New Sun Bar Serves Up Artisanal Sun Hats & Complimentary Sun Products
Forget lugging bottles of sunscreen and bending brims, Casa Velas in Puerto Vallarta now offers a new complimentary amenity for guests – a Sun Bar. Guests relaxing poolside at the adults-only boutique hotel or its exclusive Ocean Club can visit the Sun Bar for all their skin protection needs, from sunscreen to after-sun Aloe Vera gel and natural Aloe Vera. Guests staying in Casa Velas’ Wellness, two-bedroom Ambassador or Presidential Suites are invited to select another appreciated amenity to use and then take-home – sunhats. Hats for both men and women are 100% made by hand by Mexican artisans. The hats are made in a cave so that the material becomes flexible and can be manipulated. An ancestral tradition of several indigenous communities in Mexico, families gather in this cave to make hats between jokes and stories. The traditional beading is available in a variety of different colors. Casa Velas sources all designs from the local Kawitu Huichol Community. To complement the after-sun glow, guests can opt to visit the boutique hotel’s Handbag Bar, inclusive of 13 designer bags for women and Mont Blanc “murse.” Perfect to accompany a trip to town or dining in one of the resort’s gourmet restaurants, offerings range from Purificación Garcia and BCBG Maxazria to Carolina Herrera, Tory Burch, Michael Kors, and Pineda Covalin, often called the Hermes of Mexico.
Nightcap Menu, Newest Turndown Amenity
Forget chocolate squares and warm chocolate chip cookies, the latest luxury turndown is a DIY nightcap. Guests at Los Cabos’ newest boutique hotel, Mar del Cabo, can request a Rum Flip, Hot Chai Tea Toddy or Whiskey Skin as part of its new Nightcap Turndown offering. All the ingredients, necessary equipment and a recipe card with the instructions to make one’s own will be delivered on request. Whether getting over Jet Lag or being in a new place, a soothing nightcap calms nerves and relaxes the body for a full night’s sleep. The Nightcap Turndown costs $35 USD, inclusive of a 330 mL mini bottle (approx. 11 oz) of alcohol.
New Tequila Sunrise Amenity Delivered at First Light
Grand Velas Los Cabos’ new Tequila Sunrise Amenity makes sure guests start their day enjoying one of Cabo’s most brilliant natural wonders. As the sun breaks the horizon in a tight ball before spreading a myriad of reds, yellows and oranges across the sky above the Sea of Cortez, guests can wake up to a pot of coffee with a Mexican twist. Upon request, five minutes before the sunrise, suite service will deliver a fresh pot of coffee accompanied by 1921 Tequila Cream liquor and fresh whipped cream for an early morning cocktail sure to start the day right. Native to Guanajuato, Mexico, the tequila cream is made with Blanco Tequila, coffee, milk, cinnamon and anise providing for a uniquely Mexican flavor. All 307 suites at Grand Velas are oceanview with over 1,180 sq. ft. of space, inclusive of a private terrace perfect for enjoying the Tequila Sunrise Amenity and spotting marine wildlife such as the whale migration, from November through April.