Eduardo Vela Ruiz Names Ignacio Mendoza Managing Director of Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit
Riviera Nayarit, Mexico (April 29, 2014) — Today, Ignacio Mendoza Valenzuela joins the management team at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit as Managing Director of the AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit. The position is presented by Eduardo Vela Ruiz, President of the Board of Directors of Velas Resorts and Juan Vela Ruiz, Vice President of the company.
Mendoza is Chilean by birth and Mexican by naturalization. Mendoza earned a degree in Tourism Business Administration from the Universidad La Salle in Cancun and immediately began his work as a professional in Amsterdam, Holland at the Le Méridien Apollo with specialized training in food and beverage. At 38 years old, Mendoza has worked in important establishments such as Carrousel Hotel Cancun-Riviera Maya as Operations Manager, Hotel Presidente InterContinental Cancun and Guadalajara as Director of Food and Beverage, Hotel Casa de Campo La Romana in the Dominican Republic as Executive Assistant Manager/Director of Food and Beverage and Hotel Secrets Marquis in Los Cabos as Resident Manager.
“We at Velas Resorts are aware of the necessary quality of leadership in new entrepreneurs and we put our trust in young talent to provide our properties with great momentum in the tourism industry,” said Eduardo Vela Ruiz. “Therefore, I offer the warmest welcome to Ignacio and recognize his professionalism and knowledge in order to maintain the high standards of the Grand Velas brand, which has been awarded internationally.”
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 white sand 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, high speed 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 60 spa treatments, many inspired by the native traditions of Mexico and a signature water journey. Other features include a fitness center, 24/7 ensuite service, water sports, business center, tennis, Kids Club, and teen lounge during holidays. Puerto Vallarta is just a 15 minute drive away. 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.