Second Annual Fashion Popup and Runway Show Features Mexican Designer Benito Santos as Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit Continues Commitment to Showcasing Art, Fashion

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On June 10th, renowned Mexican fashion designer Benito Santos will introduce his 2017 Cruise Collection at the AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit. The runway show kicks off a four week pop-up shop of his designs onsite at the resort that will include a selection of garments for sale from his new collection, sketches and an exhibit on his work in the industry.

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the runway show kicks off a four week pop-up shop of his designs onsite at the resort

On June 10th, renowned Mexican fashion designer Benito Santos will introduce his 2017 Cruise Collection at the AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit. The runway show kicks off a four week pop-up shop of his designs onsite at the resort that will include a selection of garments for sale from his new collection, sketches and an exhibit on his work in the industry.

His work is worn by leading personalities in society and politics internationally, including First Lady of Mexico Angélica Rivera, Miss Universe 2010 Ximena Navarrete, Victoria Secret Angel Candice Swanepoel, singer Anahi (for whom he designed the dress to wed the Governor of Mexican state Chiapas), actress Jenny Pellicer, and more. Benito Santos has performed in the most important fashion events in Mexico and Latin America and will present his Fall-Winter 2016-2017 Collection “Salón México” at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week later this year.

Santos leaped onto the fashion scene in 2008 at Intermoda, the largest fashion trade show in Latin America. Just 6 years after he launched his first line, the Jalisco-born designer is a favorite among women who love ultra-feminine dresses and glamorous eveningwear. For his use of new resources, cutting techniques and hand embroidery, Santos has been recognized for his valuable contribution to the fashion industry by being awarded the national prize for fashion in 2014.

Santos’ runway show will be open to resort guests complimentary. The Pop-Up Shop will be located in the Boutique at Grand Velas which also features other leading Mexican designers Jackeline Calderón, Pineda Covalín, and Taller de los Ballesteros. The show and fashion popup are another initiative in Grand Velas Resorts’ commitment to showcasing the best of Mexican fashion, art and crafts to its guests.

Also on the program on the 10th is the presentation of "Azul del Mar" from Melín Castro, a prominent interior and fashion designer from Mexico. She is also responsible for the interior design and branding of Velas Resorts in Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Maya and Riviera Nayarit and a Los Cabos property opening in November.

Rates start at $320 per person per night, based on double occupancy. All-inclusive rates include luxury suite accommodations, a la carte dining at a choice of gourmet restaurants, gourmet kids menu, premium branded beverages, fitness center, 24-hour in-suite service, taxes and gratuities and more. Complimentary swimsuit bags are for guests who purchase a minimum of two 80-minute treatments at the Spa at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit. For reservations or more information on Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, please call 1-888-407-4869 or visit http://gvfashionshow.velasresorts.com/en/.

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 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, wireless internet access, fully stocked mini bar, L’Occitane amenities and Nespresso machines. New Wellness Suites include a personal training session and massage in-suite in addition to other fitness amenities, such as a Lifecycle Exercise Bike, organic soaps, an Alchimia Apothecary Aromatherapy Kit, a Nikken Kenko pillow and comforter, and LED lamp with a clock and timer. 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 30 spa treatments, many inspired by the native traditions of Mexico and a signature water journey. Other features include a fitness center, 24/7 in suite service, water sports, business center, tennis, baby concierge, Kids Club, and teen lounge during holidays. Puerto Vallarta is just a 15 minute drive away. Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit features more than 25,000 square feet of indoor meeting facilities, including the Grand Marissa Ballroom, which consists of more than 6,000 square feet and is easily subdivided into five separate rooms. The resort’s facilities also include four other rooms ranging from 681 to more than 1,954 square feet that offer several arrangement variations to maximize meeting productivity and efficiency. 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-Inclusive in 2012. Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit was built and is operated by Eduardo Vela Ruiz, majority owner, founder and president of Velas Resorts, with brother Juan Vela by his side, vice president of Velas Resorts.

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