Grand Velas Resorts Open High-Tech Teen Lounges with all the Extras; Expands Kids Club for Under 12 Set
Riviera Maya, Mexico (August 2, 2013) -The AAA Five Diamond "Beyond All-Inclusive, Beyond All-Compare" Grand Velas resorts in the Riviera Maya and Riviera Nayarit have opened spacious, new high tech teen lounges with everything a teen could want. Features, which vary by resort, range from games like billiards, air hockey , foosball and arcade games, to video game systems Xbox and PS3, special seats with built in speakers for enhanced game play, and individual cubicles with a 40" LED TV. When evening sets in, the fun continues with a disco dance floor with surround sound and special lighting, and karaoke complete with 45,000 songs in multiple languages.
A separate bar area serves a wide selection of teen friendly soft drinks and concoctions and favorite snacks, or teens can order room service if the dancing works up an appetite, with all food and beverage included in the daily room rate. Four 55" LED TVs project current sports programs and music videos, while Apple TV lets them connect their iPhone or iPads.
Video games take center stage with everything from five individual cubicles, each with Play Station 3 console, and special seats made for video gaming. Extra consoles feature Xbox and Kinect. At Grand Velas Riviera Maya, younger kids ages 4 to 12 can enjoy an expanded kids club complete with seven video game consoles with Xbox, Wii and more than 30 games as well as equipment for projection of Blu-ray films, and comfortable tables and chairs for all kinds of board games and craft projects.
Both resorts have a special summer camp from now until the end of August. The camps include welcome gifts for young people, adventure activities (climbing wall, zip-lining, horseback riding), authentic Mayan arts and crafts, a teen's program and weekly themed activities for the whole family, including a Mexican Fair, Summer Olympics, Culinary Contest and Picnic Parties. They also have Leading Spas of the World, where Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit offers Kids' Spa treatments, as well as a Family Spa Collection that includes mother-daughter rituals. Each resort has its own mascot for kids - Pancho the monkey for Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit and Amy the raccoon for Grand Velas Riviera Maya.
In Grand Velas Riviera Maya, the Teen Lounge is open year-round from 11 a.m. from 12 a.m.; Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit from 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. in the summer and holiday periods.
Featured in Forbes' roundup of the 10 Coolest All-Inclusive Resorts, the AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Maya, an all-suites and spa resort located five minutes from Playa del Carmen, is the latest and most sophisticated iteration of the ultra-luxury, all-inclusive resort experience. This Leading Hotels of the World designated resort is the preeminent one of its class boasting 491 suites, each more than 1,000 square-feet, in three separate ambiances-- premium ocean-front Grand Class Suites with terrace plunge pools for adults and families with children 12 and up, family-friendly ocean-view Ambassador Suites and Zen Grand Suites embraced by the flora and fauna of the Yucatan Peninsula's jungle. The resort presents a gastronomic tour of the Yucatan, Europe and Asia offering seven restaurants with world-class chefs from France, Spain and Mexico; dedicated butler service for each guest, and the region's largest spa sanctuary at over 89,000 square-feet specializing in signature treatments inspired by ancient cultures from around the world. The spa was named "Best Spa" in the world by Virtuoso and also earned a SpaFinder Readers' Choice Award. The resort was designed by lauded Mexican architecture firm Elias and Elias and features the sleek and modish interiors that fuse the serenity of the Caribbean with the vibrancy of Yucatan cultures.
About Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit
Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, an all-suites and spa resort located just 15 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta on Banderas Bay, is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World and a recipient of the AAA Five-Diamond Award. The resort features 267 spacious ocean-view suites. The crown jewel of the resort and a member of Leading Spas of the World, the Spa at Grand Velas features 20 treatment rooms, over 60 spa treatments, gym and exercise room, spa boutique and beauty salon. The family-friendly resort also offers tiered three-temperature infinity pools, tennis court, 25,321 total sq feet of meeting space and a Kids Club. Nearby are championship golf courses, numerous options for soft adventure, and the charming town of Puerto Vallarta with its many shops, art galleries and nightlife. Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit has received numerous accolades within the industry, most recently named one of Forbes' 10 Coolest All-Inclusive Resorts, as well as a 2013 Best Hotel In Mexico and the #1 Hotel in Puerto Vallarta by U.S. News & World Report.
About Velas Weddings
Offering unparalleled all-inclusive experiences for destination weddings, Velas Resorts in Riviera Maya, Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit have earned 26 AAA Diamond ratings and numerous other international awards. The resorts are Casa Velas, a boutique adults-only hotel and ocean club located on the Marina Vallarta Golf Course; Velas Vallarta, a family-friendly all-suite resort located on 10 acres of oceanfront; and AAA Five Diamond Award recipients Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit on the Banderas Bay and Grand Velas Riviera Maya, with both jungle and beach settings. Velas Resorts offer a variety of venues and vistas for weddings of any size and generous wedding packages that include romantic extras such as an aromatherapy couples massage and candlelit dinners.