The prestigious Marriott International Excellence Awards recognized The Westin Hotel in playa Conchal, Guanacaste, as Hotel of the Year 2017 in Latin America and the Caribbean

Westin Playa Conchal Resort & Spa

Westin Playa Conchal Resort & Spa


Amongst the 30 hotel brands that are part of the chain globally, the hotel was chosen for the first time, after shifting to be part of the Marriott chain of resorts last year.

The completion of the report since it opened in Playa Conchal in May of 2011, as well as the fulfillment of different goals set, are part of the reasons Westin Playa Conchal was granted the honor.

The Westin Hotel became part of the chain in 2016 when Starwood Hotels & Resorts and Marriott International merged.

The hotel had already received a recognition for its strong community service program. It is also the only ¨All Inclusive¨ hotel of the Westin brand and it has become a model of operation within Marriott International.

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Westin Playa Conchal Resort & Spa

 Hernán Binaghi, General Manager of The Westin Golf Resort & Spa stated ¨This recognition reflects the efforts we have been doing to offer a different and innovative service, that exceeds out clients´expectations, and more so that they have a memorable and renewing experience that reflects our essence as Westin brand and, of course, our essence as a country¨.
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The Westin Hotel has also taken their engagement with the conservation of the environment seriously and through different sustainability practices, they are now certified as carbon positive.

Their community service is also one of their strengths, they generate employment in the region and work with the National Learning Institute (INA) in the education and expansion of talent through dual education programs, which in 2016 trained over 150 students.

Eight la carte restaurants, one buffet restaurant, a pizza bar, 5 bars including the Imperial Bar, spa, tennis courts, golf course, pools, theater, fitness studio, family club and different entertainment activities complete the client experiences. 

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