San Ignacio, Belize- October 28, 2016 – This weekend, the Belize Tourism Board hosted the 14th Annual Industry awards which aims to highlight the top players in Belize’s tourism industry. San Ignacio Resort Hotel shined at the event bringing home the most coveted and highly honoured awards; Hotel of the Year and Restaurant of the Year.
The Hotel of the Year award recognizes a licensed hotel with ten or more rooms that offers a gateway to paradise, where service exceeds excellence with demonstrated positive attitude and attentiveness of staff. Offering exceptional value for money, equipped with outstanding facilities and amenities, remarkable ambience, innovation and the ability to provide visitors with a truly authentic and all-encompassing Belize experience. The Restaurant of the Year award highlights a restaurant that offers an exemplary dining experience and not just a meal or a routine. Here, the ambiance is bliss, the menu offers diversity and there is demonstrated service excellence. The personality of the restaurant is as distinct as the staff is professional. These two prestigious awards add to the Hotel’s previous accolades of Hotel of the Year 2012, Hospitality Award 2015 and Minister’s Award 2015.
“It is such a great honor to be recognized for your hard work by your industry partners. Winning Restaurant of the Year is a great accomplishment for the Hotel and my team. Running a restaurant is challenging; however, we feel proud to be named the as the best in Belize”, said Mrs. Paulita B. Figueroa, Operations Manager of the San Ignacio Resort Hotel.
This award could not have come at a better time for this establishment as they celebrated their 40th Anniversary on August 17th and completed the addition of two new luxury suites on September 21st, the Master Suite and the Royal Suite. The Resort has continued to be a prominent player in the tourism industry and continues to set the bar for luxury service in Belize.
“This award truly solidifies our vision in what we wanted to accomplish 15 years ago when we introduced ‘a new era of luxury’ in San Ignacio, Belize. My goal has always been to develop our property and our brand into a luxury product that is recognized both locally and internationally”, stated Mrs. Mariam Roberson, Managing Director of the San Ignacio Resort Hotel. “The fact that we won this award both in 2013 and 2016 truly speaks to the commitment from my team. I feel privileged to work with a group of people who have such a passion for our vision,” she went on to say.
To celebrate this achievement the Resort Hotel will host several events for its team as an appreciation for their personal contribution and service over the years. The San Ignacio Resort Hotel is committed to being the Hotel of choice for local and international visitors and will continue being a leader in the tourism industry by setting the precedent for luxury hospitality in Belize.
The San Ignacio Resort Hotel is a premier full-service Belize resort, located in the Cayo district. The hotel boasts first-class amenities and accommodations for those seeking to relax and enjoy a beautiful tropical resort, yet offers nearby adventures for those wanting to explore inland Belize. The luxury San Ignacio Belize hotel is centrally located for adventure tours to nearby archaeological parks, caves and nature reserves and boasts views of rainforest and wildlife from each of its 26 rooms.