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2017 Travvys: A Look Back at the 2016 Honeymoon Hotel Resort Winners

Travel Agent Art Kramer November 17, 2016

2017 Travvys: A Look Back at the 2016 Honeymoon Hotel Resort Winners

PHOTO: Honeymooners are falling in love with Secrets Maroma Beach Rivera Cancun (Photo courtesy AMResorts)

Are you ready for the 2017 Travvy Awards? The must buzzworthy and unique awards ceremony of the travel industry is fast approaching and travAlliancemedia will once again recognize the top travel companies, products and destinations for outstanding achievement. 

This year’s event will once again take place at New York City’s iconic Gotham Hall, which 2016 event-goers said was the perfect setting in which to deliver these top-notch awards. 

The coveted golden Travvy statuettes will be handed out on Jan. 25, 2017 and voting on this year’s Travvy winners continues through Nov. 30. 

For some perspective on the significance of the Travvy honor, we are taking a look back at last year’s winners. Here we recall the winners for Best Honeymoon Hotel/Resort Overall. 

WINNER: Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun

Located on a pristine beach, the AAA Five Diamond Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun is an ideal spot for a romantic getaway. Its Unlimited Luxury amenities mean that couples don’t have to lift a finger and can spend more time enjoying each other. 

Guests enjoy gourmet a la carte dining with no reservations, top shelf liquor, fresh fruit juices, soft drinks, 24-hour access to room service, concierge service, wait service at the pool and the beach, a minibar refreshed daily, complimentary Wi-Fi access, entertainment and more. There is no need to tip as gratuities are also included as are all taxes. 

The property is spacious with 412 guest suites with four-poster canopy beds, private terraces, in-suite Jacuzzis and more. For those looking to up the ante in terms of luxury, Secrets Preferred Club offers even more amenities such as an exclusive lounge and special concierge services. 

Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun is part of AMResorts, which has been expanding throughout the Caribbean, Mexico and Latin America with a variety of properties created with honeymooners in mind.

RUNNER UP: El Dorado Casitas Royale, by Karisma

Located on a stunning white-sand beach, El Dorado Casitas Royale, by Karisma, is comprised of 205 bungalows with access to 14 pools, 14 restaurants, 16 bars and two spas. 

Bungalows allow honeymooners privacy and are clustered around lagoon-style pools. Inside, guests will find a Jacuzzi tub, a daybed on the balcony and an outdoor shower, among other amenities. 

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

Best Honeymoon Hotel/Resort-Caribbean
Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa, Elegant Hotels Group Barbados

Best Honeymoon Hotel/Resort-Mexico
Hideaway at Royalton Riviera Cancun, Iberostar Grand Hotel Paraiso

Best Romantic Hotel/Resort-Caribbean
Sandals Emerald Bay Golf, Tennis and Spa, Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts Aruba

Best Romantic Hotel/Resort-Mexico
Velas Riviera Nayarit, Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta


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