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May 30

Historic and Handcrafted Mexican Olinalá Boxes Are Newest Amenity For Guests at Grand Velas Los Cabos Resort

Historic and Handcrafted Mexican Olinalá Boxes Are Newest Amenity For Guests at Grand Velas Los Cabos Resort

Historic and Handcrafted Mexican Olinalá BoxesCabo San Lucas, Mexico (May 30, 2017) — Guests staying at the new Grand Velas Los Cabos resort can now appreciate the detailed handmade craftsmanship of the Olinalá box, keeping their memories inside to take home at the end of their vacation. These artistries are the result of a long and laborious process (involving up to 29 separate steps) of carving, painting and the application of lacquer (a resin for varnishing derived from certain plants and insects). Located in the region of Sierra Madre del Sur, Olinalá is the main producer of lacquerware, one of the country's oldest crafts, in Mexico. Here, there are artisan workshops that have passed the techniques for lacquer production from generation to generation, dating back 3,000 years. The wood comes from the Linaloe tree which imparts the very particular scent and the boxes are replete with one-of-a-kind themes and motifs ranging from flowers, foliage, landscapes and animals depicted in colorful, unique patterns. At Grand Velas Los Cabos, the Olinalá box is available for guests as a complimentary welcome gift filled with Mexican sweets.

Resort rates start at $750 per person per night and include luxury suite accommodations, a la carte gourmet meals at a variety of specialty restaurants, premium branded beverages, 24-hour in-suite service, fitness center, nightly entertainment and more. For reservations or additional information, please call 1-888- 407-4869 or visit www.loscabos.grandvelas.com.

About Grand Velas Los Cabos:

Grand Velas Los Cabos Resort in Mexico The new Grand Velas Los Cabos on Mexico's Baja Peninsula is the fifth property of Velas Resorts. Located between Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo, the $150 million beachfront property offers the next generation of all-inclusive amenities and facilities with dramatic ocean views and unique spaces infusing every area of the resort. All 304 ocean view suites are over 1,180 sq. ft. with private terraces and some personal plunge pools while duplex wellness suites have designated wellness amenities and insuite juice bars. Grand Velas Los Cabos features five gourmet restaurants with an extensive beverage program and wine based features inspired by the proximity to the region producing Mexico's fine wines. A staff ratio of 3 to 1; 16,370 sq. ft. convention center with the capability for 20 breakout rooms; 35,000 sq. ft. spa with 16 treatment rooms and hydrotherapy facility; three pools; and pool and beach concierges are available. Rounding out the list of amenities and services are a Technogym Fitness Center with personal trainers, exercise programs, yoga, Pilates and meditation; recreational activities program; separate teens' and kids' club facilities and activities program; 24-hour personalized butler concierge service; and 24-hour in-suite service. Opening soon, a gallery of contemporary art will continue the company's commitment to bringing the art, fashion and culture of Mexico to guests. The curved, half-moon design of the hotel catches eyes along the corridor with an iconic grand entrance that's open air, three stories high and over 300 ft. above sea level. All of this beachfront, just 35 minutes from the Los Cabos International Airport which directly services over 40 destinations in the United States, Canada and Latin America. Eduardo Vela Ruiz, owner, founder and president of Velas Resorts operate Velas Resorts, with brother Juan Vela by his side, vice president of Velas Resorts.