With over a one year delay, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts will be opening this August and Irongate, Four Seasons Resort Los Cabos at Costa Palmas, a luxury resort and private residences on the pristine beaches of Baja’s eastern shore. The resort will be part of the exclusive Costa Palmas resort community, which will also feature a private marina and members-only beach and yacht club, all set along a two-mile (3.2 kilometre) stretch of immaculate white-sand beach and the warm, swimmable waters of the Sea of Cortez.
The 145-key Resort will feature a low-density layout spread across multiple buildings, and a collection of whole-ownership oceanfront, marina-side and golf-side private residences, as well as an intimate collection of custom single-family beachfront private residence villas. Alongside multiple pools, extensive indoor and outdoor event and wedding facilities, and five unique dining outlets, the Resort will also feature a Robert Trent Jones II signature 18-hole golf course, full-service spa and progressive fitness facilities.
The extensive grounds of the Resort will be connected to an adjacent yachting marina that will feature up to two hundred slips to accommodate yachts up to 250 feet (76 metres) and its own ocean-side marina village, complete with artisanal boutiques, additional dining options and locally-curated music and art.
Positioned on Costa Palmas’ unprecedented two-mile stretch of coastline with a safe, swimmable beach and an international marina, Four Seasons Resort Los Cabos is set to become the preeminent place for family and friends to reconnect year after year.
The East Cape’s location on the warm, crystal-clear waters of the Sea of Cortez makes for excellent snorkelling and diving, some of the world’s best light tackle and sport fishing, and world-class windsurfing and kite boarding. The idyllic setting at the base of the Sierra de la Laguna Mountains also offers endless opportunities for land adventure, from hiking, biking, and horseback riding to exploring waterfalls, spring-fed freshwater pools and hot springs.
Four Seasons Resort Los Cabos at Costa Palmas marks the third addition to the company’s growing Mexican collection, which currently includes properties in Punta Mita and Mexico City. i.
The Costa Palmas master plan is a collaboration of Vita Inc. (San Rafael, California), Guerin Glass Architects (Brooklyn, New York) and Humberto Artigas Architects (Aguascalientes, Mexico) with interior design by TAL Studio (Las Vegas, Nevada).
Nevertheless, based on the average quality renderings released so far and the described concept, the Four Seasons Resort Los Cabos at Costa Palmas will hardly be in a position to compete with other top luxury resorts in the Mexican retreat, despite the perk of access to the golf course. The leading luxury hotels in Los Cabos include the Rosewood and Montage as well as the spectacularly designed Viceroy
This shows once again the weakness of Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts which has yet to appoint a CEO since the departure of its former one in June 2018 and the jailing in Saudi Arabia of one of its most important shareholders, HRH Prince Al Waleed who has been gradually selling all his Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts hotel assets since 2017, so far, with the exception of Four Seasons George V Paris.
In 2019, Four Seasons Hotels has the lowest number of new opening of the past 4 years, losing ground to major direct competitors such as Mandarin Oriental Hotels, Rosewood Hotels, Accor (Raffles, Fairmont) and even Kempinski Hotels which has secured two global flagship properties in 2018, Singapore and Dubai (Emerald Palace).
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