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Megan Sterritt
KWE Partners
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Jul 22

Churro Takes the Cake: New Signature Offering from Grand Velas Riviera Maya


Riviera Maya, Mexico (July 22, 2019) - When Marie Antoinette said the now famous words, "Let them eat cake," she had no idea that Grand Velas Riviera Maya would debut a signature Churro version for upcoming celebrations at the AAA Five Diamond resort.


While there are disagreements on the origin of the churro, many people agree that Mexico has mastered the art of making them. Early traces of the churro in Latin America can be found in the 1500's, making this pastry a dish steeped in history in the Mexican region.


Each of Grand Velas Riviera Maya's indulgent churro cakes is made up of individual churros that can be customized. Filling range from cajeta (a dulce de leche of thickened syrup made with sweetened caramelized goat's milk), lechera (a sweetened, condensed milk) and chocolate to pastry cream, marmalade, and Nutella. Each of the churros that make up the cake are rolled in cinnamon that helps give the sweet balance to the slight saltiness of the fried dough. The churro cake can also be topped with almost any flavor upon request, including locally appreciated flavors like Mango, Hibiscus and Citrus. 


The churro cakes are available for special celebrations, such as birthdays, anniversaries, retirements, and weddings. The churro cake starts at $450 for a size that feeds up 50 people. It must be requested at least 72 hours prior to the special occasion.


Nightly resort rates start at $478 USD. Rates are per person based on double occupancy and include à la carte gourmet meals at a variety of specialty restaurants, luxury suite accommodations, premium branded beverages, 24-hour in-suite service, fitness center, taxes, gratuity and more. For reservations or additional information, call 1-888-407-4869, or visit


About Grand Velas Riviera Maya:

The AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Maya is an ultra-luxury all-inclusive resort set on 206 acres of pristine jungle and mangroves and with the finest white sand beach in the Riviera Maya. Guests can choose accommodations among oceanfront, ocean view and a Zen-like tropical setting, embraced by the flora and fauna of the Yucatan Peninsula's jungle. All 539 designer-like suites are exceptionally spacious, more than 1,100 square feet each, all with balconies, and some with private plunge pools. All feature fully stocked mini bars, L'Occitane amenities, artisanal mezcal, and Nespresso coffee machines. Bathrooms deserve special mention with walk in glass shower, deep soaking Jacuzzi tubs and marble interior. Eight restaurants, including five gourmet offerings, present a tour through Mexico, Europe and Asia. Cocina de Autor, at the hands of world renowned celebrity chefs Bruno Oteiza and Mikel Alonso, holds the AAA Five Diamond Award, the first all-inclusive restaurant in the world to win this prestigious distinction. Se Spa is the region's largest spa sanctuary at more than 90,000 square feet, known for its authentic Mexican treatments, offerings from around world and signature seven-step water journey. Other features include 24-hour Personal Concierge; 24/7 in-suite service; three swimming pools; two fitness centers; water sports; innovative Kids' Clubs and Teens' Club; baby concierge; Karaoke Bar; Koi Bar; Piano Bar, and business center. The resort offers more than 91,000 square feet of meeting space and outdoor areas for events inclusive of a 31,000-square-foot Convention Center, able to accommodate up to 2,700 guests. The resort has won numerous awards from Travel + Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler, USA Today and several other magazines and major companies worldwide, including Virtuoso's Best Spa and TripAdvisor's Hall of Fame. A member of the Virtuoso Hotels & Resorts Program, Grand Velas Riviera Maya was built and is operated by Eduardo Vela Ruiz, founder and president of Velas Resorts, with brother Juan Vela, vice president of Velas Resorts, by his side. For reservations or additional information, call 1-888-407-4869, or visit