New Convention Centers Position Riviera Nayarit As One Of Mexico’s Top Meetings Destinations


Two new major convention centers join over a dozen luxury hotels with large, full service meeting facilities and spectacular indoor and outdoor event spaces

Riviera Nayarit, Mexico – April 12, 2017 – Meeting, incentive, convention and wedding travel to Riviera Nayarit is growing rapidly each year.  Known for its high caliber resorts, beaches, restaurants, spas and sports facilities, Riviera Nayarit is proud to announce the opening of two new state-of-the-art convention centers.  The Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta Convention Center will open in April 2017 and the Bel Air Unique Resort & Convention Center Vallarta in Flamingos is scheduled to open in June 2017. 

Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta Convention Center will offer one large meeting space that can be divided into four rooms totaling 32,378 square feet with capacity for up to 2,400 people. Additional spaces next to the convention center includes a foyer with 14,320 square feet of space and four smaller meeting rooms that together provide an extra 3,818 square feet. The Vidanta Ballroom will offer 5,425 square feet of space that can also be converted into two separate areas. Three additional rooms next to the ballroom will allow for an added space of 2,228 square feet. Its Grand Mayan Playa also has a meeting room with 1,130 square feet of space available. Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta also provides five resort hotels with over 2,200 guest rooms; two golf courses, one designed by Jack Nicklaus and the other by Greg Norman; 20 world class restaurants and 18 bars/lounges; 27 pools, one mile beach and Aqua Park with a Lazy River; luxury spas and boutiques.  Nightlife options will expand with the inauguration of Cirque du Soleil at the resort in 2018.
Bel Air Unique, in the nearby Flamingos area, is inaugurating the Bel Air Convention Center in June 2017 which will host up to 3,600 people simultaneously in its 33,906 square feet of indoor and outdoor convention spaces, making it the largest in Riviera Nayarit. The Grand Salon Bucerias will be the largest ballroom with over 15,000 square feet, accommodating up to 1,600 people.  This ballroom can also be divided into up to six smaller rooms.  The Convention Center will also have a foyer with over 8,000 square feet of space for up to 860 people.  The two outdoor spaces are the Las Tortugas Garden with over 8,000 square feet of space for up to 860 guests and Playa de Chacala with 2,690 square feet of space for 280 attendees.  All spaces can be arranged in auditorium, classroom, banquet or reception formats. Bel Air Unique has also completed an extensive renovation and expansion of the resort, increasing the number of rooms from 215 to 419, adding five pools and expanding the number of restaurants from two to six. 

Other important meeting and event spaces in Riviera Nayarit include:

  • Hard Rock Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta inaugurated its Sanctuary Convention Center in 2015. This multi-function space offers 12,900 square feet of space, which combines with the Nayarit ballroom (6,317 square feet) and other meeting facilities in the hotel to offer 20,000 square feet of meetings and event facilities as well as spectacular outdoor areas including an open air auditorium beside the sea. The resort also provides six restaurants and its luxurious Rock Spa.

  • Marival Resort in Nuevo Vallarta offers 12,303 square feet of meeting space including a 7,589 square foot ballroom, 2,852 square foot foyer and 1,862 square foot patio. This five star all-inclusive resort has 497 luxurious rooms and suites with a private balcony or terrace. It also offers 11 restaurants and bars as well as a superb World Spa with international treatments for its guests.
  • Punta Mita, the most exclusive resort development in Mexico, has two five diamond hotels, the Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita and the St. Regis Punta Mita Resort that provide over 10,964 square feet of meeting space. The two Punta Mita golf courses, Bahia and Pacific, were both designed by Jack Nicklaus. Spa facilities, fine dining and sunset cruises make a meeting, incentive or wedding experience even more luxurious.;
  • Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit is renowned for its five diamond facilities and service as well as its two four diamond restaurants, 267 one to three bedroom suites and luxurious 16,500 square foot spa. It offers three meeting rooms that total 9,418 square feet of conference space.
  • Paradise Village Beach Resort and Spa offers an ideal combination of top accommodations, excellent event space and access to recreational activities to augment a meeting or incentive. It has over 15,392 square feet of available space for events including the Grand Salon and the Salon del Sol. The Grand Ballroom can accommodate up to 1,100 guests or be divided into up to three smaller sections. Three additional meeting rooms accommodate up to 300 and the two outdoor spaces are each ideal for up to 500 guests. There are 693 suites, the superb El Tigre Golf Course, pools and luxury spa. Since it has its own marina and is adjacent to the Vallarta Yacht Club, many sailing and fishing tournaments take place here, or fishing can be incorporated into the MICE event.  
Riviera Nayarit provides a full array of very special activities to augment an incentive program, spouse programs and pre/post-convention tours, as well as spectacular venues for gala events.  These activities include: a sunset cruise, visit to a sanctuary island with a hidden beach, experiences of the indigenous Huichol culture, golf tournaments, surfing or SUP classes, horseback riding on the beach, polo, chef demos of local cuisine, spa days and deep sea fishing, among others.
For more information, contact these superb resorts and consult the Riviera Nayarit website:
About Riviera Nayarit
In 2017, Riviera Nayarit is celebrating its 10thanniversary as the premier destination of Mexico. Renowned for its matchless luxury and protected natural wonders, Riviera Nayarit stretches along 192 miles of pristine Pacific coastline framed by the majestic Sierra Madre Mountains. Just ten minutes north of the Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR), this region within the State of Nayarit includes the resort town of Nuevo Vallarta, the historic village of San Blas, exclusive celebrity hideout Punta Mita, “boho-chic” surfing haven Sayulita, picturesque fishing villages, miles of serene beaches and the spectacular Banderas Bay. Riviera Nayarit dazzles guests from all over the globe with activities such as: PGA golf courses, luxury spas, whale watching, turtle releases, zip lining, surfing, bird watching, international cuisine and artwork from the native Huichol tribe. The region attracts and satiates vacationers of all tastes and budgets with its wide range of accommodations including chic luxury resorts, eco-tourism boutique hotels and quaint B&B inns. 
Riviera Nayarit is recognized as a “Virtuoso Preferred Destination.” In 2017, National Geographic named Playa del Amor one of the top 21 beaches in the world, while Forbes selected Riviera Nayarit as one of the top destinations of the year. Showcasing the high caliber of Riviera Nayarit’s accommodations and restaurants, the destination is home to a total of four AAA Five Diamond hotels, 11 AAA Four Diamond hotels, one AAA Five Diamond restaurant, six AAA Four Diamond restaurants, 13 AAA Three Diamond hotels and 26 AAA Three Diamond restaurants.
For more information, visit or follow Riviera Nayarit on Facebook, Twitter @riv_nayaritand Instagram @riviera_nayarit. Check out #RivieraNayarit10 throughout the year for special anniversary deals and information.    

Finn Partners
Tel: (212) 715-1600
Phillip Novoa, ext. 6330 
Alexandra Piscitelli, ext. 6320

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