Classic Cabo San Lucas Hotelier Solmar recognized that savvy vacationers were reconsidering their ideas of luxury and seeking greater personalization in their travel experiences. In a departure from typical all-encompassing resort models, they sought to develop a more natural and open-ended experience. The designers were challenged to complement this remote setting and bring a new flavor to its existing beachfront properties on the southern tip of the peninsula.
The Design Solution
The 600-key resort on the Pacific side of Cabo San Lucas was developed around windswept sand dunes and 100-year-old arroyos. Natural curves, views, and site opportunities guided the planning of the site, which includes 43 buildings, a salt water lagoon, luxurious spa facilities and a ballroom and business center. The breezy property, surrounded by desert landscape, highlights indoor-outdoor connections, and provides continuity with its sister properties through the use of vernacular materials and the resort’s signature cupula motif.
The Design Impact
Solmar’s resort on a pristine desert landscape lets vacationers experience the allure of a private oasis while enjoying the amenities of a luxury suite. From warm and inviting interiors, to a striking and preserved natural landscape, the design invites greater attention to natural beauty and promotes a new, experience-focused paradigm in resort development.
- 43 total buildings
- Business center
- Spa and salon
- Retail and market
- Seven restaurants and a kids’ club
- 27 hectares
- Salt Water Lagoon and Lazy River
- 18-hole Greg Norman championship course