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May 2, 2018

MEXICO: New Skip Gen Experience of Mexico’s Cultural Heritage Sites Offered from Grand Velas Riviera Maya


Riviera Maya, Mexico (May 1, 2018) –  The “Beyond-All Inclusive, Beyond All Compare” Grand Velas Riviera Maya now offers grandparents unique experiences with the grandkids to visit two of Mexico’s best cultural destinations while mom and dad are in the office. The experiences, one to Chichén Itzá and the other to Uxmal and the colonial city of Merida, include transportation in private plane from the resort for a seamless itinerary.

Skip generations can experience Chichen Itza, undoubtedly the most famous Mayan ruins inclusive of a private tour guide to explore the complex. This pre-Columbian city was built by the Maya people between 750 and 900 AD. Also at the site, the family will be treated to a lunch of regional favorites and swimming in a large, natural sink hole.

March 6, 2018

MEXICO - SOLAZ, A LUXURY COLLECTION RESORT, LOS CABOS TO OPEN IN JUNE


The Luxury Collection’s First Resort in The Baja California Peninsula
Will Deliver Immersive, Authentic Experiences in Los Cabos

Bethesda, MD – (March 5, 2018) – The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts today announced the brand’s first hotel in Baja California Sur with the opening of Solaz, a Luxury Collection Resort, Los Cabos in June 2018. Operated by Quinta del Golfo de Cortez (QGC), Solaz Resort is a beachfront oasis featuring a 128-room luxury hotel and 21 extravagant residences. Nestled on a coveted 34 acres overlooking the Sea of Cortez, Solaz Resort highlights The Luxury Collection’s impressive expansion in Mexico, where the brand now boasts a total portfolio of seven hotels throughout Baja California Sur, Campeche, Mexico City, and Yucatan. 

“The debut of Solaz Resort marks The Luxury Collection’s seventh hotel in Mexico; an important milestone for the brand as we showcase our commitment to expanding our footprint in this remarkable destination,” said Mitzi Gaskins, Global Brand Leader, The Luxury Collection. “Solaz Resort will offer global explorers a new gateway to the Baja California Peninsula and deliver unparalleled travel experiences signature to The Luxury Collection.”

February 18, 2018

MEXICO - Victory Cruise Lines Launches World's First All-Inclusive Cruise and Land Experience in Mexico


The 'Grand Mayan Experience' is the first cruise itinerary to visit all three states of the Yucatan Peninsula.

MIAMIFeb. 14, 2018 - For the discerning travel-experience collector, Victory Cruise Lines has created a nine-night all-inclusive cruise between Miami and Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula that features three of the country's most celebrated Mayan archeological sites as well as the cultural and historical highlights of the Mexican states of Quintana RooYucatan, and Campeche.
During the inaugural season — January to May 2019 — the package has an all-inclusive three-day two-night pre or post cruise stay at Campeche, Mexico, creating an 11-night all-inclusive cruise and land experience for the cost of the cruise alone. Guests who book a winter 2019 cruise by May 31, 2018, receive a $1,000 per person discount for a total savings of $2,000 per cabin.

October 29, 2017

MEXICO - Insuite Christmas Trees, Holiday Activities and More At Mexico’s Grand Velas Resorts

Kids Stay Free, Spa and Golf Credits & More Apply When Booking The Luxury Resorts In Los Cabos, Riviera Maya & Riviera Nayarit by November 30th

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (October 27, 2017) – This Christmas, Mexico’s Grand Velas Resorts bring the joy and wonder of the holiday season to guests with their ensuite tree decorating, holiday-themed activities, and additional “gifts.”  When booking by November 30th, up to two children (ages 4 -12) are complimentary at the resorts in Riviera Maya and Riviera Nayarit. Stays at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit also include a $50 spa or golf credit per adult per night, $30 spa credit for teen treatments, 45% discount on nightly teen (ages 13-15) rates and 10% discount in the resort’s boutique. At Grand Velas Los Cabos, holiday travelers also receive 50% off kids and teen rates, a $50 spa credit per adult per night, 10% discount in the resort's boutique, and early check-in or late check-out.

