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UN to Hold Nuclear Conference in the Riviera Nayarit

November 4, 2013

United Nations' personnel came to Riviera Nayarit last month and approved the destination as the site for the 'Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons,' set to take place in February 2014.

Riviera Nayarit, Mexico - Personnel from the United Nations came to the Riviera Nayarit last month to perform a site inspection to assess the area as a prospective location for the Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons, set to take place February 13-16, 2014.

The Riviera Nayarit was duly approved to host this important international event.

On October 21st, a group from Mexico’s Secretariat of Foreign Relations including: Juan Sandoval Mendiolea, Director General for the UN; Karin Oechler, advisor to the Executive Management for Political Coordination; and Carlos González Cedano, the Adjunct Events General Manager, proceeded with the inspections needed to make the final decision.

"There’s no doubt the Riviera Nayarit’s top-notch hotel infrastructure plus the quality and excellence in service makes it a destination worthy of this kind of international event," said Marc Murphy, Managing Director of the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau. "It’s an honor to be considered by the UN to host a conference of this magnitude."

The CAB events staff assisted the UN personnel from the moment they arrived until the moment they left. They took the group on tours of different hotels in Nuevo Vallarta, which would accommodate the 700 attendees. They also visited the Paradise Village Hotel, the site of the convention center that will host the event.

Several meetings took place with hotel executives to finalize details and reservations contracts will be signed during this first week of November.

It is thanks to the investment and initiative of the People’s Government — headed by Roberto Sandoval Castañeda — that an event of this scale and with such a worldwide impact can take place in the Riviera Nayarit. This also serves to powerfully position the destination’s brand.

About Riviera Nayarit: Mexico’s luxury travel destination, Riviera Nayarit, stretches along 192 miles of pristine Pacific coast framed by the majestic Sierra Madre Mountains just ten minutes north of the Puerto Vallarta International Airport. The region extends along the entire coast of the Pacific state of Nayarit including the resorts of Nuevo Vallarta, the historic colonial town of San Blas, exclusive Punta Mita, picturesque fishing villages, miles of serene beaches and spectacular Banderas Bay. Riviera Nayarit offers countless activities, all pleasantly affordable, such as: PGA golf courses, luxury spas, whale watching, turtle release, zip lining, surfing, deep sea fishing, bird watching, international cuisine, and shopping for local artwork and traditional Huichol handicrafts. The region attracts and satisfies vacationers of all tastes and budgets with its wide range of accommodations including chic luxury resorts, eco-tourism boutique hotels and quaint B&B inns. For more information, visit the official website at