First MultiGen Wellness Week Combines Top Chefs, Vegan Menus, Food Workshops, Fitness & Spa at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, October 24 – 30

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The “Beyond All-Inclusive, Beyond All Compare” Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit introduces its first annual multigenerational Wellness Week inclusive of top chefs, vegan menus, culinary workshops, fitness activities, and spa offerings from October 24-30, 2016.

Ellen Kanner, the Edgy Veggie

Duplex Wellness Accommodations w/Special Insuite Amenities, Complimentary Rooftop Massage, Personal Training & Nutrition Consultation

The “Beyond All-Inclusive, Beyond All Compare” Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit introduces its first annual multigenerational Wellness Week inclusive of top chefs, vegan menus, culinary workshops, fitness activities, and spa offerings from October 24-30, 2016. Prominent Mexican vegan chef Miguel Bautista and award-winning soulful vegan author Ellen Kanner will lead cooking and juicing classes, Vegan tastings and even a workshop on plant-based food and sensuality. The AAA Five Diamond resort on Mexico’s Pacific Coast is offering a 30% savings on its duplex wellness suites that feature special insuite fitness amenities, a complimentary massage on the suite’s private rooftop, personal training, and a nutrition consultation among other extras. All special Wellness Week activities are included complimentary in the resort’s nightly rate which starts at $309 per person based on double occupancy.

Wellness Week activities vary by the day with Vegan workshops led by Miguel Bautista and Ellen Kanner. The Miami Herald’s syndicated columnist the Edgy Veggie, Kanner is the author of Feeding the Hungry Ghost: Life, Faith and What to Eat for Dinner (VegNews’ 2013 Book of the Year, PETA’s debut Book of the Month Club pick) and Huffington Post's Meatless Monday column. She will head up interactive seminars on five steps to conscious eating, easy ways to swap healthier choices without sacrificing flavor or culinary authenticity and plant-based food and sensuality. Bautista, who regularly teaches veganism and use of raw food, is co-founder of Vegan Planet, Mexico where he is currently Executive Chef. Fitness activities range from yoga led by the director of Mexico’s Yoga Institute, Pilates, and meditation to CrossFit. In addition to the activities, the spa will offer multigenerational treatments, with specific services for babies, children, teens, women, men, and mature adults. The resort’s restaurants – including its three AAA Four Diamond restaurants - will also offer vegan, gluten free and vegetarian alternatives to the regular menus.

For travelers looking to fully immerse in wellness, the resort is offering a 30% savings on its Wellness Suites. Upon arrival to the 1750 sq. ft. suite, a personal Wellness Concierge provides counsel on spa treatments and in-suite fitness amenities, including a yoga mat, dumbbells, resistance bands, and a Life Fitness Activate Series Recumbent Lifecycle® Exercise Bike. In addition to a massage and one personal training session in-suite, the suite includes an Alchimia Apothecary Aromatherapy Kit with scents ranging from cedar and lavender to tangerine and myrrh, and Vitamin C Sprinkler that lightly spritzes guests on command in the shower with a warm bath of vitamin C essential oils. Accommodations also feature a Nikken Kenko™ pillow, comforter and LED Lamp with a clock and timer that increases gradually, simulating the dawn and dusk.

Resort rates start at $309 per person per night, based on double occupancy. With accommodations in the Wellness Suites, the rate is $384 per person per night based on double. The Grand Velas resort’s all-inclusive rates include luxury accommodations, a la carte gourmet meals at a variety of specialty restaurants, premium branded beverages, 24-hour in-suite service, taxes, gratuity and more. Spa treatments are an additional cost. For reservations or more information, call 1-888-407-4869, email or visit

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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