CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa Completes $1.2 Million Renovation of Its Banquet & Meeting Facilities

Los Angeles, CA, September 20, 2008 --( The CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort and Spa's banquet and meeting facilities recently completed a $1.2 million renovation which includes new carpet, woodwork and upholstery, as well as installation of new lighting and a state-of-the-art audio system.

The resort is currently undergoing a $9.5 million renovation to upgrade guestrooms 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.”

Renovations started earlier this summer in guestrooms and suites and will continue through Oct. 31, 2008. The seamless floor-by-floor renovation is 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 a small portion of the guestrooms undergoing renovations at a time, the resort will continue to fully operate with rooms available for booking.

The revamping and expansion of the resort’s popular La Estancia restaurant has begun and is scheduled for completion on October 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: 22,000-square-foot complete service Ohtli Spa (Puerto Vallarta’s largest resort spa); two lighted tennis courts; infinity oceanfront pool; various water sports and beach activities; multiple restaurants; and a Marriott Kids program. Guests can also 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.

Quinn & Co.
Kim Hong