Los Cabos resort for autumn opening

JW Marriott Hotels and Resorts has announced the debut of its Los Cabos Beach Resort & Spa in autumn 2015.

The 299-key luxury beachfront resort, designed by renowned architect Jim Olson in collaboration with Mexico City-based design firm IDEA Asociados, is dedicated to showcasing Los Cabos’ natural locale and traditions.

“A rich destination with a deep cultural narrative, our newest resort property will provide guests with first-hand luxury experiences and unexpected discoveries in a captivating part of the world,” commented Mitzi Gaskins, Vice President, Luxury Brand Management & Guest Experience at Marriott International. “JW Marriott Los Cabos Beach Resort & Spa combines local flavour, world-class design by Jim Olson and JW Marriott’s signature service to offer an authentic and enriching experience to guests.”

Situated in the upscale Puerto Los Cabos community, the hotel resides amidst the desert dunes of Baja California Sur, Mexico, at the point where the sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean converge to overlook the aquarium of the world.

Upon entering the open-air lobby, guests will be greeted by the sea and resort’s expansive infinity pools, creating the effect of the ocean merging with the property. The resort will boast well-appointed guestrooms and suites, all with unobstructed ocean views, in addition to seven restaurants, a world-class spa and fitness centre, beach club, banquet and meeting facilities. The resort’s architectural design will also provide idyllic spaces to display international works of contemporary art from renowned international artists.

“JW Marriott Los Cabos Beach Resort & Spa was designed to complement the beauty of the surrounding environment, blending natural elements with modern details to bring local tradition and culture to life in an unparalleled way,” illustrated General Manager Mike van der Kroft. “This approach to design brings a heightened hotel experience unlike any other to the southern Baja California Peninsula, and we look forward to welcoming our first guests this fall.”

The resort will offer seven restaurants and bars, including its signature Café des Artistes, a Mexican fin dining experience with French influences helmed by award-winning chef Thierry Blouet. The restaurant will have both indoor and outdoor seating, a carefully curated wine cellar selection highlighting the best of Californian vintages, a chef’s private table and a bar area. Other food and beverage outlets include Nak & Grill Bar, offering open-grilled local seafood dishes, as well as P’yote Rooftop Bar, which will feature an extensive list of cocktails for the hotel’s upper terrace.

The Jasha Spa will span more than 21,000ft2 and include 12 treatment rooms, an outdoor garden and patio, vitality pools, an indoor pool, and private Jacuzzis. The property will also house a modern version of the traditional temazcal, a Mexican sweat lodge used by ancient Aztecs as a therapeutic instrument to promote healing, health and wellbeing. Guests will also have access to Puerto Los Cabos’ private marina and golf courses designed by Greg Norman and Jack Nicklaus.

Additionally, the resort will offer more than 37,000ft2 of space for corporate and social events, including a 7,950ft2 Mila Ballroom, with six smaller rooms adjacent to the foyer and an oceanfront Amet Patio. While the Kepe gazebo, with a magnificent view of the Sea of Cortez, will act as the ideal wedding venue. Inspired by ancient Greek forums, the 7,104ft2 Sum-San amphitheatre will provide space for guests to enjoy performing art events or special celebrations under the stars. Stadium seating will surround the amphitheatre stage, set among lush gardens and a naturally occurring chiaroscuro, offering a culturally rich experience. The resort will also offer several private and semi-private terraces and gardens.

Within the property, the boutique Griffin Club hotel will offer 45 ultra luxurious guestrooms. Guests can enjoy exclusive amenities such as a movie theatre, private beach and pool, reserved Jasha Spa areas, the Mayma Lounge Bar with a fireplace, and a private business centre complete with event space.