Group Logo Hand-Crafted in Sand for a Personalized Group Experience
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (May 21, 2015) – The “Beyond All Inclusive, Beyond All Compare” Velas Resorts in Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Maya and Riviera Nayarit introduce their new personalized amenity for groups, group logos hand-sculpted in Mexico’s sand. Groups can now send their unique logo to any of the four Velas Resorts – which include Casa Velas, Grand Velas Riviera Maya, Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, and Velas Vallarta - prior to their trip and arrive to see their customized logo hand-crafted in the sand. Up-lit logos are the ideal accompaniment to nighttime cocktail and beach parties on the sand, in the gardens or on terraces which overlook the beach. The sculptures start at $1000 for 6.5 ft. X 6.4 ft. and must be coordinated in advance.
Offering unparalleled all-inclusive experiences for meetings and incentives, Velas Resorts offer spacious luxury accommodations, world-class spas, a la carte gourmet cuisine at a selection of specialty restaurants, and an indefinable hospitality experience. For more information about Velas Resorts and its group events, please call 1-866-847-4609 or visit www.velasmeetingsmexico.com.
About Velas Resorts Meetings:
Offering unparalleled all-inclusive experiences for meetings and incentives, the four Velas Resorts in Riviera Maya, Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit have earned more than 43 AAA Diamonds, including the prestigious Five Diamond Award. Other esteemed international awards for their services and facilities include Virtuoso’s “Best Spa”, Conde Nast Johansens’ “Most Excellent Resort” and “Most Excellent Spa Hotel” and the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences’ 5 Star Diamond Award. Properties include Casa Velas, a boutique adults-only hotel and ocean club located on the Marina Vallarta Golf Course, named the 8th Best Hotel in the World on The Expedia® 2013 Insiders’ Select™ List, and Velas Vallarta, a family-friendly all suites resort and spa located on Banderas Bay, both in Puerto Vallarta; and the AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit located on Mexico’s famed Riviera Nayarit. Completing the group is Grand Velas Riviera Maya, located five minutes from Playa del Carmen, which offers the most sophisticated, ultra luxury all-inclusive resort experience in the Caribbean with jungle and beach settings. State of the art conference centers range up to 91,547 square feet of indoor and outdoor meetings and events space and offer an efficient and versatile canvas for creating scenic events and business gatherings from 10 to 3,000 guests. Outdoor gardens, terraces, protected beach area and gazebo space create beautiful backdrops for special events and meeting receptions, and five-star catering is ensured for any meeting or event and customized or pre-planned themed parties. Velas Resorts also feature spacious accommodations, spas, a unique culinary experience at a selection of restaurants, 24-hour insuite service, fitness centers, Butler service, extensive family programs, fully stocked mini bar and more. Velas Resorts are operated by Eduardo Vela Ruiz, majority owner, founder and president of Velas Resorts, with brother Juan Vela by his side, vice president of Velas Resorts.
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Resort in Sonoma creates the ultimate meeting venue in California Wine Country
Sonoma, CA (May 5, 2015) – The Renaissance Lodge at Sonoma Resort & Spa recently completed a $370,000 renovation of its meeting space, providing the largest and most sophisticated, eco-friendly conference venues in California Wine Country.
The thoughtful blending of new sleek contemporary furnishings with the sophistication and charm of Sonoma Wine country creates a warm, inviting yet refined meeting environment with 23,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor function space. The resort features 11 bright and airy Sonoma wine country conference rooms all showcasing new flooring, lighting and wall treatments and each with its own personality and functionality. Among the new offerings:
The Sonoma Ballroom, at 3,080 square feet, is the largest meeting space in the Valley. Divided into three sections, the Ballroom accommodates up to 400 people for receptions and 252 for banquets. This sophisticated setting, rich in textures and colors, also offers a dance floor.
The Stone Building features a grand fireplace and high-beamed ceiling, in addition to an in-room bar that can seat 170 guests for dinner and dancing. This venue is perfect for corporate luncheons or receptions with doors leading out to sweeping lawns and gardens and combined square footage of 8,704.
Additionally, the Sonoma luxury hotel supports Marriott’s Green Initiative commitment and carries the Green Leader designation from TripAdvisor. To further these goals, the renovation also included:
· Installation of a 7,000 square foot, eco-friendly artificial lawn for outdoor social events, designed by San Francisco Company Heavenly Greens. This installation results in the savings of 15,000 gallons of water for irrigation annually along with erosion reduction and improved drainage capabilities.
· All of the Sonoma County meeting space has been converted to linen-less furniture, reducing over 300,000 gallons of water and 500 lbs of detergent per year.
· LED lighting has been installed in meeting rooms and public spaces, saving 36,000 kilowatts of electricity annually.
· Meeting spaces are converting to the use of more ergonomic chairs and furniture, as well as utilizing more recycled materials.
· Reducing the quantity of vinyl wall coverings in lieu of more sustainable hard surfaces and painted walls.
“We are delighted to be able to showcase our recent renovations and ongoing work in the field of green initiatives,” says General Manager Suzy Hart. “We remain deeply committed to eco-commerce while providing a stellar wine country experience for all of our guests.”
