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May 13

Grand Velas Riviera Maya Hosts Prestigious World Economic Forum for Latin America 6-8, 2015

Grand Velas Riviera Maya Hosts Prestigious World Economic Forum for Latin America May 6-8, 2015
Riviera Maya, Mexico (May 13, 2015) - The World Economic Forum on Latin America 2015 held its 10th  annual event convening leading entrepreneurs, business leaders and intellectuals of all nations of Latin America at Grand Velas Riviera Maya in Mexico May 6 to 8.  Over 700 participants from over 45 countries attended more than 35 sessions that explored topics on modernizing for tomorrow, renewing the framework, and strengthening the foundations for their economies. They were welcomed by Eduardo Vela Ruiz, founder and president of Velas Resorts.
Specific topics ranged from "Building Tomorrow's Infrastructure" and "Middle Class: Drivers of Change" to "Water Security", "Gender Parity" and "Cuba's Economic and Investment Update"
Co-Chairs of the Forum included: Carlos Brito, CEO, Anheuser-Busch InBev, USA; Angelica Fuentes, President, Angelica Fuentes Foundation, Mexico; Eduardo Leite, Chairman of the Executive Committee, Baker & McKenzie, USA; Ignacio Sánchez Galán, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Iberdrola, Spain; Carlos Slim Domit, Chairman, América Movil, Mexico; and Joseph E. Stiglitz, Professor, School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), Columbia University, USA.
"We are honored to have been chosen as the venue for this highly prestigious forum and look forward to welcoming them back in the near future," closed Vela.

About Grand Velas Riviera Maya:

Set on 205 acres of pristine jungle and mangroves and with the finest white sand beach in the Riviera Maya, the AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Maya is an ultra-luxury all-inclusive resort. Guests can choose among three separate ambiances in this Leading Hotel of the World, including adults only ocean-front, family friendly ocean view and a Zen-like tropical setting, embraced by the flora and fauna of the Yucatan Peninsula's jungle. All 539 designer-like suites are exceptionally spacious, more than 1,100 square feet each, all with balconies, and some with private plunge pools. All feature fully stocked mini bars, plasma TVs, wireless Internet access, L'Occitane amenities, artisanal tequila and Nespresso machines. Bathrooms deserve special mention with walk in glass shower, deep soaking Jacuzzi tubs and marble interior. Eight restaurants, including five gourmet offerings, present a tour of Mexico, Europe and Asia. Cocina de Autor, at the hands of the disciples of world celebrity chef Arzak, won the AAA Five Diamond Award, the only all-inclusive restaurant in the world to win this prestigious distinction. Grand Velas Spa, a Leading Spa of the World, is the region's largest spa sanctuary at more than 90,000 square feet, known for its authentic Mexican treatments, offerings from around world and signature seven-step water journey. Other features include 24-hour personal butler concierge, 24/7 insuite service, three swimming pools, two fitness centers, water sports, innovative kids club and teens lounge, Karaoke Bar, Koi piano bar and business center. The resort offers more than 91,000 square feet of meeting spaces and outdoor areas for events and has a 31,000-square-foot Convention Center, able to accommodate up to 2,700 guests. The resort has won numerous awards from Travel + Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler, USA Today, Best of the Best Spa by Virtuoso, U.S. News and World Report and Forbes.com; which named it one of the Top Ten Coolest All-Inclusive in 2012. Grand Velas Riviera Maya was built and is operated by Eduardo Vela Ruiz, majority owner, founder and president of Velas Resorts, with brother Juan Vela by his side, vice president of Velas Resorts.