Sunday, March 27, 2011

Grupo Vidanta Receives Earth Check Gold Certification for the Fifth Consecutive Year

GUADALAJARA, MX (March 27, 2011) -- Grupo Vidanta, Mexico's leading developer of resorts, has announced its designation as an Earth Check Gold recipient for the fifth consecutive year. Earth Check Gold, an international standard of sustainability auditing approved by over 180 nations at the United Nation's "Cumbre de la Tierra" (World Summit on Sustainable Development) convention in Rio de Janeiro, is practiced on every continent and in over 30 countries.

Grupo Vidanta garnered its distinction for continuing to meet Earth Check Gold's stringent benchmarks through extensive training and corporate education to promote continued sustainability efforts. Efforts include initiatives such as recycling, limiting water use and turtle conservation among many others.

Grupo Vidanta proactively ensures resort guests are partners in maintaining its status as an industry leader in sustainability through marketing and promotional materials visible in guest rooms and throughout resort grounds. Additionally, one Grupo Vidanta resort, the Mayan Palace affords guests the opportunity of viewing endangered turtles in their natural habitat while visiting its Turtle Camp.

"Being awarded this honor demonstrates Grupo Vidanta is a good corporate and community steward who continually honors our environmental commitments, while giving our guests the luxury experience they expect," states Michel Beuffe, Chief Operating Officer of Grupo Vidanta.

About Grupo Vidanta

Grupo Vidanta was founded in 1974 and has evolved for more than 35 years into one of Mexico's leading developers of hotels and resorts, golf courses, vacation ownership, and tourism infrastructure, including Mexico's first privately built and owned international airport at Puerto PeƱasco. For American travelers, Grupo Vidanta offers a choice of full-service luxury beach resorts in Mexico's finest beaches, under the Grand Luxxe, The Grand Bliss, Ocean Breeze, Sea Garden, Mayan Palace and The Grand Mayan brands. In the near future, new hospitality brands will include The Bliss and Mansions of the World. Grupo Vidanta's Mayan Island has built and sold over 2,000 second homes. For further information see

Press Release Source: Grupo Vidanta
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