Cabo San Lucas, Mexico (January 8, 2023) - Grand Velas Boutique Hotel Los Cabos, a new all-inclusive resort and concept from Mexico's Velas Resorts, is now open. With the excellence that earned sister property Grand Velas Los Cabos the prestigious Forbes Travel Guide Five Star rating, the new boutique hotel cost $50 million to build. It is Velas Resorts' third property in Los Cabos, complementing the AAA Five Diamond family-friendly Grand Velas Los Cabos and Mar del Cabo by Velas Resorts, an adults only boutique hotel and Velas' only European Plan offering.
Adults only, Grand Velas Boutique is a stylish sanctuary, its own world of relaxation, pampering, with the personal service for which Velas Resorts is known. Highlights of Grand Velas' signature facilities and services available at the new beachfront property include 79 luxurious suites, a two star Michelin consulting chef with creative dining experiences, wine selection inspired by the proximity to Mexico's fine wine region, and innovative spa treatments inspired by Mexican culture. A Technogym fitness center with the latest line of equipment, indoor and outdoor ocean view event spaces, novel botanical-designed infinity pool, and private beach area complete the offerings. A special perk, guests of Grand Velas Boutique have access to sister property Grand Velas Los Cabos' five gourmet dinner restaurants led by top chefs with no additional charge.
Grand Velas Boutique features 79 spacious suites, all over 900 sq. ft. with living area with sofa, walk-in shower, and two queens or one king size bed. With garden or ocean views, each suite's private terrace is large with outdoor seating, accompanied by a Jacuzzi or plunge pool and firepit. A contemporary Mexican design features a neutral palate with handsome textural interest and Mexican art complemented by metal accents. Daily turndown, round-the-clock personal concierge service, daily stocked premium mini-bar with refreshments and snacks, red and white wine, artisanal Mezcal, Nespresso Vertuo Coffee Maker, and electric tea pot are all available insuite. A high definition flat screen with digital cable TV, Molton Brown bath amenities, Dyson hair dryers and straighteners, Aromatherapy diffuser, goose down pillows and comforters, and a pillow menu are also included. Bathrooms offer a Vitamin C filtered handheld shower head that neutralizes chlorine, saves water and leaves guests with shiny, luscious hair and a glowing complexion.
Gourmet Culinary Program
Complemented by an expansive wine selection inspired by the proximity to Mexico's fine wine region, the culinary offering at Grand Velas Boutique also ups the ante.
Loto is a culinary masterpiece. The essence of Japanese cuisine is harmoniously blended with the traditional technique of the robata grill, a slow-cooking method over an open fire. With an elegant ambiance, Loto combines the rich flavors of the Japanese grill and artistic presentations. Each dish highlights the natural flavors of the finest meats, shellfish, fish, and vegetables, forging a seamless fusion between tradition and creativity. Del Mar restaurant offers an exciting fusion of flavors complemented by a privileged seaside location. Throughout the day, the restaurant features gastronomic options expertly prepared, available in both buffets and à la carte. During the day, guests enjoy an expansive breakfast selection inclusive of traditional Mexican favorites and continental options and lunch of delectable appetizers, fresh seafood, grilled cuts, a wide selection of salads, decadent desserts, creative cocktails, fresh juices, and other beverages. In the evening, themed dinners transport guests to different corners of the globe through its specialized menus.
True to its name, Roca Bar pays homage to the distinctive rock formations that define the destination. Boasting one of the most exceptional vistas, it provides an unparalleled vantage point of the deep azure Sea of Cortez. An inviting ambiance beckons those searching for serenity, with a refreshing beverage and freshly prepared ceviche. As the night falls, the terrace becomes an exclusive stage for observing Los Cabos' renowned starry sky. Additionally, 51 Bar, offering one's preferred morning beverage accompanied by an assortment of freshly baked bread, pastries, and grab-and-go treats for a light breakfast, transitions to a team of skilled bartenders preparing craft cocktails in the evening. A haven tailored for devotees of iconic Mexican distillates, Agave tasting room is a tribute to the nation's authentic spirits. A curated assortment of premium tequilas and mezcals, from gentle, oak-aged varieties that have matured in barrels to character-rich ‘reposados' and artfully crafted mezcals, each libation embodies the passion and mastery of Mexico's distillers.
Guests of Grand Velas Boutique Los Cabos can dine at the five fine-dining dinner restaurants at sister Grand Velas Los Cabos where food, creativity and presentation are comparable to that of top restaurants in world capitals.
Opening February 2024, SE Spa at Grand Velas Boutique Los Cabos will provide an oasis of calm and tranquility, where guests can escape and immerse themselves in a sensory journey inspired by the fusion of the ocean and desert unique to the state of Baja California Sur. Four ocean-view treatment rooms will be offered, two of which are dedicated to couples treatments. Signature treatments include "Sounds of the Ocean," a relaxing massage harmonized with vibratory bowl sound therapy, and the energizing "Ice and Fire Therapy," which combines the heat of obsidian stones and cool effects of marble stones to stimulate blood circulation and energy balance. Guests can choose from a range of other treatments including massages, mindfulness therapies, "Experiences with Approach," and harmonizing rituals, all tailored to balance and rejuvenate the body and mind. Guests can also look forward to unique wellness aspects, such as infrared heat detoxification therapy, meditation, and sleep therapy in a specialized station equipped with the latest technology. All treatments include a Grand Velas Boutique Los Cabos signature wellness ceremony, which takes guests through a series of restorative environments including a sauna, steam room, ice room, and jacuzzi. The ceremony culminates in a magnesium pool experience, offering a selection of jets to soothe and invigorate. Taking inspiration from Mexican culture, the spa places a strong emphasis on sound therapy, incorporating relaxing sounds of ocean waves and desert nights into treatments to achieve a deeper level of relaxation. Further enhancing the spa experience, top-of-the-line skincare products from EviDenS de Beauté, Natura Bisse, and Babor will be used during treatments.
