El Cid Resorts - Milestone in Sustainable Tourism

Mazatlán, México. June 6, 2017 – All six El Cid Resorts have been awarded the GreenLeaders certification granted by TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel site, for having implemented green practices that meet the organization’s stringent guidelines and demonstrating an ongoing commitment to the environment.

El Cid Castilla Beach Hotel, El Cid Marina Beach Hotel, El Cid Moro Beach Hotel and El Cid Granada Hotel & Country Club located in Mazatlán have been recognized as Platinum level GreenLeaders, the highest level that can be achieved in the TripAdvisor® GreenLeaders™ program. Hotel Marina El Cid Spa & Beach Resort in Riviera Maya was the first El Cid resort to gain Platinum tier recognition. El Cid La Ceiba Beach Hotel in Cozumel has been recently awarded the Silver level GreenLeader status.

Green practices such as recycling, alternative energy and water efficiency are some of the criteria that TripAdvisor uses to identify hotels that would qualify to be certified in the GreenLeaders program.

GreenLeader properties have met a set of environmental standards developed for TripAdvisor by a leading environmental consulting firm with input from expert partners. The greater number of green practices a hotel has in place, the higher its GreenLeader level could be, which is shown on the property’s listing on the TripAdvisor site.

All of El Cid Resorts’ properties have been recognized for implementing eco-friendly practices and programs such as linen and towel re-use, recycling, on-site composting and for incorporating smart design strategies throughout the buildings that reduce energy use.

According to Carlos Berdegué CEO of El Cid Resorts, the efforts to earn the GreenLeader certification at all of the resorts represents a commitment to our guests and the principles of sustainability. “Compatibility with the environment is something we learned from my father when he founded El Cid Resorts. He taught us that if a business is not environment friendly, their future will be very short and shallow.” We believe that even more strongly today in 2017 and applaud our El Cid team for their diligent work to earn and sustain this recognition”.

Travelers can now search for accommodations that have TripAdvisor GreenLeaders status on the TripAdvisor site, and view a detailed list of environmentally-friendly practices that they can expect at each location.

“The TripAdvisor GreenLeaders program recognizes the properties around the world that are committed to environmental sustainability,” said Ryan Dillon, Manager of Responsible Travel at TripAdvisor. “We applaud these businesses, from the smallest B&B to the largest hotel chain, for helping to make eco-friendly trips possible for our community of millions of travelers.”

Adding to the importance of these distinctions is that TripAdvisor is considered the world’s largest travel site, and most travelers have been shown to place importance on properties implementing eco-friendly practices into consideration when deciding on hotels for their vacations. After their stay, users are able to make comments on the hotel’s environmental practices as part of their reviews.

The TripAdvisor GreenLeaders program was developed in consultation with the United Nations Environment Programme, the U.S. Green Building Council, and ENERGY STAR®, among other leading environmental organizations. For more information, please visit www.tripadvisor.com/GreenLeaders.

About El Cid Resorts:

Experience the vacation of your dreams at El Cid Resorts, where authentic Mexican hospitality sets the stage for an extraordinary escape. Select from three vibrant destinations – Mazatlán, Riviera Maya and Cozumel - each featuring oceanfront accommodations, indulgent spa services and warm friendly service. Enjoy breathtaking Pacific Ocean sunsets and world-class golf courses at our El Cid Mazatlán Resorts. Dive the mysterious Mayan underground rivers at El Cid Resort in Cozumel where you’ll find some of the most beautiful cave and cavern (“cenote”) diving in the world, or snorkel the sparkling Caribbean waters of Puerto Morelos National Reef Park at Hotel Marina El Cid Spa Beach Resort, a pristine threshold on the quieter side of Cancún/Riviera Maya. Whether in search of a México family vacation or a romantic getaway for two, El Cid Resorts provides memorable, one-of-a-kind experiences. For more information, please see: http://www.elcid.com

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