Catalonia Hotels & Resorts is a 2016 Travel Weekly Magellan Awards winner

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Travel Weekly recently announced the 2016 Magellan Awards winners and Catalonia Hotels & Resorts is part of them. There are winners from around the world and getting this recognition makes you one of the best in the global tourism industry.

The Magellan Awards recognize excellence in design, marketing and services in a wide range of industry segments such as Hospitality, Travel Destinations, Cruise Lines, Online Travel Services, Airlines and Airports, Travel Agents and Agencies, Tour Operators and Ground Transportation.

The jury which determines the winners of the Magellan Awards is composed of top travel professionals, it represents the most accomplished leaders from the industry.

The entries do not compete with one another, instead, the jury evaluated them according to a standard of excellence based on Travel Weekly´s experience. That’s why a category may have multiple winners, or may have no winners at all.

“This year’s winners continue to raise the bar, establishing themselves as not just the most talented and creative people in the travel industry but among the most creative and talented of any industry. The creativity that travel industry marketers and designers display to inspire travel and enhance the travel experience continues to impress our expert judges and readers” Arnie Weissmann, editor in chief of Travel Weekly.

Our Winners


BO Restaurant
Place: Catalonia Royal Bavaro Hotel | Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
2016 Magellan Awards Gold Winner
Category: Hospitality| Luxury | Restaurant Design


BO Barcelona Origins, a vegetarian restaurant with à la carte menu, ideal for those travelers who are concerned about their diet, but not so willing to sacrifice the flavor of its food and much less the quality. Located in Catalonia Royal Bavaro, our adults only Resort in Punta Cana.

The modern and luminous BO ambiance combines the classic style of materials as natural stones and aromatic plants between the flagstones with some wooden touches that contrast with glass and metal treatment imposed by regular form, all this to obtain a unique and a different design, creating a feeling of privacy and elegance. 

BO represents an excellent choice for those clients who are looking for a different and interesting gastronomic experience.

Social Media Campaign “Going Viral, How to…”
Catalonia Hotels & Resorts
2016 Magellan Awards Gold Winner
Category: Hospitality | Overall – Social Media


For Catalonia Hotels & Resorts constant communication with clients, it´s a key to success and is the reason why social networks have formed an essential part in the development of the brand within the hospitality industry, reaching substantial levels of interaction.

The campaign was designed to be grateful for the preference of the customers, but also to satisfy their curiosity about the lovely figure towels made by the room maids for the guest rooms. These funny and tender details in the towels shaped like teddy bears, swans, dinosaurs, dolls, fish and many others, demonstrate the creativity and ingenuity of our staff.

Six videos were included in the campaign and were published in the different accounts of Facebook from the Resorts of the Caribbean, both in Mexico and in the Dominican Republic and it’s necessary to emphasize that they quickly became viral, reaching significantly high levels of engagement and without any type of advertising.

Pearl Beach Club
Place: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
2016 Magellan Awards Silver Winner
Category: Overall Destinations | Beaches


Catalonia Hotels & Resorts creates Pearl Beach Club, a new experience at Punta Cana that offers a modern & elegant structure that mixes the human creation with the exuberant beauty of nature.

Inspired by the unique beauty of pearls and the mystic around them, Pearl Beach Club is called to be the Pearl of the Caribbean, a club conceived to take the typical pool party to another level of exclusivity. Pearl Beach Club is fun, beach, music, fashion, relax and of course the best international cuisine. 

A perfect combination of a modern architectural design with a touch of contemporary style that can be appreciated through the unique lighting that completes the minimalistic style of the restaurant and the retro chic of the furniture. Also, the tropical beauty of the Dominican Caribbean is mixed with the clean elegant lines that show a color palette ranging from blue to beige, creating a state of calm and relax. 

Rauxa Restaurant & Show
Place: Riviera Maya, Mexico
2016 Magellan Awards Silver Winner
Category: Mexico – Overall Destinations | Cultural/Arts

Catalonia Hotels & Resorts conceived a great and unique concept in the Riviera Maya. A dinner show that is totally out of the ordinary: Rauxa Restaurant & Show.

The theater, located in the Hotel Catalonia Royal Tulum, mixes the elegance and sensuality with technology, live music, and an electrifying performance, creating a completely different experience than what already exists in Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Tulum, and its surroundings.

Rauxa Restaurant & Show presents a world-class show for adults only, with different ambiances and stories based on the sensuality of burlesque and cabaret performances, bringing together jazz music, dance choreography, acting scenes, and passion!

To see the full list of 2016 Magellan Awards Gold & Silver winners, click here.

In Catalonia Hotels & Resorts we’re very proud to receive these awards and we invite you to visit us and enjoy our Caribbean resorts.