Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic: The Best in Mexico
Attendees of the VI edition of the American Express Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic (PMGG) called it the best golf, wine and culinary event in Mexico, defining it as an event that showcases the best of Mexico: its cuisine and its chefs, the country’s top representatives.
“Punta Mita—the most exclusive development in Mexico and the best address in the Riviera Nayarit—takes center stage once again with the VI edition of the PMGG,” stated Marc Murphy, Managing Director of the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau. “With events such as this the Glamour Peninsula of the Riviera Nayarit continues to lead the way for the positioning of the luxury segment, as was validated by our recent Golden Travvy 2016 Award for Best Luxury Destination in Mexico.”
The attendance of the National Market showed a surprising increase this year, representing 40% of the total audience, proof positive of the growth of both the event and the Destination.
“It’s our great privilege to celebrate Mexican cuisine year after year in the company of some of the brands that value it as much as we do, including American Express, Aeroméxico and, of course, St. Regis and Four Seasons in Punta Mita,” said Gonzalo Güelman, Resident General Manager of the Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita.
“This event is wonderful,” added James Hughes, General Manager of The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort. “I love how the St. Regis and the Four Seasons are working together. We have to take advantage of that synergy and promote the Destination; I think it’s super positive and an incredible event.”
In addition, rounds of golf were played in the best climate possible and on extraordinary greens. Punta Mita also has a humanitarian mission via the Lorena Ochoa Foundation, which is an indispensable facet of any event.
“I have been here three times and it’s amazing to be back again,” said Carey Sweet, a writer for the San Francisco Chronicle. “On this occasion, however, I’ve seen an evolution. It’s grown quite a bit from the first time I came and look at these dishes—they couldn’t be better! There are many events of this kind in the world, but the PMGG is definitely one of my favorites.”