Velas Vallarta is preparing to celebrate “20 years of existence”, making it one of the most established hotels in the area.
It seems like just yesterday that the inspiring scenery of the beautiful port of Vallarta, surrounded by majestic mountains, gorgeous beaches and incredible sunsets, made way for the creation of this marvelous resort complex.
In 1989, Eduardo Vela Ruíz embarked on this adventure with the idea of purchasing condominiums the Marina Vallarta, through which he decided to go further and create a condo-hotel called Velas Vallarta Grand Suites Resort. The project evolved into what today is known as Velas Vallarta Suite Resort and Convention Center.
On the 20th of November, 1989, the complex received the first condominium owners, and on the 16th of December of the same year the section designed for hotel guests was opened, receiving the public with the excellent facilities, service and quality that to date are the hallmarks of the resort. .
In 1992, the person who continues to lead Velas Vallarta, General Director Luis Angarita, joined the company. Setting his sights on excellence, he cleared the way through a difficult path full of competition. Sr. Angarita’s valuable experience in the hospitality industry, dynamism and vision propelled the resort to the highest level, placing it among the best in the entire city.
It was during the renovation of 1999 that the Convention Center was created. This key part of the organization generated important changes, including the addition of over 300 staff members, bringing the total number of collaborators from 200 to 500. The name of the complex then changed to Velas Vallarta Suite Resort and Convention Center.
The new millennium was brought in with a grand celebration, new objectives and the determination to continue to be the preferred vacation destination among national and international tourists. Following a path of continuous improvement, in 2004 an interior transformation of the resort succeeded in maximizing the beauty and décor of the common areas and suites. The Mexican Contemporary style and exquisite minimalistic touches simply exude relaxation and enjoyment.
A history full of success based on great effort, hard work and dedicated people are just a few words that sum up the first 20 years of Velas Vallarta.
Congratulations to all!