Travelers can bring their celebrations to Grand Velas with a robust schedule of themed activities and insuite Christmas trees (pre-decorated or with ornaments to decorate as a family). Toys for both boys and girls range from Barbie and Angry Birds to a remote-controlled Minion Mobile and variety of Legos. Everything can be easily pre-selected from an online gift shop prior to arrival, including preference of ornaments, tree toppers and gifts for under the tree. Guests are also able to donate toys online to the Center for the Caring of Children with Cancer, a non-profit institution dedicated to serving children and teenagers with cancer.

October 12, 2017

MEXICO - El Cid Resorts Announces its Newest Luxury Property in Cancún Riviera Maya


Ventus at Marina El Cid Spa & Beach Resort Cancún Riviera Maya is set to open this November


CANCUN, México – El Cid Resorts, a staple of México's hospitality and cultural experiences, is thrilled to announce the highly anticipated debut of its new, all-inclusive property, Ventus at Marina El Cid Spa & Beach Resort Cancún Riviera Maya, set to open its doors in November 2017.  This next generation resort is El Cid's seventh property in México, and follows the success of its sister property, Hotel Marina El Cid Spa & Beach Resort, also in Cancún Riviera Maya, along with several other properties located in Mazatlán and Cozumel.

Situated along the coast between Cancún and Playa del Carmen, this modern beachfront property boasts 290 luxury designed suites with private balconies, each ranging from 575 to 2,854 sq. ft. Ventus at Marina El Cid Spa & Beach Resort also has an expansive full-service spa, a 2,088 sq. ft fitness center, two infinity pools, a 3,675 sq. ft. main pool with children areas, two adult-only jacuzzis, gourmet eateries, state-of-the-art convention centers and five beautiful wedding venue options.

January 20, 2017

MEXICO - Grand Velas Los Cabos Launches A Starry Experience For the Whole Family: ‘Night Sky’, An Astronomy Tour of the Baja Peninsula’s Sky

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico (January 19, 2017) There are many associations made with the glamorous Mexican destination that is Los Cabos including golden beaches, crystal clear water and sky, Mexican hospitality, whale watching and the Hollywood A-list. This month thanks to a new astronomy experience launching at the newly opened Grand Velas Los Cabos, stargazing will be added to this list of unique experiences available in this Mexican haven. Considered by NASA one of the top 20 places to research the night-sky, resort guests can enjoy a series of astronomy evenings complimentary. Accompanied by a bonfire and signature cocktails, the stargazing activity is held oceanfront overlooking the Sea of Cortez.

The hotel, which opened on December 20, launches ‘Night Sky’, an astronomy experience which offers the exciting opportunity to discover the stars, planets and constellations stretching over the Los Cabos Baja Peninsula. Hosted by certified NAI (National Association for Interpretation) Interpreters and experts in astronomy, the three-hour tour includes guided use of a 12-inch telescope, the biggest in Los Cabos. 
 
During a new moon monthly – starting on January 28, guests have the opportunity to see planets, nebulae, constellations and, if lucky, they could be treated to meteor showers, which are quite frequent over the Los Cabos sky. This truly memorable and unique experience offers guests the opportunity to learn more about the planet and solar system whilst enjoying the spectacular Los Cabos setting.

Rates at Grand Velas Los Cabos start at $750 per person per night in double occupancy. The all-inclusive rate includes luxury suite accommodations, a la carte gourmet meals at a variety of specialty restaurants, premium branded beverages, 24-hour in-suite service, fitness center, nightly entertainment, tax and service charge, and more. For hotel reservations or additional information, please call 1-888-407-4869 or visit http://loscabos.grandvelas.com.

