Faro Del Cabo resort opens, with golf included

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 Airport.

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.

The Faro Del Cabo Grand Class Resort is billed as the 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 December.

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 getaway.

A two-night honeymoon package costs from $385 per person, double, including airport transfers, a bottle of champagne and the inclusive components.

A two-night adventure package costs from $480 per person, double, including airport transfers, a choice of two tours and the inclusive features.

For information or reservations, call (866) 365-6932, visit the Web at www.farodelcabo.com or send an e-mail to [email protected].

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