Travel writers and journalists get paid to say positive things about hotels, resorts, and attractions, but the public is under no obligation to wax poetic about any of these, thus the announcement that Belize’s San Ignacio Resort Hotel was the recipient of Conde Nast Traveler’s 2021 Readers’ Choice Award was greeted with excitement and a few tears of joy by staffers. “We work hard to make sure that every guest is treated in accordance with the Golden Rule. All members of our staff broke into spontaneous applause the moment we received this news about guests giving us rave reviews,” enthused Managing Director Mariam Roberson. “We are humbled and grateful.” A hotel built on a dream Property owners Mr. and Mrs. Escandar Bedran began their marriage by opening a social club named the “Stork Club” after the iconic New York City club. Over decades, the family experienced tragedies and successes that accompanied the birth of children and grandchildren as the couple’s real estate holdings grew. The jewel in the family crown was the establishment in 1976 of The San Ignacio Hotel. The former luxury estate became a mecca for dignitaries, though the most high-profile among them arrived in February 1994 when HRH Queen Elizabeth II sojourned at the hotel. Home to a legacy of awards The San Ignacio Resort Hotel began amassing awards and notoriety over the years, including “Restaurant of the Year (2016),” “Hotel of the Year (2012 and 2016),” “Hospitality Award (2015),” and a #1 ranking on Trip Advisor’s “Best Activities in San Ignacio” list for its novel Green Iguana Conservation Project. But earning a first Traveler’s Choice Award in 2021 proved to be icing on the property’s cake. “Winning this award two years in a row is a dream come true for the extended Bedran family who never takes for granted guest experiences,” added Roberson. With a combined score of 98.1 satisfaction points, The San Ignacio Resort Hotel officially joined the ranks of top 5 properties throughout Central America based on guest feedback that included high marks for lush accommodations, world-class cuisine, exceptional amenities, and outstanding personalized service. About the San Ignacio Resort Hotel Located in the Cayo District, The San Ignacio Hotel Resort is ideally located 5 minutes from San Ignacio Town. The 17-acre, 27-room boutique hotel is home to the award-winning Running W Restaurant serving meats raised on the family ranch. In addition to an onsite tour desk, outdoor pool, tennis courts, and expansive special event facilities, it is home to the Green Iguana Conservation Project, one of Cayo’s most popular attractions. For more information about the resort hotel, amenities, Running W restaurant, and growing list of honors this property continues to receive, please contact the property at +(501) 824-2034.