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Newly Renovated and Rebranded, the 270-room Occidental Grand
Nuevo Vallarta Opens in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Formerly the Allegro Nuevo Vallarta

Riviera Nayarit, Mexico - Dec. 14, 2011 – Occidental Hotels & Resorts announces the opening of the newly renovated and rebranded Occidental Grand Nuevo Vallarta in Puerto Vallarta, in the up and coming Riviera Nayarit region of Mexico.  Overlooking the scenic Bay of Banderas, the all-inclusive resort, which was formerly Allegro Nuevo Vallarta, features modern and sophisticated guest rooms, scrumptious cuisine, lively entertainment and more.

A short 25 minutes north of the airport and 35 minutes from Puerto Vallarta’s bustling downtown, Occidental Grand Nuevo Vallarta features 270 rooms and suites, one pool and four new restaurants Los Olivos, an Italian and Mediterranean-style eatery; La Hacienda for authentic Mexican culinary specialties; a gourmet international buffet, Le Buffet; and the Royal Club Restaurant for Royal Club guests, serving International cuisine.  The resort also offers three bars serving up libations and tasty snacks including the Beach Bar, Lounge Bar and Snack Bar, as well as increased meeting space for groups up to 150 people, wedding & honeymoon programs and more.

“The Occidental Grand properties are extremely popular,” said Richard Kirby, senior vice president of sales & marketing of Occidental Hotels & Resorts.  “We are thrilled to be up and running in the Riviera Nayarit, an ideal location for an Occidental Grand property; easily accessible with a spectacular beach and endless activities.”

Occidental Grand Nuevo Vallarta is the sixth Occidental Grand property in the hotel collection, joining two others in Mexico, Occidental Grand Xcaret and Occidental Grand Cozumel; Occidental Grand Aruba; Occidental Grand Papagayo in Costa Rica; and Occidental Grand Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic.

All Occidental Grand Nuevo Vallarta vacations include unlimited meals and snacks, á la carte dining in specialty restaurants free-flowing drinks (yes, alcohol too!), sports (including tennis on an illuminated court, water polo, aqua aerobics, and kayaking), use of the fitness center and more.    Daily entertainment and a supervised Kids Club (ages four – 12) are also part of the package, as well as nightly shows and live entertainment and all taxes and gratuities.  The concierge will assist with other services, such as massage services, nearby golf, car rentals, excursions, babysitting and more.

Travelers looking to add a touch of exclusivity to their vacation can take advantage of Royal Club accommodations.  A unique boutique-style resort within each Occidental Grand property, Royal Club accommodations provide personalized services and VIP amenities including extra-spacious suites, personal concierge, private check-in and check-out services, room service, luxurious linens and pillows (including a pillow-menu), Etro toiletries, evening turndown service, fruit basket, plush bath robes, and preferred seating at á la carte restaurants.

For more information or to book call 800- 858-2258 or visit

Occidental Hotels & Resorts
One of the world’s leading hotel companies and one of the largest all-inclusive resort chains in the Americas, Occidental Hotels & Resorts has more than 20 properties in key destinations under the Allegro, Occidental Grand and Royal Hideaway brands, each perfectly suited to address the leisure travel needs of its market segment, from Allegro’s fun-filled packages, to the luxurious Occidental Grands and Royal Hideaway.  An even more exclusive component of all Occidental Grand properties, the “Royal Club” offers boutique-style services within the resorts such as a private concierge, separate check-in and check-out services.

Riviera Nayarit
Mexico’s newest destination, Riviera Nayarit, stretches along 192 miles of pristine Pacific coast framed by the majestic Sierra Madre Mountains just ten minutes north of accessible Puerto Vallarta International Airport.  The region extends along the entire coast of the Pacific state of Nayarit including the resorts of Nuevo Vallarta, the historic colonial town of San Blas, exclusive Punta Mita, picturesque fishing villages, miles of serene beaches and spectacular Banderas Bay.  Riviera Nayarit offers countless activities, all pleasantly affordable, such as: PGA golf courses, luxury spas, whale watching, turtle release, zip lining, surfing, record deep sea fishing, bird watching, international cuisine, and shopping for local artwork and traditional Huichol handicrafts.  The region attracts and satisfies 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.  For more information, visit

Chris Maggio
Quinn & Co
(212) 868-1900, ext. 236

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