The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts today announced the brand’s first hotel in Baja California Sur with the opening of Solaz, a Luxury Collection Resort, Los Cabos in June 2018. Operated by Quinta del Golfo de Cortez (QGC), Solaz Resort is a beachfront oasis featuring a 128-room luxury hotel and 21 extravagant residences. Nestled on a coveted 34 acres overlooking the Sea of Cortez, Solaz Resort highlights The Luxury Collection’s impressive expansion in Mexico, where the brand now boasts a total portfolio of seven hotels throughout Baja California Sur, Campeche, Mexico City, and Yucatan.
“The debut of Solaz Resort marks The Luxury Collection’s seventh hotel in Mexico; an important milestone for the brand as we showcase our commitment to expanding our footprint in this remarkable destination,” said Mitzi Gaskins, Global Brand Leader, The Luxury Collection. “Solaz Resort will offer global explorers a new gateway to the Baja California Peninsula and deliver unparalleled travel experiences signature to The Luxury Collection.”
Sophisticated and modern, Solaz Resort’s spacious guest rooms, residences, spa and wellness center, and on-site dining experiences will appeal to couples, families, and discerning travelers who seek an authentic resort experience in Mexico. Whether guests wish to improve their culinary prowess through a private cooking class with the chef, combine adventure and gastronomy by fishing on a private yacht with the chef preparing the catch, or immerse themselves in local history with a journey to see legendary cave paintings, the experiences are endless.
“Our hotel is the latest, luxury beachfront hotel to hit the Cabo market, offering luxury global travelers and locals alike an architectural masterpiece overlooking the beautiful Sea of Cortez.” said Giuliana Torres Schernthaner, General Manager of Solaz, a Luxury Collection Resort, Los Cabos. “We are thrilled to debut Solaz Resort as part of The Luxury Collection, officially joining the brand’s portfolio of world-renowned hotels and resorts. As the brand’s seventh hotel in Mexico and first in Los Cabos, we are proud to be a key player in The Luxury Collection’s fast-growing portfolio.”
Solaz Resort pays tribute to its destination through both design and guest experience, which celebrates the magnificent landscape and cultural marvels of the region. Designed by renowned architectural firm Sordo Madaleno, the resort’s cascading terraces blend desert vegetation with quarry stone, granite, marble and wood to create an architectural “sculpture” of breathtaking design amidst desert landscaping. Each masterfully designed guest room and suite at Solaz Resort features 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 at every turn, Solaz Resort features original works throughout — all masterfully created by famed Mexican artist César Negrete, who traveled throughout Baja for years, studying the region’s natural history and folklore. El Gabinete “Del Barco” is an indigenous gallery featuring regional artifacts and open spaces to walk through while enjoying the breathtaking natural 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.
Culinary offerings at Solaz Resort will be as authentically inspired as the property itself. Six unique restaurants and lounges are designed for visitors with discerning palates. Executive Chef Pedro Joaquin Arceyut and his team will present freshly caught fish and seafood at Al Pairo; traditional and contemporary Baja fare and tapas at Cascabel; and a “Dinner Grill” featuring dry-aged steaks, local live lobsters, and the sea’s freshest fish at Mako. Those looking for lively libations can enjoy perfectly paired cocktails and an impressive wine program at La Cava, the ideal place to cap off the day with a selection of more than 2,500 vintages — many of which are local to the region.
A restorative travel destination, Solaz Resort features 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 seamlessly merges with the Sea of Cortez’s tranquil turquoise waters. State-of-the-art exercise facilities feature Technogym® equipment and group or personal fitness instruction, and the 10,000 sq. ft. Ojo de Liebre Spa offers 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 later 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 ensures attention to every detail for intimate or grand-scale events.
Twenty-one exclusive residences at Solaz Los Cabos present the ultimate indulgence to those who enjoy the privacy of a home combined with The Luxury Collection’s bespoke amenities and services. Ranging in size from approximately 5,000 to 11,000 sq. feet, three-bedroom and three-and-a-half bathroom residences offer indoor/outdoor living with wrap-around terraces featuring Jacuzzis; floor-to-ceiling panoramic views of the Sea of Cortez; a chef’s kitchen; European-designed furnishings by Kettal®; master baths with travertine marble bathtubs and spa-inspired showers; separate laundry and pantry; private elevator access and designated underground parking