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Apr 03

New Turndown Service Educates Guests About the Environment At Grand Velas Riviera Maya

Riviera Maya, Mexico (April 3, 2018) - The AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Maya, one of the most eco-friendly resorts in Latin America, has introduced a new turndown service to further introduce guests to the fauna of their jungle and beach setting. During the first night turndown, guests will find a picture of one of the local animals who calls the Yucatan Peninsula home. There are five different animal cards: Orange Oriole, Toucan, Iguana, Spider Monkey and Yucatan Jay. On the back of the card is more information about the animal. For instance, the oriole is considered a biological pest control agent, the Spider Monkey is characterized by its long limbs and extraordinary agility and the Yucatan Jay's yellow beak turns black over time. Grand Velas Riviera Maya also offers a complimentary ecological tour, giving guests the chance to experience its unique environment, learn about the native flora and fauna of the Yucatan Peninsula and understand the resort's conservation efforts.

The tour includes a visit to the mangroves to learn about native species, measures to protect and sustain the ecosystem and more. Guests also learn about the reforestation efforts of the resort by visiting a jungle consisting of more than 15,000 transplanted trees that help protect native plants and animals, many planted by staff and guests alike. Guests visit the beach to learn about the resort's innovative artificial reefs off the coast, which not only encourage marine life, but prevent beach erosion. The reefs have quadrupled the width of the beach in four years, making it one of the widest beaches in Riviera Maya. Grand Velas Riviera Maya is one of 17 beaches in Mexico to receive the Clean Beach Certification from the government.

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 among three separate ambiances, including adults-only oceanfront, family-friendly 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, plasma TVs, Wi-Fi, L'Occitane amenities, artisanal tequila, 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 Teen's 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.