Capella Ixtapa Awarded the #1 Resort for Pacific Riviera Mexico in the 2012 Readers’ Choice Awards by Condé Nast Traveler Magazine

Capella Hotels and Resorts Announces Capella Ixtapa Awarded the #1 Resort for Pacific Riviera Mexico in the 2012 Readers’ Choice Awards by Condé Nast Traveler Magazine

Overall Score Ranked Capella Ixtapa #22 in the World

Atlanta, Georgia – In just the short five years that Capella Hotels and Resorts has been welcoming guests, many of the resorts have received prestigious accolades from premier publications around the world…and this year is no exception.

Condé Nast Traveler recently announced the results of the 2012 Readers’ Choice Awards, and Capella Ixtapa is honored to be awarded the #1 resort for the “Pacific Riviera Mexico” category. The resort’s overall score of 96.8 makes it the highest scoring resort in all of Mexico, and solidifying its position as #22 best resort in the world.

The Readers’ Choice Awards is based on data collected from an annual survey, which this year received a record 46,476 readers that participated. The final rankings for each resort were compiled based on scores from criteria including food/dining, location, overall design, rooms and service.

“We are honored for Capella Ixtapa to be recognized as the #1 resort in Pacific Riviera Mexico in this year’s acclaimed Readers’ Choice Awards,” says CEO and Chairman, Capella Hotels and Resorts, Horst Schulze. “And, we are very proud of the resort’s exceptional staff. Their dedication to providing our guests with authentic and memorable experiences unquestionably contributed to the gratifying feedback we received.”

In addition to the Readers’ Choice Awards, Capella Ixtapa was awarded the #1 spa resort in Mexico and Central American in the 2012 “Top Spas” list by Condé Nast Traveler magazine.

To view the full results of this year’s Readers’ Choice Awards, please visit

For more information or reservations for Capella Ixtapa, please visit or contact your local travel agent.

Editor’s Note:

Capella Ixtapa caters to the world’s most discerning travelers from a secluded cliffside setting overlooking the rugged natural beauty of Don Juan Beach and the Pacific Ocean. It features 59 expansive suites, world-class dining in four distinct environments, a pampering spa, fitness center, freshwater pool and private beach access. The only luxury resort in proximity to Ixtapa’s two championship golf courses and 600-slip marina, Capella Ixtapa lies within Mexico’s idyllic Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo region, which is blessed by an average of 300 days of sunshine and temperatures in the 80s and 90s. It is a short, 20-minute drive from Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport.

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The Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Survey, begun in 1988, is available through a secure Web site at This year's tabulations of 46,476 responses were done by Global Market Insite, Inc., of Boston. Organization: The questionnaire contains lists of candidates in various categories (Cities, Hotels, etc.). Individual candidates are judged by relevant criteria for each. Those that receive a required minimum number of responses are deemed eligible for a Readers' Choice Award Evaluation: Each candidate is rated, criterion by criterion, on a five-point scale: excellent, very good, good, fair, and poor. Those scores, which represent the percentage of excellent and very good ratings, are averaged to calculate the final score published here. For example, King Pacific Lodge's rating, 96.9, is the average of its scores for all criteria: Food/Dining, Location, Overall Design, Rooms, Service, and (for resorts) Activities/Facilities.

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