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CANCUN, QUINTANA ROO ─ MAR. 6, 2017 ─ Forbes Travel Guide has unveiled its annual Star Rating list, naming The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun as a consecutive Forbes Travel Guide         Five-Star hotel. The Cancun luxury resort garnered this prestigious recognition for the second time, adding to many renowned accolades the resort has received upon its opening in 1993.

Situated on more than 1,200 feet of sparkling sand overlooking the Caribbean Sea, The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun is known as one of the most iconic, luxury resorts along Mexico’s world famous Mayan coastline. The 363-room hotel offers a variety of luxury travel amenities and experiences to meet the needs of every traveler including a full service spa inspired by ancient Mayan culture, a private beach club, an interactive Ritz Kids program which helps to introduce young travelers to the rich cultural traditions of Mexico, an award winning Culinary Center featuring interactive cooking classes for groups large and small, and nine innovative dining outlets, including two widely acclaimed AAA Five Diamond Award dining experiences - The Club Grill and Fantino restaurant.

“We are thrilled to be amongst the recipients of such an elite and global recognition,” said David Cayuela, general manager. “The hotel’s continued commitment to extraordinary service speaks to the very foundation of The Ritz-Carlton culture and the authentic spirit of hospitality for which Mexico is known around the world,” he added.

Forbes Travel Guide Star Ratings are luxury travel ratings that have been the gold standard in the hospitality industry since 1958.

“We are delighted to recognize the 2017 Star Rating recipients, an exceptional collection of hotels, restaurants and spas that demonstrates a strong culture of service,” said Gerard J. Inzerillo, Chief Executive Officer of Forbes Travel Guide.

“In an online environment of confusion and clutter, Forbes Travel Guide is the most trusted source of information to assist guests in making informed decisions,” Inzerillo said. “These properties, the largest and most global group in the company’s history, achieve an impeccable standard of excellence in hospitality, underscoring our overall mission of positively contributing to the international tourism industry as well as individual hotel experience. We are proud to congratulate everyone associated with the prestigious properties recognized today.”

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Forbes Travel Guide is the originator of the prestigious Five-Star Rating system, and has provided the travel industry’s most comprehensive ratings and reviews of hotels, restaurants and spas since 1958. Forbes Travel Guide has a team of expert inspectors who anonymously evaluate properties against up to 800 rigorous and objective standards in 162 destinations across 42 countries. Forbes Travel Guide is the most prestigious standard for luxury hospitality worldwide. For more information about Forbes Travel Guide, visit