Occidental Hotels and Resorts Rebrands in Nuevo Vallarta

Allegro Nuevo Vallarta slated to reopen as Occidental Grand Nuevo Vallarta in 2011 By: Mark Rogers
A rendering of Occidental Grand Nuevo Vallarta, slated to reopen in July 2011 // © 2010 Occidental Hotels & Resorts
A rendering of Occidental Grand Nuevo Vallarta, slated to reopen in July 2011 // © 2010 Occidental Hotels & Resorts

The Details

Occidental Grand Nuevo Vallarta

The Occidental Grand Nuevo Vallarta will be offering special travel agent rates when it reopens. Agents may contact Jesus Aquirre, general manager, for more information.
Occidental Hotels & Resorts is expanding its upscale Occidental Grand resort brand on Mexico’s Pacific Coast by renovating the Allegro Nuevo Vallarta. The Allegro closed last November to begin a $15 million renovation and complete rebranding of the resort. The property will reopen as the all-inclusive 266-room Occidental Grand Nuevo Vallarta in July 2011. The resort is located in the up-and-coming Riviera Nayarit region.

Occidental Hotels & Resorts anticipates that more than half of the rebranded resort’s business will come from the U.S. market. Occidental Grand Nuevo Vallarta will be the sixth Occidental Grand property in the hotel collection, joining two others in Mexico, Occidental Grand Xcaret and Occidental Grand Cozumel.

“The Occidental Grand properties are extremely popular,” said Richard Kirby, senior vice president of sales and marketing of Occidental Hotels & Resorts. “Our guests know that they can count on a high level of service when they stay with us, no matter where, and the Riviera Nayarit is an ideal location for an Occidental Grand property — easily accessible with a spectacular beach and endless activities.”

The Occidental property will differ from the previous Allegro property in a number of ways. As a four-star resort, Occidental Grand Nuevo Vallarta aims to offer improved levels of service to its guests. There will also be major physical enhancements throughout the resort. Renovation highlights include three new restaurants and additional meeting spaces.

The three new restaurants are Le Buffet, offering international buffet-style dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner; Los Olivos, serving Italian cuisine and Mediterranean-style a la carte dinners by reservation; and La Hacienda Mexican Restaurant, providing authentic Mexican specialties by reservation.

Upon reopening, the Occidental Grand Nuevo Vallarta will offer multifunctional conference facilities that can host up to 250 people. The Grand Nuevo Vallarta’s location and offerings, such as executive suites and Wi-Fi access in the meeting rooms, make it a good fit for corporate functions.

Rounding out the renovations are an additional pool and swim-up bar, a Kid’s Theater and the inclusion of its Royal Club product, which encompasses a boutique, five-star hotel located within the resort grounds. Royal Club accommodations provide personalized services and VIP amenities including suites with extra space, a personal concierge, private check-in and check-out services, hydro-massage bathtubs, high-end linens and pillows, Etro toiletries, evening turndown service, fruit baskets and plush bath robes.

Occidental Grand vacations include unlimited meals and snacks, free-flowing drinks and access to the fitness center. Activities, such as kayaking, pool volleyball, water aerobics and water polo, are also included in the all-inclusive price. Other all-inclusive features consist of a weekly manager’s cocktail party, daily Spanish language lessons, snorkeling, sailing, windsurfing and one lighted tennis court. A supervised kids’ club and daily entertainment are also part of the package, as well as nightly shows, live entertainment and all taxes and gratuities.

The Occidental Grand Nuevo Vallarta is located 25 minutes north of the Puerto Vallarta’s international airport and 35 minutes from downtown Puerto Vallarta by car. The city provides plenty of shopping and dining experiences, and is also a good jumping-off point for sportfishing charters.
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