PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico -- If you ask Dennis Whitelaw, general
manager of the CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta, how the town has
changed in the years since he arrived, he'll probably mention
An example is the hotel he runs, one of the well-established
upscale properties in the Marina Vallarta complex.
Long a favorite for European-plan enthusiasts looking for
elegance by the bay, the CasaMagna Marriott is the latest entrant
into Puerto Vallarta's inclusive market.
The 462-room resort unveiled its All-Inclusive Value Vacations
package as a new option for guests, giving the property a broader
appeal, Whitelaw said.
package includes room service; food and beverages at select
restaurants; use of the tennis courts and health club, and
applicable room taxes and gratuities. Guests also earn Marriott
In addition, up to two children under age 12 can stay and eat
for free when sharing a room with a parent.
A minimum five-night stay is required.
Through Dec. 20, rates for the package start at $215 per room,
per night, double.
Another example of diversification is the growth of golf,
evidenced by the anticipated opening within the next year of two
new golf courses -- one designed by Jack Nicklaus and one by Tom
Whitelaw also said the hotel plans to offer golf packages with
the new courses in addition to the golf course located across the
For all of its guests, the resort offers a wide array of
restaurant choices, including Mikado, a Japanese restaurant and
sushi bar; Champions, an American-style restaurant and sports bar;
Las Casitas, a poolside bar and grill, and La Estancia, which
serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and features Mexican and Italian
cuisine, prime rib and seafood.
The property also has three lighted tennis courts; an oceanfront
pool; various water sports and beach activities; a health club with
a whirlpool, and the Club Amigos children's program.
The hotel has more than 9,000 square feet of flexible meeting
and banquet space.
Another new program was introduced for honeymooners.
Available through Dec. 21, the package includes deluxe oceanview
accommodations; daily breakfast; champagne upon arrival, and
nightly VIP turndown service.
Through Dec. 21, the rate is $119 per couple, per night. A
minimum three-night stay is required.
CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort
Phone: (800) 223-6388
Groups: (888) 778-4722