Yesterday, JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts, the luxury brand that is part of Marriott International’s (NASDAQ: MAR) Luxury + Lifestyle portfolio, debuts JW Marriott Los Cabos Beach Resort & Spa. The new five-star luxury beachfront resort, designed by Jim Olson from Olson Kundig in collaboration with Mexico City-based design firm IDEA Asociados, features 299-guestrooms and suites, all with unobstructed ocean views, and features modern architecture inspired by local Mexican traditions and the spirit of the desert.
“Jim Olson and his team have created an idyllic environment featuring awe-inspiring modern design that highlights the tranquility of Los Cabos,” said Mitzi Gaskins, Vice President, Luxury Brand Management & Guest Experience at Marriott International. “Upon arrival, guests will immediately be taken by the destination’s natural beauty. JW Marriott Los Cabos Beach Resort & Spa perfectly complements its surroundings while providing guests with an unparalleled enriching resort experience.”
Situated in the upscale Puerto Los Cabos community, JW Marriott Los Cabos Beach Resort & Spa is located within the dunes of the pristine coast of the Baja peninsula, where the desert meets the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez. Inspired by the local traditions and spirit of the desert, Olson’s design seamlessly blends architecture, art and nature. “As you move through the space, there are always moments where your eye can focus on the outdoors,” Olson notes. “The architecture is designed to frame nature.”
Upon entering the open-air lobby, guests are greeted by the sea and the resort’s expansive infinity pools, creatingthe effect of the ocean merging with the property itself. In addition to thoughtfully-designed guest rooms and suites, the resort features six pools, including sea water and infinity pools; the 21,000 square foot Jasha Spa and modern-day temazcal, a Mexican sweat lodge; seven restaurants and bars, including the signature restaurant Café des Artistes by famed Chef Thierry Blouet; banquet and meeting facilities; and retail shops.
The resort also offers the ultra-exclusive Griffin Club, a 45-room boutique hotel within the resort that includes a private beach and pool, butler and chef services, private spa areas, a movie theater, food and beverage offerings, access to the chef’s private table at Café des Artistes and more.
Café des Artistes, JW Marriott Los Cabos Beach Resort & Spa’s signature restaurant, isa fine dining experience from award-winning Chef Thierry Blouet. With both indoor and outdoor seating, Café des Artistes features Mexican cuisine with French influences, a carefully curated wine cellar highlighting the best of Baja California vintages, a chef’s private table and a rooftop bar. Other food and beverage establishments include the casual, yet elegant Mexican restaurant Úa, which means “home” in the local language of Cochimi; Nak & Grill Bar, a poolside restaurant offering open-grilled local seafood dishes; P’yote Rooftop Bar, which includes an extensive list of Mezcal cocktails created by Chef Blouet, and more.
Jasha Spa incorporates ancient pre-Columbian techniques, healing herbs, and organic ingredients into its extensive treatment menu. The expansive spa includes twelve treatment rooms, an outdoor garden and relaxation lounge, vitality pools, an outdoor lap pool, and private Jacuzzis. Nestled within the spa’s garden is a modern version of the traditional temazcal, a Mexican sweat lodgeused by ancient Aztecs as a therapeutic instrument to promote healing and health. In the temazcal, a “Temazcalero”, a master in the ancient art of wellness, leads guests through a customized, guided meditation. Fitness classes such as yoga, boot camp, water aerobics, cycling, and guided hikes are also offered on-property.
A multi-million dollar art collection is featured throughout the resort and includes works from internationally acclaimed artists such as Jaume Plensa, Ursula von Rydingsvard, Angel Otero, Sam Falls Tobias Pils, Jorge Yazpik, Carlos García de la Nuez, Jan Hendrix, Héctor Zamora and more. Guests also have access to Puerto Los Cabos’ private marina and golf courses designed by Greg Norman and Jack Nicklaus.
JW Marriott Los Cabos Beach Resort & Spa offers over 37,000 square feet of event space for weddings and corporate meetings including the 7,950 square foot Mila Ballroom, the 5,425-square-foot beachfront Amet Patio, and several private and semi-private terraces and gardens. Additionally, the Kepe gazebo, which has a view of the Sea of Cortez, is perfect for wedding ceremonies. The resort also offers performing art events and special celebrations under the stars in the 7,104 square foot Sum-San amphitheater, which is inspired by ancient Greek forums.
Conveniently located 25 minutes from Los Cabos International Airport, JW Marriott Los Cabos Beach Resort & Spa will offer world-class amenities, on-property cultural events, and a variety of land and sea excursions. Opening rates begin at $460 per night and $640 for the Griffin Club, room only.
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