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Mayan Spa Renewal Package Offered At Award-Winning Grand Velas Riviera Maya

Riviera Maya, Mexico (March 30, 2012)– The recipient of Virtuoso’s “Best Spa” award, Grand Velas Riviera Maya is offering a new Mayan spa renewal package using ancient practices for physical and mental well-being. Built in a watering hole inspired by Mexico’s sacred “cenotes” with dramatic two-story windows, the spa at the Grand Riviera Maya has over 40 treatment suites, his and hers areas, and a seven step water journey that is considered among the best of its kind. Drawing upon Mayan traditions, the package combines old world techniques with activities designed to cleanse the spirit, such as Hatha Yoga lessons, and a purification session with a Mayan Shaman.



Guests can choose one of two specialty relaxing treatments, the Mayan Shawl Treatment, a traditional technique using rhythmic movement to align posture, or the Nik Te Ha Aquatic Massage, an underwater massage designed to relax muscles and free the mind. Both treatments also include the water journey, an adventure based on water rituals with alternating temperatures to achieve healing and relaxation. A guided nature tour along the Rio Secreto immerses in the centuries old beauty of the resort’s surroundings as well as brings stories of the past to life.

Luxury accommodations are provided in a Zen Grand Suite overlooking a canal that winds through the guest wing, surrounded by the lush jungle and mangrove. The Grand Velas Resorts’ all-inclusive rates include suite accommodations, a la carte gourmet meals at a choice of specialty restaurants, premium branded beverages, 24 hour in-suite food and beverage service, fitness center, kids’ club, activities for adults and children, taxes and gratuities and more. All-inclusive rates start at $395.50 per person per night based on double occupancy through April 30, then from $361.00 per person, per night double occupancy from May 1-December 19, 2012. Rates for children are $99 per child per night. A minimum stay of 5 nights is required.

For more information and reservations, please call Grand Velas Riviera Maya at 1-866-230-7221 or visit http://www.rivieramaya.grandvelas.com/.



About Spa Grand Velas Riviera Maya:
The $15 million architecturally striking spa at the AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Maya is inspired by the jungle and natural water pools of the Yucatan Peninsula. Mexican Architects Ricardo Elias and Alexis Elias of EliasElias AR preserved the stone, plants and streams specific to the Riviera Maya landscape and incorporated them into the curved, organic design of the two-level, 89,000 square-foot spa. Spa Grand Velas Riviera Maya features 40 treatment rooms and suites complemented with Mexican and Balinese artwork and furnishings. Each treatment (of 50 minutes or more) includes the hour-long Water Journey, a relaxation ritual built around eight specially designed water-based facilities with a personal spa valet to provide guidance.



About Grand Velas Riviera Maya:
The AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Maya, an all-suites and spa resort located five minutes from Playa del Carmen, is the latest and most sophisticated iteration of the ultra-luxury, all-inclusive resort experience. This Leading Hotels of the World designated resort is the preeminent one of its class boasting 491 suites, each more than 1,000 square-feet, in three separate ambiances– premium ocean-front Grand Class Suites with terrace plunge pools for families with children 12 and up, family-friendly ocean-view Ambassador Suites and Zen Grand Suites embraced by the flora and fauna of the Yucatan Peninsula’s jungle. The resort presents a gastronomic tour of the Yucatan, Europe and Asia offering seven restaurants with world-class chefs from France, Spain and Mexico; dedicated butler service for each guest, and the region’s largest spa sanctuary at over 89,000 square-feet specializing in signature treatments inspired by ancient cultures from around the world. The spa was named “Best Spa” in the world by Virtuoso and also earned a SpaFinder Readers’ Choice Award. The resort was designed by lauded Mexican architecture firm Elias and Elias and features the sleek and modish interiors that fuse the serenity of the Caribbean with the vibrancy of Yucatan cultures

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