Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts Receives Apple Vacations Awards

Luxury Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado
Photo courtesy of Luxury Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado

Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts has been honored by Apple Vacations with seven Golden Apple Awards for its work in hospitality.

Properties that won include all four of the brand’s hotels in Riviera Maya, MexicoLuxury Bahia Principe Akumal, Luxury Bahia Principe Sian Ka’an, Grand Bahia Principe Coba and Grand Bahia Principe Tulum – two properties in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar and Luxury Bahia Principe Esmeralda – along with Bahia Principe Hotel & Resorts’ flagship property, Luxury Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado, located on a private island off the coast of Samana, Dominican Republic.

Bahia Principe Hotel & Resorts has properties in the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Jamaica and Spain.


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The awards were given on September 10, 2018, at a black-tie gala at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. Travel professionals watched the awards presentation near a meteorite and moonrocks. They also used the ceremony to take Chicago skyline photos.  

Apple Vacations provides vacation packages from U.S. departure cities to places like Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, Hawaii and Cuba. In the early 90’s, Apple Vacations started recognizing hotels with Golden Apple awards based on ratings from post-vacation surveys. In 1995, the Crystal Apple Award started to distinguish important people of the travel industry for quality and innovation. Apple Vacations is the only company of its kind to rate hotels using customer feedback as the only metric.

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