Top Resorts Earn Highest Industry Honor
By Kathryn Mullan, ARDA
June 24, 2015
“ARDA awards its highest honor to both a domestic and an international resort.”
Project of Excellence Award is ARDA’s most prestigious award, honoring resorts
that are leading examples of vacation amenities and the ultimate owner
experience. The award has gotten so competitive that this year, ARDA
awarded this accolade to both a domestic
and an international resort.
April 15, ARDA was proud to award the domestic ACE Project of Excellence Award
to Hyatt Ka’anapali Beach, a Hyatt Residence Club Resort, and the international ACE to Novaispania Los Cabos (an RCI affiliate,
developed by the Pueblo Bonito Resort Group). “We are proud to present these ACE Project
of Excellence Awards
to two truly deserving winners, as great examples of amazing development throughout the world,” said Catherine Lacey, RRP, vice president of meetings and member administration, ARDA.
There are some key similarities between
this year’s winners; both offer
a slice of ocean-
front paradise, stunning
views and design elements, as well as exquisite concierge
service. Here’s a glimpse
into these award-winning properties.
Hyatt Ka’anapali Beach
Almost every one of the 131 units looks out on Hawaii’s
spectacular Ka’anapali Beach. The others? They have to settle for a view of the
mountains of Maui. The grounds are lush with native plants. The outdoor dining
offers views of both the ocean and the infinity pool. And in every direction,
the grounds unfold as an exotic adventure. Of course, the story of Maui itself is a magical
one. And it’s told throughout the property in the handiwork and craftsmanship of many local artists. With all the amenities and
attention to detail, it’s easy to see why this Hyatt resort was a deserving
winner of this ACE award!
The world of
this resort invites you to step away from the bustle of nearby Cabo San Lucas
and everyday reality to rest and relax—rest the spirit, body, and mind and take
in the beauty of enchanted gardens under waterfalls, all in Old World comfort. From
the resort’s villas, there is the option for an indoor/outdoor kitchen, a
private infinity pool, and a master bedroom that overlooks the ocean. A
personal chef prepares your evening meal or you may have cocktails and dine at
one of the many fine restaurants on property. This resort is proof that the market
for luxury and world-class amenities is not endangered but growing, just like
the resort itself and the employment it is bringing to the Cabo residents and
the region as a whole.
These two resorts
exemplified what it means to be an ACE award winner, and have set the bar high
for future winners. Read the full story in the latest June issue of Developments.