We returned to Casa Velas for the 2nd year in a row & we were even more happy with our stay this time! It s the most quiet & peaceful resort we have ever stayed at. If you are looking for a relaxing getaway, this is the place to go! The grounds & accommodations are beautiful & the staff could not be more helpful and pleasant! We will be back at Casa Velas again!
A Honeymoon Well Spent
We spent our honeymoon here and couldn't have been happier. Everything from the staff to the bathroom cleanliness was excellent. The food was delicious, the pool and beach club were gorgeous, and the service was incredible. We also used the spa for a couples treatment and were dazzled by the amenities and staff. The location and security were also fantastic. Very close to the marina and it's nightlife, while being only a short drive from the central Puerto Vallarta boardwalk. Finally, the on-site activities were a joy. Each night there was a new theme (e.g. a "Cuba" night, a casino night, etc.) and we loved them all. It was a truly wonderful experience and I wouldn't recommend staying anywhere else.
CASA VELAS HOTEL BOUTIQUE AND GRAND VELAS ALL SUITES & SPA RESORT OFFER SPECIAL FOOD EVENTS DURING PUERTO VALLARTA'S ANNUAL FESTIVAL GOURMET INTERNATIONAL
Puerto Vallarta and Nuevo Vallarta,
Riviera Nayarit, Mexico (October 4, 2007) –Travelers
and gourmets alike can savor food and wine pairings and delicious dinners
prepared by chefs from all over the world during the 13th annual
Festival Gourmet International in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit, Mexico.
The event is taking place from November 8th to 18th, 2007
and Casa Velas, an adults-only, all-inclusive boutique hotel, and Grand Velas All Suites & Spa Resort, are offering special culinary
events for the occasion.
November 15th at 1:00 p.m., the hacienda-style Casa Velas, located in Puerto Vallarta, is
hosting the Cheese of the World & Monte Xanic Wine Tasting at its Emiliano
gourmet restaurant. Guests staying at the hotel can taste artisan cheeses from
Quesos Caprina in Atotonilco paired with the best national wines of Monte Xanic
for a cost of $25.00 per person. In addition, Casa Velas Executive Chef
Santiago Perez Ontiveros will be along side Special Guest Chef Gerard Dupont, President
of the Academie Culinaire de France, preparing special delectable menus during
the entire week for the enjoyment of the guests and locals. All-inclusive rates
at Casa Velas start at $310 per person per night based on double occupancy, and
$420 for single occupancy. For reservations, e-mail Casa Velas at [email protected], call 011-52-322-226-6688
or visit www.hotelcasavelas.com.
267-suite Grand Velas All Suites & Spa Resort in Nuevo Vallarta, Riviera
Nayarit and its on-site gourmet French restaurant, Piaf, will be showcasing the
talents of the exceptional Grand Velas Chef Victor Morales and Special Guest
Chef Steven Harty, who is presently working with Wolfgang Puck as an Executive
Chef for the Chicago market. The special
a la carte menu will be offered throughout the festival and it includes such
delights as Terrine of Duck Foie Gras with Fig Chutney and Endive Salad with
Roquefort Cheese, Nuts and Apples for appetizers. Entrees include Olive Oil
Poached Halibut with Tomato Jam and Roasted Loin of Lamb with Eggplant Torte
and Grapefruit Jus and for dessert, Mango and Passion Fruit Crème Brulée and
Chocolate Tart served with Bananas sautéed in Rum and Coffee Ice Cream. Rates at the all-inclusive Grand Velas start
at $430 per person per night, based on double occupancy, and $810 per person
per night, based on single occupancy. For reservations,
call Grand Velas at 1-877-398-2784 or visit www.grandvelas.com.
Casa Velas is a
member of The Leading Small Hotels of the
World and a recipient of the AAA's prestigious Four Diamond Award. The
hotel's Emiliano a la carte fine dining restaurant is at the hands of one of
the area's leading chefs serving Mexican and international cuisine. Casa Velas
is located just five minutes from Puerto
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, and all with Bulgari amenities. 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.
About Grand Velas:
In Nuevo Vallarta, RivieraNayarit, Mexico, Grand Velas All Suites
& Spa Resort is a member of The Leading
Hotels of the World and a recipient of the AAA Five-Diamond Award. The resort offers five restaurants,
three of which are gourmet, featuring stylish decor and a la
carte choices for French, Italian or Mexican cuisine. Located
just 15 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta on Banderas Bay, Grand Velas features
267 ocean-view suites, ultra spacious Spa Suites in the resort's
new tower and new three-bedroom and two-bedroom Imperial Suites. The renowned Grand Velas Spa is the crown
jewel of the resort and a member of Leading
Spas of the World. The 16,500 square-foot spa features 20 treatment rooms,
over 80 spa treatments, a high-performance gym and exercise room, spa boutique
and a beauty salon. The resort also offers tiered three-temperature
infinity pools with iPod minis, tennis court, 12,702 sq feet of meeting space
and special entertainment for adults and kids.