Starwood Will Open A New Luxury Resort In Cabo This June


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Back in 2015 Starwood announced that, in collaboration with its hotel owners, it was investing $300m into bringing its Luxury Collection of properties up to modern luxury standards.  The $300m was split between renovating existing properties and bringing new properties into the fold and we’ll soon see one of the very newest Luxury Collection properties open its doors.

Solaz, a Luxury Collection Resort, broke ground in June 2015 and was meant to be completed by June 2017 but Starwood has just announced that the property will open in June this year (2018)….so just a year late!

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The resort is located 20 minutes drive from the center of Cabo San Lucas, 25 minutes drive from Cabo San Lucas International Airport and just 13 minutes drive from San Jose del Cabo.

Here’s how Starwood/Marriott has been talking up the property:

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.

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Here’s what the resort will offer:

Six unique restaurants and lounges amongst which will be….

  •  Al Pairo – serving freshly caught fish and seafood
  • Cascabel – offering traditional and contemporary Baja fare and tapas
  • Mako – a “Dinner Grill” featuring dry-aged steaks, local live lobsters, and the sea’s freshest fish
  • La Cava – serving paired cocktails and an impressive wine program which will boast a selection of more than 2,500 vintages — many of which are local to the region.

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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.

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The latest press release doesn’t mention how many rooms the new resort will have but, if the original details of the resort are correct, we can expect 131 rooms and suites set inside “five distinct 6-floor buildings“.

The property will offer 21 residences as well as hotel rooms and these will range in size form approximately 5,000 square feet to 11,000 square feet – that means they start at sizes more than 4 times the size of most people’s homes.

The residences will have 3 bedroom and 3.5 bathrooms, wrap-around terraces (with Jacuzzis), floor to ceiling windows offering views of the Sea of Cortez, chefs kitchens, private elevator access and more.

In short – they’re luxurious.

Solaz will slot into Starwood Category 6…..

….so award nights at this property will start at 20,000 Starpoints/night (or 60,000 Marriott Rewards Points).

That’s too rich for my blood….but is anyone else tempted?