Fairmont Hotels to open first resort in Baja California Sur, Mexico

Accor's Fairmont Hotels & Resorts brand is expanding into the Mexican State of Baja California Sur and its capital city La Paz with the Fairmont La Paz Puerta Cortés Resort and Residences. The property is scheduled to open in 2023.

Fairmont is one of the first luxury hotel brands to announce development in La Paz. Fairmont La Paz Puerta Cortés Resort and Residences will be located within the Puerta Cortés resort community, set on 550 acres of environmentally protected coastal lands and includes access to a marina and Mexico’s only Gary Player signature course, El Cortés Golf Club. 

Fairmont La Paz Puerta Cortés resort will have 155 guestrooms and 24 suites, with select accommodations equipped with plunge pools; four food and beverage outlets, including several beachfront dining venues; three outdoor pools; and a wellness village that includes a spa and fitness facilities.

Meetings and groups will have access to more than 13,000 square feet of event space. Children and young adults will have access to their own respective clubs that will offer a range of activities.

Fairmont La Paz Puerta Cortés also will include 61 one-to-four bedroom branded residences with private plunge pools. Owners will have access to all resort amenities along with an exclusive owner’s lounge, media room, gardens and a pool. 

Master planning and architectural design of the resort is being led by global hospitality design firm Gensler, with support from studios in Mexico City and Costa Rica. Resort interiors, including the design of food and beverage outlets, are being developed by New York City-based design studio Roman and Williams. 

“Fairmont La Paz Puerta Cortés marks a significant milestone in Accor’s growth in Mexico and will be an exceptional addition to Accor’s luxury portfolio as the group continues to expand its presence in North America,” said Heather McCrory, CEO, Accor North & Central America. “Fairmont has a rich legacy dating back more than 100 years, welcoming travelers to iconic destinations around the world and celebrating meaningful connections to the local cultures and communities in which our hotels reside. Fairmont La Paz Puerta Cortés will continue this tradition as we develop an experience that immerses travelers in the natural beauty and rich heritage of La Paz.”