CUSTOM DESIGNED LUXURY
Luxury Living International: October, 2009
article by: Ashley Garris
photography: Luxury Living International
Capella Pedregal takes Cabo San Lucas Beaches and hospitality to a higher level, from top to bottom
Have you ever vacationed abroad, and felt the mattress was a little too stiff and uncomfortable, or the windows too small? The service too native, and the food a little too foreign? These subtle things make the difference between an "okay" experience and an unforgettable, thoroughly relaxing, trip.
At Capella Pedregal, Cabo San Lucas, every detail in specifically designed for each individual guest, as it should be - but so rarely is. This is a place where guests will feel very "special". Located directly on the rocky, southernmost tip of Mexico's Baja California Peninsula in Cabo San Lucas, the Diaz Rivera family saved its most majestic slice of paradise for luxuries that rival the most exclusive oceanfront resorts in the world. These 24 acres are really special because it's accented by the Pacific Ocean colliding with the Sea of Cortez in view of the legendary rock formations, Land's End. "Cabo" is already well-known and highly sought for its pristine sands, beautiful mountains, and stark desert, but Capella Pedregal brings luxury to altogether different heights. Offering highly tailored service, custom architecture, and luxuries unlike any other place in Mexico, this resort caters directly to the guests' individualized tastes and desires. Each guest is assigned a personalized staff that focuses solely on their desires and on insuring that the vacation exceeds their wildest expectations of service, enjoyment and comfort.
From the moment residents and guests step off the place at Los Cabos International Airport, their car arrives with cold, scented towels and bottled-water to carry them to the luxurious accommodations. Then, the unforgettable experience begins as they enter through the giant, touch-lit cave leading from downtown Cabo San Lucas to the reception area of Capella Pedregal. Seeing the glow of the Pacific Ocean from the lobby, guests immediately sense that this is going to be an extraordinary trip. Once their personal staff greets them and takes their bags, worries, and inhibitions vanish.
"We are a luxury boutique hotel as well as a residential community, but what makes our resort different is lifestyle," says General Manager Peter Bowling. "We provide top, caring service, and this flows into the residency side because we want to get to know our guests." Capella initiates catering to the tastes of its guest via "Personal Assistants," a Capella brand signature. Communications prior to guests' arrival clarify the necessary desires, expectations and preferences to provide a welcoming entrance to the resort. Once guests arrive, Personal Assistants sweep them away to their very own oceanfront suite that is set up perfectly for them, because the guests have already chosen every detail from the bedroom to the bathroom, kitchen, patio and even they can work with a group of Capella interior designers to specialize their home. Also, by storing personal items at the resort, owners can arrive with their family photos and clothes hanging in their desired locations. In addition, each resort home is designed to allow the optimum amount of natural light to enliven the suite but still maintain the privacy of an exotic getaway.
Other luxuries to enjoy are the subtleties a valet, and transport ready at a moment's notice - to take guests to any destination for activities like fishing, shopping, dining, and golfing. In addition, all guests and homeowners have full access to the Cabo Marina and Capella Pedregal Yacht Club, where they can cruise the Pacific on 61-foot luxury Viking sports-fishing and cruising yachts.
However the ultimate, top-tier attraction to Capella Pedregal is the resort's 12,000 square foot Auriga Spa and fitness facility. This extraordinary and unique facility is built on a mountain top that runs from the sea to the summit. Designed treatments by Sylvia Sepielli, the mountaintop spa contains a private relaxation area overlooking the Pacific Ocean all the way to the horizon, along with a diverse range of spa treatments with indigenous Mexican materials and practices. "We have one of the top spas in Mexico, and if one steps outside of the beautiful walls of the 10,000 meter ocean-view spa, there is direct access to the lagoon below," says Bowling. "The Auriga signature spa has indulgences personally designed for couples or individuals all for the perfect relaxation experience."
With only 31 shared-ownership Residences and 20 full-ownership Capella Casonas, this resort is the very definition of exclusive, so vacationers should jump on this opportunity quickly to gain their own share since the entire first phase of residential offerings is sold out, and phase II properties have begun selling at an even more brisk pace. "When vacationing or residing at the beautiful and elegant Capella Pedregal, our guests will experience only the best," says Bowling.