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Jan 07

Go Behind the Scenes in the Uber Kitchen of the 539 Suite Grand Velas Riviera Maya With New Tour for Foodies and the Curious

Riviera Maya, Mexico (December 30, 2019) - For KITCHEN_TOUR-1.jpgtravelers who love to visit markets and won't miss a cooking demonstration, or simply those who are curious, Grand Velas Riviera Maya has its newest guest activity offering. It's a behind the scenes tour of the kitchen that services the resort's eight restaurants, room service, pool and VIP food amenities, weddings, banquets and more. And better yet, there's no need to get up early in the morning to see this. The tour is given once a week on Thursdays at 11 a.m.

Guests will see everything from the making of chocolate bonbons in the special chocolate room and where 60 different kinds of breads and 80 different pastries are created and baked, to juicing 2000 pounds of fresh fruit and vegetables for daily juices, and preparation of all the staples of Mexican cuisine. Other area visited include the butcher shop and commissary.

Nightly rates start at $478 USD. Rates are per person based on double occupancy and include luxury suite accommodations, à la carte gourmet meals at a variety of specialty restaurants, 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 https://www.rivieramaya.grandvelas.com.

About Grand Velas Riviera Maya:

The AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Maya Aerial Beach.jpgis 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 https://www.rivieramaya.grandvelas.com.

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