Costa Rican hotel enters the prestigious association Relais & Châteaux


Written by MJ Blanco

The Nayara Spring Hotel, located in La Fortuna Costa Rica in the Northern region of San Carlos, announces that now it is part of the prestigious Relais & Châteuax Association, and therefore has received the emblematic "Fleur-de-lis", which accredits it as part of the mentioned group, as of this 2018.

This Association was created in 1954, in France; and is an organization that welcomes world-class luxury hotels and acclaimed restaurants. To be part of this prestigious association its members must not only meet the requirements of the Association, but also, share the core values of it. It means that they have to preserve the local culture and diversity and share the local culinary experience.

Jairo Quesada, Resident Manager of Nayara Springs explains that "being part of the Collection of Boutique Hotels of the Relais & Châteaux fills us with a lot of pride and satisfaction, because it means that we are at the level of the highest gastronomy and hotel services quality in the world, which inspires us every day to continue working on excellence and creating unforgettable experiences for our guests ".

"Also, by being part of Relais & Châteaux, certifies us as a prestigious hotel at an international worldwide level, and guarantees the guest a unique, cozy and luxurious experience, while enjoying and knowing more about the Costa Rican gastronomy”, added Quesada.

But, how did Nayara Springs achieved being part of such a select group? To be part of this important group of hotels and restaurants, Nayara Springs had to meet a series of requirements requested by the Association to ensure that they accomplish them and can be considered as one property fulfilling its high-quality standards.

Among the requirements that can be mentioned, we have that, in first place, the hotel must make an application which is sent to Relais & Châteaux; and then, their Quality Department audits the property according to the quality letter they have, which has more than 300 different criteria.

"In addition, the Association conducts a secret inspection to control their criteria of excellence. And then, the hotel fills out a formal membership application form reviewed by the Network Commission, which is composed of various members of the organization, employees of the quality department and the president of the Association, "said Quesada.

Another requirement is that the Association asks the delegate and the neighboring member to share their opinion about the hotel, and then an interview with the president of the Association is organized; this with the objective of verifying that the hotel complies with the values of the Association.

Finally, the admission of the Nayara Springs Hotel was taken by the Board of Directors, who relied on the documents that form part of the application file, the anonymous quality audit conducted and the interview with the president.

The incorporation of Nayara Springs to the Association occurred at the end of the year 2017, through the Guide of the International Collection 2018, published by Relais & Châteuax. This helps the reinforcement of the Costa Rica hotels in the International marketplace, showing that the country has a lot to offer to its visitors, as well as the fact that shows the interest of the different products in being recognized as high quality ones.

Here in Nayara Springs, visitors can enjoy privacy amidst luxurious comfort and green sceneries. It does not matter if they are coming to enjoy their holidays in Costa Rica or if they are celebrating their special honeymoon moment, the quality of the service will always be the same.

This adults-only boutique resort has several villas immersed in the exuberant vegetation of the pristine rainforests of Costa Rica, offering different amenities to ensure the real enjoyment of the time there. Services such as daily yoga at no extra fee, State-of-the-art Fitness Center, lap pool and some pools in the villas, romantic, adventurous and ecological Costa Rica tours, and an award-winning Spa -the Yoga Pavillion-, among others, complete the offer of the property.

Getting here won’t be a problem for you as there are different ways to access the place and you can opt for a private guided transfer, a drive by your own in a rented car or by air taking a domestic flight. The important thing here is that you don’t miss the opportunity of pamper yourself in this prestigious property.

Travel Excellence is happy for this achievement and congrats all the staff of Nayara Springs hotel for their effort in bringing a first-class service and for having improve the quality of their service through the years.

If you want to stay in the hotel and try its unforgettable services, please contact us; we will be more than glad in assisting you! 

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