Velas Resorts Mexico hosted 13 members of Virtuoso agencies at Vancouver's Black & Blue restaurant last night for an appreciation dinner. The evening's host was Western Canada's regional sales manager Lynne White for Velas, with special guest Denys Montes de Oca - senior director of sales and marketing from Grand Velas Rivera Maya.
From its humble beginnings in Puerto Vallarta as a condominium project 25 years ago, the Velas Resorts collection now has five ultra luxury properties in Riviera Maya, Riviera Nayarit, Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta. Founders Eduardo Vela Ruiz and his brother Juan aimed to bring the all-inclusive concept to another level.
Velas’ all-inclusive resorts in Mexico offer luxury suites, spas and international gourmet cuisine. "We are the Rolex in the all-inclusive world," said Denys. "In my 15 years of working with Mr. Vela, I see his passion and pride passed down to every single employee in the company."
The resorts welcome meetings and incentive groups; ethnic weddings and honeymoon packages are available; and families are welcomed at Grand Velas Los Cabos, Riviera Maya and Riviera Nayarit, with family suites and Summer Camp programs during July and August.
Here are highlights of each Velas Resort:
Grand Velas Los Cabos
Newly opened in December 2016, Grand Velas Los Cabos is 35 minutes from the Los Cabos airport and features 304 spacious suites and over 16,000 square feet of convention space.
Five minutes from the Puerto Vallarta airport and fifteen minutes from downtown, Velas Vallarta is the lead-in property with one-, two- and three-bedroom suites. This family friendly resort is an award-winning resort in Puerto Vallarta.
Casa Velas Puerto Vallarta
Located directly behind Velas Vallarta on the golf course, Casa Velas is an 80-suite, adults-only boutique property. Guests receive unlimited golf and have full privileges to the restaurants and amenities of Velas Vallarta.
Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit
With 267 suites, a 16,000 square foot spa, and 656 feet of beach, Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit is 15 minutes from the Puerto Vallarta airport. The resort also offers Wellness Suites including upgraded suite amenities, customized menus and exercise kits.
Grand Velas Riviera Maya
35 minutes from the Cancun airport and five minutes from Playa del Carmen, this 550-suite resort offers a Zen Grand family section surrounded by jungle, and two beachfront sections – the Ambassador Class for families and the adults-only Grand Class. An 89,000 square foot spa is a signature resort feature.
Agents are encouraged to complete the Velas Experts training and register to earn rewards for bookings made. For details, visit agents.velasresorts.com