- The Barceló Hotel Group chain
announced an 8 million dollar investment to expand the hotel; the new space
will open during the first quarter of 2020.
The Riviera Nayarit’s Occidental Nuevo Vallarta is set to receive an 8 million dollar investment for its expansion to include a third six-story block with 92 rooms, which will increase its accommodations from 274 to 336 rooms.
According to the Barceló Hotel Group, the opening date for the new building is slated for the first quarter of 2020.
This Nuevo Vallarta hotel is one of 23 in Mexico owned by the Mallorca-based chain; it was purchased in 2015, coinciding with the purchase of Occidental Hotels & Resorts.
Since then the hotel has been well-received by tourists from the United States, Canada, and Mexico. With this investment, Barceló seeks to foster its success in these markets.
“Apart from a modern and elegant design, the accommodations will offer incredible views of the Pacific Ocean, specifically of the beautiful Bahía de Banderas, a sought-after destination thanks to its sustainable tourism and exceptionally striking beaches.”
Juan Luis Sampol, director of the Pacific region for Barceló Hotel Group, said there’s no doubt this new project is a great success for the brand.
“What’s most important for us at the Occidental Nuevo Vallarta is our guests’ satisfaction. We spared no expense in innovating and improving our offer. To that end, adding this new tower will allow us to give our associates and friends more exclusive options when selecting their rooms,” he said.
Marc Murphy, director of the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and the Bahía de Banderas Hotel and Motel Association (AHMBB), indicated the destination’s attractions are attracting domestic and foreign hotel groups that contribute to the growth of its tourist offer, also giving it a privileged position as to occupancy in the past few years.
“The tendency will continue,” he added, “as there are several well-known hotel brands that are set to present new properties and top-level resort complexes in the destination through 2020. We’re pleased to have the trust of investors and developers in bringing these new tourist projects to the Riviera Nayarit.”
- Barceló Hotel Group is the third-largest hotel company in Mexico.
- The Occidental Nuevo Vallarta became part of the hotel group in 2015, coinciding with the purchase of Occidental Hotels & Resorts.
- The expansion of the Occidental Nuevo Vallarta will include a third 6-story building with 92 rooms, increasing the number of accommodations from 274 to 336, all with a view of the Pacific Ocean.
The Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and the Bahía de Banderas Hotel and Motel Association (AHMBB) work intensely to promote the destination with the support of the Government of the State of Nayarit via its Tourism Promotional Trust (Fiprotur).