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Sep 04

New Artisanal Ceramics from Javier Servín and Mayolica Santa Rosa Now Available at Grand Velas Riviera Maya Boutiques

Continues Velas Resorts' Commitment to Bringing the

Best of Mexican Art, Crafts and Fashion to Guests in Resort Boutiques

 

Riviera Maya, Mexico (September 4, 2018) - The AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Maya has expanded its boutique art and craft offerings to include traditional Mexican ceramics. Available in the resort's boutiques, the newest additions include plates, cups, pots, jewelry, vases and more from leading artists Javier Servín Cerámica and Mayolica Santa Rosa. The new offerings expand Velas Resorts' commitment to showcasing Mexican art and fashion which already includes fashion shows and popup exhibits from renowned and up-and-coming designers, Oaxacan wood sculptures by Hoja Verde and fine Mexican jewelry with precious and semiprecious stones by Lyne Jewels at the other properties in the collection.

Originating from Guanajuato, the handmade ceramics from Javier Servin unite reality with fantasy, creating unique pieces, free of lead and with a lasting color thanks to its high-temperature cooking. The different objects are guided by Servin's imagination to mix colors and shapes to obtain a unique, unrepeatable piece. Each piece has a distinguishing blue mark, a recognized trait of Servin's ceramics. The designs are made to be used in everyday life.

Originating in the 16th century in Spain, Mayolica is a porous ceramic which derived its name from Mallorca Island, which was on the shipping trade route to Italy. Mayolica Santa Rosa's pottery process is done by hand, which makes them authentic crafts and all unique pieces. The Mexican potters adapted the Mayolica to their tastes, creating a different and spontaneous style. Mayolica pottery is primarily distinguished by the milky-white glaze used after the first firing. Mayolica pottery is a diverse category of clay arts under which, Spanish-influenced Talavera and Italian Maiolica are sub-genres. Mexican Majolica primarily differs from traditional Talavera in the art form and use of colors. Its decorative motifs are traditional and produce objects of daily use for the dining room and home.

Nightly resort rates start at $434 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 https://www.rivieramaya.grandvelas.com.

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, Mikel Alonso and Xavier Pérez Stone, 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.