Grand Oasis hotel restaurant wins three luxury dining awards

Benazuza offers guests a provocative and engaging sensory dining experience where science meets haute cuisine.

Oasis Hotels & Resorts, an all-inclusive vacation resort brand in the Mexican Caribbean, announced that Benazuza, the brand’s molecular fine-dining establishment at Grand Oasis Sens in Cancun, Mexico, has been recognized as the best luxury restaurant serving Mexican cuisine in the 2017 World Luxury Restaurant Awards.

Benazuza was also recognized as the best luxury resort restaurant in the North American continent and the best luxury restaurant serving molecular cuisine in the North American continent.

The restaurant, which is the brainchild of the resort’s executive chef and two-star Michelin recipient, Rafael Zafra, offers guests a provocative and engaging sensory dining experience where science meets haute cuisine. The experience begins with a series of inventive cocktails and is followed by more than 20 courses of innovative, culinary creations with Mexican influences.


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“This global recognition is a testament to our efforts to create engaging, value conscious experiences for guests at all Oasis properties,” said Jesus Almaguer, director of marketing and communications for Oasis Hotels & Resorts. “With an innovative menu that is constantly evolving to feature Mexican flavors in creative new ways, Benazuza brings a completely unique dining experience to Cancun’s culinary scene.”

This luxury adults-only property offers 353 rooms and suites, over 20 bars and restaurants, a spa, two beach clubs, three pools and a nightclub.

The annual World Luxury Restaurant Awards highlight culinary excellence and memorable experiences in dining. Nominees are selected based on four criteria: interior design to a high standard, food quality, standard of haute cuisine and excellent service reviews.

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