Hotels & Resorts — 30 November 2016
New Mexican-influenced vegan and vegetarian menu complements duplex wellness suites.

Casa Velas, an adults-only boutique hotel and ocean club in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, introduces a new vegan/vegetarian menu heavily-influenced by its Mexican location this month to complement its wellness suites. Melding healthy eating with high Mexican cuisine, the curated menu (with dietary restrictions and preferences in mind) is now available at the resort’s 4 Diamond restaurant, Emiliano, its ocean club and 24-hour suite service. The menus reinforce the hotel’s attention to guests’ wellness-focused needs which started with two 1,350 sq. ft. wellness suites that feature a range of special services and in-suite amenities, from a custom soap selection and exercise kit to a personal wellness concierge.

Emiliano’s new vegan/vegetarian menu presents bold choices, a far cry from the typical grilled vegetable plate often offered to those with dietary restrictions. Casa Velas’ Executive Chef Eliseo Ibarra has crafted a superb selection of appetizers, soups, salads, pastas, entrees, and desserts, including:

  • Mushroom Ceviche Tostada with Cilantro Guacamole
  • Cannelloni Crafted from Mashed Lentils, Topped with a Pumpkin Agave Sauce
  • Mole Poblano Enchiladas, Stuffed with Mashed Plantains and Beans
  • Green Vegetarian Pozole (Traditional Mexican Stew) with Poblano Pepper
  • Chilled Avocado Mousse with Chocolate, Cantaloupe and Candied Peanut Brittle
  • Chocolate Roasted Pear with Tequila-Scented Apple Sorbet

casa-velas-2Last year Casa Velas unveiled two 1,350 sq. ft. Wellness Suites for guests looking to relax, reenergize and de-stress. In addition to a personal Wellness Concierge, the duplex suite comes with in-suite fitness amenities, such as a yoga mat, dumbbells, resistance bands, and an exercise bike. The Wellness Suites are equipped with a private plunge pool and rooftop Jacuzzi in addition to Manos que Curan soap bars, which are created from a combination of local Mexican plants, flowers, and seeds and are made for various types of healing. A Vitamin C Sprinkler in the suite shower lightly spritzes guests on command with a warm bath of vitamin C essential oils, which provide antioxidant and regenerative properties for the skin. Accommodations also feature a Nikken Kenko pillow, comforter, and LED Lamp with a clock and timer that increases gradually, simulating the dawn and dusk, which helps guests fall asleep and wake up more naturally. An Alchimia Apothecary Aromatherapy Kit, with scents ranging from cedar and lavender to tangerine and myrrh, affords the essential oils needed to experience total relaxation at night. A relaxing massage on their suite’s private terrace is included for all guests staying in the Wellness Suites.

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Rates start at $232 per person per night based on double occupancy. At Casa Velas, luxury accommodations, gourmet meals, premium liquor and wine, 24-hour suite service, use of the fitness center facilities, WIFI, taxes, and gratuities are included in the nightly rate. For more information please call 1-888-407-4869 or visit www.hotelcasavelas.com.

– Text & images courtesy KWE Partners for Casa Velas

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