LOS ANGELES— Luxury lifestyle brand Thompson Hotels has opened its first property in Mexico, The Cape, in Cabo San Lucas. Blending the Thompson brand’s signature urban aesthetic with a retro, 1960s Southern California-meets-Baja vibe, The Cape is located near the southernmost tip of the Baja California Sur Peninsula along a stretch of beach known as Monuments Beach. The all-new resort offers unobstructed views of the region’s most famous landmark, The Arch, from virtually any vantage point on property.
The hotel offers two pools (one featuring a swim-up bar and the other built within a natural rock formation on property); a six-story-high rooftop lounge with views of the city and sea (the only rooftop lounge in Cabo San Lucas); a spa with two private outdoor cabanas for treatments with an ocean view; a fitness center featuring floor-to-ceiling, panoramic windows overlooking the Sea of Cortez; and an array of regionally inspired, chef-driven food and beverage destinations.
“The unveiling of this luxury property marks Thompson’s entry into the Mexican market, an exciting evolution in the international expansion of the brand,” said Niki Leondakis, CEO of Commune Hotels & Resorts, the international, multibrand hotel company that manages Thompson Hotels. “As our first Thompson resort property, The Cape embodies the brand’s iconic urban edge, while also organically integrating the breathtaking scenery and carefree luxury unique to the Los Cabos destination.”
Owners Vertex Real Estate Investors and Pentz & Partners, in partnership with Commune Hotels & Resorts, have collaborated on the design of the hotel with Mexican architect Javier Sánchez of JSa Arquitectura; Marisabel Gómez Vázquez of interior design firm Arquitectura de Interiores; ceramicist Jose Noé Suro; and Chef Enrique Olvera.
Jorge Villarreal, director of sales & marketing, and General Manager Eduardo Segura—both Los Cabos locals and luxury hotel veterans—lead The Cape’s executive team.
“As a local immersed in the Baja hospitality landscape for many years, it’s a thrill to be a part of such a revolutionary new project for our region,” said Segura. “From our visionary artistic partners to our commitment to creating a luxury experience that is just as sophisticated as it is warm, Los Cabos has not seen anything like The Cape.”
Contrasting design elements—such as the lobby’s deep black concrete ceilings suspended above a life-size whale sculpture made from salvaged driftwood—are found throughout the property. Custom-designed, mid-century modern furnishings mark the public spaces and guestrooms, while hand-painted original tilework from Jose Noé Suro line the floors throughout the resort.
Every guestroom on property offers unobstructed ocean views as well as outdoor terraces. The Cape offers one-, two- and three-bedroom suites and villas, including four, two-story Penthouse Suites with private rooftops and plunge pools, and the premier Surfer Villa—a two-story luxury suite with a private entrance. The three-bedroom Surfer Villa includes a private pergola with an outdoor grill and adjacent plunge pool; gaming room with pool table; library; sauna; and a fully equipped, state-of-the-art kitchen. All rooms come with binoculars for whale watching, cotton kimono robes and a custom tequila amenity.
Chef Olvera oversees the hotel’s 114-seat signature restaurant, Manta, in addition to developing select dishes for The Cape’s other dining and drinking destinations. Those venues include Look, which features 360-degree views through its all-glass walls; The Roof Top six-story, open-air lounge; The Ledge, a casual, beach house-inspired restaurant and patio serving breakfast and lunch; and The Lobby Lounge.
The Cape features two pools: a fresh water infinity pool with a swim-up bar, as well as a saltwater pool built into a natural rock formation; Currents, a seven-treatment room spa which offers a steam room, sauna, hot and cold plunge pools, a couples treatment room with rain showers and a private pool, and two ocean-view cabanas for al fresco treatments; a fitness center with separate rooms for personal training; and several meeting and banquet room.