LOS CABOS, MEXICO—Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. has broken ground on Solaz, a Luxury Collection Resort, Los Cabos. The resort, owned by Quinta del Golfo de Cortez, SA de CV, will span 33 acres and include a spa, residences, vacation ownership units and private beach club. Slated to open in June 2017, Solaz will be Starwood’s first Luxury Collection hotel in Los Cabos and the brand’s seventh hotel in Mexico, following the recent conversion of Las Alcobas in Mexico City.
“This marks a milestone year for The Luxury Collection, as the brand continues to grow globally, debut marquee conversion hotels and invest in landmark renovations,” said Hoyt H. Harper II, global brand leader, The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts. “As we break ground on Solaz, we look forward to introducing a new level of luxury to the extraordinary beaches of Los Cabos.”
“As an architectural sculpture that pays tribute to the contemporary art of Mexico, Solaz will be the perfect fit for The Luxury Collection brand,” said Patricio del Portillo, director of development & acquisitions for Mexico & Central America, Starwood Hotels & Resorts. “It is designed to immerse our discerning global guests and residents in the indigenous beauty of the destination, while delivering the unparalleled luxury service the brand is known for.”
Situated at the southern-most tip of Baja California Sur, Solaz will feature 131 guestrooms and suites in five distinct six-floor buildings. A renowned team of architects, designers and artisans were assembled to design and build Solaz. Led by Mexico City-based Sordo Madaleno Architects, the team collaborated with landscape architects Gabayet 101 paisaje and artist Cesar Lopez Negrete, whose original works will be featured throughout the property. Each room will be designed to complement the lush landscape and breathtaking ocean views, with a natural color palette incorporating wood and granite, according to Starwood. All of the guestrooms will feature an outdoor terrace, many with Jacuzzis, and a two-bedroom Presidential suite will also offer a private swimming pool.
Solaz will be home to three restaurants, including an all-day dining restaurant, a specialty restaurant, and a pool area grill. In addition to offering a pool and beach deck that spans more than 26,000 sq. ft., the resort will also feature a spa and fitness facility spanning approximately 12,500 sq. ft., three tennis courts and miles of walking and running paths. For meetings and special events, Solaz will feature more than 9,900 sq. ft. of state-of-the-art event space, accommodating social and business groups.
Solaz, a Luxury Collection Resort, Los Cabos will be managed by Starwood Hotels & Resorts as part of The Luxury Collection brand, joining the Sheraton Hacienda del Mar Golf & Spa Resort and The Westin Resort & Spa, Los Cabos.