Coppola Resorts' Director of Marketing named judge for the 2011 WTTC "Tourism for Tomorrow" awards

Posted 11-12-10 at 1:27 PM

World Travel & Tourism Council has selected Neil Rogers, Coppola Resorts' Director of Marketing, as one of the judges for the 2011 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards.  Rogers was awarded this prestigious honor based on his long standing commitment to sustainable tourism.  His sustainable initiatives can been seen throughout the Coppola Resorts, where he continues to explore new technologies and practices that benefit the environment.


WTTC announces judging panel for for 2011 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) today announced the judging panel for its 2011 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards. Each year, tourism companies and destinations from around the world submit their entries to showcase best practice in sustainable tourism in one of the four categories: Global Tourism Business, Conservation, Community Benefit and Destination Stewardship. Read More


Conde Nast Traveler readers pick Blancaneaux Lodge & Turtle Inn as Top Resorts

Posted 11-09-10 at 1:25 PM

"Perfection is rare in the world, but you found it. Our 23rd annual Readers' Choice Awards include 1,060 winners, elected by 259,116 readers whose passion is travel," reads the introduction on the Condé Nast Website. 

For the complete list of winners, visit


Accolades for Francis Ford Coppola’s Resorts at the Travel & Leisure World’s Best Awards

Posted 07-23-10 at 1:24 PM

Napa, Calif. (July 19, 2010)  Francis Ford Coppola’s famed resort Blancaneaux Lodge in San Ignacio, Belize has been named “Best Resort in Central + South America” in Travel + Leisure’s 15th Annual World’s Best Awards readers’ poll, with Turtle Inn in Placencia, Belize receiving the seventh place accolade on the list of Top 10 Resorts in Central + South America.  This is the second consecutive year that Blancaneaux Lodge ranks No. 1 on Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards list of Top Resorts in Central + South America. Blancaneaux Lodge is also included on Travel + Leisure’s 2010 list of “Top 100 Hotels Overall” ranking 63rd this year.  

“For us, being awarded “Best Resort in Central + South America” by Travel + Leisure readers is a true testament to the creative vision of Mr. Coppola and the wonderful staff at Blancaneaux Lodge and Turtle Inn that goes above and beyond everyday to offer the best experiences for our guests – this honor really belongs to them,” said Serena Lightner, Vice President of Resorts for Francis Ford Coppola Presents.

A prized gem in the Coppola resort family, Blancaneaux Lodge was originally a family retreat after Francis Ford Coppola purchased the property in the early 1980s when he fell in love with the location on a visit to Belize. Tucked away in a pocket of the Maya Mountains where waterfalls tumble into turquoise pools, the twenty-room resort opened to the public in 1993. The remote mountain setting makes it a perfect place to relax, rejuvenate, explore and simply enjoy life’s pleasures. Read More