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Photo Contest Winners/ Soft Opening/ Reader´s Choice Award/ First Aid Training

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TAFER Residence Club Photo Contest Winners 

Congratulations to our Facebook Photo Contest Winners!  

We would like to thank everyone that participated in our Facebook Photo Contest from October 7-November 15, 2020. We received 93 photo entries and 2,174 member votes for the top photos. We enjoyed seeing all of your vacation experience photos. Additionally, we appreciated seeing all of your comments, voting, and sharing of your favorite photos in Facebook groups and/or on your own timeline.  

Please join us in congratulating the below winners of this contest! Each member named below won a free week stay for travel by December 15, 2021.  

Here are their photos:  

Cristian Burgara Felix – 1,161 votes  

Jose Garcia Mendez – 503 votes  

Bernardino Flores Valles -240 votes – 99 votes – 80 votes  

Stay tuned for our next Social Media Contest that will be announced early 2021! In the meantime, if you have photos that you would like to share with us, please post them on our Facebook page’s timeline.  

*Disclaimer: All winners have received a free week valid for a Studio or 1 Bedroom Unit for travel by December 15, 2021. Excludes holidays and subject to availability. Tafer, Garza Blanca, and Club Caribe member winners will receive a free week at Villa del Palmar Cancun.  

Garza Blanca Resort & Spa Cancun 

Soft Opening on December 15th 

Garza Blanca Resort & Spa Cancun is preparing to celebrate its soft opening for phases 1 & 2 on December 15th, 2020. The first two phases feature 162 contemporary, luxury suites, several heated swimming pools, an adults-only pool with a hammock relaxation area, a Food Truck, a Snack Bar, and beach access with day beds and lounge chairs. Blanca Blue is the Garza Blanca brand’s signature gourmet Mexican restaurant and it will be open for breakfast and dinner. Upon completion of the resort, guests will also have the option to dine at the brand´s two additional signature gourmet restaurants: Hiroshi and Bocados STK.  

Guests of Garza Blanca Cancun will also enjoy unlimited access to all the restaurants, bars, amenities, and activities at its sister resort, Villa del Palmar Cancun. The two resorts are connected via a passageway.  

The official Grand Opening is slated for October 2021. Once phase 4 is complete, Garza Blanca will bring 452 new luxury suites to the amazing destination of Cancun where members can look forward to the signature sophistication and style that the Garza Blanca brand is known for. Members will be delighted by the unique, breathtaking design perfectly suited to the Caribbean landscape, luxe accommodations, 4 gourmet restaurants, 6 pools including a kids pool and Rooftop infinity pool, a gourmet food hall, a world-class spa, state-of-the-art gym, 3 main bars, a banquet hall for events & more! 

garza blanca cancun soft opening

The new resort in Cancun is an important milestone in Tafer Hotel & Resort´s ambitious expansion plans, but there is so much more to look forward to! We are focused on the future and we will continue expanding with Garza Blanca Riviera Maya next on the way followed by Hotel Mousai Cancun as well as the Garza Blanca South Master Development in Puerto Vallarta, which will offer the best hotel, condominium, and real estate products in the area and add an additional 1,328 keys on 1927 acres of prime land. 

With all these new development projects in various stages of completion, members of TAFER Residence Club will be able to vacation however they want to, whenever they want to. Now that is something to get excited about! 

Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa in Puerto Vallarta 

Garza Blanca Preserve ranks #12 in Conde Nast´s 2020 Reader´s Choice Awards 

We would like to say thank you to all our members who voted for us in the 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards.  

This is the 33rd year in a row that Conde Nast has recognized excellence in the travel industry with its prestigious Readers’ Choice Awards. Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa in Puerto Vallarta had the great honor of receiving the Readers’ Choice Award once again this year, ranking #12 in the category Top 20 Resorts in Western Mexico. This year was an unprecedented year, where non-essential travel was banned globally for a while and that is why for us, receiving the award this year is an extra special honor. It shows that Garza Blanca is a gem that still shines during challenging circumstances. 

This year´s award winners were selected based on the responses of over 715,000 Conde Nast readers who submitted their ratings based on their recent travel experiences. For Garza Blanca Preserve to be named among the Top 20 Resorts in Western Mexico fills us with pride because it shows without a doubt that we are part of an exclusive collection and represents our dedication to the high level of service we provide. We know that we could not have earned this highly coveted award without the help of our valued members. So again, we thank you for your submitting your comments! We look forward to welcoming you in paradise for your next travel adventure.  

Villa del Palmar Cancun Luxury Beach Resort & Spa 

First Aid Course 

Every year, we train our staff in first aid so that they can be prepared and ready to handle any potential emergency situation that may arise. This year, the training was held on October 12th and 13th. Our staff from areas such as security, reception, food and beverage, maintenance and the kids club all participated. Emergency Medical Technician, Gabriel E. Rodriguez, from LIFE support ambulances was in charge of directing this wonderful course.  

He taught staff how to administer CPR, respond to choking and cardiac emergencies, control severe bleeding, and immobilize the injured area in cases of fractures or sprains. All participants in the course received a certificate in Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED. 

We hope that these training courses will help to reassure members that our team is prepared to respond to the most common types of emergencies and to help save lives.