Airy elegance at renovated Villa Premiere

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Villa Premiere’s La Ceiba restaurant was enhanced during the property’s renovation with a panoramic second floor and a wood-fire oven for gourmet pizzas.
Villa Premiere’s La Ceiba restaurant was enhanced during the property’s renovation with a panoramic second floor and a wood-fire oven for gourmet pizzas.
One of Puerto Vallarta's grande dames is showing off a new look this year. The Villa Premiere Boutique Hotel & Romantic Getaway recently completed a $3.8 million renovation of all its guestrooms and facilities.


The hotel, in operation since 2006, has always offered its guests the best of both worlds in Puerto Vallarta, sitting directly between the hotel zone and the beginning of the Malecon and downtown Puerto Vallarta.

The renovations were done in two phases: The first included all rooms and suites, while the second included the bulk of the public spaces.

The finished product is elegant and understated, giving a luxury boutique experience amid the hustle and bustle of energetic Mexico Avenue in downtown Puerto Vallarta.

Repeat guests at the Villa Premiere will automatically notice the face-lift on the entrance and lobby, which underwent a complete renovation with new facades and a contemporary design. The open-air lobby gives way to a redesigned pool and lounge bar, the highlight of which is the new infinity-style pool that overlooks the beach.

Next to the pool, La Ceiba restaurant was enhanced with a new, panoramic second floor as well as a wood-fire oven for gourmet pizzas.

A Deluxe Room with a king bed. All of the redone rooms face the ocean and include a terrace and smart TVs.
A Deluxe Room with a king bed. All of the redone rooms face the ocean and include a terrace and smart TVs.

The rooms, which were renovated last year, are open and airy with light fabrics and terraces overlooking the ocean. Each of the 80 Deluxe Rooms and suites at Villa Premiere face the ocean and come with terraces and smart TVs for connecting to Netflix, Facebook and email.

The experience at Villa Premiere starts with a five-minute anti-stress massage upon arrival and continues throughout the day with 24-hour private butler service.

Other hotel amenities include two swimming pools, with a poolside bar; daily yoga on the beach; complimentary access to the Mind & Soul Spa's sauna and steam room; three a la carte restaurants; and two bars.

Guests can opt for the traditional European plan or spring for the Exquisite All-Inclusive Gourmet plan, which grants full access to the hotel's restaurants, premium beverages, 24-hour room service, special theme nights, a minibar and more.

And when not enjoying the new facilities, guests can simply stroll out the front door and have the scope of the Malecon laid out in front of them, which hugs the Bay of Banderas and leads through some of downtown Puerto Vallarta's most colorful neighborhoods, peppered with rotating works of art, palapa beach bars and restaurants and an endless array of souvenir shopping.

Nightly rates begin at $248. Visit www.premiereonline.com.mx.

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