the "Gold Category," a certificate of commitment respecting the highest of international standards. This certificate officially states The Grand Mayan's respect for the environment, for the community in which the resort operates, along with its sustainability, customer service and competitive pricing.

"We are thrilled to receive the WQC International Star Award and feel privileged that The Grand Mayan is comprised amongst the very best corporations from all over the world," says Michel Beuffe, Chief Operations Officer of Grupo Vidanta.

The World Quality Commitment Convention is part of the annual program of BID (Business Initiative Directions) Awards, designed to distinguish prestigious organizations in the business world abroad. BID Awards are presented on the basis of the QC100 TQM (Total Quality Management) Model, a highly technical model of communication used to measure customer satisfaction and human resources.

About Grupo Vidanta's The Grand Mayan

Stylishly contemporary in design with vibrant Mayan architecture and traditional Mexican decor, Grupo Vidanta's The Grand Mayan offers amazingly spacious suites in some of Mexico's most beautiful beach resort areas including Acapulco, Los Cabos, Nuevo Vallarta and Riviera Maya. Each offers spacious accommodations and five star amenities, Nicklaus Design golf courses, the finest international and Mexican gourmet dining, spectacular over-sized pools, kids' clubs, world class service, and its sumptuous Brio Spa and Fitness Center. For more information about Grupo Vidanta's The Grand Mayan Resorts, see

About Grupo Vidanta

Grupo Vidanta has evolved for more than 35 years into one of Mexico's leading developers of hotels and resorts, golf courses, vacation ownership, and tourism infrastructure, including Mexico's first privately built and owned international airport at Puerto Penasco. For American travelers, Grupo Vidanta offers a choice of full-service luxury beach resorts in Mexico's finest beaches, under the Grand Luxxe, The Grand Mayan, Mayan Palace, Sea Garden, and Ocean Breeze Resorts brands. In the near future, new hospitality brands will include Bliss, Grand Bliss and Mansions of the World. Grupo Vidanta's Mayan Island has built and sold over 2,000 second homes. For further information see

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