Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts and Irongate announced plans today for a luxury resort and private residences on the pristine beaches of Baja's eastern shore. With planning in place for a 2018 opening, Four Seasons Resort Los Cabos at Costa Palmas will be part of the exclusive Costa Palmas resort community, which will also feature a private marina and members-only beach and yacht club, all set along a two-mile (3.2 kilometre) stretch of immaculate white-sand beach and the warm, swimmable waters of the Sea of Cortez.
"Irongate has a tremendous vision for the Costa Palmas community and we are excited to work in partnership to create the region's premier luxury destination," says J. Allen Smith, President and CEO, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. "Los Cabos has long been a favourite destination for luxury travellers and is a natural fit for Four Seasons as we extend our presence in Mexico. We look forward to inviting our guests from around the world to experience Four Seasons legendary quality and service as they discover the richness and beauty of Baja's East Cape."
The 145-key Resort will feature a low-density layout spread across multiple buildings, and a collection of whole-ownership oceanfront, marina-side and golf-side private residences, as well as an intimate collection of custom single-family beachfront private residence villas. Alongside multiple pools, extensive indoor and outdoor event and wedding facilities, and five unique dining outlets, the Resort will also feature a Robert Trent Jones II signature 18-hole golf course, full-service spa and progressive fitness facilities. The extensive grounds of the Resort will be connected to an adjacent yachting marina that will feature up to two hundred slips to accommodate yachts up to 250 feet (76 metres) and its own ocean-side marina village, complete with artisanal boutiques, additional dining options and locally-curated music and art.
"We created Four Seasons Resort Los Cabos for families and groups of friends who appreciate a fresh and mindful approach to resort design and lifestyle. The Resort is a place for those of all ages who seek both a spirited adventure and impeccable service," says Jason Grosfeld, founder of Irongate. "Positioned on Costa Palmas' unprecedented two-mile stretch of coastline with a safe, swimmable beach and an international marina, Four Seasons Resort Los Cabos is set to become the preeminent place for family and friends to reconnect year after year."
The East Cape's location on the warm, crystal-clear waters of the Sea of Cortez makes for excellent snorkelling and diving, some of the world's best light tackle and sport fishing, and world-class windsurfing and kite boarding. The idyllic setting at the base of the Sierra de la Laguna Mountains also offers endless opportunities for land adventure, from hiking, biking, and horseback riding to exploring waterfalls, spring-fed freshwater pools and hot springs. With fresh water coming off the mountains throughout the year, the East Cape also provides ideal conditions for organic farming.
Four Seasons Resort Los Cabos at Costa Palmas marks the third addition to the company's growing Mexican collection, which currently includes properties in Punta Mita and Mexico City. The Resort will join an exclusive collection of Four Seasons resorts in destinations including the Maldives, Seychelles, Bora Bora, Koh Samui, and Hawaii.
The Costa Palmas master plan is a collaboration of Vita Inc. (San Rafael, California), Guerin Glass Architects (Brooklyn, New York) and Humberto Artigas Architects (Aguascalientes, Mexico) with interior design by TAL Studio (Las Vegas, Nevada).
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