About The Renaissance Lodge at Sonoma Resort & Spa Showcasing the incredible beauty of the Sonoma Valley, The Renaissance Lodge at Sonoma Resort & Spa expertly combines authentically artisan surroundings with contemporary facilities to create a haven of casual sophistication. A total of 182 guest rooms and suites, multiple dining and entertainment options (including award-winning Carneros Bistro and The Spa at Renaissance Sonoma), provide a great base from which to explore and discover California’s most popular wine country.
The Renaissance Lodge at Sonoma Resort & Spa, a member of the Marriott group, (707) 935-6600, 1325 Broadway, Sonoma, CA 95476. www.marriott.com/sfols. To discover more, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and find us at Pinterest and Foursquare.
About The Renaissance Lodge at Sonoma Resort & Spa Showcasing the incredible beauty of the Sonoma Valley, The Renaissance Lodge at Sonoma Resort & Spa expertly combines authentically artisan surroundings with contemporary facilities to create a haven of casual sophistication. A total of 182 guest rooms and suites, multiple dining and entertainment options (including award-winning Carneros Bistro & Wine Bar and The Spa at Renaissance Sonoma), provide a great base from which to explore California’s most popular wine country.
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Scottsdale’s luxury resorts offer hot discounts that beat the dry heat
|SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (May 5, 2015) – When you envision Scottsdale during the summer, do you see a dry, barren desert, where weather-worn locals proclaim through parched lips, "At least it's a dry heat"? Well, think again. Locals have a secret weapon that helps them survive May, June, July and August. We’ll let you in on the secret. Scottsdale’s 70 hotels and resorts offer ridiculously hot deals with rates as low as 60 percent off peak season. Take a cue from locals and rise early to hike in the breathtaking, lush Sonoran Desert, hit the golf course during the cool morning hours, soak up sun in your bathing suit while sipping a chilled margarita at a resort pool, and head to the spa for a heavily discounted, relaxing afternoon. After a few days in this warm weather destination, you’ll gleefully proclaim, “It is a dry heat!”|
KEEP COOL AND CARRY ONBeat the heat this summer at The Saguaro Scottsdale with the “Desert Splash” package. Lounge poolside under a shaded cabana while cooling off with a refreshing complimentary pitcher of Casamigos Tequila Margaritas. Every Saturday afternoon, the brightly-colored boutique hotel in the heart of downtown transforms into one big pool party, complete with DJs and a sunscreen station. Stay at the resort June 1 through Sept. 30 and you’ll also receive Saguaro sunglasses, Chap Stick and a drink cooler. Rates start at $109.
Jump into the “Summer Splash” package with rates starting at $129 at We-Ko-Pa Resort and Conference Center. Doubling as an adult playground, the resort boasts a 24-hour casino, seven restaurants and two of the top-rated golf courses in Arizona. We-Ko-Pa has everything you need for a grown-up’s summer getaway. Stay April 30 through June 30 to receive a $50 food and beverage credit valid at the Pool Bar & Grill, Ahnala Restaurant or in-room dining. The package also includes $5 and $10 Casino Slot Play vouchers, so you can test your luck at Fort McDowell Casino.
While you’re getting a healthy dose of vitamin D and slathering on the tanning oil, why not enjoy a tasty margarita? With the “Tequila and Tanlines” package at FireSky Resort & Spa, you’ll receive a complimentary pitcher of margaritas from Taggia Bar. The “Tequila and Tanlines” package is available May 19 through Sept. 6 with rates starting at $109 per night.
Stay hydrated with summer spirits and ales at these Scottsdale bars and breweries:
Zoom across a zip line, cool down on waterslides and watch fireworks light up the night sky this summer atFairmont Scottsdale Princess. The “Sip, Savor and Splash” package equips guests with a $50 resort credit perfect for sampling any of 240 tequilas at La Hacienda or retreating to Well & Being Spa. Seeking a thrill? Poolside is the place to be with the spinning water adventure, SplashRider X-treme, and 200-foot waterslides. Guests are also able to upgrade to a Casita Signature Jr. Suite with the “Upgrade Your Summer” package. Rates for both packages start at $169 per night, May 22 through Sept. 6.
Need to escape the heat? Check out one of these off-site activities to cool off:
Challenge yourself to two championship, 18-hole golf courses at JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa. Stay now through Dec. 31 and receive casita guest room accommodations and a $100 resort credit per night, which can be put toward golf at 36 holes of championship golf at Camelback Golf Club. The “$100 Resort Credit” package rate starts at $229 per night with promo code: P50.
Can’t get enough of golf? Keep hitting the links at these spots:
Step into a luxurious paradise at Royal Palms Resort & Spa with the “Luxe Lounging” package, offered May 26 through Sept. 30. Enjoy two refreshing welcome cocktails and a room upgrade upon arrival before indulging in a hearty meal at T. Cooks with a $25 dining credit. And restore yourself at the Alvadora Spa with a massage or body therapy compliments of two $40 spa credits. Rates start at $149 per night with promo code: PLL.
Channel your inner Monet, Van Gough and O’Keefe with The Hermosa Inn’s “Artist for a Day” summer package. Brush up on your painting skills and retreat to the Inn’s Blue Door Art Studio & Gallery May 1 through Sept. 7 to enjoy a 90-minute private painting lesson with on-property artists, two drink tickets to Last Drop at The Hermosa Inn and accommodations in a luxury casita. Rates start at $355 per night.
Continue the indulgence at one of these off-site restaurants: