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2017 Travvys: A Look Back at the 2016 Overall Hotel-Mexico Winners

Hotel & Resort Karisma Hotels & Resorts Art Kramer November 23, 2016

2017 Travvys: A Look Back at the 2016 Overall Hotel-Mexico Winners

PHOTO:Outdoor patio overlooking the water at Karisma Azul Beach.(Photo courtesy of Karisma Hotels and Resorts)

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. 27, 2017.

Looking forward to the 2017 Travvy Awards, we are remembering some of the winners that have graced the stage in previous years. 


Karisma Hotels and Resorts – a company that includes brands such as Azul Hotels, El Dorado Resorts,

Generations Resorts and Nickelodeon – is well known for its well-placed all-inclusive resorts in some of Mexico and the Caribbean’s most scenic locations. And the family-friendly Azul Beach Hotel by Karisma in the Riviera Maya is a shining example of what makes the company so appealing.

Guests are greeted with a champagne toast during check-in, as they choose from the aromatherapy and pillow menu (children are treated to a Nickelodeon smoothie). With only 148 rooms and suites, Azul Beach Hotel is big enough to offer lots of activities and amenities, yet small enough to feel comfortable and uncrowded.

Graced with a half-mile of white-sand beach, as well as an Azulitos by Nickelodeon Kids Club and Vassa Spa, Azul Beach offers plenty to keep guests as busy – or unencumbered – as they’d like to be. The all-inclusive experience – which in the case of Karisma is known as Gourmet Inclusive – is readily accessible at six restaurants and various bars, as well as via 24- hour room service.

For agents, the company offers its Karisma Gourmet Inclusive Travel Agent Portal. Through the portal, agents can apply for Karisma programs, take advantage of marketing tools, log bookings and track their progress.

RUNNER-UP: Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun

With a prized location in Cancun’s hotel zone, the Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun is a perennial favorite with travelers – as evidenced by its Five Diamond awards, well-appointed oceanview suites, 40,000-square-foot spa and top restaurants.


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