Blue Diamond Resorts Announces First Annual Food + Drink Experience at Royalton CHIC Suites Cancun

CANCUN, July 07, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, Blue Diamond Resorts announced its first annual Food + Drink Experience hosted at the all-inclusive Royalton CHIC Suites Cancun Resort & Spa, September 19-26, 2021. Sixteen internationally renowned chefs will lead the week-long culinary festival showcasing mouth-watering cuisine and mixology demonstrations, savory beach barbecues, signature chef pairing dinners and lavish after-hours parties.

Celebrity chefs Aarón Sánchez, Ray “Dr. BBQ” Lampe, Ted Reader, Dean Max, Cindy Hutson, Rick Moonen, Bernard Guillas, Tim Grandinetti, Jorge Valencia, Federico Lopez, Reyna García, Cesar Castañeda, Alfredo Romero, Freddy Chi, Carlo Magno, and Zaida Fernandez will gather in the breathtaking Mexican Caribbean to provide foodies and travelers alike the best of both worlds.

“We’re excited to present this experience in the energy-driven environment that is Royalton CHIC Suites Cancun that many of our guests are sharing together for the first time since the pandemic,” says Jordi Pelfort, President of Hotels and Resort at Sunwing Travel Group. “We have partnered with some of the world’s best chefs to bring a diverse palate to Cancun and the Food + Drink Experience that represents both local and global cuisine and cultures.”

The Food + Drink Experience will provide event goers with the exclusive and intimate opportunity to get up close to some of the world’s most talented culinary creators and explore innovative flavors and the freshest ingredients from Mexico’s own backyard. The seven-day event is chalk full of experiences, including cooking exhibitions from Chef Cesar Castañeda and Chef Jorge Valencia, a beach barbecue with the Freddy Chi, a signature barbecue pairing hosted by Chefs Ted Reader and Ray Lampe, Chocolate and Mezcal pairings with Chef Benjamin Nava, the first ever Mexican Caribbean Tiki Mixology Competition, and much more that guests can enjoy. David Araya, Edson Frikitiki Arzate, Alejandro Perez, Eliu Salazar, Brandon Orozco, and Federico Moreno are the mixology Extraordinaires and sommeliers hosting mixology demonstrations throughout the week.

As the second largest travel market in the Mexican Caribbean, Cancun is the most recognized Mexican tourist destination in the world and currently the most connected. Chosen as the inaugural destination for a festival of this size, Cancun is the ideal backdrop for Blue Diamond Resorts’ first Food + Drink Experience, all for its picturesque surroundings, authentic Mexican culture, and approach to safe travel. Since reopening to international guests in June 2020, proper health and safety protocols were put in place to ensure a safe travel experience, including COVID-19 and antigen testing for guests returning to North American locales, advanced procedures at the resort level, and more.

Jordi Pelfort adds, “In collaboration with our chef partners, Royalton CHIC Suites Cancun staff and Blue Diamond Resorts team, we are thrilled to welcome guests to what we hope is the first Food + Drink Experience of many to come.”

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About Blue Diamond Resorts        
Since its inception in 2011, Blue Diamond Resorts has curated an impressive portfolio encompassing 45 properties, exceeding 15,000 rooms in ten countries. Taking a proactive approach to differentiating brands under each market’s demands, the resort management company caters to a range of budgets and interests from adult-only elegant getaways to fun-filled family vacations. Award-winning, All-In Luxury® Royalton Luxury Resorts offers signature amenities including All-In Connectivity™, modern Sports Event Guarantee™ and in-suite wellness elements. Royalton Luxury Resorts’ adults-only sub-brands include Hideaway at Royalton, an adults-only experience with exclusive dining and preferred accommodations, plus the stylish lifestyle resorts, Royalton CHIC, located in the Caribbean’s best beachfront locales. In Jamaica, Grand Lido Negril provides those over 21 with an upscale and luxurious naturist vacation along with a secluded shore for the utmost privacy. Memories Resorts & Spa offers a vacation designed to impress the entire family, featuring a popular kids club with famous themed characters, Toopy & Binoo™, while Starfish Resorts provides amazing value for customers in convenient locations. Planet Hollywood Hotels and Resorts invites guests to Vacation Like A Star™ with an engaging and interactive experience, plus famous pop culture items from iconic movies, music and sports. Mystique by Royalton, a boutique-style resort collection, offers personalized vacations in strikingly beautiful locals full of endless adventures.

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About Royalton Luxury Resorts
Epitomizing modern elegance, award-winning Royalton Luxury Resorts offer All-In Luxury® vacations in some of the world's most popular tropical destinations including Antigua, Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, Saint Lucia, Mexico, Cuba, and Grenada. Boasting an array of world-class all-inclusive features including the premium, handcrafted DreamBed™, unlimited reservation-free luxury dining, a Sports Event Guarantee™ and more. Many of the resorts cater equally to families and couples alike, with industry-leading supervised kids and teen activities offered at no additional cost combined with family-friendly accommodation and dining options.

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