Recognition of Catalonia Hotels & Resorts at the Travel Weekly Magellan Awards 2017

Catalonia Hotels & Resorts was honored with seven Magellan Awards 2017, awarded by the most important tourist market in the world, Travel Weekly.

There are winners from all over the world and in obtaining this recognition, in Catalonia Hotels & Resorts we become representatives of the best of the Tourism industry worldwide.

The seven awards were distributed in very different categories, reaffirming the important work being done by the team of Catalonia Hotels & Resorts in all its departments.

The Territorial Directors of Mexico and the Dominican Republic in Catalonia Hotels & Resorts, Gonzalo Vera and Silvia Ortega respectively, agree that “we are very proud to have received these awards in such different aspects in the tourism business, our involvement with the environment, gastronomy or audiovisual and social marketing “. They also comment that “it is an honor for the chain to receive these awards from a publication such as Travel Weekly, as it is a benchmark in the travel industry because of its great coverage and impeccable professionalism”.

Catalonia Hotels & Resorts also received awards from Travel Weekly in 2016.

Our Winners

Hotel Catalonia Santo Domingo
Location: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Magellan Gold Award Winner 2017
Category: Hospitality | Business Hotel

Located right in front of the Malecon of the city of Santo Domingo, Catalonia Santo Domingo is our first city hotel in the Caribbean. Only 30 minutes from Las Américas International Airport and very close to the historical area of the city.

It is the main business and conference hotel in the city. It has 1,150 square meters of areas ideal for events, distributed in 10 rooms, located on the same floor. Some of the lounges offer natural light and ocean view, equipped with multifunctional services and the best technology.

The Hotel Catalonia Santo Domingo has 228 rooms, distributed in its 21 floors and has the best views of the Caribbean Sea. In addition, all our guests have free access to the best WiFi Internet connectivity throughout the hotel, wide choice of restaurants, gym, pool, room service and above all, the best service of our staff.

Do you want to know more about Catalonia Santo Domingo?


Catalonia Hotels & Resorts
Magellan Gold Award Winner 2017
Category Hospitality | Eco-Friendly Resort

At Catalonia Hotels & Resorts we have always been concerned with the care of the environment that surrounds our Caribbean resorts, and for that reason we continually seek to contribute with different actions, involving our collaborators and guests.

We created the EcoCat program, made up of members of the hotel’s operating and executive committee, responsible for maintaining sustainable policy and ensuring compliance, as well as efficiently managing company resources and being more competitive and sustainable in the long term.

We celebrate on important ecological dates such as Earth Hour, Earth Day, among others, where we remind guests and collaborators that the planet and its ecosystems not only give us life now but also to future generations.

We carry out ecological actions in our resorts in Mexico and the Dominican Republic, do you want to know more?


Promotional Campaign Videos – Don’t Just Book Us, Live Us
Catalonia Hotels & Resorts – Mexico and the Dominican Republic
Magellan Gold Award Winner 2017
Category: Hospitality | Marketing – Promotional Video

We ask ourselves, how to communicate what distinguishes us as a hotel chain, with objectivity and reaching all the tourists who are looking for a vacation option in the Caribbean? The answer was easy: showing the world what we live day by day in our resorts and what the Catalonia experience really means.

Our greatest strength is what we call “The Catalonia Family”, made up of all those who collaborate in Catalonia Hotels & Resorts, adding also the opinions of our guests who recognize us year after year with their presence.

We worked together with an audiovisual production company that helped us translate into images the magic of staying at one of our resorts in Mexico and the Dominican Republic, which resulted in this campaign that we named “Don’t Just Book Us, Live Us” and which shows each of the beautiful corners of Catalonia Hotels & Resorts in the Caribbean.

To see these incredible videos, click here. 


Instagram – Catalonia Hotels & Resorts
Magellan Silver Award Winner 2017
Category: Social Media

Catalonia Hotels & Resorts has seven resorts in the Caribbean that year after year are positioned better in the preference of their visitors, ensuring an unforgettable vacation.

For this reason, we have recognized the importance of showing the best photographs and videos of our resorts, spreading the wonderful context in which our properties, our gastronomic offer, rooms, activities and in general everything a guest can find during their stay.

In 2013 we launched our Instagram account and by 2015, with only 6,000 followers, positioned us in the top 5 Instagram accounts of Spanish hotel companies with the highest number of interactions per publication and 1st place in commitment percentage.

Currently, our Instagram account has more than 28,000 followers, coming mainly from the United States, Dominican Republic, Chile and Argentina.

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Terrace Tapas Restaurant & Lounge
Location: Catalonia Gran Dominicus | Bayahibe, Dominican Republic
Magellan Silver Award Winner 2017
Category: Hospitality | Restaurant Design

With the aim of being an inspiration in beach restaurants, not only in the area of Bayahibe but throughout the Dominican territory and taking into account the location, design, atmosphere, quality of service and gastronomy, we gave life to Terrace Tapas Restaurant & Lounge within the Catalonia Gran Dominicus complex.

Our guests can enjoy delicious dishes in a cheerful and relaxed atmosphere with a wonderful view of the Dominican Caribbean.

The menu offers particularities in terms of ingredients, creativity, and flavor. This spectacular restaurant has a la carte breakfast service, snacks during the meal and at night, it becomes an exquisite place for Spanish Tapas.

Do you already know it?


Bloved Lounge & Restaurant
Location: Catalonia Riviera Maya | Riviera Maya, Mexico
Magellan Silver Award Winner 2017
Category: Hospitality | Restaurant Design

The newest restaurant in Catalonia Riviera Maya, ideal to taste exquisite dishes with the best atmosphere and the privileged attention that our guests deserve.

Bloved Lounge & Restaurant is located on a second floor, allowing you to enjoy the food accompanied by wonderful views of the Mexican Caribbean through its huge windows.

This restaurant distinguishes itself and changes the traditional perception of food, merging the ancestral with the modern, the healthy with the exquisite, the best of America and Europe. It is an organic, gourmet concept that came to stay in the heart of our Privileged guests.

Click here and get more info about it.


Pearl Beach Club
Location: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Magellan Silver Award Winner 2017
Category: Destinations | Beaches

In 2015 Catalonia Hotels & Resorts created Pearl Beach Club, a new experience in Punta Cana that offers modern and elegant facilities, fun, beach, music, fashion, relaxation and, of course, the best international cuisine.

Inspired by the unique beauty of the pearls and the mysticism that surrounds them, Pearl Beach Club is designed to be the Pearl of the Caribbean, a club that takes the typical pool party to a different and exclusive level.

Pearl Beach Club offers different family entertainment options every week, as well as theme parties such as the Foam Party, Carnival, Brazilian Fiesta, Sunday Flamingo, among many others, all with the aim of amusing our visitors.

To learn more about Pearl Beach Club click here.


One of the most curious aspects of these awards is the statuette awarded to the winners, as it is produced by the same company that produces the important cinematographic and television awards, Oscar® and Emmy®.

If you want to know the complete list of the winners of Gold and Silver Magellan Awards 2017, click here. 

At Catalonia Hotels & Resorts we are very proud to receive these awards and invite you to visit us and enjoy our Caribbean Resorts.