PHOTO: Accommodations at Villa Premiere Boutique Hotel & Romantic Getaway in Puerto Vallarta. (photo courtesy of Villa Premiere Boutique Hotel & Romantic Getaway)
Fresh off a substantial $3.8 million revamp of its common areas plus 80 deluxe guest rooms and oceanfront suites, Villa Premiere Boutique Hotel & Romantic Getaway in Puerto Vallarta has been tapped by AAA as a 2017 Four Diamond recipient.
In 2016, a total of 1,615 hotels in Mexico, Canada, the U.S and the Caribbean were recognized with AAA’s Four Diamond rating that serves as a qualifier for the 2017 Four Diamond Award list. Just 5.9 percent of the nearly 28,000 AAA-approved hotels merit Four Diamond status.
According to AAA, only properties that meet standards for cleanliness, comfort and hospitality receive approval—whether it's a hotel off an interstate highway or a luxury resort. The number of Diamonds conveys the type of experience guests can expect, from no-frills to full service.
Abel Villa, general director of Hoteles Buenaventura group, notes that the AAA designation is becoming an annual tradition. The beachfront Banderas Bay property is just one year shy of receiving the nod for a dozen consecutive years.
“We are proud to once again be recognized by AAA with this rating because it reflects the great work and commitment our amazing staff has with the Villa Premiere,” says Villa. “Our aim is to always make our guests feel like they have been received in their own secluded but lush paradise. That feeling can only be achieved by the work our staff does on a daily basis.”
Geared to intimate experiences with its adults-only (16+ years) status, Villa Premiere is a dream fit for destination weddings, honeymoons and romantic getaways. An easy five-minute walk to Puerto Vallarta’s famous seaside El Malecon boardwalk, the secluded beachfront gem is at the doorstep to the historic destination’s major attractions, shopping and nightlife.
Upscale bells and whistles roll out immediately upon arrival via a five-minute anti-stress welcome massage, personal concierge check-in, seven-scent aromatherapy and five-pillow menu. The ultimate, 24-hour private butler access covers such services as unpacking/packing luggage, staging in-room Jacuzzi with romantic touches, pressing, and booking of Puerto Vallarta restaurants and activities.
For an experience without limits, the “Exquisite All-Inclusive Gourmet” plan elevates the indulgence with full access to the hotel’s three a la carte restaurants, premium beverages, 24-hour room service, special theme nights (subject to seasonal changes), en suite mini-bar that’s replenished daily and other Villa Premier signature services.
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As part of the recent upgrades to common areas, Villa Premiere’s two-level La Ceiba restaurant refreshes its al fresco setting overlooking beautiful Banderas Bay. The property also features two additional a la carte eateries, two swimming pools, a poolside bar, daily yoga sessions on the beach, 24-hour in-room dining, the Mind & Soul Spa and a cocktail workshop with Executive Chef Antonio Martinez.
Villa adds that romance remains key: “With the renovations, we want to enhance the romanticism elements that our guests react to, including the staging of bohemian dinners with string musicians, a selection of poems painted on our walls and our sensory experience.”
Puerto Vallarta’s Other AAA Four Diamond Dazzlers:
Joining Villa Premier on the 2017 AAA Four Diamond list of Puerto Vallarta properties are Barcelo Puerto Vallarta, Casa Kimberly, CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa, Casa Velas Hotel Boutique, Fiesta Americana Puerto Vallarta All Inclusive & Spa, Garza Blanca, Grand Fiesta Americana Puerto Vallarta All Inclusive Adults Only, Hacienda San Angel, Hilton Puerto Vallarta Resort, Hotel Grand Miramar Puerto Vallarta, Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta, Now Amber, Secrets Vallarta Bay, Sunset Plaza Beach Resort & Spa, and The Westin Resort and Spa Puerto Vallarta.
For additional details, visit the resort’s website. Or call (877) 886-9176 or email