Luxury Resort Includes Ultra-Exclusive Griffin Club, Jasha Spa and Temazcal, and Café des Artistes
Bethesda, Md., November 2, 2015 – Today, JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts, the global luxury brand that is part of Marriott International’s (NASDAQ: MAR) Luxury + Lifestyle portfolio, debuts JW Marriott Los Cabos Beach Resort & Spa. The new five-star luxury beachfront resort, designed by Jim Olson from Olson Kundig in collaboration with Mexico City-based design firm IDEA Asociados, boasts 299-guestrooms and suites, all with unobstructed ocean views, and features modern architecture inspired by local Mexican traditions and the spirit of the desert.
“Jim Olson and his team have created an idyllic environment featuring awe-inspiring modern design that highlights the tranquility of Los Cabos,” said Mitzi Gaskins, Vice President, Luxury Brand Management & Guest Experience at Marriott International. “Upon arrival, guests will immediately be taken by the destination’s natural beauty. JW Marriott Los Cabos Beach Resort & Spa perfectly complements its surroundings while providing guests with an unparalleled enriching resort experience.”
Situated in the upscale Puerto Los Cabos community, JW Marriott Los Cabos Beach Resort & Spa is located within the dunes of the pristine coast of the Baja peninsula, where the desert meets the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez. Inspired by the local traditions and spirit of the desert, Olson’s design seamlessly blends architecture, art and nature. “As you move through the space, there are always moments where your eye can focus on the outdoors,” Olson notes. “The architecture is designed to frame nature.”
Upon entering the open-air lobby, guests are greeted by the sea and the resort’s expansive infinity pools, creatingthe effect of the ocean merging with the property itself. In addition to thoughtfully-designed guest rooms and suites, the resort features six pools, including sea water and infinity pools; the 21,000 square foot Jasha Spa and modern-day temazcal, a Mexican sweat lodge; seven restaurants and bars, including the signature restaurant Café des Artistes by famed Chef Thierry Blouet; banquet and meeting facilities; and retail shops.
The resort also offers the ultra-exclusive Griffin Club, a 45-room boutique hotel within the resort that includes a private beach and pool, butler and chef services, private spa areas, a movie theater, food and beverage offerings, access to the chef’s private table at Café des Artistes and more.
Café des Artistes, JW Marriott Los Cabos Beach Resort & Spa’s signature restaurant, isa fine dining experience from award-winning Chef Thierry Blouet. With both indoor and outdoor seating, Café des Artistes features Mexican cuisine with French influences, a carefully curated wine cellar highlighting the best of Baja California vintages, a chef’s private table and a rooftop bar. Other food and beverage establishments include the casual, yet elegant Mexican restaurant Úa, which means “home” in the local language of Cochimi; Nak & Grill Bar, a poolside restaurant offering open-grilled local seafood dishes; P’yote Rooftop Bar, which includes an extensive list of Mezcal cocktails created by Chef Blouet, and more.
Jasha Spa incorporates ancient pre-Columbian techniques, healing herbs, and organic ingredients into its extensive treatment menu. The expansive spa includes twelve treatment rooms, an outdoor garden and relaxation lounge, vitality pools, an outdoor lap pool, and private Jacuzzis. Nestled within the spa’s garden is a modern version of the traditional temazcal, a Mexican sweat lodgeused by ancient Aztecs as a therapeutic instrument to promote healing and health. In the temazcal, a “Temazcalero”, a master in the ancient art of wellness, leads guests through a customized, guided meditation. Fitness classes such as yoga, boot camp, water aerobics, cycling, and guided hikes are also offered on-property.
A multi-million dollar art collection is featured throughout the resort and includes works from internationally acclaimed artists such as Jaume Plensa, Ursula von Rydingsvard, Angel Otero, Sam Falls Tobias Pils, Jorge Yazpik, Carlos García de la Nuez, Jan Hendrix, Héctor Zamora and more. Guests also have access to Puerto Los Cabos’ private marina and golf courses designed by Greg Norman and Jack Nicklaus.
JW Marriott Los Cabos Beach Resort & Spa offers over 37,000 square feet of event space for weddings and corporate meetings including the 7,950 square foot Mila Ballroom, the 5,425-square-foot beachfront Amet Patio, and several private and semi-private terraces and gardens. Additionally, the Kepe gazebo, which has a view of the Sea of Cortez, is perfect for wedding ceremonies. The resort also offers performing art events and special celebrations under the stars in the 7,104 square foot Sum-San amphitheater, which is inspired by ancient Greek forums.
Conveniently located 25 minutes from Los Cabos International Airport, JW Marriott Los Cabos Beach Resort & Spa will offer world-class amenities, on-property cultural events, and a variety of land and sea excursions. Opening rates begin at $460 per night and $640 for the Griffin Club, room only.
About JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts
JW Marriott is part of Marriott International’s luxury portfolio and consists of beautiful properties in gateway cities and distinctive resort locations around the world. These elegant hotels cater to today’s sophisticated, self-assured travelers, offering them the quiet luxury they seek in a warmly authentic, relaxed atmosphere lacking in pretense. JW Marriott properties artfully provide highly crafted, anticipatory experiences that are reflective of their locale so that their guests have the time to focus on what is most important to them. Currently, there are 75 JW Marriott hotels in 27 countries; by 2019 the portfolio is expected to encompass more than 100 properties in over 30 countries. Visit us online, on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
About Marriott International Luxury Brands
Marriott International’s luxury portfolio currently includes The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, BVLGARI Hotels & Resorts, EDITION Hotels and JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts. The company’s award-winning luxury brands comprise the industry’s leading global portfolio accounting for over 550 hotels and resorts worldwide. Marriott International plans to grow to nearly 200 world-class properties by the end of 2016 with hotel openings in Budapest, Los Cabos, Sanya and many more.
About Olson Kundig
Olson Kundig is a Seattle-based design practice founded on the ideas that buildings can serve as a bridge between nature, culture and people, and that inspiring surroundings have a positive effect on people’s lives. The firm specializes in new and renovated residential projects, particularly for art collectors; hospitality and mixed-use buildings; academic, cultural and civic projects; museums and exhibit design; places of worship; urban design; and interior design for clients around the globe. For additional information, www.olsonkundig.com.
Note: The anticipated 2019 size of, and number of countries in, the JW Marriott and Luxury + Lifestyle portfolios are “forward-looking statements" within the meaning of U.S. federal securities laws, not historical facts, and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including supply and demand changes for hotel rooms; competitive conditions in the lodging industry; relationships with clients and property owners; the availability of capital to finance hotel growth; and other risk factors identified in Marriott International, Inc.'s most recent quarterly report on Form 10-Q; any of which could cause the actual number of hotels and countries to be materially different. These statements are made as of the date of this press release, and we undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise them or any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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