Hilton’s Waldorf Astoria brand will assumes operation of the award-winning Resort at Pedregal,known as one of the top hotels in Mexico by the end of the year. The luxury retreat is set on a 24 acre escarpment over the Sea of Cortez with 115 guestrooms and suites.
“As the brand’s first property to debut in Mexico, Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal showcases the expanding of our luxury portfolio to some of the world’s most sought after destinations,” said Dino Michael, global head, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts.
Guestrooms and Suites
The property comes with private plunge pools and a refined, upscale design inspired by the surrounding area’s natural elements. A fusion of modern luxury and authentic Mexican style, rooms and suites feature neutral color palettes of beiges and browns and marble floors, as well as natural elements in wood lamps and tables. Guests are pampered with rainforest showers, stand-alone bathtubs, outdoor areas with fire pits, private chefs and more.
The resort features three swimming pools including an infinity pool flowing into the horizon of the Pacific Ocean, a saltwater pool and a children’s pool.
Luna y Mar Spa, cited by Forbes Travel Guide, allows guests to select from a variety of organic treatments inspired by the lunar cycle, the sea and authentic Mexican folk healing, including herbal detoxes and rose-crystal lymphatic facials. The spa offers a wellness grotto with local herbal remedies, steam rooms, saunas, ice rooms, whirlpools and a saltwater meditation pool. Fitness classes include Pilates and yoga, all with an oceanfront view.
• As the resort’s signature restaurant, Don Manuel’s utilizes ingredients sourced locally and regionally to serve up authentic dishes within a Mexican hacienda.
• The cliffside El Farallon offers an ocean-to-table menu developed by a culinary team that guides foodies in selecting side dishes and wine pairings against the sound of crashing waves.
• In the center of the pool bar sits Crudo, which incorporates local flavors into casual fare including a variety of fresh ceviche and sushi for light midday meals.
• The Beach Club is popular for its freshly caught fish and crisps, and the organic vegetables from local farmers that go into crafting featured dishes such as spiced pork belly buns and braised Angus brisket tacos.
• Guests can arrange for a private chef in the comfort of their suites for personalized meals on their terraces or indulge in handcrafted cocktails from one of the resort’s on-demand cocktail carts available throughout the property.
Lay of the Land
The expansive resort near the legendary Land’s End rock formations and the Cabo Marina, celebrates its 10thanniversary this year. The resort is accessed by a private tunnel where the Pacific Ocean meets the Sea of Cortez on the southernmost tip of the Baja California Peninsula. To this end, guests find a curated collection of luxury experiences highlighting the Baja’s location. Local naturalists, adventurers and farmers have designed itineraries to expose guests to local experiences according to their interests and tastes. Activities also include sunrise paddle boarding, jungle exploration, swimming with whale sharks, scuba diving, horseback riding, yacht tours and cooking classes.
Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal will be part of Hilton Honors, the guest-loyalty program for Hilton’s 17 distinct hotel brands. Celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, Hilton currently has a portfolio of nearly 150 hotels and resorts across 25 countries in the Caribbean and Latin America, including nearly 70 in Mexico. The company is actively pursuing additional growth opportunities in the Caribbean and Latin America and has a robust pipeline of nearly 90 hotels throughout the region, including 30 projects in Mexico.