Barcelo Undergoes Renovations

The Barcelo La Jolla de Mismaloya gets set for updates

By: Terra Judge

The 304-room Barcelo La Jolla de Mismaloya, a Barcelo Premium branded hotel in Puerto Vallarta, is undergoing extensive renovations to its public spaces and guest suites. The 7.2 million dollar project for the all-inclusive property is scheduled for completion in December.

The hotel has recently completed a comprehensive beach restoration program which included the addition of 50 feet of new beach.

The present renovation will also include the addition of a new European-style spa. The indoor/outdoor facility will include unique water features and a garden to create a relaxing atmosphere. A variety of European-style and regional treatments and services will be available.

The all-suite resort’s renovations include improvements to accommodations. Each of the 179 one-bedroom guest suites will be redesigned into a two-room suite. One room will offer a sleeping area, desk and sleeper-sofa, and the second room will be a living area with an additional sleeper-sofa.

Also undergoing a redesign are the hotel’s Presidential suites. The new suites will be decorated in neutral tones with tropical colored accents. Large balconies will feature views of Mismaloya Bay and the surrounding gardens. The spa-inspired bathrooms will include features like natural stone and walk-in showers with handheld showerheads.

Flat-screen plasma TVs and high-speed Internet access will also be standard in these suites.

The hotel, which became a Barcelo Hotel in 2006, offers an all-inclusive program that includes all dining, house cocktails, wine and beer, recreational activities at the beach and pool area, entertainment each evening, use of the fitness center and participation in the children’s program, Club Barcy.

The hotel recently added Premium Club Service, available to guests booking the Premium oceanview suites, and 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, open from 10 a.m. through 8 p.m. daily, with a self-service cocktail bar, afternoon tea and a daily sunset cocktail reception.