Monday, December 22, 2014

Punta Mita Announces The American Express V Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic


Punta Mita Announces The American Express V Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic,
April 30 – May 3, 2015

Riviera Nayarit’s Most Prestigious Address Celebrates Fifth Annual Culinary and Golf Extravaganza with Exclusive Early Bird Pricing available until January 15, 2015

The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort, Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, DINE, master developer of Punta Mita Resorts and the Riviera Nayarit Visitors and Convention Bureau have just announced the fifth annual American Express Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic, taking place from April 30 – May 3, 2015. The legendary four-day gastronomic and golf experience will feature some of the world’s most renowned chefs, wine personalities, epicurean experts and exhilarating golf competition on Punta Mita’s two prestigious Jack Nicklaus courses. Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita and The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort, located within Mexico’s most exclusive beach community along the shores of Riviera Nayarit, encourage guests to reserve their space early for the unparalleled event with an exclusive early bird package that is available now until January 30th, 2015.

“We are beyond thrilled to celebrate the fifth annual American Express Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic, a captivating destination event that brings together some of the top talent in gastronomy and golf,” said John O’Sullivan, general manager of Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita. “In alliance with our partners in Punta Mita, the V Gourmet & Golf Classic is certain to be our most successful edition to date, underscoring our commitment to delighting our guests with signature destination events and memorable experiences throughout the year” added Carl Emberson, general manager of The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort and creator of the event.

The 2014 American Express Gourmet & Golf Classic attracted 420 participants and raised more than $50,000 for acclaimed Mexican former professional golfer Lorena Ochoa’s foundation, which supports underprivileged children to reach a balanced life through educational programs, sports, healthy living and self-esteem seminars, in addition to welcoming premier culinary talent such as Bravo’s Top Chef Masters winner and restaurateur Floyd Cardoz and Michelin-starred Chef Montse Estruch from El Gingle in Spain.

“At American Express, we are very excited to present once again this unique concept that brings together two of the most important activities for our Cardholders, such as gastronomy and golf . This is a unique event in Mexico, especially for the quality that offers and the place where it is held. We are always seeking to provide unique experiences to our Clients, and this is certainly one of them. We are sure that this edition will be successful because of the passion and knowledge of the team who leads the project , said José María Zas, General Director and President at American Express México, Argentina, Brazil and Latin America.

Building upon the success of the past four years, The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort and Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita will welcome a talented group of international and Mexico-based chefs and culinary experts for the much anticipated fifth annual Gourmet & Golf Classic. With many prominent chefs, wine specialists, and tequila masters to join the culinary collaboration, the V American Express Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic is sure to be an elegant celebration that marries the best in food and wine, catering for even the most discerning palates.

For golf enthusiasts, the American Express Gourmet & Golf Classic will feature the Punta Mita Cup, a two-day golf tournament played on Jack Nicklaus’ two signature courses, Bahia and Pacifico, which features the famous three-par “Tail of the Whale,” the only natural island green. Acclaimed Mexican golfer Lorena Ochoa will participate in the weekend’s events as well as notable Mexican soccer star, Jorge Campos. Participants will have the opportunity to win a variety of exciting prizes with additional elements including sunset sailing adventures and elegant evening galas, with more details to be announced soon.

From now until January 30th, 2015, guests are invited to take advantage of an exclusive early bird package, starting at $1,515 per person, per package for a three-night stay at either of the two luxury resorts. When booking the early bird package at The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort or Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, guests will receive daily breakfast, lunch and dinner prepared by the weekend’s participating guest chefs, wine and tequila tastings, event giveaways, a farewell brunch, participation in the Punta Mita Cup or an alternative two 60-minutes massage per person per stay, and round-trip airport transportation.

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