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Velas Vallarta - Press Room

Oct 19

Mexico’s Velas Resorts Appoint New Hotel Managers at Puerto Vallarta Properties - Casa Velas and Velas Vallarta

Mexico's Velas Resorts Appoint New Hotel Managers at

Puerto Vallarta Properties - Casa Velas and Velas Vallarta


Mexico's "Beyond All-Inclusive, Beyond All Compare" Velas Resorts has appointed Juan Carlos López Ruiz, Hotel Manager of Velas Vallarta, and Karina Zuñiga, Hotel Manager of Casa Velas, effective immediately. In their new positions, López and Zuñiga are responsible for overseeing day-to-day resort operations at the family-friendly all suites resort and spa located on Banderas Bay and 80 suite boutique adults-only hotel and ocean club, respectively.


López joins Velas Resorts with over 30 years of hotel experience throughout Mexico at such properties as Las Palomas, Plaza las Glorias, Hotel Villa Bejar & Spa Tequesquitengo, Krystal Vallarta (formerly Hotel Posada de Vallarta) and various of InterContinental Hotel Groups (Holiday Inn, InterContinental,  amongst others.) Zuñiga brings with her over 20 years of hotel experience in Mexico at Fiesta Americana, Las Brisas Hotel Collection, Quinta Real, and Grupo Mayan, as well as Sandals in Ocho Rios, Jamaica.


López and Zuñiga both report to Luis Angarita, Managing Director of Velas Vallarta and Casa Velas. "We are delighted to have López and Zuñiga join the Velas management team. With their solid hospitality experience and commitment to quality and service across the board, they're stellar additions to the Velas Resorts family," says Angarita.


López is a graduate of Tourism Superior Institute. Zuñiga is a graduate of Cornell Hotel School. For more information on Velas Resorts, please call 1-888-407-4869 or visit www.velasresorts.com.



About Velas Resorts:

Offering unparalleled all-inclusive experiences, 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 named the 8th Best Hotel in the World on The Expedia® 2013 Insiders' Select List, a boutique adults-only hotel and ocean club located on the Marina Vallarta Golf Course, 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 in Riviera Nayarit. Completing the group is Grand Velas Riviera Maya, located five minutes from Playa del Carmen, offering the most sophisticated, ultra luxury all-inclusive resort experience in the Caribbean with jungle and beach settings. Velas Resorts feature spacious accommodations, spas, a unique culinary experience at a selection of restaurants, 24-hour in-suite service, fitness centers, Butler service, state of the art conference centers, 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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