Starwood to open first Luxury Collection hotel in Los Cabos, Mexico

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide began construction on Solaz, a Luxury Collection Resort, Los Cabos. The resort, owned by Quinta del Golfo de Cortez, will span 33 acres and include a spa, residences, vacation ownership units and a private beach club. Slated to open in June 2017, Solaz will be Starwood's first Luxury Collection hotel in Los Cabos and the brand's seventh hotel in Mexico, following the recent conversion of Las Alcobas in Mexico City.

Situated at the southern-most tip of Baja California Sur, Solaz will have 131 guestrooms and suites in five six-floor buildings. A team of architects, designers and artisans were assembled to design and build Solaz. Led by Mexico City-based Sordo Madaleno Architects, the team collaborated with landscape architects Gabayet 101paisaje and artist Cesar Lopez Negrete, whose original works will be displayed throughout the property. Each room will be designed to complement the landscape and ocean views, with a natural color palette incorporating wood and granite. All of the guestrooms will have an spectacular outdoor terrace, many with jacuzzis. A two-bedroom Presidential suite will also offer a private swimming pool.

Solaz will be home to three restaurants, including an all-day dining restaurant, a specialty restaurant and a pool area grill. In addition to offering a pool and beach deck that spans more than 26,000 square feet, the resort will also have a spa and fitness facility spanning approximately 12,500 square feet, three tennis courts and miles of walking and running paths. For meetings and special events, Solaz will have more than 9,900 square feet of event space, accommodating social and business groups.