The Luxury Collection has opened a new resort perched on 34 acres overlooking the Sea of Cortez.
Situated midway between the bustling vacation city of Cabo San Lucas and the quaint historic town of San José del Cabo, the 128-room Solaz Resort is The Luxury Collection‘s first hotel on Mexico's Baja California peninsula.
The beachfront getaway has been designed to offer travelers a restorative and transformative experience, a focus that includes the property’s design, cuisine, immersive adventures, and spacious accommodations.
The new resort also pays tribute to its Baja home, celebrating the region’s magnificent natural landscapes and cultural marvels.
“A top resort destination, Los Cabos is rich in culture and acts a gateway for our global explorers to connect with the indigenous offerings of Mexico,” Anthony Ingham, global brand leader, The Luxury Collection. “The Luxury Collection’s guests seek destinations with enriching qualities and there is a magnetic attraction to this Baja oasis. As the seventh Luxury Collection hotel in Mexico, Solaz Resort showcases the brand’s commitment to expanding its footprint and enhancing its offerings for discerning travelers to the destination.”
To create the new resort, The Luxury Collection collaborated with top local talent, including Mexican architects, artists, and chefs, with the goal of developing an experience rooted in authenticity.
Guest rooms and suites at Solaz feature a private entrance and patio, contemporary furnishings and original art. Bluetooth technology meanwhile, offers touchscreen remote control access to curtains, lighting, and music. The rooms also offer unobstructed views of the sea.
The property’s striking architecture has been created to blend the destination’s unique landscape, where the desert meets the sea. Renowned Mexican architectural firm Sordo Madaleno created cascading terraces for the resort that mix desert vegetation with quarry stone, granite, marble, and wood.
Celebrating the distinctive endemic landscape of Baja, Solaz features a sustainable lush “dry jungle” with only endemic flora.
Mexican Art Immersion
Solaz also features original works created by famed Mexican artist Cesar Lopez-Negrete, who traveled throughout Baja for years studying the region’s land, water, history, and folklore. El Gabinete “Del Barco” is the resort’s indigenous gallery, showcasing rare regional artifacts such as a 43-foot-long whale skeleton and a historical map collection.
Authentic Experiences and Adventures
The new resort will also offer an array of bespoke, exclusive experiences designed to bring guests closer to the soul of Baja.
Options range from taking a private helicopter trip to explore rare cave paintings of Baja, to swimming alongside whale sharks, gentle giants who can grow up to 33 feet long.
The Flavors of Baja
Culinary offerings at Solaz are as authentically inspired as the property itself. There are five unique restaurants and lounges. Mako offers an al fresco dining experience during the day, with salads from local biodynamic farms, and artisanal wood-fired flatbreads. By night, Mako Dinner Grill will feature such delicacies as dry-aged steak, local live lobsters and the sea’s freshest fish, all prepared in-house by Executive Chef Pedro Arceyut and his team.
The resort’s all-day restaurant, Cascabel, is a modern Mexican dining venue. Highlighting the diversity of Mexican cuisine from region to region at its bustling cooking stations, Cascabel prepares seasonal dishes using locally-sourced, garden-fresh ingredients.
La Cava, the property’s impressive wine cellar, will offer a selection of more than 2,500 vintages, many of which are local to the region.
Finally, Arabica, created in partnership with the award-winning Limantour Group, is focused on energy and creativity. At night, Arabica transforms into a hip and decadent spot offering, and array of delicious tapas that reflect the seasonal colors and local flavors of Baja California, as well as creative cocktails including cocoa-inspired libations.
The resort is also home to Xocolatl, a modern chocolate shop and ice cream boutique that sells organic and indigenous chocolate from Mexico’s diverse region.
Additional property highlights include five swimming pools (two of which are 50-meter infinity pools). Each pool incorporates butterfly green granite, which emulates and seamlessly merges with the Sea of Cortez’s tranquil turquoise waters.
There are also state-of-the-art exercise facilities featuring Technogym equipment and group or personal fitness instruction.
And one last noteworthy detail - the 10,000-square-foot Ojo de Liebre Spa. In addition to offering eight private treatment rooms and two VIP double rooms, there’s a full range of services like halotherapy (Himalayan salt igloo) and thalassotherapy, which is only available in Baja California at the Ojo de Liebre Spa.