Puerto Vallarta’s Casa Dos Cisnes offers a Culinary Cultural Immersion for Foodie-Forward Travelers

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

Whether for adventure travel or more relaxing respites, travelers are increasingly seeking regionally-authentic itineraries that offer an intimate view of local cultures with trends of being "connoisseurs of local culture" reportedly on the rise.

 

Indigenous tourism and cultural immersion experiences—especially those with culinary components—are white hot. For culturally AND culinary-minded meanderers, food tourism has evolved into a mission critical travel consideration.


Exemplifying this is data from Venngage underscoring the importance of food in travel, revealing that over a third of tourism spending is devoted to food. In fact, nearly three fourths of millennials—69.4 percent—are "food & cuisine driven travelers," according to a Destination Analysts, Inc. study, which also revealed baby boomers are like-minded at 62.7 percent.

Interestingly, this foodie-driven travel trend is being bolstered by the private villa vacation sector, specifically, with many such residences surpassing leading luxe resorts relative to authentic epicurean experiences in addition to accommodations and amenities. Today's bespoke breed of private villa vacation rentals have become the ultimate "victual vacation" indulgence for leisure and business travelers, alike.

 

Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills: A Rapturous Escape


One private villa exemplifying this experience is Casa Dos Cisnes--Puerto Vallarta's foremost premier private oceanfront villa.

This 10,000 square foot property, a five-bedroom colonial style home with breathtaking views of the Pacific, goes over-and-above to ensure each gasto-guest's needs, desires and expectations for an extraordinary, foodie-forward private villa vacation are fulfilled. 

This includes custom gourmet meals prepared on-site by a dedicated 5-star private chef specializing in Mexican-contemporary cuisine, served in an elegant separate dining room that seats up to 12. This private gourmet chef also prepares what this villa calls a "Magical Mexican Fiesta"—a lively evening of regional food, cocktails and Mexican musicians entertaining at the property. This is available to guests in addition to three full meals a day plus snack and happy hour service, which can be served in the dining room or the separate dining terraces at the main and pool levels.

But the baroque benefits of Casa Dos Cisnes far exceed these epicurean exploits, as its bevy of other premium amenities—availed in an authentic and stylishly-appointed residential setting—include 24/7 bilingual butler service and multiple staff, monitored security, housecleaning services, private infinity-edge ocean view pool, fully equipped state-of-the-art gym, large media-entertainment room, concierge and spa service, musicians for hire, sports and boating excursions, VIP treatment at the city's leading beach club and most renowned restaurants, and more. 

Given that guests enjoy complete privacy and security in the most exclusive residential area in Puerto Vallarta, commandeering the entire 10,000 square foot space with all of the relaxation, solitude and discretion that affords, the result is a remarkable culinary and luxury living vacation experience.

While gourmet private chef-prepared meals, maximized privacy and security, uber-tailored guest service and 5-star accommodations and amenities are chief reasons the trend toward private villa lodging is exploding, an elite few like Casa Dos Cisnes have offerings far beyond that don't just rival, but far exceed, those offered by high-end resorts—including those elite Penthouse suites.

Private villa residences offering first class, one-of-a-kind services are ushering in an entirely new era of bespoke hospitality around the globe. They are, in fact, single-handedly setting a new and decidedly elevated standard for luxe travel worldwide.

Another facet of food tourism helping drive demand for regionally-authentic itineraries is the escalation of Artificial Intelligence (AI)—a tech trend that will continue to evolve at a rapid pace.

According to Advito's 2017 Industry Forecast, AI has already enabled a range of apps, bots and software that makes it easier for industry purveyors to interact with travelers and diners at every step of a trip to expedite, ease and enhance the experience at every touch point.

Spa Vacation Salvation at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Resort

AI automates computer processes to work in the same way as the human brain. Natural language processing (NLP) helps computers understand human speech or typing, and AI then applies machine learning to provide a useful response.

In the food and beverage realm, travelers are relying on AI more and more. Many already use conversational voice-driven platforms like Google's AI personal assistance or iPhone's Siri function to research and arrange dining plans, winery tours, festival attendance and more foodie fun all over the world. Throngs of AI-equipped smart-device apps are available for suggestions, streamlined reservation bookings and other assists like on-demand intel on that boutique wine label or locavore food ingredient you're not familiar with.


Advito reveals that the travel industry is "well-positioned to embrace AI," and also that the wider travel industry is adopting the technology. "AI is still in its infancy, but it is in our immediate future," the report asserts. "As it develops, it will help simplify complex travel decisions, shorten the buying process and deliver a more personalized offering."