About Grand Velas Los Cabos:
The new Grand Velas Los Cabos on Mexico’s Baja Peninsula is the fifth property of the Velas Resorts. Located between Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo, the $150 million beachfront property offers the next generation of all-inclusive amenities and facilities with dramatic ocean views and unique spaces infusing every area of the resort. All 304 ocean view suites are over 1,180 sq. ft. with private terraces and some personal plunge pools while duplex wellness suites have designated wellness amenities and insuite juice bars. Grand Velas Los Cabos features five gourmet restaurants with an extensive beverage program and wine based features inspired by the proximity to the region producing Mexico’s fine wines. A staff ratio of 3 to 1; 16,370 sq. ft. convention center with the capability for 20 breakout rooms; 35,000 sq. ft. Leading Spa with 16 treatment rooms and hydrotherapy facility; three pools; and pool and beach concierges are available. Rounding out the list of amenities and services are a Life Fitness Center with personal trainers, exercise programs, yoga, Pilates and meditation; recreational activities program; separate teens’ and kids’ club facilities and activities program; 24-hour personalized butler concierge service; and 24-hour insuite service. Opening in February, a gallery of contemporary art will continue the company’s commitment to bringing the art, fashion and culture of Mexico to guests. The curved, half-moon design of the hotel catches eyes along the corridor with an iconic grand entrance that’s open air, three stories high and over 300 ft. above sea level. All of this beachfront, just 35 minutes from the Los Cabos International Airport which directly services over 40 destinations in the United States, Canada and Latin America. Velas Resorts are operated by Eduardo Vela Ruiz, owner, founder and president of Velas Resorts, with brother Juan Vela by his side, vice president of Velas Resorts. For reservations or additional information, please call 1-888-407-4869 or visit http://loscabos.grandvelas.com.

December 20, 2016

MEXICO - Handcraft a Dreamcatcher At Grand Velas Riviera Maya Kids Club

Children can Step Back in Time and
Discover the Ancient Huichol Tradition of Weaving Dreamcatchers

Riviera Maya, Mexico (December 20, 2016) – As part of Grand Velas Riviera Maya’s continuous commitment to ensure its guests are acquainted with the ancient history and customs of the Yucatán Peninsula, the Kids Club is launching a new, exciting program that enables children to master the 2,000-year-old tradition of weaving their own dreamcatcher. Known as the ‘Huichol Eye’ which means ‘The Eye of God’, this ancient craft process has been present for centuries amongst the native populations of the Coras and Huicholes in the Mexican states of Jalisco and Nayarit.

Inspired by this historical influence, little ones can re-enact this famous tradition of weaving colorful patterns around five circles representing the Eyes of God. Dreamcatchers are designed to bring good luck encourage positive dreams, warding off negativity energy and nightmares.

Each color has a different meaning and children in the Kids Club can have fun choosing their own color palette so that they can bring home a homemade and personalized souvenir. Organized twice a week within the state-of-the-art Grand Velas Riviera Maya Kids Club, children will be able to learn a fun new creative activity as well as the history of the native Yucatán Peninsula populations.

An innovative dedicated area where children can play and create memories through fun activities in a supervised environment, the kids’ club at Grand Velas Riviera Maya is for children aged 5 to 12 years old. Kids learn how to make piñatas, kites, masks, and jewelry and can find enjoy a dedicated video area with a theatre, X-Box and Wii gaming systems. Movies, storytelling, arts and crafts, board games and bingo are also on tap. Daily activities are flexible, ensuring there is something to suit all tastes. The Kid´s Club is open every weekday from 9am to 11pm, as part of the all-inclusive resort package.

