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Upscale travelers seeking cultural experiences and daring escapades in Baja California should head to Solaz, a Luxury Collection Resort, Los Cabos.
“The developers, Quinta del Golfo de Cortez Group (QGC), wanted to create a tribute to Baja,” said Giuliana Torres Schernthaner, general manager of Solaz Los Cabos. “They fell in love with the Baja Peninsula, from the sea to the land. They treasure the history of the place and the richness of the culture that few people know about.”
As strong advocates of the area’s natural environment, QGC and architectural firm Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos centered the property —which opened last September — around three pillars: architecture, visual art and landscaping. Outside, the resort features cascading terraces meant to complement the natural surroundings, while inside, guests will find educational exhibits and art by local Mexican artists. Travelers looking to venture beyond the resort can choose from many tailored excursions, too.
“Hard-to-replicate, signature Solaz experiences created by our artisan team will appeal to well-traveled and discerning guests,” said Laurie Garzon, director of sales and marketing for Solaz Los Cabos. “It is what sets us apart from other luxury resorts in Los Cabos.”
The Finest LuxuriesThe hotel offers 115 guestrooms and 13 suites in the main building and gallery building; every gallery room includes an exterior shower, a private terrace and a private plunge pool. The property also offers 21 full-ownership, three-bedroom residences.
Solaz Los Cabos extends an unparalleled artisan service to guests, which Garzon describes as a “personal assistant, concierge and butler service combined into one.”
Artisans will work with landowners and certified guides to offer excursions such as a helicopter ride to Northern Baja to see cave paintings.
“During whale season [December through April], clients can enjoy the sea life,” Garzon said. “For example, from our pool, you can see a mother whale playing with her babies. Or, visitors can swim with whale sharks in La Paz.”
Amenities for AllLeisure and adventure travelers alike will be pleased with the selection of on-site activities and amenities at Solaz Los Cabos.
Wellness travelers will enjoy Ojo de Liebre Los Cabos Spa, which offers the only Thalasso therapy spa in the area. (Thalasso therapy utilizes salt and seawater as a form of nourishment for the skin and body.) Additional spa treatments include aromatherapy and a Himalayan salt igloo.
There are also two couples cabins at the spa, each with a sauna, a steam room and a private outdoor space with a hammock and sundeck.
Meanwhile, art and history lovers can stop by the on-site Gabinete del Barco Museum, a permanent exhibition.
As for meetings and event spaces, Solaz Los Cabos offers the most meeting space in the area, with 9,583 square feet of air-conditioned corporate space, as well as Calypso, an 11,000-square-foot oceanfront event venue with a three-tiered deck.
Culinary InnovationsThe in-house culinary program at Solaz offers foodies a taste of Mexico — from Tijuana to the tip of the Baja peninsula — via three main dining venues.
Al Pairo Seafood Market serves a dual purpose, functioning as both an upscale restaurant and a local seafood market. Cascabel is an all-day Mexican contemporary restaurant with live cooking stations, while Mako acts as a casual bistro by day and a seaside steakhouse in the evening. Licoreria Limantour — named one of the World’s 50 Best Bars — was hired to create the bar menu for the entire resort.
“Our restaurants showcase traditional cooking methods,” Torres Schernthaner said. “For example, our chefs will prepare almejas brujas — clams buried and baked in the sand — in front of guests.”
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