With the world economy poised to regain momentum and the penchant among consumers to spend on experiences like travel and gourmet food and wine rather than goods like clothes and accessories, the future is tasty for the hospitality trade. 

~~~

"The Luxe List" Executive Editor Merilee Kern scours the luxury marketplace for exemplary travel experiences, extraordinary events, and notable products and services. Submissions can be seen at www.TheLuxeList.com. Follow her on Twitter here: www.Twitter.com/LuxeListEditor and Facebook here: www.Facebook.com/TheLuxeList.

***Some or all of the accommodations, experiences, items and/or services detailed are provided at no cost to accommodate reviews, but all opinions expressed are entirely those of Merilee Kern and have not been influenced in any way.***

Republished by permission of and provided to Haute-Lifestyle.com by author.


Images courtesy of Merliee Kern
Sources:https://venngage.com/blog/88-2-of-people-travel-the-world-to-get-their-hands-on-this-infographic/

http://www.destinationanalysts.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/State-of-the-American-Traveler-July-2015.pdf

www.clhg.com/blog/2016/11/2017-travel-trends/

https://www.advito.com/advito-industry-forecast-2017/



 

Haute Tease

  • Holiday Travel: See How the Cost of a Flight Has Changed Since 1963

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

     

    The so-called "Golden Age" of flying -- a vibrant era of luxury in which the comfort and enjoyment of the passenger was put first. These were the '50s and '60s, before the jumbo jet made airline travel much cheaper and more accessible to the public.

     
  • Paramount Pictures & Google Play Collaborate To Create Time Capsule Short Film By Award-Winning Filmmakers David Brodie And Angus Wall And Curated By Christopher Nolan

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    LOS ANGELES, CA: November 20, 2014 – Inspired by the new film Interstellar,Paramount Pictures and Google Play will develop a time capsule short film documentary capturing our most precious moments of life on earth.

     
  • Laboratoire Fleur de Santé - Exceptional Skin Care Made from Love

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    "I knew that I could create something unique with Fleur de Santé, because my inspiration came from a place that was unlike any other." Those are the words of founder and CEO Mathias Tonnesson, when asked why he developed his premium skin care brand.

     
  • Earth Science: The 18 Deadliest Weather Hazards in America

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Every season, a multitude of natural disasters hits the U.S. From mudslides to avalanches, these hazards cause millions of dollars in damage and affect families nationwide. Sadly, these disasters are often fatal.  

  • OSCAR Nominations – Alarm Bells Ring With Cries of Discrimination

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    The 2015 OSCAR nominations were announced this week and immediately every media watcher, paid pundit, basement blogger and voyeur, has weighed in on the sensitive issues of race in Hollywood and the apparent snub of black talent.

Crime

  • Facebook LIVE Torture Kidnappers Caught; Charges Include Hate Crimes

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Two women and two men all hailing from Chicago's inner city's crime filled neighborhoods were charged with the kidnap and torture, which they broadcast on Facebook Live, of a mentally challenged white male adult.

     
  • Homicide Ruling in Staten Island Choke Victim Case

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    The death of Eric Garner, 43, the Staten Island father of two choked to death by New York Police Officers after being detained on a city street, has been ruled a homicide by the New York City Medical Examiner.

     
  • Boston Bomber Found Guilty; Sentencing to Follow

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the Boston Marathon Bomber, was found guilty of homegrown terrorism and other crimes after a month long trial where the theory of mental coercion by the defendant’s brother was introduced. His guilty verdict deems him death penalty eligible.

     
  • Misclassification of Homicide Case Aids Murderer in Escaping Justice; FBI Offers Reward

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Brittanee Drexel, of Rochester, New York, was last seen in 2009 leaving a beachfront hotel in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, according to hotel surveillance cameras, the FBI said in a recently released statement and simply vanished.

     
  • Man Throws Child Off Manhattan Skyscraper; Commits Suicide

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    A Brooklyn man, who was allegedly in a custody dispute, committed suicide after throwing his three year old son off the roof of a luxury high rise located on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.

Theatre, Music, Books

  • LA Lakers Great Tommy Hawkins Pens Reflections from the Soul

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Tommy Hawkins, former Los Angeles Lakers legend who helped shape the dynasty of today, recently launched his first ever narrative book of poetry.

     
  • V Theater Las Vegas Review - Entertainment Aplenty

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    No matter how many times you’ve visited Vegas, no trip would be complete without taking in a show or two amidst the time you spend eating, gaming, clubbing, sunning and otherwise funing in Sin City.

     
  • Broadway's Best: Celebrating the Music of Ron Abel

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Birdland, the legendary Manhattan Jazz Club, played host for two nights only to celebrate, one of Broadway's best and Hollywood's hottest talents, composer and musical genius Ron Abel.

     
  • Ten Top Gourmet Food Shops and Eating Establishments in the Latin Quarter Revealed

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Stepping into a Paris restaurant can be a formidable experience for any traveler. Not only do you have to make your wishes understood by a waiter who may or may not speak your language, but you must quickly learn how to adapt to local dining customs as well.

     
  • Honeymoon In Vegas Review – Go For The Music, Stay For The Elvis Impersonators

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Writing reviews to send out is actually quite difficult for me.  The truth is, I’m a theatre snob, and I’m pretty hard to please.  Without creative geniuses such as Rodgers and Hammerstein, Leonard Bernstein, or even Stephen Sondheim, it’s hard for me to give my endorsement.  Not this time.  You will love ‘Honeymoon In Vegas’.