Jim Olson, IDEA Asociados collaborate for JW Marriott Los Cabos

JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts, a brand of Marriott International, announced the scheduled opening of JW Marriott Los Cabos Beach Resort & Spa in Fall 2015. The 299-room beachfront resort, designed by architect Jim Olson in collaboration with Mexico City-based design firm IDEA Asociados, is eyed to showcase Los Cabos' natural environment and traditions.

Situated in the Puerto Los Cabos community, JW Marriott Los Cabos Beach Resort & Spa will be located in the desert dunes of Baja California Sur, Mexico, at the point where the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean converge. Upon entering the open-air lobby, guests will be greeted by the sea and the resort's infinity pools, creating the effect of the ocean merging with the property itself.

The resort will offer rooms and suites with ocean views, seven restaurants, a spa and fitness center, beach club, banquet and meeting facilities and retail shops.


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The resort's architectural design will also provide spaces to display international works of contemporary art from renowned international artists.

Mike van der Kroft will serve as the GM of the property.

JW Marriott Los Cabos Beach Resort & Spa’s seven restaurants and bars will include its signature Café des Artistes, a Mexican fine dining experience with French influences helmed by chef Thierry Blouet. The restaurant will have both indoor and outdoor seating, a wine cellar selection highlighting Baja California vintages, a chef's private table, and a bar area. Other food and beverage establishments include Nak & Grill Bar, offering open-grilled seafood dishes, as well as P'yote Rooftop Bar, which will be on the hotel's upper terrace.

The Jasha Spa will span more than 21,000 square feet and will include 12 treatment rooms, an outdoor garden and patio, an indoor pool, and private Jacuzzis. The property will also house a modern version of the traditional temazcal, a Mexican sweat lodge used by Aztecs.

Guests will also have access to Puerto Los Cabos' private marina and golf courses designed by Greg Norman and Jack Nicklaus.

Additionally, JW Marriott Los Cabos Beach Resort & Spa will offer more than 37,000 square feet of space for events. Facilities will include a 7,950-square-foot Mila Ballroom, with six smaller rooms adjacent to the foyer and an oceanfront Amet Patio. The Kepe gazebo, with a view of the Sea of Cortez, will be a venue for wedding ceremonies. Inspired by ancient Greek forums, the 7,104-square-foot Sum-San amphitheater will provide space for performing art events. Stadium seating will surround the amphitheater stage, set among gardens. The resort will also have several private and semi-private terraces and gardens.

The property will similarly offer the Griffin Club, a 45-room boutique hotel within the resort. Griffin Club guests will enjoy exclusive amenities such as a movie theater, private beach and pool, reserved Jasha Spa areas, the Mayma Lounge Bar with a fireplace and a private business center with meeting rooms and an event space.

JW Marriott Los Cabos Beach Resort & Spa will be located 25 minutes from Los Cabos International Airport.

JW Marriott is part of Marriott International's luxury portfolio. Currently, there are 76 JW Marriott hotels in 27 countries. By 2020 the portfolio is expected to encompass more than 100 properties in over 30 countries.