Memorable Meetings & Special Events
Grand Velas Boutique offers exceptional venues tailored for meetings, corporate retreats, social gatherings, and celebrations from stunning gardens and oceanfront terraces, to an elegant ballroom. Indoors, the Tamayo Ballroom is 2,745 sq ft that can be subdivided into three rooms for intimate gatherings. For events up to 120 people, Terraza del Sol offers 8,551 sq ft of panoramic oceanview outdoor space.
In addition to customizable meeting space, the resort offers cutting-edge audiovisual technology, technical support, and secretarial and translation services. With its convenient location to the airport, special pre- and- post -group rates, and easy access to an abundance of local activities, Grand Velas Boutique is a perfect destination for a meeting and a vacation all in one. The resort's expert meetings and events team is dedicated to deliver accessible, well-equipped and exceptional meetings and events tailored to every guest's need.
Contemporary Mexican Design
Ricardo Elias, principal of Elias and Elias Architects in Guadalajara, who designed the highly acclaimed Grand Velas Resorts in Riviera Maya, Riviera Nayarit and Los Cabos, returned once again as the architectural designer for Grand Velas Boutique Hotel Los Cabos. Created to exist harmoniously within the rugged topography of its environment as a series of terraces with hanging gardens, the Grand Velas Boutique steps down to the sea providing views of the Sea of Cortez throughout the property. The timeless design is one of informal elegance, with neutral coloring and a contemporary showcase of traditional Mexican architecture and craftsmanship. The concept of the lattice of the main façade was to achieve a three-dimensional floral texture of wood, which functions on one hand as a light diffuser into the lobby but also as the differentiator and focal point of the exterior architecture. The most striking thing about this hotel, unlike any other, is that it is terraced in a staggered arrangement that manages to have sunshine in each of the rooms, all framed by the hanging bougainvillea planters. The stepped building softens its encounter with the beach and the sea and Mexican touches are found throughout, including a lush garden with many local cacti. Another visual highlight, the mosaic design of the bottom of the pool in tiles in shades of green and pink are designed to look like a garden.
Ernesto Vela, founder and director of Vela Ruiz Arquitectos, created spaces within Grand Velas Boutique that invite relaxation with natural materials and a soothing natural palette. The design and architecture of Loto will transport guests to the most sophisticated districts of Japan.
The boutique, lobby, and spa design are under the design direction of Melin Castro, Image Director at Velas Resorts and director of the interior design firm M.C Design based in Guadalajara. A highlight of the resort's art program is work from renowned Mexican visual artist Adrián Guerrero in the lobby. Guerrero's work denotes a constant search to analyze human perception supported by the field of philosophy from different levels, generating new reflections and re-signifying what seems to be common to us. A display of art is featured in every corner of Grand Velas Boutique. Alone valued at $100,000 USD, two striking white oak benches handcrafted by Matthias Pliessnig are a visual highlight of the lobby. The sinuous forms each mirror the design lines of the other.
Room rates start at $600 USD per person per night in double occupancy. Gourmet meals, premium branded beverages, 24-hour in-suite service, nightly entertainment, taxes, gratuity, and more are also included in the resort's nightly rate. For reservations or additional information, please call 1-888-407-4869 or visit loscabosboutique.grandvelas.
About Velas Resorts:
Velas Resorts in Riviera Maya, Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit, and Los Cabos have earned 56 AAA Diamonds, including the prestigious Five Diamond Award. In addition to Grand Velas Los Cabos' recent receipt of the Five-Star rating from Forbes Travel Guide, the first and only all-inclusive in Mexico to earn the distinction, other esteemed international awards for services and facilities include Virtuoso's Best Family Program, Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Award for spa, and TripAdvisor's Top Hotels in the World, among others. Offering unparalleled all-inclusive experiences, properties include Grand Velas in Los Cabos, with dramatic ocean views and unique spaces infusing every area of the resort; Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, which enjoys a long stretch of pristine beach and a dramatic backdrop of the Sierra Madre mountains; and Grand Velas Riviera Maya, offering a sophisticated resort experience in the Caribbean with jungle and beach settings. In Puerto Vallarta, Velas Vallarta is a family-friendly all suites resort and spa located on Banderas Bay and Casa Velas is a boutique adults-only hotel located on the Marina Vallarta Golf Course. Casa Velas' guests have beach access at Táu Beach Club, a casual, relaxed atmosphere overlooking the ocean, with a jacuzzi, pool, delectable cuisine, and an expansive event space. Mar del Cabo, a boutique hotel on Mexico's Baja Peninsula, opened in December 2018 as its only European Plan offering. The adults-only Grand Velas Boutique Los Cabos is a new resort and concept in the all inclusive space which opened in December 2023. Velas Resorts was built by Eduardo Vela Ruiz, founder and president of Velas Resorts, with brother Juan Vela, vice president of Velas Resorts, by his side. Explore tips, recipes, lifestyle and travel trends, and the latest news about Velas Resorts on the digital mag: www.velasmagazine.com.