Riviera Nayarit – a destination on the way upwards

I have always been a big believer in Destination Marketing i.e. putting your Destination on the Map and as a natural consequence you are on the Map. From Punta del Este, Uruguay to Valle de Las Lenas Ski Resort in Argentina, Park Hyatt Mendoza Argentina and of late St Regis Punta Mita Riviera Nayarit are all Destinations I have had the privilege to work in and in some way or another contribute to the destination. In Punta del Este via the Restaurants of Rio de la Plata in the early 90s, The Panamerican Winter Games in Las Lenas, The Masters of Food & Wine Latin America in Mendoza and The Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic – all examples of what a special event can do to contribute to a Destination. The same can be said of the different recognitions in todays world – Trip Advisor, Wine Capitals of the World, Travel & Leisure, AAA Awards, Forbes Awards etc and the list is long. Whilst this are achievements each hotel receives the more one has in a destination naturally speaks highly of that destination. Marc Murphy and Richard Zarkin have done a fine job over the last few years in positioning Riviera Nayarit in conjunction via the Tourism Board and also the fact 2 States Jalisco & Nayarit combine to promote one destination is a plus

All that said an attractive destination should always have hotels for all its different market segments. For several years in a row, the Riviera Nayarit has been lauded for its excellent hotel infrastructure and 2015 has been no exception, as was evident when TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Awards spotlighted several of the destination’s properties.

The Nuevo Vallarta and Punta Mita hotels mentioned in these lists include the best of Mexico in the following categories: To Hotels, Small Hotels, Hotels for Romance, Luxury Hotels, Hotels for Families, Hotels for Service and Best Beaches.

Below find the list of mentions from the Riviera Nayarit:

Top 25 Hotels

1. The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort Punta de Mita, Mexico
13. Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita Punta de Mita, Mexico
15. Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico
22. Villa La Estancia Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico

Top 25 Small Hotels

12. Imanta Resort Punta de Mita, Mexico

Top 25 Hotels for Romance

13. The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort Punta de Mita, Mexico

Top 25 Luxury Hotels

1. The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort Punta de Mita, Mexico
15. Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita Punta de Mita, Mexico
17. Marival Residences Luxury Resort Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico
18. Villa La Estancia Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico
19. Imanta Resort Punta de Mita, Mexico
20. Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico

Top 25 Hotels for Families

7. Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico
9. Marival Residences Luxury Resort Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico

Top 25 Hotels for Service

4. The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort Punta de Mita, Mexico
15. Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico
22. Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita Punta de Mita, Mexico

Top 10 Beaches

8. Nuevo Vallarta Beach Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico