Barcelo La Jolla de Mismaloya Renovates

Puerto Vallarta property adds new world-class spa

By: Dawna Robertson

Once again, Barcelo has taken a beautiful hotel and made it even better. Overlooking the Mismaloya Bay just minutes from historic downtown Puerto Vallarta, the Barcelo La Jolla de Mismaloya is fresh from an extensive $7.2 million renovation to its public spaces and guest suites.

As a highlight, the renovation included the addition of a new European-style spa for guests of the all-inclusive property. The hotel has also finalized a comprehensive beach restoration program, enhancing and restoring one of Puerto Vallarta’s most beautiful beach coves.

The improvements at the 304 all-suite property are designed to create a warm sense of welcome and tranquility, helping to instantly affirm the guest’s expectation for a relaxing experience. Each of the 179 one-bedroom guest suites has been redesigned into a two-room suite that includes a comfortable sleeping area with plush bedding, a desk and a sleeper-sofa. The second room provides a living area for relaxing that also includes a second sleeper-sofa to accommodate families traveling together.

The hotel’s luxury Presidential Suites have also been redesigned with a soft contemporary palette of neutral tones accented with tropical colors. Each opens onto large balconies with views of Mismaloya Bay and the surrounding gardens. Bathrooms have incorporated spa-like finishes featuring natural stone and large walk-in showers with handheld showerheads. Flat-screen plasma TVs and high-speed Internet access have become standard in these guest suites.

For the ultimate relaxation, the hotel has added a world-class spa facility. Presenting an innovative and unique indoor/outdoor experience, it includes water features and a lush, colorful garden for a variety of European-style and regional treatments and services.

As an all-inclusive Barcelo Premium hotel, the property provides its guests all of their dining, house cocktails, wine and beer throughout the day and evening, recreational activities at the beach and pool area, evening entertainment, fitness center use and the Club Barcy children’s program.
For dining, guests may choose from a selection of four restaurants ranging from resort casual to world-class cuisine. The property is also a haven for watersports enthusiasts with snorkeling, diving and boating from its beach. Four outdoor swimming pools with waterfalls and Jacuzzis round out the recreational diversions.

Recently, the Barcelo La Jolla de Mismaloya added Premium Club Service for its most discriminating guests. Available to those booking the Premium oceanview suites, it includes extra amenities such as a welcome fruit basket and chilled wine upon arrival.

Guests of the Premium Club also have access to a VIP Lounge from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. daily where they’ll find a self-service cocktail bar, afternoon tea and a daily sunset cocktail reception. In addition, all guest suites on the Premium Club Level provide such upgraded amenities as bathrobes, slippers and deluxe bath amenities.

Through the month of February, special rates are $113 per person, per night, based on double occupancy. Rates are commissionable at 10 percent, with a blackout from February 18-26.