Case Study

Grand Solmar at Rancho San Lucas Resort In a Desert-By-The-Sea Locale, Private Oases Redefine Cabo Luxury

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

The Challenge

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.

Project Features

  • 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

At Solmar Hotels & Resorts, we continuously strive to elevate the experience for our guests and residents. Grand Solmar at Rancho San Lucas Resort certainly does that and more, presenting an all-encompassing experience of resort, residential and golf in the most envied location.

Solmar Hotel & Resorts vice president of operations