For more reservations or more information on Grand Velas Riviera Maya, please email reservations@velasresorts.com, call 1-888-407-4869, or visit http://rivieramaya.grandvelas.com/

About Grand Velas Riviera Maya:
Set on 206 acres of pristine jungle and mangroves and with the finest white sand beach in the Riviera Maya, the AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Maya is an ultra-luxury all-inclusive resort. Guests can choose among three separate ambiances in this Leading Hotel of the World, including adults only oceanfront, family friendly ocean view and a Zen-like tropical setting, embraced by the flora and fauna of the Yucatan Peninsula’s jungle. All 539 designer-like suites are exceptionally spacious, more than 1,100 square feet each, all with balconies, and some with private plunge pools. All feature fully stocked mini bars, plasma TVs, Wi-Fi, L’Occitane amenities, artisanal tequila, and Nespresso coffee machines. Bathrooms deserve special mention with walk in glass shower, deep soaking Jacuzzi tubs and marble interior. Eight restaurants, including five gourmet offerings, present a tour through Mexico, Europe and Asia. Cocina de Autor, at the hands of world celebrity chefs Bruno Oteiza, Mikel Alonso and Xavier Pérez Stone, holds the AAA Five Diamond Award, the first all-inclusive restaurant in the world to win this prestigious distinction. Grand Velas Spa, a Leading Spa of the World, is the region's largest spa sanctuary at more than 90,000 square feet, known for its authentic Mexican treatments, offerings from around world and signature seven-step water journey. Other features include 24-hour Personal Concierge; 24/7 in-suite service; three swimming pools; two fitness centers; water sports; innovative Kids Clubs and Teen’s Club; Karaoke Bar; Koi Bar; Piano Bar, and business center. The resort offers more than 91,000 square feet of meeting space and outdoor areas for events inclusive of a 31,000-square-foot Convention Center, able to accommodate up to 2,700 guests. The resort has won numerous awards from Travel + Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler, USA Today and several other magazines and major companies worldwide. This year, the resort entered TripAdvisor’s Hall of Fame for obtaining the Certificate of Excellence for five consecutive years in addition to the Signature Spa being awarded “Best Luxury Resort Spa-The Americas” at the World Luxury Spa Awards 2014. Grand Velas Riviera Maya was built and is operated by Eduardo Vela Ruiz, majority owner, founder and President of Velas Resorts, with his brother Juan Vela, Vice President of Velas Resorts.

December 19, 2016

MEXICO - Sky High Trees & Gingerbread Mansions Complemented by High Tech Activities for Kids, Teens At Grand Velas Riviera Maya


Riviera Maya, Mexico (December 19, 2016) – The holidays are over-the-top at the AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Maya with a 20 ft. tall Christmas tree adorned with fiberglass sphere ornaments handmade by a local young artist, 12 ft. tall gingerbread house, insuite trees and toys, and more. Furthermore, the luxury foodie family resort on Mexico’s Caribbean Coast now has an activity for young ones that brings images in chocolate to life with a new app. Holiday festivities run from December 19 – January 2.

Over the holiday season, Executive Chef Michel Mustiere – one of only 10 Maitres Cuisiniers de France in Mexico – creates a gingerbread mansion in the resort’s Zen lobby. Weighing in at over 550 lbs, it is almost 11.5 ft tall and 10 ft wide. Over 400 lbs of ingredients are used to make the castle-like house, while almost 200 lbs of candy adorn the gingerbread mansion.

In the past, young ones have attempted to eat their way through the gingerbread house, but this year the resort offers an activity for kids where they can see it come alive. Using their smartphone or tablet, participants can snap any of the chocolate pieces on the gingerbread house and watch them go wild. Resort chefs have screen printed Magic Xperiences’ markers or “magic keys” on the chocolate elements on the gingerbread house that when scanned with the app start to move. The Magic Xperiences app can also be used on chocolate desserts in the resort’s all-day dining restaurants – Azul and Chaka. The magic keys cue augmented reality images when scanned with the app.  Once at the resort, guests can request assistance with the app from their personal concierge or at the restaurants.


