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Condé Nast Traveler Gold List, Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards, Architectural Digest Mexico, AAA Five Diamonds, Fodor’s World Travel Guide, Travel Weekly Magellan Awards & and Trip Advisor Travelers’ Choice Awards Are Among the Accolades Awarded to Famous Riviera Nayarit Resort


PUNTA MITA, Riviera Nayarit (January 2013) – Ideally situated in the exclusive enclave of Punta Mita in the Riviera Nayarit, north of Puerto Vallarta, The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort offers guests modern sophistication, unsurpassed luxury and personalized service in one of the best locations in the world. The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort is recognized among the top award-winning hotels in Mexico.


In January 2013 The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort was recognized as one of the best hotels in Mexico in Travel+Leisure’s T+L 500, World’s Best Hotels, which are based on the opinions of the prestigious publication’s discerning readers. The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort was also ranked as the fifth best resort in Mexico in Travel + Leisure’s 2012 World’s Best Awards.


The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort was recognized in 2012 as one of the “World’s Best Hotels” in the Condé Nast Traveler Gold List, an annual list of exceptional hotels around the world that provide guests with extraordinary experiences.  The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort, the first St. Regis hotel in Latin America, was also recognized in Condé Nast Traveler’s 2009 “Hot List,” an elite list of new hotels.


In October of 2012, The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort was honored among the best in travel with a Travel Weekly 2012 Gold Magellen Award for Overall Golf Resort/Hotel and was featured in the October 2012 Travel Weekly winner’s issue.


The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort was also awarded Favorite Luxury Hotel against four other competing luxury properties in’s 2012 Reader’s Choice Awards. A true testament to the resorts commitment to offering guests unique experiences and bespoke service.


Architectural Digest Mexico, the most prestigious architecture, decor, design and lifestyle magazine in the world, delivered for the fifth consecutive year in 2009 the icons of design award, recognizing highlights in architecture and design in Mexico. The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort was the recipient of this award for its "Provence meets Mexico" concept, which was managed by renowned architect Roy Chance and reflected a combination of elements originating in Provence, France and traditional craft pieces of Mexico.

In 2010, The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort was awarded Five Diamonds by AAA in its first year of opening. The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort’s bespoke services and exclusive amenities made it deserving of this esteemed award. The AAA Five Diamond award is only awarded to hotels that meet the highest standards of service around the world.

In addition, The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort was awarded the Five Diamond Award for two consecutive years by by AAA as a part of its Diamond Rating Process, the industry’s premier rating system.

The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort’s signature Carolina restaurant has received the Five Diamond award consecutively from 2010 through 2012, making it one of only four restaurants in the country to receive this prestigious honor. Carolina offers an impeccable dining excursion with its seductive combination of casual elegance, incredible ocean views, and distinctive flavors. Open for dinner from Tuesday to Sunday, the restaurant features fine seafood cuisine highlighting a mosaic of culinary styles from the Mediterranean, with touches of Punta Mita’s indigenous flavors. This epicurean masterpiece captures the unique style of the resort’s uncompromised style and promises a memorable experience unlike any other.  With stunning views, a friendly bar, and a charming outdoor terrace, the restaurant provides a perfect variety of settings for cocktails with a small private dining room also available.

Fodor´s, the leading brand in travel guides, recognized The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort in 2011in the Brand Trust Category for its one of a kind bespoke services, elegant room accommodations, and unforgettable guest experiences. This distinction is appointed to exceptional hotels around the world, by the editors of Fodor´s and travel experts.

In early 2012, TripAdvisor, one of the most recognized web sites worldwide offering reliable recommendations for travelers, ranked The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort among the best 25 hotels in Mexico. TripAdvisor provides travelers with authentic reviews for hotels, restaurants, attractions, and vacation quality. Millions of guests share views and rank their stays to help travelers plan and enjoy a perfect trip anywhere in the world. In addition, TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice 2012 awarded The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort first place in the category of 25 best hotels in Mexico.

"We are thrilled to be recognized as one of the best luxury hotels in Mexico by industry leaders," Commented Carl Emberson, general manager of The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort. "It is an honor to have been honored for our ongoing commitment to providing exceptional service and bespoke amenities to our guests.”


Designed by Roy Chance of Roy Chance Architects, The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort boasts 120 elegant rooms and suites, the St Regis legendary Butler Service, signature Remède Spa, 12,000 square feet of space for meetings and business, and latest fitness facilities. For more information about The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort, please visit




About The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort

Located in the Riviera Nayarit, just to the North of Puerto Vallarta, the St. Regis Punta Mita Resort is a location like none other, which beckons to keen travelers with its unique blend of distinctive accommodation, international cuisine and exemplary amenities and services. The resort offers 89 spacious rooms and 31 refined suites, each designed with exquisite luxury and style, in small Mexican style houses with tile roofs along the Pacific coast. World class accommodation complemented with extra services, including the famous St. Regis Butler service. The resort offers a 10,000 square feet Remède Spa, three first-class restaurants - The Marietas, Sea Breeze, and the restaurant's signature exclusive, Carolina - in addition to the fabulous lobby-bar—Altamira. Whether it is for weddings, social events or business meetings, the resort offers a number of venues for events, including 2,600 square feet  of the Astor Ballroom. In 2012, The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort was recognized as one of the “World’s Best Hotels” in the Condé Nast Traveler Gold List and as the fifth best resort in Mexico as a part of Travel + Leisure’s “World’s Best Awards.”  The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort. Lot H‐4, Federal Highway 200, km 19.5, Punta de Mita, Nayarit 63734, Mexico. Phone: U.S. 877-250-8871, Mexico 01 - 800 - 786826482.


About The Starwood Hotels & Resorts

Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading companies in hospitality and recreation of the world, with more than 1.090 properties in approximately 100 countries and 154,000 employees in its managed and appropriate properties. Starwood Hotels is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels, resorts and residences with the following internationally recognized brands: St. Regis ®, The Luxury Collection ®, W ®, Westin ®, Le Méridien ®, Sheraton ®, Four Points ® by Sheraton, and the recently launched AloftSM and ElementSM. The company has one of the leading programs in loyalty of industry, Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG), allowing members to accumulate and redeem points for stays, upgrade in rooms and flights without blackout dates. Starwood Hotels also owns Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., one of the developers and major operators of intervals of vacation and property of high quality resorts. For more information, please, visit


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PR St. Regis Hotels & Resorts

Telephone:  +52.55.5228.1820


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