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Sergio Nuñez Named Hotel Manager for the Villa La Estancia Beach Resort
& Spa, Nuevo Vallarta, México

San Diego, CA (May 24, 2007) - The Villa Group has announced the appointment of key personnel in Nuevo Vallarta and Puerto Vallarta. In Nuevo Vallarta, Sergio Nuñez has been named Hotel Manager for the company’s 245-suite Villa La Estancia Beach Resort & Spa Nuevo Vallarta.  Nuñez will be responsible for daily operations of the new beachfront resort overlooking Banderas Bay in Riviera Nayarit. 

Nuñez joins the property following responsibilities as Operations Manager of the Paradise Village Resort in Nuevo Vallarta. He previously served in management capacities with The Ritz-Carlton Hotels and Marriott International in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Chile and Perú.

“Sergio is joining The Villa Group and Villa La Estancia Nuevo Vallarta, at a very exciting time,” remarked Carlos Aquino, Corporate Director of The Villa Group Resorts Vallarta. “We know that Sergio’s expertise and solid experience will be a tremendous asset as Hotel Manager of our newest property. We’re glad to have him on our Vallarta team.”

With 50 of the phase one suites currently open and food and beverage outlets scheduled to open in November, Villa La Estancia Nuevo Vallarta is on target for a grand opening in May 2008. Each of the one-, two- and three-bedroom units is stylishly decorated with marble floors, granite countertops, whirlpool tub, walk-in shower, walk-in closet and spacious balconies. Wrought-iron gates open to Hacienda-style entryways where individual doors lead into each unit. Deluxe guestrooms are also available.

All suites feature a complete kitchen with three-stool breakfast bar, full-size refrigerator, four-burner stove top with oven, microwave, toaster, blender, coffee maker, dishwasher, garbage disposal, dishes, cookware and utensils. 

“This is a wonderful opportunity to be a part of such a fine property as it progresses from the drawing board to completion,” Nunez commented. “Guests are in for such a treat – the beautiful beachfront setting, the first class European-style spa, gourmet dining and options available at The Villa Group’s adjacent Villa del Palmar Flamingos. I’m glad to be a part of it all.”

The Villa Group has also announced the appointment of Claudia Susanna Ghartey to the position of Regional Director of Spas for The Villa Group Resorts Vallarta. 

In her new position, Ghartey will oversee all spa operations for the 17,000-square-foot European-style Spa adjacent to Villa del Palmar Flamingos Beach Resort & Spa and Villa La Estancia Beach Resort & Spa situated beachfront in Nuevo Vallarta. She will also be responsible for the Bay Breeze Spa at Villa del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa in Puerto Vallarta. 

“We are pleased to welcome Claudia to The Spa at Villa del Palmar Flamingos and to The Villa Group family,” said Aquino. “Claudia’s extensive background in spa operations makes her a tremendous asset to our company.” 

Aquino added, “With the upcoming opening of Villa La Estancia and the growing interest in our first class spa facility in Nuevo Vallarta, Claudia is joining us at a time of tremendous growth and excitement.” 

Ghartey was most recently Spa Director for the Spa Treatment Center at Casa de Campo in the Dominican Republic, where she oversaw group sales, marketing, promotions and purchasing. 

She holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Business Administration from Winterthur, Switzerland, and is a certified esthetician with expertise in health, beauty, nutrition, massage and body treatment. 

About The Villa Group
The Villa Group is one of Mexico’s leading privately owned hotel, resort and real estate development companies. Their portfolio includes beachfront destination resorts, exclusive fractional and full ownership luxury real estate developments, and a secluded mountain top boutique spa retreat. The collection includes: Cabo San Lucas ¬– Villa La Estancia, Villa del Arco, Villa del Palmar and Hotel Santa Fe; Puerto Vallarta – Villa del Palmar; Nuevo Vallarta – Villa del Palmar Flamingos and Villa La Estancia; Sierra Madre Mountain Range – Sierra Lago Resort & Spa. Additionally, Villa del Palmar and Villa La Estancia multi-property developments are scheduled to open in Cancun (2009) and Loreto (2009). For more information or reservations, call toll free from U.S. & Canada (877) 845-5247 or visit www.TheVillaGroup.com.

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Contact:

Dawna L. Robertson
619.299.7900 x14
dawna@schindlermg.com

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Also See: Oscar Cruces Named Director General of Grand Velas All Suites & SPA Resort Hotel, Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico / October 2006
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