Press Release

Cirque du Soleil JOYÀ will host one of the 5th annual platinum ibero-american film awards’ biggest celebrations

Mexico City, Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Affirming its commitment to the arts and entertainment industry, Grupo Vidanta—leading developer of resorts and touristic infrastructures in Mexico and Latin America—will take part in the 5th annual Platinum Ibero-American Film Awards, hosting an unforgettable performance of the multisensory production JOYÀ, Cirque du Soleil’s only resident show in Mexico and its only show worldwide that has a culinary emphasis.

These awards will assemble some of the most distinguished directors, actors, screenwriters, musicians, and producers working in the Iberian Peninsula, Latin America, and the Caribbean. After its last celebration in Madrid, the 5th edition of the awards has come to Mexico to pay tribute to the birthplace of what the Board of Directors have deemed the greatest cinematic talent in the world.

A ceremony of such influence necessitates magnificent celebrations, so several special events will take place prior to the awards ceremony, including an exclusive Cirque du Soleil JOYÀ performance at the Cirque du Soleil Theater in Riviera Maya, as well as an afterparty on April 27th, where celebrities such as Mariana Treviño, Alfonso Herrera y Daniel Giménez Cacho will let loose with live DJs in the glamorous Theater-adjacent restaurant, Nektar.

“Grupo Vidanta is committed to supporting the entertainment industry and the role that it plays for Mexico as a tourist destination. We are very excited to be one of the hosts of these prestigious international awards, and to continue our efforts to support Mexican tourism through the arts,” commented Norma Preciado, Lifestyle & Entertainment Marketing Director of Grupo Vidanta.

Sponsorship of the 2018 Platinum Ibero-American Film Awards extends the constant support that Grupo Vidanta offers the national entertainment industry, from the filming of the James Bond movie Spectre in Mexico City, to strategic partnerships with Cirque du Soleil, and, most recently, with the lifestyle innovators at Hakkasan Group.

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About Cirque du Soleil

JOYÀ is Cirque du Soleil’s 36th production since 1984. Cirque du Soleil is primarily a creative content provider for a wide variety of unique projects. In addition to shows, the company, which has its International Headquarters in Montreal, extends its creative talent to other spheres of activity. While maintaining stringent standards of artistic quality and originality, Cirque du Soleil brings to innovative projects the same energy and spirit that characterize each of its shows. Cirque du Soleil is a Quebec-based organization providing high-quality artistic entertainment. Since its beginnings in 1984, close to 150 million spectators in over 300 cities on six continents have been thrilled by Cirque du Soleil. For more information about Cirque du Soleil, visit To find out more about the ONE DROP Foundation, visit

About Grupo Vidanta

Founded in 1974 by the tourism industry’s leading visionary, Daniel Chávez Morán, Grupo Vidanta is Mexico and Latin America’s preeminent full-service tourism developer, specializing in vacation destinations, luxury hotel brands, golf courses, real estate, tourism infrastructure and entertainment. The company’s visionary approach to the development of luxury beach destinations brings vacation dreams to life via private club membership-based entertainment and destination resorts on the coastlines of 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, with more in development.

From AAA Five Diamond award-winning hotels to an internationally recognized collection of golf courses, Grupo Vidanta continually pioneers innovative partnerships. Included in these groundbreaking collaborations are working with Cirque du Soleil to create JOYÀ, a first-of-its kind permanent theatrical and culinary experience in Riviera Maya; an exclusive long-term agreement with global hospitality company Hakkasan Group to debut new nightlife, day life and dining experiences starting with Omnia Dayclub, Herringbone, Casa Calavera and SHOREbar at Vidanta Los Cabos; and an ongoing relationship with Nicklaus Designs and Greg Norman Golf Course Design to develop spectacular pro golf courses within the different Vidanta destinations.

Grupo Vidanta’s real estate division has built and sold more than 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” and currently ranked as 4th place in the Great Place to Work® list for 2017, the organization maintains a strong commitment to its 15,000 employees, and surrounding communities, through its progressive mission dedicated to environmental and social efforts, including EarthCheck certifications and its long-established non-profit foundations, the Vidanta Foundation and the Delia Morán Vidanta Foundation. For more information, visit