The Barcelo La Jolla de Mismaloya Hotel Recognized With AAA Four Diamonds

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The World Class Resort Completes an $8.2 Million Expansion and Renovation

MIAMI and PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico -PRNewswire– The world- renowned Barcelo La Jolla de Mismaloya Hotel was recognized with the prestigious AAA Four Diamond Award for 2009. The Barcelo Premium branded hotel in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, has recently completed an extensive renovation to its public spaces and guest suites, and is in the final stages of adding an Italian themed fine dining restaurant. The hotel has also completed a comprehensive beach restoration program, enhancing and restoring one of Puerto Vallarta’s most beautiful beach coves. In the coming months, the hotel will also complete the addition of a new European-style Spa. The $8.2 million renovation and expansion for this all-inclusive luxury hotel, which became a Barcelo Hotel in 2006, assures the continued success of this favorite resort hotel.

“The renovation creates a warm sense of tranquility, and instantly welcomes each guest with a relaxing environment,” says Laurent Houdebine, Director, The Barcelo La Jolla de Mismaloya Hotel. “As a hotel that enjoys many repeat guests and family travelers, we are pleased that our guests’ eyes light up as they enjoy the new one-bedroom suites. Receiving the AAA Four Diamond award is an honor and affirmation of our commitment to guest service and providing an excellent experience,” adds Houdebine.

The Barcelo La Jolla de Mismaloya is an all-suite, all inclusive hotel that offers 317 guest suites. The renovation took each of the 179 one-bedroom guest suites and transformed them into a two-room suite that includes more living and sleeping space. Each two-room suite now includes a comfortable sleeping area with plush bedding, a desk and a sleeper-sofa. The second room provides a living area for relaxing that also includes a second sleeper-sofa to accommodate families traveling together. Also redesigned, are the hotel’s 28 Grand and Presidential suites. Each of the new guest suites are decorated in a soft-contemporary palette of neutral tones, accented with tropical colors that open onto large balconies with views of Mismaloya Bay and the surrounding gardens. The bathrooms have spa like finishes featuring natural stone and large walk-in showers with handheld showerheads. Flat screen plasma TVs and high speed Internet access are now standard in these guest suites.

For additional relaxation, the hotel will be completing a new world-class Spa facility in the next several months. The Spa will include an innovative and unique indoor/outdoor experience. Unique water features and a lush and colorful garden create an inviting and memorable atmosphere for a variety of European-style and regional treatments and services.

More About The Barcelo La Jolla de Mismaloya Hotel

Overlooking the Mismaloya Bay, the Barcelo La Jolla de Mismaloya is situated in its own tropical garden that is minutes from historic downtown Puerto Vallarta with its picturesque cobblestone streets and red tiled roofs. Each of the hotel’s 317 guest suites enjoys private terraces with spectacular ocean or garden views. For meetings and social function the hotel has significant meeting and ballroom space. The recently completed beach restoration program included the addition of 50 feet of new beach, providing a large lounging area for guests, as well as an excellent walking area and views of the sunset.

As an all-inclusive Barcelo Premium hotel, guests receive all of their dining, house cocktails, wine and beer throughout the day and evening, recreational activities at the beach and pool area, entertainment each evening, as well as use of the fitness center and the children’s program, Club Barcy.

For dining guests may choose from a selection of five restaurants ranging from resort casual to world-class cuisine: Don Quijote which features classic Spanish cuisine in a fine dining experience; The Grill ‘Los Arcos’ offers steaks and seafood; the new Italian theme restaurant; as well as two buffet restaurants — the international-style El Patio, and La Cantina which serves regional Mexican favorites.

The Barcelo La Jolla de Mismaloya is a haven for water sports enthusiasts offering snorkeling, diving and boating from the hotel’s beach. For relaxation, there are four outdoor swimming pools with waterfalls and a children’s slide, as well as Jacuzzis, and a shopping promenade on site.

The hotel has long been associated with romance and is a favorite spot for beachside weddings and all-inclusive honeymoon packages. Recently the Barcelo La Jolla de Mismaloya added Premium Club Service for its most discriminating guests. This is available to guests booking the Premium ocean view suites and includes extra amenities such as a welcome fruit basket and chilled wine upon arrival. Guests of the Premium Club also have access to a VIP Lounge open from 10 a.m. through 8 p.m. daily where they will find a self- service cocktail bar, afternoon tea, and a daily sunset cocktail reception. In addition, all guest suites on the Premium Club Level have upgraded suite amenities such as bathrobes, slippers and deluxe bath amenities.

In addition to the AAA Four Diamond Award, The Barcelo La Jolla de Mismaloya has won numerous accolades and awards such as Golden Apple Award, the MLT Vacations Quality Assurance Award; the Travel Age West 2006 WAVE Award as being the Most Family Friendly Property in Mexico. Travel agents; the Five Star/Five Diamond award from the American Academy of Hospitality Services; and is certified by the International Organization of Standardization (ISO).

The Barcelo La Jolla de Mismaloya is easily accessed from the Puerto Vallarta airport that is served by both regularly scheduled and charter flights. For more information and reservations contact your travel agent or call 1-800-BARCELO or online at www.barcelo.com.

Barcelo Hotels & Resorts

Barcelo Hotels and Resorts is among the world’s top 30 largest hospitality and travel companies. Barcelo was established in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, in 1931 first as a transportation company, and then as a hotel and travel company. It is a family owned, privately held hospitality company renowned for more than 75 years of service excellence and innovative spirit in the tourism industry.

The Company owns, manages or franchises hotels in 15 countries with more than 160 properties worldwide. Barcelo Hotels and Resorts are found in key European destinations, in North America, the UK, Africa, and in Latin America and the Caribbean. The Company offers a large variety of hotels and resort types to accommodate all travelers from budget-minded to upscale guests. The resorts provide all-inclusive vacation programs making vacation planning and holiday enjoyment easy. For more information or reservations visit: www.barcelo.com.

3 thoughts on “The Barcelo La Jolla de Mismaloya Hotel Recognized With AAA Four Diamonds”

  1. What does this rating mean? Do you have a link to the outfit that does the judging? Also, does the criteria include environmental and social responsibility?

    I’m in the middle of evaluating contenders for Conde Nast Traveler’s annual World Saver Awards and these questions are front and foremost in the way I am evaluating tourism services right now.

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