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.
the Association of Furniture Manufacturers of Jalisco
Nayarit, Mexico (September 9, 2014) – Melín Castro Ardavín
has received the Merit Award for Interior Design from
the Association of Furniture Manufacturers of Jalisco (AFAMJAL).
Recognizing the most prominent interior designers in Mexico, primarily in the
hospitality industry, the award was bestowed on Melín Castro for her
excellent outstanding career achievements and contributions to numerous
various projects. Among them are the interior design and branding of Velas
Resorts in Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Maya and Riviera Nayarit, which have been
recognized for their sophisticated and dramatic interior design with a strong
sense of place. The award was presented on August 15, 2014 at the first
National Interior Design Meeting by AFAMJAL. The event took place at Expo
Guadalajara Convention Center in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Velas, Velas Vallarta, Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit andGrand
Velas Riviera Maya were a milestone in my designs," said Melín Castro, owner
resort has its own unique identity however it was important with all to match
the color palette, materials and textiles with the natural surroundings. The
land where they built Grand Velas Riviera Maya is protected by environmental
laws because 60% is jungle and 40% is intact mangroves; the décor scheme
I used meshes the beauty of the two environments."
One of the main
characteristics of Melín Castro's work is the perfect combination of
contemporary style and the integration of items and furniture that blend
harmoniously with the natural environment, colors and spaces around them. She
has received multiple awards for her work from international organizations,
such as the International Forum of Women in Architecture, Design and
Landscape and the International Biennial CIDI of Interior Design in addition
to special recognitions from magazines such as Architectural Digest Mexico.
About Velas Resorts:
unparalleled all-inclusive experiences, the four Velas Resorts in Riviera
Maya, Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit have earned more than 43 AAA
Diamonds, including the prestigious Five Diamond Award. Other esteemed
international awards for their services and facilities include Virtuoso's
"Best Spa", Condé Nast Johansens' "Most Excellent Resort" and "Most Excellent
Spa Hotel" and the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences' 5 Star Diamond
Award. Properties include Casa Velas, a boutique adults-only hotel and ocean
club located on the Marina Vallarta Golf Course, which was named the 8th Best
Hotel in the World on The Expedia® 2013 Insiders' Select™ List, and Velas
Vallarta, a family-friendly all suites resort and spa located on Banderas
Bay, both in Puerto Vallarta; and the AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera
Nayarit located in Riviera Nayarit. Completing the group is Grand Velas
Riviera Maya, located five minutes from Playa del Carmen, offering the most
sophisticated, ultra luxury all-inclusive resort experience in the Caribbean
with jungle and beach settings. Velas Resorts feature spacious
accommodations, spas, a unique culinary experience at a selection of
restaurants, 24-hour in-suite service, fitness centers, butler service, state
of the art conference centers, extensive family programs, fully stocked
mini bar and more. Velas Resorts are 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.