CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort and Spa Undergoes $10.7 Million Renovation

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico — The CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort and Spa will undergo a $10.7 million renovation of guestrooms, banquet rooms, and the resort’s main restaurant, La Estancia, in an effort to enhance guests’ experience, and further capture the authentic charm and warmth of Mexico. (

“Our guests expect and deserve the best quality and service,” said Dennis Whitelaw, the resort’s general manager. “We pay attention to our guests’ needs and continuously look for ways to improve their experience, making it even more memorable and enjoyable.”

Guestrooms and suites will start renovation from May 24, 2008 through Oct. 31, 2008. The seamless floor-by-floor renovation will be done discreetly so as to allow guests to continue to enjoy a peaceful and relaxing vacation. Guestrooms and suite upgrades will include new furniture inspired by Mexican colors and patterns, freshly painted walls, Mexican-themed art, and newly decorated bathrooms. With only 10 percent of the guestrooms undergoing renovations at a time, the resort will continue to fully operate with 400 rooms available for booking.

A $1 million renovation of the resort’s banquet and meeting facilities will take place in July 2008, and will include new carpet, woodwork and upholstery, as well as installation of new lighting and a state-of-the-art audio system.

The revamping and expansion of the resort’s popular La Estancia restaurant is scheduled from August 1, 2008 through Oct. 31, 2008. Designed by Jorge Salazar, a native of nearby Guadalajara, the $1.3 million makeover will include a completely new design concept. Integrating Mexican old world charm and contemporary designs, the restaurant and banquet rooms will feature sleek interior designs with bold colors and sophisticated elements, creating a warm and stylish atmosphere.

As part of the restaurant’s makeover, La Estancia’s award-winning Chef Fred Ruiz, recognized with Marriott’s Culinary Excellence Awards in 2004 and 2006, will be offering new enticing signature dishes featuring authentic regional cuisine. The new menu will include a blend of traditional and contemporary Mexican cuisine, along with new signature drinks made with CasaMagna’s homegrown proprietary tequila. The renovation also includes expansion of the restaurant to accommodate an additional 150 seats, new sleek menu design, contemporary furniture, an open-air kitchen/buffet, and a wine cellar.

For additional information about this renovation, please call 1-888-PARADISE or visit

The CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort features 433 guest rooms, including 29 suites, each with a private balcony. Nestled between the majestic Sierra Madre Mountains and Mexico’s picturesque Bay of Banderas, the resort offers a variety of facilities for adults and children, including: two lighted tennis courts; infinity oceanfront pool; various water sports and beach activities; multiple restaurants; health club with whirlpool; and a Marriott Kids program. Guests can enjoy nightly cigar rolling demonstrations in the resort’s lobby bar, stroll through the old town of Puerto Vallarta and enjoy the sights of colonial Mexico, view folkloric shows and historic Mexican landmarks, or experience jungle adventures.


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