In recent years, the trend in travel has shifted from value-conscious to those seeking hotels that are unique in style, design-centric and offer a distinct, curated experience. Boutique hotels complement the newest era of hospitality, giving tourists a more immersive and customizable stay with accommodations and service on par – or better – than those offered by resort chains. And in Los Cabos, Mexico, which is known for its roster of five-star chain resorts, boutique is finally having its moment with the recent openings of Casa del Mar Golf Resort & Spa and the barefoot elegance of the hip arts-inspired hideaway, Hotel El Ganzo.
Casa Del Mar, a beautiful 19th century-style Mexican hacienda, is a secluded and elegant wellness sanctuary that perfectly reflects Mexico’s charm. The intimate resort, situated right on the ocean, offers impeccable facilities for a relaxing, private escape. The hotel’s spacious suites are framed by lush gardens, fountains and pools, creating a peaceful and tranquil atmosphere for guests. In addition, Casa del Mar offers unique spa services at their renewed Sueños Spa, including a Global Traditions series for the jetsetter featuring Balinese, Mayan, Baja sacred stone, Thai yoga and Abyanga treatments. The hotel also delights guests with gourmet Mexican Nouvelle cuisine incorporating ingredients from the hotel’s organic vegetable and herb garden. The 50-room property is a design lover’s paradise with period pieces, intricate tiles, rustic touches like a carriage placed at the very entrance and Mexican artwork displayed throughout. Those who practice/play golf will more than enjoy Casa del Mar, which is affiliated with three championship golf courses, Cabo Real, Puerto Los Cabos and Club Campestre San José, and features a Sport Bar for post-game drinks and bites.
Casa del Mar’s sister property, Hotel El Ganzo, brings a whole new vibe to Cabo. El Ganzo’s modern ambience is enchanced with natural, wooden custom-created furnishings and one-of-a-kind artworks featured throughout the resort’s 69 rooms. Hotel El Ganzo stands at the base of the Puerto Los Cabos Marina, on an fisherman’s wharf, boasting minimalistic suites, staffers who tend to guests in white Converse sneakers, an underground recording studio visited by the likes of Brett Dennen, Natalia Lafourcade, and Magic Giant and a rooftop pool offering limitless views of the Sea of Cortez. The stylish resort celebrates diversity and creativity with its Artists in Residence program which welcomes visual artists and musicians to enjoy the property in exchange for a piece of their artistry on any section of the resort they wish to adorn. In addition, guests at Hotel El Ganzo have access to the Beach Club, with one of the few swimmable beaches in Cabo, where guests can Stand Up Paddle, partake in Yoga classes and eat casual, seaside fare.
Casa del Mar and Hotel El Ganzo are both owned and operated by Grupo Questro, one of the most prominent developers in Los Cabos and Mexico at large. Casa del Mar and Hotel El Ganzo comprise the group’s Boutique Division of exclusive hotels within the destination. Los Cabos leader and hotelier, Ella Messerli serves as General Manager at Casa del Mar and Hotel El Ganzo.