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Zihuatanejo, Mexico –January 6, 2016: Viceroy Zihuatanejo, the chic resort on Mexico’s Pacific coast, has appointed Arturo Eduardo Avila Zarraga to the dual position of Executive Chef and Food & Beverage Director, announced General Manager Martin Kipping.

Chef Avila comes to the Viceroy Zihuatanejo with more than 15 years of experience at exclusive hotels, private clubs and cruise lines.

“Arturo is a dynamic and creative professional who has prepared world-class cuisine for a wide range of discriminating, high-profile and VIP guests,” said Kipping. “With his well-honed skills and innovative style, we are looking forward to the exciting new dishes with bold flavors that will be added to our menus.”

Prior to joining the team at Viceroy Zihuatanejo, Chef Avila, a native of Mexico, was the executive chef of a luxury boutique property in Guanajuato, Mexico, the Hotel Ecce Inn. His past experience includes executive positions with Lyford Cay Club, Nassau, Bahamas; M.S. Westerdam, Holland America Cruise Line; Allure of the Seas, Royal Caribbean International; St. Regis Hotel, Mexico City, and Four Seasons Hotel, Mexico City.  He earned a ‘Certified Chef de Cuisine’ designation from the American Culinary Federation.

Nestled on one of the country’s most beautiful beaches, and known for its gourmet dining and special services and amenities, Viceroy Zihuatanejo is a paradise for couples on Mexico’s Pacific coast. Enchanting two-story adobe-inspired casitas housing 46 luxurious suites and guestrooms – including all-new Deluxe Rooms, recently remodeled to make them both ultra-comfortable and functional – are tucked in gentle hills above the picturesque fishing village of Zihuatanejo. The garden landscape is rich with coconut trees, rainbow-hued bougainvillea and vibrant hibiscus. The resort’s exquisite white-sand beach stretches for 600 feet along a gorgeous coastline.Two gourmet restaurants – La Villa, featuring Pacific-Mexican cuisine prepared with the freshest locally caught seafood, and La Marea, serving Mediterranean and Mexican fare – are complemented by the friendly sanctuary of the Coral Bar offering ceviche tastings and the mixologists’ special concoctions. Guests enjoy massages and treatments at an intimate spa in a lush tropical setting as well as at a Spa Palapa on the sand, fitness center, yoga program and an array of activities from water sports to cooking classes.Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport (ZIH), with service from the U.S. on multiple carriers, is a 15-minute drive from Viceroy Zihuatanejo.

For more information and reservations: www.viceroyzihuatanejo.com
vz.reservations@viceroyhotelsandresorts.com
Toll-free: 866-905-9560

About Viceroy Hotel Group

Viceroy Hotel Group delivers one-of-a-kind lifestyle experiences that bring together provocative design and intuitive service in sought-after locations. Signature brand amenities and services created for the diverse business and leisure guests include dynamic dining venues featuring world-class culinary talents and destination spas specializing in health, fitness and beauty. Current properties include hotels and resorts in Abu Dhabi, Anguilla, Beverly Hills, Maldives, Miami, New York, Riviera Maya, San Francisco, Santa Monica, Snowmass, St. Lucia and Zihuatanejo with forthcoming openings in Algarve, Cartagena, Chicago and Dubai. For more information, visit www.ViceroyHotelGroup.com.

Contact: Marian Gerlich / Ed Placidi

pg@p-gcommunications.com / 818-786-8687

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