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Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Puerto Rico Golf & Beach Resort wins 3 Stella Awards

Property claims honors in the golf resort, food and beverage and hotel/resort categories for the International and U.S. Territories

Rio Grande, Puerto Rico (December 19, 2019) – Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Puerto Rico Golf & Beach Resort was recently awarded three 2019 Stella Awards in the categories of Best Golf Resort, International and US Territories; Best Food and Beverage, International and US Territories; and Best Hotel/Resort, International and US Territories by Northstar Meetings Group. Troon Golf proudly manages the golf operations at the resort’s Rio Mar Country Club.

Rio Mar Country Club

The Stella Awards, established by Northstar Meetings Group in 2017, recognize hotels, convention centers, conference centers, airlines, cruise lines, DMO/CVBs and DMCs that consistently deliver quality service and innovation to meeting and events professionals. Honors were awarded in 18 categories celebrating overall excellence, superb food and beverage, professionalism of staff, technology innovations, and other critical aspects of the meetings and event experience. In total, 278 winners and finalists were recognized by Northstar Meetings Group.

“A heartfelt congratulations to our partners at the Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Puerto Rico Golf & Beach Resort on receiving three Stella Awards,” said Ricardo Catarino, vice president, operations, Troon. “Puerto Rico has been through a lot in the last few years. This recognition is a credit to the incredible team at Wyndham Grand Rio Mar for their hard work and dedication.”

Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Puerto Rico Golf & Beach Resort features two distinct course designs – The Ocean Course; a design collaboration between award-winning architects Tom and George Fazio, and The River Course, designed by two-time Major Champion Greg Norman. The Ocean Course plays to a par of 72 and measures 6,782 yards from the back tees and 5,450 yards from the forward tees, while The River Course plays a slightly longer 6,945 yards from the back but a shorter 5,119 yards from the front.

For more information on the Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Puerto Rico Golf & Beach Resort, visit or call (800) 474-6627.

About Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Puerto Rico Golf & Beach Resort:
Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Puerto Rico Golf & Beach Resort is nestled on 500 acres along a mile-long section of golden beach adjacent to the El Yunque National Rainforest and the Mameyes River. The lush resort features a 48,000-sq. ft. oceanfront conference center, a 7,000-square-foot casino; two world-class 18-hole golf courses; a 7,000 square foot spa and fitness center; multiple lounges and entertainment venues; international tennis center; and three beachfront pools.

About Wyndham Grand:
Travel is the best excuse to enjoy the grand things in life. With locations in some of the world’s most sought after vacation destinations - including Shanghai, Istanbul, Doha, Salzburg and Orlando - Wyndham Grand® hotels transform ordinary moments into unforgettable experiences. Decidedly not stuffy, but approachable by design, this upper-upscale hotel brand helps travelers make every moment count.

About Troon:
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company providing services at more than 465 locations around the globe, including managing 510 18-hole equivalent golf courses. In addition to golf, Troon specializes in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues. Troon’s award-winning food and beverage division operates and manages more than 400 food and beverage operations located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in 45 states and 33 countries, Troon’s family of brands includes Troon Golf, Troon Privé, Troon International, Honours Golf, OB Sports, Green Golf Partners, CADDIEMASTER, True Club Solutions, Cliff Drysdale Tennis and RealFood Consulting. There are currently 67 Troon-affiliated properties featuring 87 golf courses on national and international “Top 100” rankings. Troon-affiliated properties include Belfair in Bluffton, South Carolina; Wickenburg Ranch Golf & Social Club in Wickenburg, Ariz.; Yocha Dehe Golf Club in Brooks, Calif.; Saadiyat Beach Golf Club in Abu Dhabi, UAE; and Buenaventura Golf Club in Panama. For additional news and information, visit

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