Photo Courtesy of Casa CeiboWhile the quality of tourist facilities varies greatly in Ecuador, there’s no doubt that one of its finest five-star hotels is offering the best in service and accommodations—mostly because they have the awards to prove it. For the second year in a row, Casa Ceibo Boutique Hotel & Spa has been recognized by Ecuador's Ministry of Tourism for helping to promote the country’s tourism and better the experience for travelers. During the ceremony at the San Francisco Plaza in Quito, the luxury resort also took home the Green Star Diamond Award by the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences. Making this an even bigger achievement is the fact that Casa Ceibo is Ecuador’s first and only five-star resort to be given this recognition for two consecutive years. Since its opening in October 2009, the hotel has strived to support the local community through eco-initiatives and social outreach while also sharing the country’s rich culture and responsible tourism practices with its guests.