CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico -- The Hotel Finisterra here added 40
oceanfront suites to its Palapa Beach Club complex of higher-priced
The new construction is part of the second phase of a planned
three-phase capital improvement project for the 30-year-old
property, one of Cabos' original resorts.
Under construction for
the past year, the second phase also included a "Palapita" banquet
facility, a kitchen and a $1.2 million, 8,000-square-foot swimming
pool that gives the hotel the distinction of having the most pool
space of any resort in the Baja Peninsula, according to Alberto
Coppola, general manager.
With the additions, the Hotel Finisterra features a total of 287
rooms, three swimming pools and a beachside banquet facility that
can accommodate 450 people.
Of the 40 new beachside suites, eight feature direct access to
the hotel's private beach.
"We see the completion of this phase of our development as a key
milestone in making the Finisterra the premier hotel in Los Cabos
for both families and business gatherings," said Coppola.
The resort's fastest-growing niche markets include incentive
groups, meetings and weddings, which together account for more than
20% of the hotel's room nights. The Finisterra's group business
includes companies such as Ford, Compaq Computers and General
The hotel's conference facilities have the latest audiovisual
gear, English-speaking conference staff and three meeting rooms,
one of which is located beachside. There also are two restaurants,
the Palapa and Blue Marlin.
"The new rooms allow us to provide upscale facilities for groups
while maintaining the boutique feel and ambience of the original
hotel," said Coppola.
Work on the third phase will kick off next summer, and will
include another 150 rooms, a new beachfront restaurant with a bar,
additional pools and another banquet facility. The new rooms will
include one- and two-bedroom suites.
During the past 10 years, the hotel has increased its room
inventory by 300%. Upon completion of the three phases, the Hotel
Finisterra will have 450 rooms and will be among the largest resort
properties in all of Baja.
For information or reservations, call (800) 347-2252 or visit
the hotel's Web site at www.finisterra.com.