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The coveted Five-Star Award and why Los Cabos is celebrating

Grand Velas Los Cabos

The best pieces of advice and recommendations come from first-hand experiences. This premise was deeply understood by the founders of Mobil Travel Guide back in 1958, who thoroughly visited establishments for motorists who relied on their suggestions while traversing the Mid-20th-Century United States.

65 years away from its first edition and having established the original 5-Star rating system for hospitality in the United States, Mobil Travel Guide has evolved into Forbes Travel Guide and is the only independent, global rating agency for luxury hotels, restaurants, spas, and ocean cruise ships. 

Inspectors travel the world evaluating hundreds of standards to give guests the most reliable information on where to stay, dine and relax to celebrate “the world’s finest travel experiences so that you can book with confidence.” 

Did you know that only 0.2% of the hotels evaluated receive 5 Stars, the highest Forbes Travel Guide rating?

Just in 2022, out of an estimated 187,000 hotels worldwide, only 323 excelled at 900 rigorous standards evaluated.

This year, and here is the good news for Los Cabos—drumroll please—Grand Velas Los Cabos has been awarded the coveted 5 Stars and is the first and only All-Inclusive resort in Mexico to get this accolade!

This means you, Los Cabos visitor, will enter a new level of luxury in this place that only a few hotels worldwide can provide. 

We hope you can visit soon to celebrate the joy of traveling in style! 

About Grand Velas Los Cabos: The AAA Five-Diamond Grand Velas Los Cabos in Mexico offers the next generation of all-inclusive amenities and facilities, with dramatic ocean views infusing every resort area. Honored as the #1 luxury resort in Mexico and the #8 worldwide in the 2020 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards, the beachfront property features 307 spacious ocean-view suites, including 6 Wellness Suites,  with private terraces and some personal plunge pools.  Seven gourmet restaurants are led by top chefs, including two-star Michelin chef Sidney Schutte. A staff ratio of 3 to 1; 26,152 sq. ft. Convention Center; 35,000 sq. ft. SE Spa with Water Ceremony facilities; gallery of contemporary art; and pool & beach concierges are available. Rounding out the list of amenities and services are three swimming pools, a Technogym Fitness Center with personal trainers; a recreational activities program; separate Teens’ and Kids’ Club facilities; 24-hour personal concierge service; Baby Concierge; and 24-hour in-suite service. Eduardo Vela Ruiz, founder and president of Velas Resorts operates Velas Resorts with brother Juan Vela, vice president of Velas Resorts, by his side.



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