New Culinary-Themed Package Deals Delight Foodies and Families at Grand Velas Resorts
'Art of Cooking' Package and 'Gourmet' Package Available in Riviera Maya and Riviera Nayarit locations
Riviera Maya, Mexico (August 11, 2011) - Grand Velas Resorts invite travelers to indulge their taste buds with new culinary-themed package offerings in Riviera Maya and Riviera Nayarit. In addition to the resort's "Beyond All-Inclusive, Beyond All Compare" plan, the culinary hotel packages feature international cuisine and wines, cooking classes and contests for adults and kids, mixology lessons and food tours that will delight even the most discriminating gourmet!
Riviera Maya: Art of Cooking Package
At Grand Velas Riviera Maya, foodies of all ages can discover their inner Wolfgang Puck with the family-focused 'Art of Cooking Package'. In addition to Riviera Maya's luxury all-inclusive accommodations and services, this package includes cooking classes led by executive chefs, a wine tasting, a class on preparing a 3-course meal with a diploma for participation and a chef's jacket to carry on gastronomic exploits even after the vacation ends.
Younger participants can also enjoy junior cooking classes taught by expert chefs from the hotel's restaurants where they'll learn to prepare their own 3-course meal followed by an awards ceremony and a special fun kit for their participation. Valid until December 19, 2011, rates start at $329 per person per night with double occupancy in the Zen Grand Suite. Up to two children per suite are complimentary when staying with their parents in a Zen Grand Suite. Kids staying with their parents in an Ambassador and Grand Class Suite are $65 per child per night.
Riviera Nayarit: Gourmet Package
In addition to wine and tequila tastings, cooking classes, cocktail classes and sumptuous food and wine tours of local gourmet restaurants, Gourmet Package guests will enjoy a gourmet amenity upon arrival; one special Spa Cuisine lunch per suite at Azul restaurant; one progressive Dinner per suite at Frida, Lucca and Piaf, the resort's Four Diamond Award winning restaurants; 15% off boutique and spa services, and 20% off golf at Vista Vallarta Golf Courses. Private VIP Airport Transportation is also included. Available until December 18, 2011 and April 16, 2012 - December 19, 2012, rates start at $359 per adult person per night (double). From Jan. 3 - April 15, 2012, rates start at $435 per adult person per night (double).
A minimum 3-night stay applies to both packages. For reservations, please visit www.grandvelas.com or call 1-866-230-7221.
About Grand Velas Riviera Maya -
The AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Maya, an all-suites and spa resort located five minutes from Playa del Carmen, represents the latest and most sophisticated iteration of the ultra-luxury, all-inclusive resort experience. This Leading Hotels of the World designated resort is the preeminent one of its class boasting 491 suites, each more than 1,000 square-feet, in three separate ambiances- adult-only ocean-front and ocean-view Ambassador Grand Class Suites, family-friendly Ambassador Suites and Zen Garden Suites embraced by the flora and fauna of the Yucatan Peninsula's jungle.
The resort presents a gastronomic tour of the Yucatan, Europe and Asia offering seven restaurants with world-class chefs from France, Spain and Mexico; dedicated butler service for each guest, and the region's largest spa sanctuary at over 89,000 square-feet specializing in signature treatments inspired by ancient cultures from around the world. The spa won Virtuoso's "Best Spa" in the world and a SpaFinder Readers' Choice Award. The resort was designed by lauded Mexican architecture firm Elias and Elias and features the sleek and modish interiors that fuse the serenity of the Caribbean with the vibrancy of Yucatan cultures.
About Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit
Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, an all-suites and spa resort located just 15 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta on Banderas Bay, is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World and a recipient of the AAA Five-Diamond Award. The resort features 267 spacious ocean-view suites. The crown jewel of the resort and a member of Leading Spas of the World, the Spa at Grand Velas features 20 treatment rooms, over 80 spa treatments, gym and exercise room, spa boutique and beauty salon. The family-friendly resort also offers tiered three-temperature infinity pools, tennis court, 25,321 total sq feet of meeting space and a Kids Club. Nearby are championship golf courses, numerous options for soft adventure, and the charming town of Puerto Vallarta with its many shops, art galleries and nightlife.