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The spectacular Cirque du Soleil Theater at Vidanta Riviera Maya will host the world’s most notable Ibero- American cinematic talents during the Platino Awards 2019, with a special presentation of the extraordinary Cirque du Soleil JOYÀ

Riviera Nayarit, Quintana Roo, April 30, 2019- Dedicated to the arts and entertainment industries, Grupo Vidanta, leading developer of resorts and tourism developments in México and Latin America, is partnering with the 2019 Platino Awards for the Ibero-American Cinema, showcasing the country’s exclusive performance, Cirque du Soleil JOYÀ, the only one in the world that includes a gastronomic experience.

The awards ceremony will be hosted by Cecilia Suárez and Santiago Segura, featuring outstanding musical performances by artists Sofia Reyes and Lali during the official awards ceremony. In its 6th year, the awards will take place in Mexico as a way to pay tribute to the country’s great film history where some of the world’s best cinematic talent originated, according to the Board of Directors of the Platino Awards.

The prestigious event will be heralded with magnificent celebrations including the opening presentation of Cirque du Soleil JOYÀ in the Cirque du Soleil Theater at Vidanta Riviera Maya, preceding the ceremony.

Recently celebrating its 1,500 show, JOYÀ has captivated more than 800,000 visitors since launching in 2014. The wonderful performance will showcase the extraordinary cultural heritage of Mexico to the greatest talents of the film industry including Anna Favela (Italy) who starred in "Luis Miguel: The Series"; Manolo Cardona (Colombia) of "Narcos"; Imanol Arias (Spain) of acclaimed Spanish series "Cuéntame" and Lidia San José (Spain) from the Netflix original series "Paquita Salas”; and, of course, Mexico’s internationally recognized actors Juan Manuel Bernal, Mariana Treviño, Cecilia Suárez, Vadhir Derbez, Sebastián Zurita, and many other personalities of the Mexican seventh art.

This year, México is strongly represented across the categories with nominations including: the critically-acclaimed "ROMA" with nine nominations in eight different categories; Alfonso Cuarón nominated as "Best Director"; "La Casa de las Flores" and "Narcos" as "Best Ibero-American Miniseries or Television Series"; Diego Boneta and Diego Luna also nominated for “Best Actor in a Miniseries or TV Series "; and Cecilia Suárez nominated for "Best Actress in a Miniseries or TV series”, among others.

The sponsorship of the Platino Awards 2019 further strengthens the dedication and support that Grupo Vidanta offers to the entertainment industry, through strategic partnerships with Cirque du Soleil and Hakkasan Group.

For more information on entertainment at Vidanta, visit https://vidanta.com/

For more information about the Platino Awards 2019, visit http://premiosplatino.com/


About Grupo Vidanta:

Founded in 1974 by Daniel Chávez Morán, Grupo Vidanta is Mexico and Latin America’s premier tourism developer, specializing in vacation destinations, hotel brands, golf courses, real estate and entertainment. The company’s visionary approach to the development of luxury beach destinations brings vacation dreams to life via resorts and entertainment across Mexico’s most sought-after locations—Nuevo Vallarta, Riviera Maya, Los Cabos, Acapulco, Puerto Peñasco, Puerto Vallarta and Mazatlán—with seven distinct brands including Grand Luxxe, The Grand Bliss, The Grand Mayan, The Bliss, Mayan Palace, Sea Garden and Ocean Breeze.

From AAA Five Diamond award-winning hotels to an internationally recognized collection of golf courses, Grupo Vidanta continually pioneers innovative partnerships. These world-class collaborations include Cirque du Soleil’s JOYÀ, a first-of-its-kind theatrical and culinary experience in Riviera Maya; an exclusive agreement with global hospitality company Hakkasan Group to debut day-and-nightlife and dining experiences such as OMNIA, Casa Calavera and SHOREbar at Vidanta Los Cabos; and an ongoing relationship with Nicklaus Design and Greg Norman Golf Course Design to create some of the world’s most spectacular courses.

Grupo Vidanta’s real estate division has built and sold over 2,000 luxury vacation homes and is responsible for developing Mexico’s first privately built and owned airport, Mar de Cortés International Airport, in Puerto Peñasco. Frequently named among the “Best Companies to Work for in Mexico,” the organization maintains a strong commitment to its 17,000 employees and surrounding communities through its dedication to environmental and social efforts, including the Socially Responsible Distinctive 2018 granted by CEMEFI (Mexican Philanthropy Center), EarthCheck certifications and its long-established non-profit foundations, the Vidanta Foundation and the Delia Moran Foundation.

Grupo Vidanta announced the introduction of The Estates in 2019, a premier resort offering high-end details, plush amenities and lavish vacation experiences and will also expand into luxury cruise travel with the introduction of Vidanta Cruises in Fall 2019.

For more information, visit GrupoVidanta.com.


About Cirque du Soleil JOYÀ:

JOYÀ, the first Cirque du Soleil resident show in Mexico, combines culinary and performing arts in an intimate theater setting to engage the audience’s five senses. Drawing on Mexico’s history and heritage, JOYÀ tells the story of an alchemist and his granddaughter embarking on a quest to uncover the secrets of life. It is a thrilling, whimsical show in which joy, courage and friendship conquer all! Live at Vidanta Riviera Maya.

About the Platino Awards:

The awards were created by the Entity of Management of Rights of Audiovisual Producers (EGEDA) in collaboration with the Ibero-American Federation of Cinematographic and Audiovisual Producers (FIPCA), the Ibero-American film academies, Latin Artist and film institutes. These awards recognize professionals in the film industry whose films come from the Iberian Peninsula, Latin America and the Caribbean. The award ceremony has had different venues: Panama City (2014), Marbella, Spain (2015), Punta del Este, Uruguay (2016) and Madrid (2017) and Riviera Maya, Mexico (2018).


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