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2017 Travvys: A Look Back at the 2016 Best Wedding Hotel/Resort Winners

Hotel & Resort Art Kramer November 21, 2016

2017 Travvys: A Look Back at the 2016 Best Wedding Hotel/Resort Winners

PHOTO: Sandals Ochi Beach Resort (Photo courtesy Sandals)

Awards season is upon us and the 2017 Travvy Awards are fast-approaching. This relatively new celebration of the travel industry is quickly becoming one of the most celebrated events and the 2017 awards will be no different. 

New York’s Gotham Hall will once again set the stage for the Travvy Awards where the coveted gold statuettes will be handed out to a crowd of industry greats on Jan. 25, 2017.

Looking forward to the 2017 Travvy Awards, we are remembering some of the winners that have graced the stage in previous years. Here is a look back at the 2016 winners in the category of Best Wedding Hotel/Resort

WINNER: Sandals Ochi Beach Resort
Sandals revamped the former Sandals Grande Riviera in Ocho Rios and transformed it from a guest favorite into an even more stunning resort. The property was re-landscaped and now offers several gathering spots available to couples for wedding ceremonies, making it a favorite in the wedding resort category. 
Another win on the property is the Love Nest Dream Suites, which offer private plunge pools, balconies, large bathrooms and luxurious amenities such as terrycloth bathrobes and hand-embroidered cotton duvets. 
The newly renovated resort also offers up several new dining venues and cuisine options. There is a Southern food restaurant, a tapas bistro, cliff-side dining with sweeping views and more.  
RUNNER UP: Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa

Located on a beautiful beach in the Riviera Maya, Dreams Riviera Cancun exemplifies romance and offers a variety of packages with which couples can create their dream wedding ceremony. The 486-room resort offers six a la carte restaurants, a buffet, a cafe and a grill as well as all the Unlimited-Luxury amenities Dreams properties are known for.

More Family Resort/Hotel Winners
Gold and silver winners, respectively

Best Wedding Hotel/Resort-Caribbean
Sandals Ochi Beach Resort
Hard Rock Hotel Punta Cana

Best Wedding Hotel/Resort-Central America
Hotel Bahia del Sol
RIU Guanacaste Costa Rica

Best Wedding Hotel/Resort-Mexico
Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa
Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya

 READ MORE: The 2016 Travvy Awards Winners List  

If you didn’t attend last year’s gala, see what you missed here.  And get ready, as travAlliancemedia CEO Mark Murphy promises that the third edition of the show will be the most electric night of the travel industry awards season.

Make sure you grab your seat or table now — the event is sure to sell out with only limited seating still available. Individual seats are still available for $450 per person. So make sure you act now to get your favorite travel professional a holiday gift that will let them network with the industry’s elite stars.
If you’re interested in more information on the gala or to inquire about availability of the $4,000 VIP tables, contact travAlliancemedia at 865-505-1400 or email