13.11.19

Events

Velas Resorts Celebrates Travel Advisor Partners At First-Ever Event

Open Jaw’s Bruce Parkinson had the enviable assignment to travel to the Five-Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Maya for the luxury resort group’s first-ever Partner of the Year Awards.


(left to right) Alexandra Letellier, Sales & Customer Experience Manager, Laurier du Vallon, Quebec City; Caroline Boily, Groups and Incentives Manager, Laurier du Vallon, Quebec City; Evelyne Mayrand, Co-owner at Club Voyages Orientation, Montreal; Sophie Raymond, Regional Sales Manager, Velas Resorts; Kim Paterson, Vision Travel Calgary; Lynne White, Regional Sales Manager, Velas Resorts.

Hand-selected travel advisors from Canada and the U.S. were treated to three nights of luxury that stretched the definition of what an all-inclusive property can be. The festivities included dinner at the property’s Cocina de Autor restaurant, a celebrated Five-Diamond restaurant that is included in the resort’s all-inclusive package.


Open Jaw Editor-in-Chief Bruce Parkinson (right) with Juan Vela, Vice President of Operations, Velas Resorts.

For the awards event, an intimate five-course dinner conceived by Executive Chef Mario Lopez was served on the beach, headlined by a Wagyu beef main course that had guests moaning with pleasure.

Caroline Boily, Groups and Incentives Manager, Laurier du Vallon, Quebec City, was named Top Group Producer for the luxury hotel group that has properties in Los Cabos and Riviera Nayarit as well as Riviera Maya. Among her accomplishments was sending a group of 400 to the Grand Velas Riviera Maya.


Top-selling advisors Caroline Boily and Evelyne Mayrand with Juan Vela, VP Operations, Velas Resorts, and Sophie Raymond, Regional Sales Manager.

The Canadian travel advisors honoured at the event were selected by Velas Resorts’ Canadian sales managers Sophie Raymond and Lynne White. As well as Boily, they included Alexandra Letellier, Sales & Customer Experience Manager, Laurier du Vallon, Quebec City; Evelyne Mayrand, Co-owner at Club Voyages Orientation, Montreal; and Kim Paterson, Vision Travel Calgary.

Look for more coverage of the Velas Resorts event on OpenJaw.com and through our social media channels in the days to come.


The Grand Class adult pool at Grand Velas Riviera Maya.


Guests of the first-ever Velas Resorts Partner of the Year Awards found this candy confection in their suites as a welcome to the event.


(left to right) Sophie Raymond, Regional Sales Manager, Velas Resorts; Bruce Parkinson, Editor-in-Chief, Open Jaw; Rodolfo Gonzalez Munguia, Managing Director, Grand Velas Riviera Maya.


The spectacular view that greets guests waking up in a Grand Class Suite at Grand Velas Riviera Maya.





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