For incentive groups with discerning tastes, the Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal, the brand’s first property in Mexico, is an option. Formerly the Resort at Pedregal, the newly-branded property sits on a 24-acre site at the southernmost tip of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula. Accessible solely by Mexico’s only privately-owned tunnel, this creates a strong sense of arrival, and yet the resort is just minutes from bustling downtown Cabo San Lucas.
“The Waldorf Astoria brand has been setting the standard for luxury and personalized service across the globe for more than 100 years,” said Dino Michael, global head, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, in a statement. “The conversion of Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal reflects this commitment to expand our luxury portfolio and bring our True Waldorf Service to the world’s most sought-after and inspiring destinations.”
The resort includes 119 guest rooms and residential-style suites including the one-bedroom Dos Mares suites, two-bedroom beachfront suites, and the presidential beachfront suite, all featuring their own private plunge pools. Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal creates a unique sense of place with a commitment to personal service provided by a team of Personal Concierges who are available around the clock.
“We are excited for the next chapter of this landmark resort. Having been with the property since its opening ten years ago, the team’s dedication to providing everlasting experiences to our guests and commitment to preserving the area’s rich history and culture have been of utmost importance,” said Fernando Flores, general manager of the property, in a statement. “Combined with Waldorf Astoria’s unparalleled, intuitive service, unwavering attention to detail, and culinary excellence, this new Waldorf Astoria property will undoubtedly bring Los Cabos to the next level of unforgettable luxury.”
Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal’s dining options include El Farallon, an alfresco setting suspended over the ocean, featuring an “ocean-to-table” menu; Don Manuel’s, the resort’s signature restaurant serving breakfast and dinner, using local, organic ingredients prepared using modern interpretations of old-world techniques; Crudo Bar based in the center of the main pool, offering a wide selection of freshly prepared tiraditos, ceviche and Mexican inspired rolls; and the Beach Club, a casual poolside dining venue. Also new to the resort is the Va y Viene Beach Bar, a mobile beach bar featuring a variety of champagnes for guests to taste and sip on while taking in the ocean views from swinging chairs.
The new Waldorf Astoria Spa features 12,000 square feet of space and new offerings like moon phase treatments — The Awakening Moon, The Nourishing Moon, The Calming Moon, and The Resorting Moon — featuring natural ingredients and techniques that enhance the energy and healing influence each phase has on the body. The Intention is a new Mexican folk healing treatment developed with local “sanadores” and shamans, that is composed of an energy cleansing ritual, craniosacral therapy, and a Mexican folk massage.
Programming at the property includes the new Beyond the Beach adventures that include a culinary and art excursion and Give-Back Tourism where volunteer groups visit La Candelaria, aiding in the upkeep of the Agustin Melgar Primary School, followed by lunch with the school children. Additional adventures include Panga reef cruises, yacht breakfasts, farm-to-table lunches, and more.
“It is a privilege to have such a distinguished resort join our growing portfolio as we continue our rapid expansion, set to celebrate 100 hotels in Mexico by 2022,” said Jorge Giannattasio, senior vice president and head of operations, Caribbean and Latin America, Hilton, in a statement. “Recognized as one of Mexico’s most renowned resorts, the property provides us with an unparalleled opportunity to once again partner with Walton Street Capital Mexico to further support the country’s growing tourism sector. Travelers have come to expect the best of luxury at this idyllic oasis, and we look forward to further enhancing the resort experience with our unique standards of luxury service.”
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