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Two El Cid Resorts Hotels Awarded TripAdvisor’s Highest GreenLeaders™ Status

Platinum Level Certification Awarded to El Cid Castilla Beach Hotel and El Cid El Moro Beach Hotel

El Cid Resorts proudly announces that El Cid Castilla Beach Hotel and El Cid El Moro Beach Hotel located in Mazatlán have been accepted as Platinum level GreenLeaders. The certification is the highest level that can be achieved in the TripAdvisor® GreenLeaders™ program, which helps travelers around the world plan greener trips by highlighting hotels and B&Bs engaging in environmentally-friendly practices.

Green practices like recycling, alternative energy and water efficiency are some of the criteria that TripAdvisor uses to identify hotels that would qualify to be on the GreenLeaders program. GreenLeaders properties have met a set of environmental standards developed for TripAdvisor by a leading environmental consulting firm with input from expert partners. The more green practices a hotel has in place, the higher its GreenLeader level, which is shown on the property’s listing on the TripAdvisor site.

Each El Cid Hotel has been recognized for implementing eco-friendly practices and programs such as linen and towel re-use, recycling and on-site composting and for incorporating smart design strategies throughout buildings that reduce energy use.

“El Cid Resorts has always had a strong commitment to the environment with green practices taking place throughout all our properties, and we are honored that our hotels have achieved the highest distinction in the GreenLeaders program,” said Carlos Berdegué, president and chief executive officer for El Cid Resorts.

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. There are four categories in the GreenLeaders program: Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum.

“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 Mexico 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/

About TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor is the world's largest travel site, enabling travelers to unleash the potential of every trip. TripAdvisor offers advice from millions of travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamles2s links to booking tools that check hundreds of websites to find the best hotel prices. TripAdvisor branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, reaching 390 million average monthly unique visitors, and reached 435 million reviews and opinions covering 6.8 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions. The sites operate in 49 markets worldwide. TripAdvisor: Know better. Book better. Go better.

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Mónica Birrueta
Public Relations Manager – El Cid Resorts 
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