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Forbes Travel Guide’s 2020 Star Awards Honors Royal Hideaway Playacar

Forbes Travel Guide's 2020 Star Awards Honors Royal Hideaway Playacar

Forbes Travel Guide’s 2020 Star Awards Recognizes Royal Hideaway Playacar As One Of The Best Luxury Hotels In The World For Third Consecutive Year

MIAMI (February 21, 2020) – Forbes Travel Guide (“FTG”), the world-renowned and only global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants and spas, announced its annual Star Rating list, presenting Royal Hideaway Playacar with the “Recommended Hotel” award, for the third year in a row. Forbes Travel Guide’s anonymous evaluator reported on the resort’s excellent service and staff attention, high quality room inventory, and top-notch food & beverage offerings.


“Royal Hideaway Playacar is honored to accept our third Forbes Travel Guide Star Award,” said Yuridia Domínguez, Director of Sales & Marketing at Royal Hideaway Playacar. “This distinguished accolade further solidifies our wonderful property’s status as one of the best all-inclusive and adults-only luxury resorts in the Riviera Maya. Congratulations to our entire team, who work 365 days a year to make every Royal Hideaway Playacar vacation perfect.”


Set on an idyllic, pristine stretch of white sand in Playa del Carmen, Royal Hideaway Playacar effortlessly blends world-class service and luxurious accommodations. A AAA Four-Diamond resort, this all-inclusive, adults-only haven offers peace, quiet and privacy. While here, guests have the opportunity to indulge in upscale activities and experiences, including: High Tea, Royal Club Theatre, six-course Chef’s Table Dinning Experience, Allegria Bar, and The Retreat Spa.


Forbes Travel Guide is recognized for creating the original concept of Five-Star service, and Royal Hideaway Playacar is the latest addition to its illustrious annual Star Rating list.


“We have been committed to championing genuine Five-Star service for more than 60 years, and this year’s winners, as always, exemplify the very highest standards in hospitality,” said Filip Boyen, CEO of Forbes Travel Guide. “It is difficult to earn a Forbes Travel Guide rating, and all our Star-Rated winners have shown how incredibly deserving they are of their accolades by demonstrating sheer dedication in their passion for service. We congratulate them all.”


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About Barceló Hotel Group


Barceló Hotel Group is one of the top hospitality companies in the world. Barceló was established in Palma de Mallorca, Spain in 1931, first as a transportation provider and then as a hotel and travel company. The family-owned and private company has been recognized worldwide for more than 80 years because of its excellent service and innovation within the tourism industry. Barceló Hotel Group properties are located in top destinations and cities in Europe, Mexico, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. The company offers a variety of hotels and resorts to all kinds of travelers, from guests with a limited budget to travelers who seek exclusive luxury accommodations and experiences.


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About Forbes Travel Guide:


Forbes Travel Guide is the only global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants and spas. Our anonymous professional inspectors evaluate based on up to 900 objective standards, with an emphasis on exceptional service, to help discerning travelers select the world’s best luxury experiences. The only way to get a Five-Star, Four-Star or Recommended rating is by earning it through our independent inspection process. For more information about Forbes Travel Guide, please visit