RIVIERA NAYARIT, MEXICO –– The Riviera Nayarit leads the way when it comes to luxury tourism destinations and is endorsed by high profile brands as well as the top international industry organizations. It is the destination of choice by luxury travelers who seek the finest facilities and services, from business leaders to celebrities.
The luxurious Punta de Mita enclave set the stage for the growth of the luxury tradition in Riviera Nayarit. Punta Mita is renowned for its luxury villas, Four Seasons Punta Mita, St. Regis Punta Mita and two Jack Nicklaus signature golf courses.
Today, Riviera Nayarit is a Virtuoso Destination, part of the leading luxury network in the tourism industry. This organization has over 340 agencies with 8,900 elite advisors in 20 countries, most of them in the Americas. In Mexico, Riviera Nayarit occupies second place in its network with four Virtuoso properties.
The AAA (American Automobile Association) Diamonds are awarded to the best of the best on the continent. The Riviera Nayarit has 14 hotels and six restaurants with 4- and 5-Diamond designations. In Mexico there are a total of 16 5-Diamond hotels, four of which are in the Riviera Nayarit, positioning the destination in second place in Mexico.
The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd represent over 400 luxury hotels with over 68,000 rooms worldwide. There are only eight of these in Mexico divided among five destinations including Riviera Nayarit. Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit is a five diamond all-inclusive resort with two four diamond restaurants.
Preferred Hotels & Resorts choose their members from among the most exclusive properties in 85 countries; there are two of these select properties in Riviera Nayarit. Another exceptional group, Mexico Boutique Hotels, has three members of its group in the Riviera Nayarit.
Riviera Nayarit is also proud to announce the next stage of its growth as a luxury destination, welcoming One & Only La Mandarina in 2017. The beachfront resort will offer 145 luxurious villas as well as separate private residential estates. A beach club and chic pool will feature private cabanas and a poolside café and lounge. The resort will also have an indulgent One&Only Spa and Fitness Centre. The resort’s Conference Center will provide the perfect destination for corporate meetings and retreats.
“In Riviera Nayarit we have many 4- and 5-star properties, but we also have 15 Gran Turismo hotels and another four Categoría Especial properties, designations that are equivalent to the 4- or 5-Diamond AAA awards, respectively. This ample variety of luxury hotels that are endorsed by industry leaders shows that Riviera Nayarit is one of the leading luxury destination in the world,” said Marc Murphy, Executive Director of the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB).
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About Riviera Nayarit
Mexico’s newest destination, Riviera Nayarit, stretches along 192 miles of pristine Pacific coast framed by the majestic Sierra Madre Mountains just ten minutes north of accessible Puerto Vallarta International Airport. The region extends along the entire coast of the Pacific state of Nayarit including the resorts of Nuevo Vallarta, the historic colonial town of San Blas, exclusive Punta Mita, picturesque fishing villages, miles of serene beaches and spectacular Banderas Bay. Riviera Nayarit offers countless activities, such as: PGA golf courses, luxury spas, whale watching, turtle release, zip lining, surfing, bird watching, international cuisine, and the local artwork from the traditional Huichol tribe. The region attracts and satisfies vacationers of all tastes and budgets with its wide range of accommodations including chic luxury resorts, eco-tourism boutique hotels and quaint B&B inns. Riviera Nayarit is recognized as a “Virtuoso Preferred Destination.” In 2015, Riviera Nayarit was recognized by Travel Weekly as “Mexico’s new holiday destination on the Pacific coast,” by Yahoo! Travel as “Mexico’s New Playground” and on Conde Nast Traveller UK 2015 Hot Destinations List. For more information, visit www.RivieraNayarit.com or follow Riviera Nayarit’s Social Media Facebook Fan Page, @riv_nayarit and Instagram @rivieranayarit.