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Garza Blanca CANCUN is Coming Soon!

Garza Blanca CANCUN is Coming Soon!

The newest addition to Tafer Hotels & Resorts is coming your way in Q1, 2020 with the pre-opening of the 1st phase of the Garza Blanca Cancun Resort & Spa! The initial part consists of a total of 162 keys composed of Junior Suites, 1 and 2 Bedroom Suites, 5 Penthouse Terrace Suites with ocean front views located from floors 4 to 8, and a stunning collection of 8 Penthouse Loft Suites with 3 or 4 Bedrooms located on top floors of the hotel.  The culinary theme features the Blanca Blue Mexican restaurant with 220 seats divided over different spaces including a terrace setting. The Snack Bar caters to your well-being whilst enjoying the 5 pools and the Caribbean beach offering a variety of delicious sandwiches, freshly caught seafood, charcoal grilled burgers accompanied by curated mixology to quench your thirst under the sun.

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Hotel Mousai Named 2019 AAA Inspector’s Best Of Housekeeping Hotel

At Hotel Mousai, we strive for perfection in each and every department, from reservations to restaurants to housekeeping. Our teams review the AAA Five Diamond Standards every day, and work hard to uphold these high standards, which set us above the rest of the hotels and resorts in our city and our state. Hotel Mousai is the only Five Diamond hotel in the state of Jalisco, and now we have been recognized again by AAA for our outstanding cleanliness and condition!  AAA has named Hotel Mousai a 2019 Inspector’s Best of Housekeeping hotel! Only hotels with inspection scores for cleanliness and condition in the top 25% of all 27,000 AAA Inspected & Approved hotels are eligible for this distinction.  This is an outstanding tribute to the entire team at Hotel Mousai, and reflects our daily dedication to being the best of the best in our region.  Hotel Mousai sets the pace for a new generation of designer hotels for guests aged over 18 (adults only), offering exclusive experiences by the beach and delicious pampering in …

Garza Blanca Receives the RCI Gold Crown Award

Garza Blanca Receives the RCI Gold Crown Award

Garza Blanca Residence Club is proud to announce to its members that for the ninth consecutive year Garza Blanca Resort has been awarded the Gold Crown RCI award, the highest distinction awarded by the leading international network in the world of exchange: RCI. Resorts Condominiums International offers its recognition to resorts based on the qualifications and opinions of our guests. RCI uses this feedback to rate resorts, and when a resort meets the high standard of excellence based on check-in and check-out qualifications, as well as room cleaning and maintenance, the resort can earn this distinctive rating.  The Gold Crown rating is intended to make truly stellar resorts stand out for guests; it is a rating system used to identify the best resorts worldwide to travelers who want to experience the most luxurious vacations and an exceptional level of customer service. The resorts that receive the RCI Gold Crown distinction are highly sought after and loved by travelers.  Garza Blanca has not only managed to get recognition, but we have managed to maintain this award …

4 Diamond Award – 2019

Garza Blanca Puerto Vallarta is proud to announce that it has been awarded the 4 Diamond Certification for a consecutive 5th year. This is an outstanding achievement for the property and its dedicated team, reflecting our constant goal to provide detailed service and  excellence, and to be the most refined, top of the line hospitality offering in our area. According to AAA, “a Four Diamond hotel is refined and stylish, providing upscale physical attributes, extensive amenities and a high degree of hospitality, service and attention to detail.” Garza Blanca Puerto Vallarta is proudly forming part of an exclusive 6% of hotels that have achieved this certification of over 27,000 Hotels that have been inspected throughout Canada, United States, the Caribbean and Mexico.         As part of our continual upgrades, all of the resorts in the Tafer Resorts portfolio have new enhancements in the guest rooms this year.     Nespresso All guest rooms are now equipped with complimentary Nespresso machines as an amenity, featuring 4 capsules with different coffee flavors.      Guest Internet Tafer Resorts has completed …

The Terrace Team

Every morning at 5:00 am our Terrace team makes sure to be ready before our guest arrival. Both kitchen and waitstaff, make sure all possible needs are met, from the table setting to the best ingredients. It might seem like an easy task, but it is certainly an everyday challenge. Meet Paloma & Saul. They make the perfect combination and prove that teamwork is always the best solution. Saul has been working with us since March 2018 and Paloma has 6 months in the company. Saul is an experienced cook, and is the strongest pillar of the team. His experience and trajectory comes with a great responsibility. His warm, and at the same time, strong character makes him one of the best employees. In 2018 he was named the Employee of the Year! Paloma in the other hand, is the funny and creative part of the kitchen. She is always trying to see the bright side of things and is the one responsible for creating and inventing new amenities, decorations and colorful dishes. Certainly, none …

