A NEW STANDARD IN LOS CABOS LUXURY
By Rick Stedman
There is Los Cabos luxury, and then there is The Cape. One of the newest properties in Los Cabos, The Cape, a Thompson Hotel, will sure to up the standard for class and customer service. With over-the-top amenities and a breathtaking location, The Cape is highly inspired by the community and culture in which it resides.
“We are thrilled to expand Thompson Hotels beyond urban locales and introduce not only our first project in Mexico, but also a wholly distinct concept to the Los Cabos hospitality landscape,” says Niki Leondakis, CEO of Commune Hotels & Resorts. “Our mission for The Cape has always been to create an environment evocative of both the brand’s urban roots and the resort’s seductive Baja setting. We are honored to have worked with talents like Javier Sanchez and José Noé Suro, each of whom have helped shape and bring our vision to life.” e community and culture in which it resides.
Connection to the Sea
The Cape’s connection to the sea is woven throughout the resort’s design, spearheaded by internationally renowned Mexican architect Javier Sanchez and partner Benedikt Fahlbusch of JSa Arquitectura, in collaboration with Arquitectura de Interiores. The JSa Arquitectura and Arquitectura de Interiores teams worked closely with Thompson Hotels to integrate the brand’s signature mid-century modern aesthetic with a vibrant 1960s Mexico-meets-Southern California feel. Highlights include custom furniture handmade in Mexico, found both in-room and throughout the public spaces; original, regionally-produced art, curated in collaboration with celebrated ceramicist José Noé Suro.
Located in the white sand Monuments Beach area, The Cape is only a few miles from downtown Los Cabos, set on this pristine and secluded surfing destination. The location also offers unobstructed views of The Arch, a stunning natural phenomenon of granite carved into an arch by centuries of wind and sea exposure. This spectacular view of the Baja landscape can be enjoyed from any of the 161 guest rooms, all of which boast private terraces. The never-ending views are just as spectacular from the expansive rooftop lounge and garden that sits six floors above sea level.
“Our secluded beachfront setting is not only a magnet for surfing aficionados,” says hotel General Manager Eduardo Segura, “we’re also ideally positioned to provide guests a serene setting to relax and easy access to Los Cabos’ many seaside activities and cultural offerings – from kayaking, diving, and whale watching, to day trips to the architectural gems found in historic San José del Cabo.”
Celebrated chef Enrique Olvera is hailed as a culinary innovator with a deft hand for forward-thinking Mexican cuisine. Renowned both in Mexico and the U.S., Olvera brings his trailblazing culinary approach to the resort’s 114-seat restaurant, Manta, while additionally developing signature dishes for its multiple dining and lounge concepts.
“My menus will reflect the feel of The Cape, a mix of modern elements and casual Baja style,” says Olvera. “Think homemade tortillas, fresh, locally-sourced seafood, and craft beer brewed right here in Baja. And while the Los Cabos region will certainly provide culinary inspiration, our guests will also find a sense of discovery through new flavors and dishes they haven’t yet experienced travelling in Mexico.”
The signature restaurant Manta features an exhibition kitchen and a menu that celebrates Pacific Rim flavors and techniques. Large hand-carved wooden doors at its entrance open to a seductively lit corridor and wine wall, eventually leading to a main dining room integrating a mixture of natural elements into its design, including wood, dark stone, and leather. An intimate private dining room with a fireplace seats 20 guests, and an expansive outdoor terrace offers ocean-side dining.
For those looking to hold a meeting at The Cape, several options are available. The A-Frame can accommodate 120 guests, the Green Room is for smaller groups of 12 or less, and the Glimpse can take on a capacity of up to 220.
Located 35 minutes from San José del Cabo International Airport, The Cape also features an outdoor infinity pool and an outdoor saltwater pool; 24-hour in-room dining; complementary wireless Internet access throughout the hotel; a full-service salon, spa, and fitness center; and complimentary valet parking.
For more information, visit ThompsonHotels.com.