Barcelo begins Puerto Vallarta renovations

Barcelo La Jolla de Mismaloya in Puerto
Vallarta, Mexico, is undergoing an extensive renovation to its public
spaces and guest suites.The renovation will also include the addition of a
new European-style Spa. The hotel has recently completed a comprehensive
beach restoration program, enhancing and restoring one of Puerto Vallarta’s
most beautiful beach coves. The $7.2 million renovation plan for this
all-inclusive luxury hotel was announced by Playa Hotels & Resorts, S.L.,
which acquired the property in 2006. The renovations will be complete in
late December of this year, in time for the busy winter holiday season.
  “The Barcelo La Jolla de Mismaloya Hotel is a legendary property with
an award-winning reputation,” said Bruce Wardinski, Chairman and CEO of
Playa Hotels & Resorts. “Guests love this hotel and we are delighted to
have the opportunity to enhance this property by adding new services and
amenities as well as stunning new guest suites that will help to maintain
this hotel’s popularity and reputation for success well into the future,”
added Wardinski.
  The improvements at the 304 all-suite Barcelo La Jolla de Mismaloya
will help create a warm sense of welcome and tranquility helping to
instantly affirm the guest’s expectation for a relaxing experience. Each of
the 179 one- bedroom guest suites is being redesigned into a two-room suite
that includes a comfortable sleeping area with plush bedding, a desk and a
sleeper-sofa. The second room provides a living area for relaxing that also
includes a second sleeper-sofa to accommodate families traveling together.
Also being redesigned, are the hotel’s luxury Presidential suites. Each of
the new guest suites will be decorated in a soft-contemporary palette of
neutral tones, accented with tropical colors that open onto large balconies
with views of Mismaloya Bay and the surrounding gardens. The bathrooms will
have spa like finishes featuring natural stone and large walk-in showers
with handheld showerheads. Flat screen plasma TV’s and high speed Internet
access will also become standard in these guest suites.
  For additional relaxation, the hotel is adding a world-class Spa
facility. The Spa will include an innovative and unique indoor/outdoor
experience. Unique water features and a lush and colorful garden create an
inviting and memorable atmosphere for a variety of European-style and
regional treatments and services.