Hotel Mousai Awarded 2019 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor

Hotel Mousai has been awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence again in 2019! This prestigious award goes to businesses that provide excellent service and experiences to their customers. Year over year this distinction sets us apart and lets us know that our guests are happy with our property, and our service. Hotel Mousai in Puerto Vallarta is one of the properties that Club Caribe members have access to, so consider checking out Hotel Mousai for your next vacation! We think you will love it.   TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Every year in May, TripAdvisor issues Certificates of Excellence to the top 10% of businesses on the site. In order to be eligible for a Certificate of Excellence, a business must maintain an overall rating of at least four out of five “bubbles” and must consistently receive positive reviews from patrons. Hotel Mousai currently has an overall rating of five bubbles, and is currently rated the number three hotel in Puerto Vallarta out of all hotels on TripAdvisor. It is Hotel Mousai’s mission to set the …

Agave Fest

Agave Fest

Agave Fest is a tequila, mezcal and racilla tasting in a small group setting, presented by our bar manager Ivan Aguilar. Ivan has an extensive education in tourism, hospitality, nutrition, mixology, and everything related to running a bar. That’s why we hired him as Bar Manager for Garza Blanca and Hotel Mousai, where he is in charge of all of the bars on both properties. He has created the Signature Drinks menus at all of the bars and restaurants on both properties, and he trains and supervises all of the bartenders. He knows how to prepare specialty homemade syrups and bitters from scratch, which we use in the Signature Drinks. Ivan is a Tequila Master, certified by the biggest authority in tequila regulation in Puerto Vallarta, Consejo Regulador del Tequila. A Tequila Master is similar to a wine sommelier. He knows how to smell, taste, and recognize the authenticity of tequilas and other agave liquors. He knows everything about tequila, mezcal and raicilla, and he will teach you how to recognize good quality 100% agave …

Hotel Mousai Receives 5 Diamond Award for the 5th Year in a Row

Hotel Mousai has just receive the AAA 5 Diamond Award for the fifth year in a row! We are extremely proud of this accomplishment, and also proud to say that we are still the only 5 Diamond hotel in the entire state of Jalisco! In this month’s newsletter, we want to share a little bit about what the 5 Diamond Award means, and how it is earned. The Diamond Certificate Rating System The travel company AAA has a Diamond Certificate rating system in which they provide guidelines to hotels and to consumers. The five different AAA Diamond Levels describe the kind of experience that AAA members can expect when they visit a particular hotel. This is an important way to communicate with hotel guests the level of comfort they will find when they arrive.   According to AAA, you can think of each additional Diamond on the scale as an indicator of more extensive services and amenities, on a scale from no-frills to highly personalized. One Diamond means a bed, a pillow and a bargain. …

Taco Nights & Grill Beach Party

A selection of exclusive events for this season, 100% Mexican avant-garde concept, prepared with products from the region and the essence of our beloved Mexico. Our Head Chefs and Area Managers take care that every detail, product and service is presented in the best way to surpass the expectations of our guests. Event information: Cost: $ 650.00 (VAT and Service Charge included) Included for: MP and AI Fee for: EP Includes: Full buffet and 1 house drink Taco Night Our famous Taco Night that presents a variety of cuts and side dishes with the best products of the region. A 100% Mexican night in which our guests can prepare tacos to their own taste and style. Garnish such as pineapple roasted with habanero, pickled radishes, guacamole, pico de gallo, green, red and molcajete sauces are just some of the garnishes.   A station of handmade tortillas and quesadillas prepared in the moment to delight our guests. Smell the flavors of the marinades prepared by our house chefs who accompany us to amaze our guests with …

Are You Interested in Being Part of the Tafer Member Advisory Committee (MAC)?

The role of the TAFER Member Advisory Committee (MAC) is to serve in an advisory capacity to TAFER Resorts and UVCI, your Club managers.  The MAC provides ideas and recommendations for programs, services and amenities, resort enhancement, and member services, both offsite and on property. Over the years many MAC suggestions have been implemented for the benefit of members and guests visiting the resorts.   There is no reimbursement or compensation for travel costs, rooms or other expenses. However, MAC members find that participation on the committee is very rewarding as it allows them to connect to others with similar interests, strengthen the membership community, develop friendships, and get to know resort and Club management on a personal level. To date, committee members have been selected from Club Caribe/Villa del Palmar Cancun and Garza Blanca Residence Club, and appointed by the Board.  As the overall membership in TAFER resorts has grown, a more structured procedure is now needed. To that end, within the next year we will be initiating a formalized process to introduce new …