Christmas trees are delivered to the resorts’ spacious suites upon arrival as a pre-holiday celebration activity, while presents appear on Christmas Eve with the help of Santa’s special Velas elves. Toys for both boys and girls range from Barbie and Angry Birds gear to a remote-controlled Minion Mobile and variety of Legos. Everything can be easily pre-selected from an online gift shop prior to arrival, including preference of ornaments, tree toppers and gifts for under the tree. Guests are also able to donate toys online to the Center for the Caring of Children with Cancer, a non-profit institution dedicated to serving children and teenagers with cancer.

Holiday activities at the resort range from Mexican posada, Santa’s Workshop and Letters to Santa to a chocolate ceremony with Santa and holiday massages for adults and kids. Teens enjoy dedicated lounges with everything from video games, Xbox Kinect, and karaoke to special activities like urban dance classes and non-alcoholic mixology classes.

All-inclusive rates include luxury suite accommodations, a la carte gourmet meals at a variety of specialty restaurants, premium branded beverages, 24-hour in-suite service, fitness center, taxes, gratuity and more. Nightly rates start at $653 at Grand Velas Riviera Maya per adult based on double occupancy. Rates for children are $100 at Grand Velas Riviera Maya. Christmas trees and ornaments start at $250 at Grand Velas Riviera Maya. To make arrangements prior to arrival, call 1-888-407-4869 or visit http://velasresorts.com/christmas/


About Grand Velas Riviera Maya:
Set on 206 acres of pristine jungle and mangroves and with the finest white sand beach in the Riviera Maya, the AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Maya is an ultra-luxury all-inclusive resort. Guests can choose among three separate ambiances in this Leading Hotel of the World, including adults only oceanfront, family friendly ocean view and a Zen-like tropical setting, embraced by the flora and fauna of the Yucatan Peninsula’s jungle. All 539 designer-like suites are exceptionally spacious, more than 1,100 square feet each, all with balconies, and some with private plunge pools. All feature fully stocked mini bars, plasma TVs, Wi-Fi, L’Occitane amenities, artisanal tequila, and Nespresso coffee machines. Bathrooms deserve special mention with walk in glass shower, deep soaking Jacuzzi tubs and marble interior. Eight restaurants, including five gourmet offerings, present a tour through Mexico, Europe and Asia. Cocina de Autor, at the hands of world celebrity chefs Bruno Oteiza, Mikel Alonso and Xavier Pérez Stone, holds the AAA Five Diamond Award, the first all-inclusive restaurant in the world to win this prestigious distinction. Grand Velas Spa, a Leading Spa of the World, is the region's largest spa sanctuary at more than 90,000 square feet, known for its authentic Mexican treatments, offerings from around world and signature seven-step water journey. Other features include 24-hour Personal Concierge; 24/7 in-suite service; three swimming pools; two fitness centers; water sports; innovative Kids Clubs and Teen’s Club; Karaoke Bar; Koi Bar; Piano Bar, and business center. The resort offers more than 91,000 square feet of meeting space and outdoor areas for events inclusive of a 31,000-square-foot Convention Center, able to accommodate up to 2,700 guests. The resort has won numerous awards from Travel + Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler, USA Today and several other magazines and major companies worldwide. This year, the resort entered TripAdvisor’s Hall of Fame for obtaining the Certificate of Excellence for five consecutive years in addition to the Signature Spa being awarded “Best Luxury Resort Spa-The Americas” at the World Luxury Spa Awards 2014. Grand Velas Riviera Maya was built and is operated by Eduardo Vela Ruiz, majority owner, founder and President of Velas Resorts, with his brother Juan Vela, Vice President of Velas Resorts.

December 10, 2016

MEXICO - “New” Kids’ Club Debuts at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit In Time for the Holidays


Riviera Nayarit, Mexico (December 9, 2016) - With the cutting edge Teens Club and baby concierge, kids 4 to 12 could feel neglected. Never fear. And so, they now have their spacious, everything-a-kid-could-want Kids’ Club at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit thanks to a major renovation. Hand-painted murals with mascot Pancho the monkey at the beach and seaside cover the walls, and ceiling with colorful, fun images set the playful mood. Areas are set aside for video games, a lounge space with extra comfortable lounge chairs for watching the large screen TV, and karaoke after dinner, and yet other areas for board games and reading. Kids also have their own outdoor garden with playground equipment and sports area, and even a private sandy beach, perfect for sand castle building.

