Los Cabos Travel Guide
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Slowly, but surely, the last of the hotels extensively damaged by Hurricane Odile last September are opening again in Cabo, Mexico. The other week we let you know One & Only Palmilla will reopen April 20. Now, we hear the Hilton Los Cabos will reopen July 1, almost a year later.
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We're still reeling with excitement over the pending October opening of tommie hotels in Manhattan but it turns out we'll have another Tom to look forward to this summer--Thompson Los Cabos. (ICYDK: both tommie and Thompson are a part of Commune Hotels.) And then just after that Thompson Playa del Carmen should open in the fall. Margs for everyone!
There is very little info on the websites and the photos are pretty much just models in skimpy bikinis on the beach admiring the view and sunsets, but here's a description of Thompson Los Cabos to get you fired up:
Imagine a side of Los Cabos you never knew existed. Where the soul willingly surrenders to el sol. Where a singular beachfront retreat commands a contour of the cape overlooking El Arco and the Bahía San Lucas horizon. From the sleek poolside lounge to the skygarden terrace, it’s a place to revel in the heat of the moment. Set to the pulse of an urban vibe by night, the warm, contemporary lines of visionary Mexico City architect Javier Sanchez draw you in, ultimately revealing a reflection of Cabo like no other.
Both Thompson Los Cabos and Playa del Carmen will be relatively small, about 125-150 rooms, and will no doubt focus on a design-driven party spaces. But hopefully, they have a few quiet spots for guests too. It's not all margs and Coronitas in Cabo, you know. #yeahright
[Photo: Thompson Los Cabos]
Today is National Tequila Day, one of our personal favorite holidays of the year--after National Margarita Day of course.
While many of you might be celebrating with some shots of Patron at a bar after work, down at the Las Ventanas Al Paraiso Resort, a Rosewood Resort in Los Cabos, Mexico, it's an all-out affair. Never mind that the National Tequila Day holiday only applies to the U.S.
Here's what Las Ventanas has on offer for those love the tequila:
Chocolate Covered Tequila Ice Cream
Tequila Sunrise Popsicles
But only mentioning these tequila specialties and posting pics of them would just be cruel. And we're not like that. Neither is Las Ventanas. The resort has graciously shared the recipe for each tequila treat below so every day can be tequila day. Salud!
Yet another hotel is planned for the distant future. We can expect a new JW Marriott hotel in Cabo San Lucas for 2015. The 300-room luxury beachfront resort will be set in Puerto Los Cabos, an eat, live and work planned community that will span about 2,000 massive acres. The Marriott will occupy 14 of those.
On the agenda for the hotel will be two restaurants, a casual grill, snack venue and an outdoor bar. There will also be the usual resort amenities and activities from pool and spa to fitness center and and tennis courts.
Life's unfortunately, not all play, so for the business crowd, the hotel will house 13,131 square feet of meeting space, which will consist of break-out rooms, a ballroom and a boardroom. Not to leave the kids out, a children's club is on the horizon as well.
NFL quarterback, Mr. Gisele Bundchen, er, we mean Tom Brady is not having too bad of an off-season. Check him out squealing with delight as rides down the water slide at a luxury hotel in Los Cabos, Mexico.
But while Deadspin is running the too-easy caption contest to go with this photo, we're trying to figure out where he and Gisele were staying.
Our first thought was One and Only as the colors and stone walls look very similar. Alas, One & Only doesn't have a water slide. Then in this shot Brady and the missus chilling by their private pool we spied some blue pool towels with a logo yet we still can't figure out which hotel it belongs to.
We rarely ever say this when it comes to celebrity hotel stays but Help! We didn't survive The Rapture only to be stumped by Tom and Gisele's Cabo hotel. If you think you know which resort made Tom squeal like a little girl, tell us in comments below!
