Westin Regina Resort Puerto Vallarta Beach Improvement Project


Location: Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico

Client: Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Inc.

Tasks: Site Assessment, Engineering, Permitting, Design and Construction Documents, Construction Review


Olsen Associates, Inc. (OAI) conducted a detailed site assessment of this highly erosional shorefront that suffered from the downdrift effects of numerous groins and breakwaters constructed by adjacent developments.  OAI formulated and implemented a plan to stabilize the shorefront with sand retaining structures and reconstruct the recreational beach.  The plan included four large rubble mound shore stabilizing T-head groins and the placement of approximately 45,000 cubic meters of beach compatible sand along 1,000 feet off shorefront.  Project construction was complete in the summer of 2001.  Following significant shoreline impacts associated with Category 5 Hurricane Kenna in 2002, OAI performed a post-storm damage assessment and worked with the client to rehabilitate shoreline improvements that were damaged during this significant storm event.

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