Apple Vacations’ Crystal Award For Best Hotel Chain Goes To Iberostar Hotels & Resorts

Miami, Florida – September 2006 – Leisure travelers have, once again, voted overwhelmingly to bestow the Crystal Award for Best Hotel Chain to Iberostar Hotels & Resorts. This marks the sixth year in a row that Iberostar Hotels & Resorts has received a Crystal Award from Apple Vacations — one of America’s largest tour operators. The award winners were determined by responses to questionnaires completed by more than 200,000 Apple Vacations guests who evaluate hundreds of hotels throughout the Caribbean and Hawaii to recognize exceptional quality, service and value.

Iberostar also received a Golden Apple award in 2006 for ten of the twelve resorts in Mexico and the Dominican Republic that are featured in the Apple Vacations’ brochure. The Golden Apple award winners in 2006 included Iberostar Costa Dorada, Iberostar Dominicana, Iberostar Punta Cana, Iberostar Hacienda Dominicus and Iberostar Bavaro in the Dominican Republic and Iberostar Paraiso del Mar, Iberostar Paraiso Lindo, Iberostar Paraiso Maya and Iberostar Tucan in Mexico.

Iberostar Hotels & Resorts President, Miguel Fluxá, was presented the award on September 12th at the Apple Vacations Awards Ceremony in Chicago, Illinois. He noted, “We are privileged to accept a Crystal Apple award for the fifth time from Apple Vacations. Ultimately, we provide a top-notch, all-inclusive product ensuring that our guests experience the five-star vacation they desire and deserve.”

He continued saying, “In 2007, Iberostar will be expanding our worldwide portfolio of luxury resorts with the opening of the Iberostar Grand Hotel Paraiso in Mexico as well as the addition of the Iberostar Rose Hall Beach in Jamaica.”

Iberostar Hotels & Resorts currently owns and operates 16 resorts in the Caribbean and South America, 76 hotels in Spain and the Mediterranean. Iberostar resorts are located on the best beaches in the Caribbean from the Dominican Republic to Cozumel and the Riviera Maya region of Mexico. Iberostar Hotels & Resorts, a Spanish-owned hotel company, offers guests first-class accommodations and the convenience of an all-inclusive vacation. Designed with leisure travelers in mind, a wide variety of daytime and nighttime activities, dining and entertainment options are available. Daily rates include accommodations, all meals and snacks, drinks and cocktails, fitness center, kids’ camp, activities, nightly entertainment, gratuities and more. For more information or for reservations contact a travel professional, call 888-923-2722 or visit www.iberostar.com.

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