Grand Velas Los Cabos
In the hands of founder/CEO Eduardo Vela-Ruiz, the newest and most opulent Grand Velas property, opened in December 2016, goes beyond following in the footsteps of its ritzy siblings (including Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit and Grand Velas). Grand Velas Riviera Maya has a deluxe convention that center offers 91,457 sq. ft. of flexible facilities, more than 47,090 sq. ft. indoors for meeting and conventions, as well as 32,346 sq. ft. outdoor areas and gardens for settings to cater from 10 up to 3,000 guests. Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit also features a world-class convention center with 25,321 total square feet of meeting space, accommodating up to 800 people and presenting the best in high-tech capabilities.
The 304-room resort wraps gracefully around a multi-layered infinity pool, cocktail venues (Miramar Bar; Sky Bar; Mezcal & Tequila) and other public areas that lend themselves to team-building activities and celebratory business gatherings. There are also two newly-minted upscale dining venues (steak and seafood restaurant Velas 10 and Cocina de Autor, specializing in multi-course degustation menus with a modern Dutch sensibility) adding extra excitement to Grand Velas’ existing roster of restaurants (Azul, Lucca, and Piaf, each headed by award-winning chefs from around the world).
Individual suites range in size from 1,180 to 3,412 square feet, swathed in a calming seafoam blue-green and cream color palate that harmonizes with ocean vistas and the infinity pool. There are also six two-level “Wellness Suites” adjoining the spa outfitted with their own Life Fitness stationary recline bikes, a spa concierge, a juice bar, in-room massage services and special access and privileges at the spa open to all guests.
$750+/night; for more on Grand Velas Los Cabos, visit loscabos.grandvelas.com
The Towers at Pacifica
Also opened in December 2016, The Towers at Pacifica is a multi-million-dollar “resort within a resort” that, when combined with parent resort Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Golf & Spa Resort, brings corporate travelers the best of Cabo’s old and new facets. The property’s 24-hour British Butler Institute-certified service look after the necessary small details, from arranging a private golf gathering at its Quivira Golf Club to a tour of Cabo’s best street food and local shops, to other unusual outings such as a Beachfront Clam Roast or “Hook & Cook” fishing session with executive chef Octavio Hernandez, and butler-guided trip to the San Miguel Blown Glass Factory in neighboring El Arenal in where guests can create a blown-glass piece using recycled materials. The site also has a Baja cuisine-focused restaurant emphasizing native ingredients, sophisticated bar and outdoor beach lounge, state-of-the-art oceanfront fitness center; and the Whale Watching VIP Lounge on the third floor offering a rotating array of gourmet bites and handcrafted cocktails.
Casa Fryzer, the 8,000 square-foot gated villa estate, is perched at the top of Villas del Mar above the Los Cabos corridor (just 15 minutes from the airport), and is an optimal location for a private retreat for up to 12 of your company’s top players. A full-time staff of five, including a chef (dishing out everything from exquisite culinary extravaganzas to special diet requests), driver, bartender, and housekeeper, create a custom experience that soars far beyond the comforts of home. From there, factor in access to 50’ yacht for fishing, scuba or sightseeing, two Mercedes luxury vans, a modern fitness facility, indoor and outdoor screening rooms, a modern fitness facility and even a ‘floating’ living room with fire-pit in the middle of the pool. A 24/7 concierge who can assist with excursion planning through exclusive access to top restaurants, clubs, private beach club, golf and tennis, in-villa spa treatments, personal trainers and more completes this deluxe lodging.
$10,000 – $15,000/night; beautiful-places.com/villas/casa_fryzer or call 800/495.9961 for U.S. reservations
The Resort at Pedregal
The 24-acre resort – The Resort at Pedregal – occupies the southernmost point of the Baja peninsula and redefines “centrally located.” It is lush and private and yet has easy access to downtown Cabo, its marina, and a myriad of activities via its private 300-meter tunnel. This property (the first in Cabo to be restored and reopened in early 2015 after Hurricane Odile) also boasts a whirlwind of venues on \-site that are nicely suited for team building activities and and meetings. While the Champagne Terrace is a flawless choice for a late afternoon reception, Don Manuel’s, seafood restaurant El Farallon and the Beach Club, feature panoramic views of The Pacific Ocean and Pedregal Mountain and ample space for business lunches and dinners. Its Cabo San Lucas meeting rooms, meanwhile, are outfitted with Pacific Ocean views, luxury services and amenities for executive retreats and meetings of various sizes.
$806 – $1,710/night; visit theresortatpedregal.com or call +52 624 163 4300 for general inquiries, and 844/733.7342 toll free
Coming Soon: Montage Los Cabos
Under development on 39 acres on the shores of Santa Maria Bay, Montage Los Cabos will feature 122 guestrooms, 52 private, whole ownership residences, access to full-service Spa Montage, two pools including a 20,000-square-foot main pool, multiple dining options, fitness center, tennis courts, and walk-in access to one of the only swimmable beaches in all of Los Cabos. Two and three-bedroom turnkey furnished residences, recently released for presale reservation, feature sweeping views of Santa Maria Bay and the Sea of Cortez, open floor plans, private terraces with fire pits, a lock-off suite that offers additional flexibility, and individual private garages. Private residential amenities will include a residential pool, and recreational amenities such as lawn sports, a game room, and play area. Homeowners will also have the opportunity to join the Twin Dolphin Golf Club and utilize the Fred Couples Signature golf course.
For more information on Montage Los Cabos, visit montageresidencesloscabos.com