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The Cape, Cabo’s First Thompson Hotel, Opens

The Cape, Cabo’s First Thompson Hotel, Opens

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There’s lots to love about Los Cabos – we should know, given that we just returned from a visit and will be sharing coverage over the coming weeks. But today, we bring you exciting news – not only have 85% of the area’s hotels now fully re-opened following last year’s devastating hurricane, but there’s another exciting new luxury option for discerning guests.

Thompson Hotels has launched their first entry into Mexico with The Cape, a 161-room Cabo San Lucas resort with a retro, 1960s Southern California-meets-Baja vibe.

Located along the world-renowned surfer’s paradise known as Monuments Beach, the resort offers unobstructed views of the region’s most famous landmark, The Arch, from virtually any vantage point on property—an amenity exclusive to The Cape and a result of its precise architectural positioning.

Designed like many of its high-end counterparts, The Cape features a seamless blend of indoor and outdoor living through lots of glass and urban and natural elements, albeit in a more modern form than many of the area’s luxury resorts. Highlights include the lobby’s deep black concrete ceilings suspended above a life-size whale sculpture made from salvaged driftwood and custom-designed, mid-century modern furnishings.

The arrival process is magnificent, with its wrought-iron gates and private drive with concrete sculptures marking the way to the open-air lobby that showcases panoramic views of the Sea of Cortez.

We love that all of the 161 guestrooms feature  unobstructed ocean views as well as outdoor terraces—many boasting hanging daybeds for enjoying the picturesque surroundings.

Our favorite room? The “Surfer Villa”—a two-story luxury suite with a private entrance, featuring a private pergola with an outdoor grill and adjacent plunge pool; gaming room with pool table; library; sauna; and a fully equipped, state-of-the-art kitchen. All rooms come with binoculars for whale watching, cotton kimono robes, and a custom tequila amenity. The latter amenity, which is exclusive to The Cape, includes a hand-etched crystal bottle engraved with the resort’s logo, fresh orange slices, and Sal de Gusano (or “worm salt,” a traditional accompaniment consisting of a smoky salt made from the gusano worm). Minibars are also stocked with local Baja beers, among other regional specialties.

Dining at The Cape is also a highlight – celebrated chef Enrique Olvera (a 2015 James Beard Foundation Award finalist) oversees the hotel’s 114-seat signature restaurant, Manta, in addition to developing select dishes for The Cape’s other dining and drinking destinations. Olvera’s menu at Manta celebrates Pacific Rim traditions, taking inspiration from his native Mexico, as well as Peru, Japan, and beyond.Don’t miss the dedicated tortilla nook—a section of the restaurant where staff trained in traditional technique will hand prepare all tortillas.

The Roof Top, an open-air lounge six stories above sea level, is also sure to be popular.  The only rooftop lounge in the city, it is open day and night and features a communal seating area and fire pit, a lush vertical garden, water features, two bars, and a menu of Mexican-style tapas and craft Baja beers.

Intro rates start at just $399 (and go up to $599 soon), which makes this a reasonable alternative to many luxury properties in the Cabo corridor. We can’t wait to visit!

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