Architectural Digest: January, 2010
article by: Maria Alcocer MM
photography: Cortesia Capella Pedregal
Intimate haven set on a cliff where the Pacific Ocean meets the Sea of Cortes
Born a star on the horizon of Cabo San Lucas. This is a new concept in luxury hospitality whose service has been created to exceed the highest expectations of its guests.
Evoking a small Mediterranean town on the side of the mountains, Capella Pedregal is the new resort which is a few minutes from the vibrant nightlife of Cabo San Lucas, in what seems a world apart, since it is located in the exclusive Pedregal.
Access is only by a private tunnel 300 meters long was dug through the mountain, which transports people to paradise - Capella Pedregal. Upon arrival, guests will feel wrapped in an atmosphere of luxury and comfort, they are welcomed to a stunning panoramic, making this resort a unique destination in Mexico. " Capella Pedregal is no exception, our guests feel so pampered as if they were staying with their most enduring friend, " asserted Peter Bowling, general manager of the hotel, who heads a team of experts in the hospitality industry.
Fulfilling the wishes of the guests is guaranteed by Personal Assistants - Capella Hallmark, who are responsible for performing everything from a reservation to dinner to coordinating a trip on our yachts. " Every request is anticipated and every desire is satisfied through our sixth sense for guest service " indicated Peter Bowling.
Notably, the hotel celebrates Mexican culture through a fascinating mix of decorative elements, and in the rooms which represent both traditional style with contemporary style of Mexico. This touch was achieved by staging a sophisticated design three architecture firms recognized: HKS Inc. in the exteriors, Paul Duesing Partners in the interiors, and SWA Group in the landscape architecture.
Capella Pedregal is an oasis. It has five bedroom Ocean View Rooms, 39 Deluxe Ocean View Rooms, eight bedroom Capella Star Suites, three Beach Casitas, two suites, and one Presidential Capella Villa, giving a total of 66 rooms ranging from 600 square feet to 3,000 square feet (Presidential Villa). Each room or suite has a private terrace, a pool from which guests can enjoy magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean, a telescope for star gazing, and a rain forest style shower and hand held spray.
As for the dining experience, guests can choose from three difference environments: " Don Manuel's " is an urban restaurant in the heart of the resort, renowned for its extraordinary contemporary Mexican cuisine. " El Farallon " offers seafood specialties in a stunning outdoor area, suspended above the breaking waves. And finally there is the " Beach Club ", next to the pool, preparing a more causal dish.
For its part, the Auriga Spa wellness center is considered the main part of the hotel. With 12,000 square feet, it is the first spa in Mexico with treatments created by Sylvia Sepielli, who helped shape the unique culture of the country to introduce visitors to the incredible world of faith healing traditions.
Finally, the dream of an unforgettable holiday in a magical place has become reality thanks to Capella Pedregal, where the key is to pamper the guests and make them feel at home.