Interview with Casa Velas Boutique Hotel's Francisco Renteria
by, 09-19-2013 at 02:13 PM (2458 Views)
Each week, Luxury Link will showcase an exclusive interview with one of our valued hotel partners. This week, please enjoy our conversation with Francisco Renteria, Hotel Sales and Marketing Director of the Casa Velas Boutique Hotel, an adults-only, all-inclusive, luxury resort in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico...
Q) What makes Casa Velas unique?
A) Casa Velas is like a hidden oasis. Its unique private estate-like atmosphere highlights Mexico’s colonial enchantment, complemented by impeccable personalized service and first class amenities.
Q) Can you explain what makes the location of your property interesting to travelers?
A) Aside from maintaining sublime tropical temperatures year round, Puerto Vallarta is an easily-accessible and truly multifaceted destination with activities and attractions for every type of traveler.
Q) Is there a “must-try” dish or drink that guests should experience?
A) Flavored margaritas made with all-natural ingredients (mango, strawberry, apple, coconut, etc).
Also, our tequila-flambéed shrimp.
Q) What are the three things about your property that guests may not know?
A) The hotel has Puerto Vallarta’s only Leading Spa of the World, a botanical garden and private ocean club. It is also the winner of numerous international awards.
Q) Can you take me through an average day at your resort?
A) An average day at Casa Velas begins by awakening on the finest linens with a view of lush tropical gardens and the rolling greens of the Marina Vallarta golf course. After a breakfast including fresh-squeezed juices and house-baked bread, guests may opt for a round of golf, a soothing spa treatment, session at the gym or yoga class before heading to the pool surrounded by palms or the hotel’s private ocean club.
A special tequila or wine tasting is a great way to prepare for the evening meal after a day in the Puerto Vallarta sun. Dinner is offered at the hotel’s creative cuisine restaurant Emiliano, the Ocean Club, or even at sister resort Velas Vallarta.
For a truly unique experience, our concierge can plan an eco-adventure into the Sierra Madre Mountains, a visit to the city’s charming centro for shopping and galleries, or a romantic cruise across the bay.
Q) Have you had any notable guests – celebrities etc.?
A) Casa Velas has hosted the president of Mexico Felipe Calderón, the presidents of Guatemala, Suriname and Spain, the Prince of Norway, the contestants of the Miss Mexico Beauty Pageant, Camille Belle and many more notable personalities.
Q) What makes Casa Velas truly luxurious?
A) Casa Velas’ exclusive private ambiance and genuine, personalized attention makes guests feel like royalty during their stay. This aspect, coupled with elegant and thoughtful touches and extreme attention to detail in every element of the hotel’s services provides guests with the ultimate luxury experience.
Q) What advice do you have for guests who are staying at your resort?
A) We recommend enjoying all that Casa Velas has to offer by scheduling a Spa treatment at our boutique Leading Spa, attending our Sensory Workshop dining experience in the botanical gardens, planning a sunset dinner at the Ocean Club and inquiring about an excursion that will allow you to connect with the stunning natural surroundings.
Q) What is the best time to travel to Casa Velas?
A) For drier temperatures and more cool breezes, visit us from mid-October to April. To experience warmer temperatures, tropical rain storms in the afternoons and fewer tourists, plan your visit from May to September.