Sightings: The 2014 Crystal Apple Awards (SLIDESHOW)

Recently Apple Vacations announced the winners of its 2014 Crystal Apple Award Winners at a black-tie gala at the Art Institute of Chicago. Here's a look at the event:

The recipients of the 2014 Crystal Apple Award are:

  • Best Destination – Cancun, Mexico
  • Best Hotel Chain – Secrets Resorts & Spas
  • Best All-Inclusive Resort– IBEROSTAR Grand Hotel Rose Hall, Jamaica
  • Best All-Inclusive Family Resort- IBEROSTAR Playa Mita, Riviera Nayarit, Mexico
  • Best Staff & Service, Mexico – Now Amber Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
  • Best Staff & Service, Caribbean – Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar, Don Pablo Collection. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
  • Best Staff & Service, Central America- Riu Palace Costa Rica
  • Best Staff & Service, Hawaii – Kaua’i Marriott Resort on Kalapaki Beach

Each year, customers complete a Vacation Satisfaction Questionnaire upon returning home from their Apple Vacation. The Crystal Apple Award winners are determined through the data collected from these post-vacation surveys. 

Additionally, Apple Vacations awarded 183 hotels throughout Mexico, the Caribbean, Costa Rica, Panama and Hawaii with its Golden Apple Award for high levels of excellence.