AAA Five Diamond Awarded to Grand Velas Los Cabos Ahead of First Anniversary

November 28, 2017

Three Grand Velas Resorts Receive Distinction as Los Cabos Resort Awarded Top Rating for First Time.

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico (November 27, 2017) – Grand Velas Los Cabos has been awarded the AAA Five Diamond Award completing the Grand Velas collection’s clean sweep of the top distinction. The beachfront property has enhanced signature facilities and services of Grand Velas resorts including duplex wellness suites with juice bars, wine-based features inspired by the proximity to the region producing Mexico’s fine wines, and dramatic ocean views and unique spaces infusing every area of the resort. After opening late last year, this is the first time the resort has been awarded the Five Diamond.

Five Diamonds is the top level a resort can receive, having demonstrated “ultimate luxury, sophistication and comfort with extraordinary physical attributes, meticulous personalized service, extensive amenities and impeccable standards of excellence” to an anonymous inspector according to the AAA website. Grand Velas Los Cabos offers the next generation of all-inclusive amenities and facilities including a selection of gourmet specialty restaurants led by top chefs, including two star Michelin chef Sidney Schutte; oversize designer suites, some with plunge pools; a world class spa; staff ratio of 3 to 1; exceptional meeting facilities, and a commitment to the environment.

The diamond awards looks at the overall quality of the resort, along with a range of facilities and the overall hospitality of the resort. When resorts are identified as potential recipients of the Five Diamond Rating, they undergo multiple inspections, all unannounced.

Less than one percent of all resorts that get evaluated receive a five diamond rating. Grand Velas Los Cabos isn’t the only resort in the Grand Velas family to receive this honor; Grand Velas Riviera Maya and Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit both have received the AAA Five Diamond Award since 2010 and 2007 respectively.

Resort rates start at $495 per person per night in double occupancy. Grand Velas’ all-inclusive rate includes luxury suite accommodations, a la carte gourmet meals at a variety of specialty restaurants, premium branded beverages, 24-hour in-suite service, fitness center, nightly entertainment, tax and gratuities, and more. For reservations or additional information, please call 1-888-407-4869 or visit

Images courtesy of Grand Velas Los Cabos

About Grand Velas Los Cabos

The new Grand Velas Los Cabos on Mexico’s Baja Peninsula is the fifth property of Velas Resorts. Located between Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo, the $150 million beachfront property offers the next generation of all-inclusive amenities and facilities with dramatic ocean views and unique spaces infusing every area of the resort. All 304 ocean view suites are over 1,180 sq. ft. with private terraces and some personal plunge pools while duplex wellness suites have designated wellness amenities and insuite juice bars. Grand Velas Los Cabos features five gourmet restaurants with an extensive beverage program and wine based features inspired by the proximity to the region producing Mexico’s fine wines. A staff ratio of 3 to 1; 16,370 sq. ft. convention center with the capability for 20 breakout rooms; 35,000 sq. ft. Leading Spa with 16 treatment rooms and hydrotherapy facility; three pools; and pool and beach concierges are available. Rounding out the list of amenities and services are a Technogym Fitness Center with personal trainers, exercise programs, yoga, Pilates and meditation; recreational activities program; separate teens’ and kids’ club facilities and activities program; 24-hour personalized butler concierge service; and 24-hour in-suite service. Opening soon, a gallery of contemporary art will continue the company’s commitment to bringing the art, fashion and culture of Mexico to guests. The curved, half-moon design of the hotel catches eyes along the corridor with an iconic grand entrance that’s open air, three stories high and over 300 ft. above sea level. All of this beachfront, just 35 minutes from the Los Cabos International Airport which directly services over 40 destinations in the United States, Canada and Latin America. Velas Resorts are operated by Eduardo Vela Ruiz, founder and president of Velas Resorts, with brother Juan Vela by his side, vice president of Velas Resorts. For reservations or additional information, please call 1-888-407-4869 or visit

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Megan Sterritt
KWE Partners

Local Media Contact:
Linda McHatton, Adrián Peña
PR Solutions Cabo


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