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  • Stephanie Pineiro | August 17, 2015 8:00 PM ET

    Sustainability's in Style at Karisma Hotels

    Sustainability's in Style at Karisma Hotels

    You know what’s better than delicious, gourmet food? Delicious, gourmet food that’s organically sourced. All too often, you go on vacation and feast on the most indulgent of meals — which we’re all about … when in Rome, you know? But how many all-inclusive resorts can actually say that they know where all of their ingredients are coming from? Zero. A Gourmet Inclusive resort however, is a different story.

    First, you may be questioning what a Gourmet Inclusive resort is. Basically, it’s the all-inclusive concept, taken to a whole new level. Your every request is catered to you, whether you need a little something substituted on the menu, or request an all vegan vacation. Forget frozen pizza and runny eggs at breakfast – Gourmet Inclusive means quality over quantity. Your meats are premium cut, your wine is extra fine, and portions aren’t over exaggerated. Plating becomes an art & your desire to post a #foodie shot on Instagram reaches new heights. You just became one of those people who posts photos of their food, and you ain’t event mad about it.

    One of the best things however, is that your produce is all local.

    At Karisma Hotels & Resorts, sustainability is key. Since 2009, El Dorado Royale has been home to a 76,000-square-foot greenhouse orchard, where fresh produce & herbs of all kinds- from chilies, to cucumbers & cilantro are grown daily and sent to each Karisma property in the Riviera Maya (the El Dorado Resorts, Azul Hotels, Hidden Beach Resort & Generations Riviera Maya). So when you’re greeted in the lobby with a cucumber-infused water or bite into that cherry tomato in your salad, know it came from the Greenhouse. Oh, and did we mention that each property is Green Globe Certified? That means it’s legit.

    Foodies, rejoice.


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Stephanie Pineiro Beyond the Palm, at Karisma Hotels & Resorts

Stephanie Pineiro Stephanie Pineiro is a twenty-something year old self-proclaimed foodie with a passion for travel, avocados, craft beer, and Star Wars. Born and raised in Miami, she moved away for college (go Noles!) but quickly realized that she wasn’t ready to leave her hometown just yet. Stephanie is currently the Social Media Coordinator for Karisma Hotels & Resorts. She resides in Coral Gables with her two best friends, a pup named Marley, and a kitty named Mercy. When she’s not working, she enjoys posting food photos on her @BigBootyFoodies Instagram account, and researching her next vacation spot. One day, she’ll visit Antarctica.
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