PUERTO VALLARTA, MX (July 13, 2010) — The AAA Five-Diamond Grand Velas All Suites & Spa Resort was chosen the #1 hotel in Nuevo Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit, Mexico and # 26 worldwide by Expedia® Insiders’ Select™ 2010. Sister properties, the adults-only Casa Velas Hotel Boutique, was chosen the #1 hotel in Puerto Vallarta and #162 worldwide and the family-friendly Velas Vallarta Suite Resort & Convention Center was chosen #5 in Puerto Vallarta. Grand Velas scored 99.90, Casa Velas scored 99.30 and Velas Vallarta scored 94.90, the highest of any property in their respective destination in terms of value, quality, service, cleanliness and comfort.
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Grand Velas and Casa Velas are part of the Velas Resorts Group which have earned numerous prestigious international awards for its services and facilities, among them Conde Nast’s “Most Excellent Spa Hotel,” AAA’s 5 Diamond Award, the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences’ 5 Star Diamond Award, and more.
About Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit: In Nuevo Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit, Mexico, Grand Velas All Suites & Spa Resort is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World. Located just 15 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta on Banderas Bay, Grand Velas features 267 ocean-view suites, ultra spacious Spa Suites and two- and three-bedroom Imperial Suites. Grand Velas Spa is the crown jewel of the resort and a member of Leading Spas of the World. The spa features 20 treatment rooms, over 80 spa treatments, a high-performance gym and exercise room, spa boutique and a beauty salon. Five restaurants, three of which are gourmet and recipients of the AAA Four Diamond Award, feature stylish decor and a la carte choices for French, Italian or Mexican cuisine. The resort also offers tiered three-temperature infinity pools with iPod minis, tennis court, 25,321 total sq feet of meeting space, special entertainment for adults and kids and a Kids Club. For more information, visit www.grandvelas.com
About Casa Velas Hotel Boutique: The hacienda-style Casa Velas, a member of The Leading Small Hotels of the Worldand a recipient of the AAA Four Diamond Award, is located just five minutes from Puerto Vallarta Airport and only 15 minutes from the popular downtown area, art galleries, and “El Malecon” (the boardwalk). The hotel features 80 suites, some with private pools and Jacuzzis. The perfect vacation for golfers, Casa Velas is nestled on the greens of Marina Vallarta’s 18-hole golf course and also offers golf privileges at two other top 18-hole golf courses designed by Jack Nicklaus and Tom Weiskopf only 20 minutes away. Spa Casa Velas, a Leading Spa of the World, encompasses five treatment rooms, a hydrotherapy area, a fitness gym and a beauty salon. Emiliano a la carte fine dining restaurant is at the hands of one of the area’s leading chefs serving Mexican and international cuisine. For more information, visit www.hotelcasavelas.com
About Velas Vallarta Suite Resort: Located on 10 acres of oceanfront in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Velas Vallarta Suite Resort & Convention Center is walking distance from Marina Vallarta Golf Course and just minutes from Downtown Puerto Vallarta’s captivating attractions, activities and landmarks. Situated on the emerald waters of Banderas Bay, Velas Vallarta features a high-tech Convention Center, three swimming pools, a rejuvenating spa, a state-of-the art fitness center, multiple restaurants, an inviting lounge, live music and entertainment, and breathtaking views of the surrounding Mexican Riviera. The family-friendly resort also offers a basketball and tennis court and special entertainment for adults and kids. For more information, visit www.velasvallarta.com
SOURCE: Grand Velas Resorts