Expanding the commitment to showcasing Mexican art and fashion, the “Beyond All Inclusive, Beyond All Compare” Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit now offers Oaxacan wood sculptures by Hoja Verde and fine Mexican jewelry with precious and semiprecious stones by Lyne Jewels at its boutique. The new offerings come on the heels of a runway show and pop-up shop from renowned Mexican fashion designer Alejandro Carlín in addition to the first annual pop-up art gallery. Spotlighting contemporary Mexican artists, with works by Juan Barba and Martha Collignon, the exhibit featured art that is inspired by the rich culture and traditions of the Huichols (Native Mexicans) who practice the intricate beading and embroidery using motifs from nature.
Hoja Verde’s whimsical carvings (also known as alebrijes) depict animals painted with intense colors and intricate patterns. From Oaxaca, the Mexican artisans that prepare these high quality cultural artifacts carve and treat copal wood with gasoline before painting. It is a family activity, leaving the biggest and difficult pieces to the elders. In addition, jewelry made with Mexican silver from Lyne Jewels is available for purchase. Each piece is made of naturals precious and semiprecious stones which have been meticulously hand-selected. Each piece is unique and radiates quality in a natural and earthy style that shine through in each design.
The pieces from Hoja Verde and Lyne Jewels are available for up to $200. Both offerings complement the international designs from Tiffany & Co, Nine West, Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, Bulgari, Moschino, Chopard, Escada, Armani, Ray Ban, Dockers and Lacoste also offered.
Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, a Leading Hotel of the World, enjoys a privileged natural setting with flowering, landscaped gardens beside a long stretch of pristine beach and a dramatic backdrop of the Sierra Madre mountains. The centerpiece of the gardens is a three- tiered infinity pool, a preferred spot for catching the legendary sunsets. The AAA Five Diamond all-inclusive resort features 267 ocean-view suites, some with private plunge pools, and all with plasma TVs, wireless internet access, fully stocked mini bar, L’Occitane amenities and Nespresso machines. Of the resort’s five restaurants, three, serving French, Italian and Mexican gourmet cuisine, have received AAA Four Diamond awards for distinguished cuisine and presentation. An oasis of wellbeing, the resort’s Leading Spa of the World offers 20 treatment suites, more than 30 spa treatments, many inspired by the native traditions of Mexico and a signature water journey. Other features include a fitness center, 24/7 insuite service, water sports, business center, tennis, baby concierge, Kids Club, and teen lounge during holidays. Puerto Vallarta is just a 15 minute drive away. Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit features more than 25,000 square feet of indoor meeting facilities, including the Grand Marissa Ballroom, which consists of more than 6,000 square feet and is easily subdivided into five separate rooms. The resort’s facilities also include four other rooms ranging from 681 to more than 1,954 square feet that offer several arrangement variations to maximize meeting productivity and efficiency. The resort has won numerous awards from Conde Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure, TripAdvisor, U.S. News and World Report and Forbes, which named it one of the Top Ten Coolest All-Inclusives in 2012. Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit was built and is 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. For more information on Grand Velas Resorts or to make a reservation, please call 1-888-407-4869 or visit http://www.grandvelas.com/.