Grand Velas Riviera Maya's Sen Lin was awarded the American Automobile Association's (AAA) Four Diamond Award, the fourth restaurant at the resort to be honored. With 22 Diamonds by AAA, Grand Velas Riviera Maya has set new standards in the All-Inclusive World – its food, creativity and presentation are comparable to top restaurants across the world. In addition to Sen Lin, the AAA Five Diamond resort offers guests five gourmet offerings including the AAA Five Diamond Cocina de Autor and Frida and Piaf, rated Four Diamonds. Sen Lin is founded on the culinary traditions of northeast and southwest Asia including China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Malaysia, Cambodia and Thailand. At the helm of the restaurant is Chef Wayu "Light" Wattanakamin whose 14 years of culinary-industry experience and exploration of international cuisine keep traditional food and flavors of Asia in every dish.
Sen Lin offers authentic Asian decor indoor and outdoor views from the terrace of the Yucatan's lush jungle setting. Signature dishes include bamboo-steamed buns filled with pork; pork wontons with pickled vegetables, Siam Pad Thai, and rack of lamb with Sriracha and grapes.
Each year, AAA reviews more than 31,000 restaurants. Only 2.1 percent make the AAA Four Diamond list. AAA Diamond Ratings for restaurants represent a combination of the overall food, service, décor, and ambiance offered by the establishment. The descriptive ratings are assigned exclusively to establishments that meet and uphold AAA's rigorous approval standards. A Four Diamond restaurant provides distinctive fine dining, creatively prepared, and skillfully served, amid upscale ambiance.
About Grand Velas Riviera Maya - Beyond All Inclusive, Beyond All Compare This all-inclusive luxury resort in the Mexican Caribbean features 83 hectares of natural beauty enhanced in 3 different environments: Zen Grand – 254 suites with views of the jungle and mangroves; Ambassador – 195 suites with ocean view; and Grand Class – 90 suites facing the sea.
An excellent choice for MICE trips, the resort offers more than 91,000 square feet of meeting space and outdoor areas for events inclusive of a 31,000-square-foot Convention Center, able to accommodate up to 2,700 guests. Eight restaurants on site include five gourmet offerings presenting a tour through Mexico, Europe, and Asia.
All 539 designer-like suites are exceptionally spacious, all offering more than 1,100 square feet, balconies, and some with private plunge pools. All feature fully stocked mini bars, L'Occitane amenities, artisanal mezcal, and Nespresso coffee machines. Bathrooms deserve special mention with walk in glass shower, deep soaking Jacuzzi tubs and marble interior.
Se Spa is the region's largest spa sanctuary at more than 90,000 square feet, known for its authentic Mexican treatments, offerings from around world and a signature seven-step water journey.
The resort has won numerous awards from Travel + Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler, USA Today, and several other magazines and major companies worldwide, including Virtuoso's Best Spa and TripAdvisor's Hall of Fame. A member of the Virtuoso Hotels & Resorts Program, Grand Velas Riviera Maya was built and is operated by Eduardo Vela Ruiz, founder and president of Velas Resorts, with brother Juan Vela, vice president of Velas Resorts, by his side.