Activities have been ramped up for day and evening too, with popular ones like crafts, ball games and painting, and new options including feeding the fish, treasure hunts and mini disco complete with a disco ball and strobe lights. During school holidays and vacation time in summer, Mexican folkloric night with live music and native arts and crafts, drive-in cinema with favorite movie snacks, and magic, animal and clown shows are offered for parents and kids to enjoy quality time together. The Kids Club is open daily from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Meals and snacks are served in the Club and everything is included in the daily rate.

Nightly rates start at $309 per adult and $100 for kids ages 5-16. Rates are per person per night, based on double occupancy. The Grand Velas resort’s all-inclusive rates include luxury accommodations, a la carte gourmet meals at a variety of specialty restaurants, premium branded beverages, 24-hour in-suite service, taxes, gratuity and more. Spa treatments are an additional cost. For reservations or more information, call 1-888-407-4869, email reservations@velasresorts.com or visit http://vallarta.grandvelas.com/

About Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit:
Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, a Leading Hotel of the World, enjoys a privileged natural setting with flowering, landscaped gardens beside a long stretch of pristine beach and a dramatic backdrop of the Sierra Madre mountains. The centerpiece of the gardens is a three-tiered infinity pool, a preferred spot for catching the legendary sunsets. The AAA Five Diamond all-inclusive resort features 267 ocean-view suites, some with private plunge pools, and all with plasma TVs, wireless internet access, fully stocked mini bar, L’Occitane amenities and Nespresso machines. New Wellness Suites include a personal training session and massage in-suite in addition to other fitness amenities, such as a Lifecycle Exercise Bike, organic soaps, an Alchimia Apothecary Aromatherapy Kit, a Nikken Kenko pillow and comforter, and LED lamp with a clock and timer. Of the resort’s five restaurants, three, serving French, Italian and Mexican gourmet cuisine, have received AAA Four Diamond awards for distinguished cuisine and presentation. An oasis of wellbeing, the resort’s Leading Spa of the World offers 20 treatment suites, more than 30 spa treatments, many inspired by the native traditions of Mexico and a signature water journey. Other features include a fitness center, 24/7 in suite service, water sports, business center, tennis, baby concierge, Kids Club, and teen lounge during holidays. Puerto Vallarta is just a 15 minute drive away. Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit features more than 25,000 square feet of indoor meeting facilities, including the Grand Marissa Ballroom, which consists of more than 6,000 square feet and is easily subdivided into five separate rooms. The resort’s facilities also include four other rooms ranging from 681 to more than 1,954 square feet that offer several arrangement variations to maximize meeting productivity and efficiency. The resort has won numerous awards from Conde Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure, TripAdvisor, U.S. News and World Report and Forbes, which named it one of the Top Ten Coolest All-Inclusive in 2012. Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit was built and is operated by Eduardo Vela Ruiz, majority owner, founder and president of Velas Resorts, with brother Juan Vela by his side, vice president of Velas Resorts.

December 1, 2016

MEXICO - Christmas Trees and Hand Crafted Ornaments Delivered to Suites For Holidays at Mexico’s Velas Resorts

Take-Home Michoacán Ornaments and Handicrafts Activity for Children
Also Planned at Velas Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (November 29, 2016) – This Christmas, Velas Resorts in Mexico bring the joy and wonder of the holiday season to guests with their ensuite tree decorating, hand-crafted ornaments to take home as a memento, and holiday-themed activities.  Travelers can bring their celebrations to the resorts in Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Maya and Riviera Nayarit with a robust schedule of themed activities and Christmas trees (pre-decorated or with ornaments to decorate as a family) and toys delivered to suites.

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