03/12/2012Cancun’s JW Marriott Resort and Spa Shines Among Marriott International Properties Worldwide with Top AAA Diamond Awards

Today, Christopher Calabrese, vice president and general manager of JW Marriott Cancun Resort and Spa and CasaMagna Marriott, was presented with the coveted AAA Five Diamond Award, distinguishing JW Marriot Cancun Resort and Spa as the only Marriott International property worldwide to earn AAA Five Diamond status this year.

AAA ranks approximately 60,000 properties each year, bestowing only 179 properties, less than one percent, with the Five Diamond Award. The JW Marriott Cancun Resort and Spa was recognized among the top .25 percent of hotels in North America for the seventh consecutive year. In fact, JW Marriott Cancun Resort and Spa is one of only 14 hotels in Mexico to earn this
distinction this year.
Additionally, sister property CasaMagna Marriott Cancun Resort also received high marks being honored with the prestigious AAA Four Diamond Award for the 20th consecutive year.
CasaMagna Marriott’s Four Diamond ranking is similarly remarkable with only 3.5 percent of lodgings and restaurants having earned the Four Diamond designation in 2012.
“We at the JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa and CasaMagna Marriott Cancun Resort consistently strive to deliver an elevated level of service and hospitality to our guests,” said Calabrese. “The fact that our properties have been consistently honored with Five Diamonds for seven consecutive years and Four Diamonds for 20 years running in the case of CasaMagna, is a tangible testament to the standard of luxury and service we uphold for our guests year after
year.”
AAA’s professionally trained inspectors use published guidelines to evaluate lodgings and restaurants throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean, rating them on a scale of one to five Diamonds, based on comfort, cleanliness, service, and hospitality. The AAA Five Diamond Award is reserved for exemplary properties that reflect the ultimate in luxury and
sophistication by delivering impeccable service and maintaining first class standards of excellence.

About AAA
As North America’s largest motoring and leisure travel organization, AAA provides more than 52 million members with travel, insurance, financial and automotive-related services. Since its founding in 1902, the not-for-profit, fully tax-paying AAA has been a leader and advocate for the safety and security of all travelers. AAA clubs can be visited on the Internet at AAA.com.
About CasaMagna Marriott Cancun Resort Located in the heart of the hotel zone, the AAA Four Diamond CasaMagna Marriott Cancun
resort is the perfect choice for weekend getaways, family vacations and group events. Spacious rooms with private balconies offer captivating views of the turquoise waters of the Caribbean or Nichupté Lagoon. A short bus ride to Cancun’s famed nightlife, shopping district and Convention Center ensures that there is something to do for everyone. Interconnected with JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa, the CasaMagna Marriott Cancun Resort’s flexible indoor and outdoor meeting spaces, lounges and restaurants will accommodate any event, theme or vacation guests might be planning. For more information or to book a reservation please visit www.casamagnacancun.com or call 1.800.223.6388.

About JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa
Recipient of the coveted AAA Five Diamond Hotel Award, the landmark JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa offers an unforgettable Cancun vacation. Located in the heart of the hotel zone, each of the 448 well-appointed rooms have private balconies with stunning views of Cancun’s white sand beaches and the Caribbean. For those who wish to indulge themselves, the Club 91 accommodations combine the tranquility and sophistication of a private club with personalized and upgraded services. The JW’s Mayan-inspired spa is rated one of the top spas in Mexico and offers massages, body wraps, manicures, pedicures and more. With four world-class restaurants, 20,000 square feet of flexible meeting space and the stunning beauty of the Caribbean, the JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa is an ideal choice for corporate retreats, events and holiday vacations. For more information or to book a reservation, please visit www.jwmarriottcancun.com or call 1.800.223.6388.

About Marriott Hotels & Resorts
Marriott Hotels & Resorts continues to inspire and provide a balanced life on the road for discerning and high-achieving business and leisure travelers, offering warm, professional service; sophisticated yet functional guest room design; lobby spaces that facilitate working, dining and socializing; restaurants and bars serving international cuisine prepared simply and from the freshest ingredients; meeting and event spaces and services that are gold standard; and expansive, 24-hour fitness facilities. All Marriott hotels participate in the award winning Marriott Rewards frequent travel program that allows members to earn hotel points or airline miles for every dollar spent during each stay. For more information, visit www.MarriottHotels.com