by Manuel Calderon de la Barca
On Saturday August 13th the Casa Velas Convention Center, located at the most exclusive boutique hotel in Puerto Vallarta, set the scene for the city council’s elegant reception to welcome the 34 contestants competing for the title of the most beautiful woman in Mexico.
On August 13th the city council and local businesspeople, among them Velas Resorts general directors, came together in support of the contest. Natural beauty abounded as the 34 lovely contestants and committee organizer were welcomed in the tranquil, chic elegance of the Casa Velas Convention Center, tucked away within the verdant greens of Marina Vallarta golf course.
Organizers of the Nuestra Belleza Mexico 2011 beauty contest and the municipal authorities of the port collaborated with ease, with the mutual objective of promoting the state of Jalisco, particularly the spectacular city of Puerto Vallarta, and hosting this well-known beauty contest.
At the welcoming event, the municipal president of Puerto Vallarta, Salvador González Reséndiz, welcomed the participants and mentioned the importance of the city being chosen as the host of Nuestra Belleza, whose final round was held on August 20th at the city Convention Center.
He also proudly mentioned that this beach destination was chosen as the host of two other important events- the Tianguis Turistico, or Tourism Fair 2012 and the 2011 Panamerican games. “We are very happy to have them and are confident that we will make the best of the events to promote this destination. Here we have the representation of the city: the chamber of commerce, the media, all willing to receive them with open arms, to make their stay the most pleasant possible, said González Reséndiz. He also added that “we are a destination that is renewing itself, that seeks to show its best side, and above all, has a grand jewel: the warmth of its people”.
Executive producer of Nuestra Belleza, Marco Flavio Cruz, graciously showed his appreciation for the hospitable welcome of the guests and assured that the airing of the contest on national television and the contest preview “Rumbo a Nuestra Belleza”, would display to all of Mexico the magnetic attraction of Puerto Vallarta and the entire state of Jalisco for tourists.
In true Casa Velas style, the presentation of each of the 34 young beauties was followed by an unforgettably elegant and creative meal.
General Director of Nuestra Belleza Mexico, Lupita Jones, treated attendees to a wonderful description of how Casa Velas had pampered the participants with exclusive Spa treatments at their Leading Spa of the World, gourmet cuisine at Emiliano restaurant, recently recognized with the Star Diamond Award, incomparable dinners by the sea at the Ocean Club and special events within the hotel that made them truly feel like queens.