Yet another luxury resort is about to debut
in Los Cabos. The all-villa Cabo Azul Resort & Spa near San
Jose del Cabo is to open its doors in September. The 12-acre
property has 332 villas plus a boutique hotel that is to open in
Resorts is the developer of the property; management
responsibilities will be handled by a local operating company.
Other resorts developed by Pacific Monarch are located in Brian
Head, Utah; Las Vegas; and Palm Springs, Dana Point and San Diego
county in California. The company also recently began construction
of a resort in Kona, Hawaii.
Deciding to build
its first luxury villa property south of the border makes perfect
business sense for Pacific Monarch Resorts, according to Mark Post,
president and CEO.
"Los Cabos is a
convenient vacation destination that offers world-class vacation
activities and a talented labor source that truly understands
hospitality and guest satisfaction," Post said. "And it certainly
helps that Los Cabos has become the No. 1 vacation destination in
Lay of the land
Guests at Cabo Azul
can choose from one-, two- and three-bedroom villas, each with
private oceanfront terrace and a full-size kitchen with stainless
steel appliances. The overall style of the resort is the work of
interior designer Dodd Mitchell.
Post said the
resort's design will make it stand out from other properties, both
within the Pacific Monarch family and in Los Cabos.
reflects Mitchell's flair for natural drama and elegance, combined
with playful lighting effects," he said. "He incorporates elements
such as captivating flaming fire sculptures and whimsical
waterscapes to complement the serene beach landscape."
The property will
also feature a 3,000-square-foot spa that incorporates Asian
traditions. Guests will be able to receive their treatments in any
of 12 indoor/outdoor rooms and also will have access to a green tea
Jacuzzi and plunge pool. The spa will also have Vichy shower beds
and a rooftop treatment room with a two-person bath.
restaurant, Javier's Cantina and Grill, will serve a mix of
international and Mexican cuisine, and there also will be a gourmet
deli, bakery and Internet cafe. In-room dining will be available
3,000-square-foot, five-story wedding chapel will be available for
nuptials and other ceremonies. The five-story structure has its own
reception/party terrace with views of the Sea of Cortes.
Post said that the
company is not targeting one specific market segment with its new
Among the options
for guests, Post mentioned therapeutic spa treatments, indoor and
outdoor dining "including outdoor ceviche, taco and tequila-tasting
bars," private cabanas and an on-site nightclub.
"We have great
confidence in the future of the Los Cabos area as a world-class
vacation destination," Post said. "There is much untapped potential
in Los Cabos, and we are happy that we have been able to create a
Rack rates start at
about $550 for a one-bedroom villa.
are up to 50% off through December; there are also spa packages,
midweek and weekend specials.
information on Cabo Azul Resort & Spa, call (877) 216-CABO or
(949) 609-2400, or visit www.caboazulresort.com.
contact reporter Mark Chesnut, send e-mail [email protected].