Velas Resorts Made the Coveted Star List Awarded By Forbes Travel Guide
The only independent, global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants and spas, Forbes Travel Guide has awarded SE Spa by Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit Five Stars for the first time, one of only 9 spas in Mexico have received this distinction. Additionally, SE Spa by Grand Velas Riviera Maya has received Five Stars for three consecutive years and Casa Velas has once again received Four Stars for its sixth year in a row.
Highly trained anonymous inspectors visit every property to evaluate up to 900 standards before being selected by Forbes Travel Guide Star Awards. Both service and facilities are reviewed while there is an emphasis on service and experience.
Recognized for its outstanding facilities and services, the 16,500 square-foot SE Spa is the crown jewel of Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit. The spa experience begins with the Hydrotherapy Ritual which includes a revitalizing shower, herbal steam and sauna, a dip in the two-temperature lagoon, time in the Jacuzzi and a final multi-jet swiss shower. SE Spa features 20 treatment rooms, more than 30 spa treatments, a high-performance gym and exercise room, spa boutique and a beauty salon. The treatments are grouped into seven ceremonies, including Huichol, Water, Wind, Earth, Fire, Diamond and Beauty. Many treatments feature organic elements, using coffee & chocolate, sea shells, tequila cream, aromatherapy oils, and more.
The architecturally impressive SE Spa at Grand Velas Riviera Maya was inspired by the jungle and natural water pools of the Yucatan Peninsula. Mexican Architects Ricardo Elias and Alexis Elias of EliasElias AR preserved the stone, plants and streams native to the natural landscape and incorporated them into the curved, organic design of the two-level, 89,000+ square-foot spa.
Source: IVI DMC- Mexico
Author: Deb Davad