Behold the World's Most Expensive Tequila Pop. The Marquis Los Cabos Resort has concocted a frozen tequila pop made with 24 ct. gold flakes and Tequilas Premium Clase Azul Ultra tequila which sells for about $1,500 a bottle. But just a lick of this frozen tequila will cost you $1,000.
The tequila pop, which is served poolside, is crafted much like any other frozen treat--on a stick and with a little bit of sugar. But unlike a frozen lemonade pop, we doubt you will let any of this spill onto your hands.
Normally, with expensive booze like this we'd say split the cost with friends but um, that doesn't really work so well with an ice pop, unless you're into menage a pops. Otherwise, you can down some straight Clase Azul Ultra tequila for $500 a shot. Ok we're about to pass out right now and it's not from the tequila.
Rooms at the hotel are much less than the tequila, about $350 a night for a junior suite with a full ocean view.
Talking pillows. Of course. Obvious candidates for a big hotel promotion campaign. Or have the Barceló Hotels group simply gone completely mad?
If only for novelty value alone, the new campaign from the Barceló group, "Pillow Talk", wins big points. It features six videos of two talking pillows, Sophie the Softie and Drew the Dreamer (who incidentally have their own Twitter accounts), as they dream of a better life. Spoiler alert, in case you want to watch all six videos and enjoy the suspense: Sophie and Drew end up finding this better life at the newest Barceló hotel in Mexico, the Barceló Los Cabos Palace Deluxe, which will open up on December 17, 2009 (or December 15, depending on which page of their website you trust).
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Perpetually single gal, Jennifer Aniston, cast in post Brad Pitt years as the lonely and unlucky in love gal by media and her reps, might want to consider the Creative Engagement Services that Mexico's Marquis Los Cabos Resort offers the next time she's frolicking on the beach with on again-off again/"is it for show?" beau John Mayer.
Instead of waiting for Mayer to pen poetic lyrics and croon her a private song, Miss Aniston doesn't have to be traditional to get what she wants. She can spend some of those millions on her new bestie - an Engagement Concierge - who aims to "help hopeful fiances count the ways to propose." That's right. Hotels even want to take care of your marriage proposals now.
It could have been billed as Big Brother host marries Big Brother, as on December 23rd Julie Chen married Viacom big wig Les Moonves. The two are currently honeymooning in Las Ventanas in Los Cabos.
At the Baja resort the network duo will be pampered to the hilt. Spas, steam rooms, hot tubs, and even ice rooms, will be at their disposal, should they chose to use them.
And most importantly, if Les wants to take a break from Julie's incessant yammering he can simply stick the iPod ear buds in, and be magically transported to a far away place where sweet music plays and Julie Chen is on mute.
The resort offers iPods to guests for use during their stay. You don't think that had anything to do with the couple's choice do you? Nah.
Why not salsa instead of gravy this year? If you book a 3 night stay at the Marquis Los Cabos between Nov. 25th and the 30th you get Thanksgiving night free! Not only that but the deal includes massage for two, daily breakfast, airport transfers and the Turkey dinner prepared by their Michelin chef!
Now, just start practicing, "passame el pavo por favor!" (pass the turkey please)
*Be sure to call for this as its not advertised on their website.
iPod's are taking over the world! The latest hotel trend? Onsite iPod's available for guests. Las Ventanas al Paraiso in Los Cabos, Mexico, let's guests chill out poolside with their very own iPod. The Apple devices are stuffed with over 1,000 tunes ranging from Latin jazz to classical rock to hip-hop. No word on whether or not you can add to the set list.
Other hotels who have jumped on the bandwagon are Le Meridien Cyberport in Hong Kong, where guests can borrow minis while using the exercise room (the catch there is it sounds like you have to exercise to get the mini perk), and the One & Only Ocean Club in the Bahamas where guests can not only borrow an iPod, but also have the staff fill the iPod with personal fave's to listen to during your stay.
Somewhere, Steve Job's is letting out an evil Austin Powers-like laugh.
· Check in and chill out: iPod at high-end hotels [USA Today]