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Grupo Anderson’s has been recognized by the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences (AAHS) with one of the most prestigious emblems of excellence worldwide: The 5 Star Diamond Award, for the restaurants Ilios, Harry’s, Porfirio’s, BAK, Nicoletta, and H Roof.


The American Academy of Hospitality Sciences (AAHS) is known worldwide for recognizing the excellence of the services offered by the best hotels, restaurants, entities as well as celebrities, and all those sectors that comply with the commitment to provide the best quality in their industry.


The AAHS was founded in 1949 in California by the legendary and unforgettable Frank Sinatra, along with his good friend Joseph D. Cinque. In its beginnings, it started as a group of recognized individuals who operated as a review board to evaluate and rate the services offered in the best restaurants (attention, service, quality, presentation, and culinary skill).  It was later that Joseph D. Cinque, the current leader of the organization, gave a new impulse to this concept, renewing and expanding the categories and distinctions awarded, all under a rigorous system of evaluation and qualification, raising this Academy to an international level.


Thus, every year, The American Academy of Hospitality Sciences awards the International Star Diamond Award to those it considers to be the best destinations and establishments worldwide. This is the most prestigious emblem of achievement in the hospitality and luxury services sector that exists today; it is considered that all those who are awarded meet the highest quality, so it is recognized globally.


Organizations and establishments from all over the world send nominations to this Academy for consideration, and only those that meet the highest standards are selected, which is why only a few are granted this award; an award that distinguishes them from the rest.


The international board of directors of this organization is composed of respected and recognized leaders in the business and hospitality industry, and it is they who select those they believe meet their high standards.


About Joseph D. Cinque


Joseph D. Cinque, connoisseur and lover of the bon vivant, co-founded the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences with famed and legendary singer and actor Frank Sinatra in 1949. However, under Mr. Cinque’s leadership, the academy grew into a global powerhouse network with affiliates around the world.


Why Grupo Anderson’s? 

With more than 58 years of experience, Grupo Anderson’s has established itself as the leading restaurant consortium in Mexico, with more than 50 business units in 4 different countries.


Grupo Anderson’s has always managed strict quality standards and meticulous attention to detail, a characteristic that has distinguished them in the sector to which they belong, occupying a very important place within it. During all this time, the group has won several international awards and distinctions in the fields of architecture, gastronomy, as well as hospitality, and marketing, so today is the next step to be awarded the highest distinction of the Star Diamond Award.


The nomination of six of the brands of Anderson’s conglomerate; Porfirio’s, Harry’s, Ilios, Nicoletta, BAK’ and H ROOF, were pertinent for the Academy, which after an exhaustive review and evaluation by Mr. Cinque, decided to grant the diamond award to these restaurants, thus consolidating the level of excellence and leadership that has distinguished Grupo Anderson’s for decades.






Ilios honors the different nuances of traditional Greek gastronomy by taking the cuisine of all regions of Greece to a new level of elegance and sophistication amidst world-renowned décor that has won several international awards on several occasions.


Establishments:  Cancún, Playa del Carmen, Tulum, and Mexico City.




Recognized as the pioneer of fine dining in Mexico, Harry’s is distinguished for offering impeccable service and an unbeatable classic ambiance. Its menu boasts the finest cuts of meat in the world and the most exotic treasures found beneath the seabed.


Locations:  Cancún, Playa del Carmen, Acapulco, and Mexico City.




Unlike other Mexican restaurants, Porfirio’s represents a non-cliché Mexico; it rescues the traditions of Mexican gastronomy to transform it into true works of contemporary gastronomic art, taking them to a new level of sophistication, thus bringing the best of the street to your table.


Establishments: Cancún, Playa del Carmen, Mérida, Puebla, Culiacán, Guadalajara, Puerto Vallarta, Coapa, Masaryk, and Toreo.




Located in the heart of the Tulum hotel zone, BAK’ pays tribute to the tradition of our surroundings; a complete sensory experience, immersed in an environment that finds harmony with nature. Within its menu it can boast the most exclusive cuts of meat in the world and the most exotic seafood products, brought fresh from their origin.


Establishments: Tulum




With a menu that honors Italy in each of its dishes, Nicoletta enhances the diversity of Italian cuisine in a contemporary way, without losing the essence of its traditions and seasoning. At the same time, Nicoletta’s cuisine incorporates endemic ingredients from our country that, together, create unique flavor experiences in each of its creations.


Establishments: Tulum and Cancún




Located on the rooftop of the iconic Harry’s restaurant in Cancun, H Roof is endowed with a mystical aura that evokes addictive sensations, not only for its attractive ambiance but also for the aesthetics and good taste of the place; the brilliant conjunction between its architecture and the play of lights completely captures you and the music takes over the night. The recognition for H Roof is special, as with this it becomes the only nightclub in Mexico to boast a recognition of the excellence of this caliber.


Establishments: Cancún, Mexico City, and Tulum