Baja California Sur, and in particular, the ever-popular destination of Los Cabos, is set to welcome a number of brand-new hotels in Los Cabos in 2023. Some of the world’s most well-known luxury brands are all adding their stamp to the area for the first time, including Marriot and the Four Seasons. Hotel real estate is quickly developing into big business in the region as the number of visitors skyrockets.
From October onwards, the high season is expected to see nightly hotel rates increase to more than $400 per night on average. Many of the larger hotel brands started developments during the pandemic but were forced to pause or delay work, leading to a spate of exciting openings in the new year.
Marriot St. Regis
Originally reported to open this year, delays mean that the new Marriot St. Regis will now open in Los Cabos in 2023. The hotel will be located in Quivira, around 40 mins from Los Cabos International Airport. The resort is set to open on the beachfront, across almost 2,000 acres of land. It will include around 120 rooms and suites, plus 74 exclusive residences, ranging from condominiums to villas, all with ocean views. Guests will have access to miles of beach, hills, walking trails and more.
Amenities on offer include multiple swimming pools, a private beach club, a saltwater pool, a spa and a fitness centre. It will also be within the vicinity of the world-renowned Jack Nicklaus golf course. There will be three restaurants onsite, although details have not yet been released, these will be an All-Day dining option, Signature Restaurant and Beach Club Bar & Grill.
Park Hyatt announced plans to expand the brand into Los Cabos back in 2017, and after some delays, the hotel will finally open its doors next year. The resort will be located on 26 acres of land within the beachside golf complex of Cabo del Sol. Information is still very much under wraps in regard to amenities. However, it has been announced that the hotel will have 162 guest rooms, as well as 28 Park Hyatt residences.
There will also be extensive facilities for professional meetings and events, multiple restaurants, a fitness centre and a spa covering 13,000 sq/ft containing ten different treatment rooms. This is suspected to be just the first of many hotels, as Hyatt has decided to expand its portfolio across all of Latin America.
Another big brand set to make base in Cabo del Sol, the newest Four Seasons will sit on fifty acres of prime beachfront, with 74 guest rooms, 17 suites and five villas. As for amenities, there are set to be multiple pools – adults only, family and spa, plus five different restaurants, poolside dining and even a food truck by the golf course. There will also be a kid’s club and ‘mercado’ where guests can buy local gifts and souvenirs. Those staying at the property will have access to the golf course at Cabo del Sol, and can book other excursions and activities in Los Cabos.
Soho & Vidanta, East Cape
A hotel which was subject to some controversy when it was initially announced due to clashes with locals over ownership of the beach, will finally open its doors next year. The hotel will be set on 3,000 acres of beachfront land, with views across the Sea of Cortez, and currently, guests will have exclusive use of the private beach, Playa Zacatitos. Everything from the rooms to the foyer is luxurious, including the multiple pools and spa, elegantly designed guest rooms and onsite shopping boutique.
The hotel will have at least five restaurants, plus additional bars and casual poolside dining options. Guests will also have access to the Vidanta Golf Retreat, located next door to the resort, and be able to book excursions in and around Los Cabos or enjoy a range of fun activities, such as dancing and yoga, at the hotel.