Forbes Travel Guide unveiled its annual Star Rating list today, naming Esperanza, An Auberge Resort, the Relais & Châteaux property overlooking the Sea of Cortez in Cabo San Lucas, as a new Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel for 2016. With this announcement, Esperanza becomes a part of an elite group of 154 Five-Star hotels in the world and is one of only two Los Cabos hotels and one of six Mexico resorts to receive this prestigious Five-Star award. Forbes Travel Guide rated 1,262 properties for its 2016 announcement, which included rating Los Cabos properties for the first time since its inception in 1958.

looking-over-hotel-pool“We are truly honored to receive the coveted Five-Star distinction by Forbes Travel Guide and join a distinguished group of the finest hotels, restaurants and spas around the world,” said Marc Rodriguez, General Manager of Esperanza, An Auberge Resort. “This tremendous achievement would not have been possible without our talented and dedicated staff. Following Esperanza’s re-opening and comprehensive redesign of our entire resort last year, our team has been as committed as ever in providing the best experiences for our guests and continuing to set the standard for luxury in Cabo.”

The Five-Star designation is bestowed to properties that meet the stringent and uncompromising standards of Forbes’ professional and anonymous inspectors with rigorous testing of every aspect of the property experience. The select group of hotels are noted for “virtually flawless service and the finest of amenities … a destination unto itself” according to Forbes.

We are truly honored to receive the coveted Five-Star distinction by Forbes Travel Guide and join a distinguished group of the finest hotels, restaurants and spas around the world,” said Marc Rodriguez, General Manager of Esperanza, An Auberge Resort.

Esperanza’s comprehensive redesign unveiled in 2015 ushered in a new era of luxury and sophistication for the property. The resort underwent an extensive renovation – a complete transformation of all of guest rooms and public spaces and the introduction of a new Pesca Ceviche Bar. Exuding barefoot elegance and sensual relaxation, Esperanza’s contemporary redesign by HKS Hospitality Group and landscape architect George Girvin, provides a fresh take on coastal living in Cabo and creates a true sense of place anchored in the commitment, dedication and love of all of the team members.

Esperanza’s team continues to extend the warm hospitality and service that the resort is known for and continues to introduce new locally-inspired culinary, fitness and Auberge Adventure experiences that connect guests to the destination. The guest programming highlights the beauty of Esperanza and its dramatic and mesmerizing setting – the perfect combination of the desert and the ocean.

Esperanza encompasses a 57-room resort, 60 privately owned villas, 36 private residences, a full-service spa and several signature dining outlets, located on the bluffs overlooking two private coves at Punta Ballena near Cabo San Lucas. The resort is a member of the prestigious Relais & Châteaux collection. For reservations or more information, please call toll-free 866-311-2226 or visit Follow Esperanza on Facebook at and on Twitter at @EsperanzaResort.

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About Auberge Resorts Collection
Auberge Resorts Collection owns and operates a portfolio of exceptional hotels, resorts, residences and private clubs under two distinct brands: Auberge Hotels and Resorts, timeless luxury properties acclaimed for their intimate, understated elegance, and VieVage Hotels and Resorts, a new lifestyle brand that brings together contemporary themes of design, community and wellness in a fresh, active and social environment. While Auberge nurtures the individuality of each property, all share a crafted approach to luxury that is expressed through captivating design, exceptional cuisine and spas, and gracious yet unobtrusive service. Properties in the Auberge Resorts Collection include: Auberge du Soleil and Calistoga Ranch, Napa Valley, Calif.; Esperanza, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; Hotel Jerome, Aspen, Colo.; Malliouhana, Anguilla; Nanuku, Fiji; The Auberge Residences at Element 52, Telluride, Colo.; Hacienda AltaGracia, Pérez Zeledón, Costa Rica; VieVage, Napa Valley; VieVage, Los Cabos; and Auberge Beach Residences and Spa Fort Lauderdale, with several others in development. For more information about Auberge Resorts Collection, please visit Follow Auberge Resorts Collection on Facebook at and on Twitter at @AubergeResorts.

About Forbes Travel Guide
Forbes Travel Guide, formerly Mobil Travel Guide, is the originator of the prestigious Five-Star Rating system, and has provided the travel industry’s most comprehensive ratings and reviews of hotels, restaurants and spas since 1958. Forbes Travel Guide has a team of expert inspectors who anonymously evaluate properties against up to 800 rigorous and objective standards, providing consumers the insight to make better informed travel and leisure decisions. Forbes Travel Guide is the gold standard for luxury hospitality ratings worldwide. For more information about Forbes Travel Guide, visit combines the objectivity and heritage of the Forbes Travel Guide Star Rating system with insightful recommendations from a hand-selected group of travel experts, taste-makers and Forbes Travel Guide inspectors. is the sole online destination for Forbes Travel Guide’s list of Star Rated hotels, restaurants and spas, and gives its registered members exclusive access to special offers and curated experiences from select Forbes Travel Guide partners.