PUERTO VALLARTA -- Velas Vallarta Grand Suite Resort is making a
significant pitch for the groups market and preparing to break
ground on its second resort in Puerto Vallarta.
The property unveiled a $2 million convention center with a
capacity for up to 700 people.
The venue features a 1,960-square-foot grand salon, which can be
divided into six smaller rooms holding from 25 to 180 people
The convention center was designed to be an elegant facility
catering to meetings, conventions and special events in Puerto
Located near the main entrance of the resort, the facility features
furniture accents from famous designer Billy Moon, who has a studio
outside Guadalajara; marble details, and custom-designed
Installations include the latest in audio and visual equipment,
and a comprehensive communications system with the capability to
connect to the Internet and handle point-to-point
New food and beverage outlets also were constructed to
efficiently handle group dining.
With the new focus on large groups, the property changed its
name to Velas Vallarta Grand Suite Resort and Convention
Expansion also is high on the list of priorities for Velas
Vallarta, which is a family-owned resort.
The property plans to break ground on a 360-suite sister resort
The resort will be located in Nuevo Vallarta, a master-planned
resort complex on the bay.
The existing Velas Vallarta property is situated in the Marina
The new property will be an upscale, oceanfront resort with
Mexican-style architecture and ambience.
In addition to the convention center and the new property, Velas
Vallarta has improved its offerings over the past year by
renovating and remodeling its suites.
To promote the changes, Velas Vallarta created a number of
specials for both agents and clients.
The property designated September Travel Agent Appreciation
Agents can take advantage of a rate of $30 per night for a
one-bedroom suite for stays Sept. 1 through 30.
From Oct. 1 to Dec. 20, the nightly agent rate is $45 for
one-bedroom suites and $70 for two-bedroom suites.
Clients are being offered one free night for each night paid
during September, as well as reduced rates on one-bedroom suites
until Dec. 15, and a fourth night free in all room categories until
The offers, which cannot be combined, are available through more
than 20 Velas Vallarta tour operator partners, including American
Airlines Vacations, Adventure Tours, Alaska Airlines Vacations,
Express Holidays, Friendly Holidays, Gogo Worldwide Vacations,
Pleasant Mexico Holidays, Runaway Tours, Sunmakers, SunTrips, and
Town and Country Tours.
In other news, America West Vacations added Velas Vallarta to
its Mexico lineup effective the end of August.
Velas Vallarta is a 361-suite beachfront property with studios
and one-, two- and three-bedroom units with fully equipped kitchens
and living rooms.
The property has two restaurants, three swimming pools, a spa, a
fitness center, a swim-up bar, four tennis courts and a basketball
A daily program of recreational and sporting activities is
featured, as well as a supervised children's program offering
activities such as arts and crafts, snorkeling and swimming
lessons, and Spanish classes.
Nightly rates at Velas Vallarta start at $150 for a studio, $220
for a one-bedroom suite, $380 for a two-bedroom suite and $540 for
a three-bedroom suite.
Velas Vallarta Grand Suite Resort and Convention Center
Phone: (800) VELAS-PV