Solaz, a Luxury Collection Resort, Los Cabos is opening September 1st, occupying a coveted 34 acres overlooking the Sea of Cortez, midway between the bustling vacation city of Cabo San Lucas and the quaint historic town of San Jose del Cabo. This will be the first hotel in Baja California Sur for The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts brand.
From its inception, the 128-room luxury resort was meant to pay tribute to Baja California, both in its design and guest experience, as it celebrates the magnificent landscape and exquisite cultural marvels endemic to the region. The team collaborated with the very best Mexican talent – from artists and architects to chefs, to ensure a truly authentic experience. Some standout features include:
- Accommodations – Sophisticated and modern, each masterfully designed guest room and suite at Solaz Resort feature a private entrance and patio, contemporary furnishings, original art and Bluetooth technology that will set the room ambience, with touch screen remote control access to the curtains, lighting and music. Floor plans blur the lines between indoor and outdoor space, as private terraces provide unobstructed views of the sea. The resort’s location, nestled between two natural rockbeds, offers guests one of the only swimmable beaches in the area.
- Art & Design – Designed by renowned Mexican architectural firm Sordo Madaleno, the resort's cascading terraces blend desert vegetation with quarry stone, granite, marble and wood to create a literal architectural work of art. Celebrating the distinctive endemic landscape of Baja, the property features a sustainable lush “dry jungle” featuring only endemic species and flora. This unique design puts Solaz Resort in a class of its own; however, it’s not just the creative landscaping and architectural beauty that set the resort apart from other luxury locations. Celebrating art at every turn, Solaz Resort features original works throughout the property — all masterfully created by famed Mexican artist César López Negrete, who travelled throughout Baja for years studying the region’s land, water, history and folklore. Negrete’s research inspired him to create thoughtful sculptures and specialty crafted furnishings, fostering a transformative experience for visitors. El Gabinete “Del Barco” is the resort’s indigenous gallery, showcasing regional artifacts such as a 43-foot-long whale skeleton and a historical map collection.
- Experiences – While other hotels may claim that they are inspired by the surrounding area, Solaz Resort has truly captured the region’s authenticity and incorporated this into every aspect of the resort, including its guest programming. The property has a large selection of tailor-made, exclusive experiences that are sure to touch the soul of each guest. From private helicopter trips to explore the rare Cave Paintings of Baja and swimming with whale sharks, to Baja-inspired culinary classes and enjoying a heartrending night under the desert stars, visitors can be immersed in a destination unlike any other with these locally inspired, luxury expeditions. Each room will have a dedicated Artisan butler who will help create these one-of-a-kind, tailor-made experiences.
- Gastronomy – Culinary offerings at Solaz Resort are as authentically inspired as the property itself, with four unique restaurants and lounges designed for visitors with discerning palates. Mako, one of the resort’s restaurants, will offer a trendy al fresco dining experience during the day, featuring clean food options such as salads from local biodynamic farms and artisanal wood-fired flatbreads, and at night the Mako Dinner Grill menu will include dry aged steak, local live lobsters and the sea’s freshest fish prepared in house by Executive Chef Pedro Joaquin Arceyut and his team. All of the resort’s restaurant menus have been developed to incorporate the captivating stories of local farmers that grow organic produce, fishermen that supply fresh and sustainable seafood, and the local artisanal craftsmen who specialize in traditional cheeses. Those looking for lively libations can enjoy the property’s impressive wine cellar at La Cava, offering a selection of more than 2,500 vintages, many of which are local to the region. The resort is also home to Xocolatl, a modern chocolate shop and ice cream boutique that sells organic and indigenous chocolate from Mexico’s diverse region.
- Meetings – Solaz Resort offers the largest meeting space at any luxury hotel in Los Cabos, with 20,000 sq. feet of meeting, wedding and event space that can accommodate more than 1,000 guests and includes a 3,500 sq. ft. ballroom and 11,000 sq. ft. outdoor deck. A team of expert event planners ensures attention to every detail for intimate or grand-scale event.