LOS CABOS, Mexico -- Mexican hotel operator Hospitalidad Latina
Group opened the 333-room Faro Del Cabo Grand Class Resort here.
Billed as the "next generation of all-inclusive," the hotel is
located on the beach about seven miles south of San Jose
Jose Luis Toledo, director of sales and marketing, said that
unlike other inclusive resorts in Los Cabos, Faro will include golf
at the nearby San Jose Golf Course in the price.
Transportation to the course, use of a golf cart, club rental
and other related costs are not included.
"We will ask guests when they arrive if they would like to play
golf and give those who do a voucher for the San Jose course," said
Toledo. "The fact that we include golf in the rate sets us apart
from our competition. It's an added value the others don't offer,
as are our a la carte restaurants and 24-hour room service."
Another amenity that will set the resort apart is a four-story
climbing wall that will debut in February, Toledo said.
He said the resort's target market
will be upscale leisure travelers from the U.S. West Coast,
including California, Washington and Arizona.
He described his competition as the Westin Regina, Hilton Los
Cabos and Fiesta America.
Rates range from $130 per person, double, for a standard room to
$190 per person, double, for a deluxe room.
All rooms are equipped with either a king or two double beds;
dual-line phones with voice mail and data ports; work desks;
coffeemakers; minibars with soft drinks and juices; safety deposit
boxes; and irons and ironing boards.
Some of the larger deluxe rooms feature Jacuzzi tubs, and the
deluxe oceanfront rooms are closest to the beach.
A small gym is open now, and a full-service spa and large
fitness center are scheduled to open in February.
The resort features three restaurants: Albatros for dinner; the
seaside Las Olas for breakfast and lunch; and the poolside La Isla
for snacks and drinks. La Isla features a swim-up bar.
Two more restaurants -- La Gondola, specializing in Italian
fare, and Las Jicamas, serving Mexican specialties -- will open in
The resort has four bars, including the 110-seat Cielito Lindo
Sky Bar situated inside a 186-foot-tall lighthouse that is becoming
the resort's landmark feature.
Cielito offers a 360-degree view of the Sea of Cortes, the
community of San Jose del Cabo and the San Jose Golf Course.
For business travelers, the resort offers 14,000 square feet of
meetings space, including a business center with two meetings rooms
and a ballroom for 800 people.
Included in the price is a Kid's Club offering supervised
activities for youngsters ages 4 to 11.
The resort is marketing several packages catering to
honeymooners, adventure travelers and clients looking for a quick
A two-night honeymoon package costs from $385 per person,
double, including airport transfers, a bottle of champagne and the
A two-night adventure package costs from $480 per person,
double, including airport transfers, a choice of two tours and the
For information or reservations, call (866) 365-6932, visit the
Web at www.farodelcabo.com or send an e-mail to [email protected].