Hotel Report: Los Cabos Luxury

Montage Los Cabos

It’s a busy summer for luxury hotels in Los Cabos, with more development on the horizon.

Things kicked off in late May with the debut of the Viceroy Los Cabos. Formerly the Hotel Mar Adentro, the property is famous for its design by noted Mexico-based architect Miguel Angel Aragones. Before its reopening under the Viceroy flag, Viceroy Hotel Group undertook a major renovation project, adding a beachfront pool and bar, an updated lobby and arrival experience, new dining venues and a fitness center curated by Los Angeles-based celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak. Other design touches include a sculpted iron portal and artisan wooden door through which guests arrive and a warm color palette of blue and natural sand tones. Dining options at the 194-room hotel range from the Nido ceviche restaurant to Casero Restaurant and Otro Bar, serving homestyle Mexican cuisine. There’s also a Tequlia Library stocked with house infusions and the new Nidito beachside eatery, overlooking the new infinity beach pool and ocean.

Next up in June was the opening of the Montage Los Cabos, voted one of the hottest hotel openings of 2018 by our partner publication, Luxury Travel Advisor. The first international resort for Montage, the property has 122 guestrooms and suites and 52 residences. Notable amenities include a 40,000 square foot spa, a fitness center and tennis courts, three pools, multiple dining options and the Paintbox children’s program. There are also seasonal menu options for fitness buffs developed through the brand’s partnership with celebrity nutritionist Kelly LeVeque.

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This September, Solaz, A Luxury Collection Resort is set to make its own Los Cabos debut. The resort will be built on descending terraces with the aim of creating an “architectural sculpture” of desert vegetation, quarry stone, granite, marble and wood. There will be 128 guest rooms, each with a control panel that will allow guests to make dining or spa reservations. Also onsite will be an art gallery dubbed El Gabinete “Del Barco,” showcasing regional artifacts, and six dining options emphasizing fresh seafood and traditional Baja fare.

Looking further ahead, the luxury openings are set to continue. In 2020 Aman Resorts will open its first property in Mexico on the East Cape as part of the Costa Palmas development: Amanvari. Plans call for 20 sea-facing pavilions with private pools, decks, fire pits and indoor and outdoor living spaces, plus a private beach, multiple restaurants, an Aman spa, an infinity pool, Jacuzzis and a library. There will also be private residences.

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