The first hotel for Marriott’s Luxury Collection in Mexico’s Baja California Sur is set to open this June: Solaz, a Luxury Collection Resort, Los Cabos. Operated by Qunita del Golfo de Cortez (QGC), the beachfront Solaz Resort will have 128 guest rooms and 21 residences set on 34 acres overlooking the Sea of Cortez. The new property will be The Luxury Collection’s latest addition to its Mexico portfolio, where the brand now has seven hotels throughout Baja California Sur, Campeche, Mexico City and the Yucatan.
The new luxury hotel will aim for a sophisticated, modern design, with guest rooms, residences, a spa and wellness center, and on-site dining experiences positioned to appeal to couples, families, and travelers looking for an authentic resort experience in Mexico, Marriott said. Guests will have the opportunity to take private cooking classes with the chef, fish on a private yacht with the chef preparing the catch, or see the area’s famous cave paintings.
Solaz Resort aims to pay tribute to its destination through both its design and its guest experience, which celebrate the landscape and culture of the region. Designed by architectural firm Sordo Madaleno, the resort's cascading terraces blend desert vegetation with quarry stone, granite, marble and wood to create an architectural "sculpture" amidst desert landscaping. Each guest room and suite at Solaz Resort has a private entrance and patio; custom, contemporary furnishings; and original art. Floor plans blur the lines between indoor and outdoor space, as private terraces provide unobstructed views of the Sea of Cortez.
Celebrating art and design, Solaz Resort has original works throughout — all by Mexican artist César Negrete, who travelled throughout Baja for years, studying the region's natural history and folklore. El Gabinete "Del Barco" is an indigenous gallery with regional artifacts and open spaces to walk through while enjoying the scenery. Viewed through the eyes of Baja California explorer Miguel del Barco, exhibits include a 43-foot-long whale skeleton suspended from the ceiling, a historical original map collection, and more.
In terms of culinary offerings, the resort will have six restaurants and lounges helmed by Executive Chef Pedro Joaquin Arceyut. Guests can enjoy freshly caught fish and seafood at Al Pairo; traditional and contemporary Baja fare and tapas at Cascabel; and a "Dinner Grill" serving dry-aged steaks, local live lobsters, and fresh fish at Mako. There will also be cocktails and a wine program at La Cava, with a selection of more than 2,500 vintages — many of which are local to the region.
The property will also have 50-meter infinity pools lining 1,246 linear feet of white sand beaches overlooking the Sea of Cortez. Each pool incorporates butterfly green granite, which emulates and merges with the Sea of Cortez's turquoise waters. The exercise facilities have Technogym equipment and group or personal fitness instruction, and the 10,000 sq. ft. Ojo de Liebre Spa has 10 private treatment rooms and two VIP double rooms, along with a full range of services like Alo Therapy (Himalayan Salt Igloo) and Thalasso Therapy — the latter only available in Baja California at the Ojo de Liebre Spa. A full-service salon provides manicures, pedicures and other amenities. Families visiting the resort can also take advantage of the children's club.
For business and social functions, Solaz Resort offers 20,000 sq. feet of meeting, wedding and event space that can accommodate up to 1,000 guests, and includes a 3,500 sq. ft. ballroom and 11,000 sq. ft. outdoor deck. A team of expert event planners is available for intimate or grand-scale events.