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Rosas & Xocolate on the Paseo de Montejo. Photo: Courtesy

Mérida, YucatánRosas & Xocolate, the pink boutique hotel that drove a high-end trend on the Paseo de Montejo nearly 10 years ago, is getting a national honor today.

The Federal Ministry of Tourism (Sectur) this morning (Wednesday) will deliver its “National Quality Tourism” award to the hotel, which also combines a restaurant, rooftop bar and spa.

The honor goes to service providers that obtain a certain level of quality within the National Certification System. Rosas & Xocolate obtained a diamond-level certification, the highest honor available.

A ceremony is scheduled 10 a.m. at the hotel complex, which comprises two restored mansions which were joined on the corner of Mérida’s grand boulevard and Calle 41.

The National Tourism Certification System issued the distinction to 361 service providers throughout the country.

The system also rates travel agencies, car rental companies, golf courses and tourist destinations, among other sectors.

Rosas & Xocolate opened in November 2009. Owner Carol Kolozs Fischer hired award-winning architect Salvador Reyes Rios and artist/designer Josefina Larrain Lagos. Among its first national awards, the project was the 2011 “Best Architectural Restoration in Mexico” according to Architectural Digest.

The destination was also named “The Best Urban Hotel” in Mexico by Food & Travel magazine two years in a row.

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