Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit PRESSROOM
Guillaume Morance Named Executive Chef of Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit
Riviera Nayarit, Mexico (November 28, 2017) - Guillaume Morance has been named Executive Chef of the AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit. In his new position, he is responsible for the "Beyond All-Inclusive, Beyond All Compare" resort's five restaurants, three of which are AAA Four Diamond rated; poolside snack bar; casual all day dining option, and the catering operation of the 267 all suite luxury resort. The appointment is effective immediately.
With over 22 years in the kitchen, Morance has served in some of the best hotels and restaurants in leading world capitals such as Paris, New York, Saint Petersburg and Moscow. In 2001, he opened his own international cuisine restaurant, Bistro 21, in Michoacán, Mexico. Being a chef has given Morance the opportunity to travel and learn about the gastronomic specialties of other countries which has helped him form his own culinary style. He is drawn to simple cuisine where the ingredient is the star. He enjoys creating emotions, which combined with excellent customer service, not only satisfy the palate but also each person's heart.
About Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit
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. New Wellness Suites include a personal training session and massage in-suite in addition to other fitness amenities, such as a Lifecycle Exercise Bike, organic soaps, an Alchimia Apothecary Aromatherapy Kit, a Nikken Kenko pillow and comforter, and LED lamp with a clock and timer. 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 in suite 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-Inclusive 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.