ESPERANZA, AN AUBERGE RESORT USHERS IN A NEW ERA OF LUXURY WITH CONTEMPORARY RE-DESIGN
Award-Winning Resort Will Re-Open June 2015 With Revitalized Guest Rooms, Restaurant, Pool, Spa and Public Spaces That Exude Barefoot Elegance While Channeling Cabo’s Coastal Setting
CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO (April 21, 2015) – Auberge Resorts Collection, the internationally renowned developer and operator of exceptional hotels and private clubs, will reopen Esperanza, An Auberge Resort, in June 2015 with a comprehensive revitalization that will usher in a new era of luxury and sophistication for the romantic oceanfront property. Exuding barefoot elegance and sensual relaxation, the dramatic and contemporary redesign of the 57-room intimate beachfront resort in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico will feature completely transformed guest rooms, a revitalized Cocina del Mar restaurant and Lounge Bar, enhanced pool and terrace with new cozy lounge spaces and cabanas and refreshed spa and public spaces. In celebration of Esperanza’s reopening, guests can take advantage of a “Rediscover Esperanza” travel package and special spa promotions.
“We are excited to welcome our guests back to Esperanza with a contemporary redesign that provides a fresh take on coastal living in Cabo,” said Marc Rodriguez, general manager of Esperanza. “As one of Cabo’s most romantic destinations, we hope our guests will enjoy rediscovering Esperanza. With our stylish new spaces, extensive Auberge Adventures programming, and pristine seaside setting, Esperanza will continue to be recognized as one of the best resorts in the world.”
Auberge Resorts Collection tapped acclaimed interior designer Mary Alice Palmer of HKS Architects and landscape architect George Girvin, to lead the resort’s extensive re-design. Inspired by the natural colors of the rocky cliffs and crystal blue ocean, Esperanza’s new look welcomes guests with a sun-kissed palette of sandy neutrals and shades of gray mixed with the warmth of light driftwood and hand-woven palapas. Original art and handcrafted furnishings by revered Mexico-based craftsmen have been reinterpreted in a fresh way exclusively for Esperanza, paying homage to the traditions of Mexico.
“Set on a backdrop of vivid sunsets and turquoise blue waters, Esperanza is truly a magical place,” said Palmer. “Our intention with the redesign was to take a contemporary approach and create sophisticated intimate spaces that complement the innate beauty of the surrounding landscape and captivating oceanfront setting.”
The guestrooms and suites have been reimagined to evoke a romantic seaside sanctuary. Warm shades of natural gray, faded blue and white provide a calming and inviting space for guests to retreat while weathered driftwood-colored woodwork, rustic woven linens, natural leather and metallic tile finishes in bronze and silver add layers of texture and draw in the beauty of the outdoors. Guest beds will be embellished with a dramatic artful backdrop with warm lighting and a soft netting drape, creating a serene setting for romance. New interpretations of traditional Mexican craftsmanship are seen throughout the room in the handmade furniture, hand-blown glass and ceramic lighting, hand-embroidered pillows and bathroom accessories created by local artisans from Guadalajara and Oaxaca including José Noé Suro of family-run Cerámica Suro. Antique mirrors and artifacts from artisans throughout Mexico adorn the space to further showcase the beauty of traditional craft in a fresh and modern way. The refreshed bathrooms feature floating double vanities and spacious showers built for two with access to the terrace beyond. The outdoor plunge pool and wrap-around banco that lines the private terrace complete the intimate indoor/outdoor living room experience.
Cocina del Mar and The Lounge Bar
With a new ceviche bar taking center stage, Esperanza’s signature Cocina del Mar restaurant will be reintroduced to complement the seafood-driven local cuisine Chef Gonzalo Cerda is known for. Guests can enjoy fresh catches of the day at the hand-sculpted ceramic ceviche bar that glows against metallic tile carpets, rustic wood furnishings and woven leather. The restaurant’s soft woven palapa roof set against black charcoal beams illuminates sunny skies by day and sparkling stars by night. A cluster of hanging wood cylinder pendant lights will create a sparkling star pattern throughout the palapa in the evenings and candle lanterns will dot the thatched walls, walkways and shady palm trees creating a romantic cliff side dining experience. The Lounge Bar will be stylishly re-envisioned with radiant, hand-made ceramic agave-shaped lanterns draped from metallic driftwood branches that cascade from the palapa ceiling. The fire pit in the Lounge Bar will be covered under shady trellises and rustic carved columns, creating a dramatic backdrop to the bar, which will feature more than 100 artisanal tequila selections.
The Spa at Esperanza will feature a new contemporary outdoor relaxation lounge set under a large palapa with calming gray and natural colors and local Mexican art pieces, and a new large retail boutique will feature highly curated selections of local art, housewares, textiles and accessories sourced from artisans from various regions throughout Mexico.
In celebration of the reopening, The Spa at Esperanza will be launching a new Integrated Wellness Program featuring a fitness schedule with up to 35 different yoga and exercises classes weekly with guest instructors, a nutritionist expert, acupuncture therapy and new healthy cooking classes. For the month of June, guests can enjoy a second treatment complimentary and take advantage of the promotional treatments which include a relaxing and soothing tequila body treatment and a Mexican coffee detox and energizing body treatment.
Upon arrival, guests will be naturally drawn to sweeping ocean views as they walk atop a new tiled staircase of traditional mosaic and grey stoned paths that take them from the entryway to the edge of the plaza overlooking the glittering blue Sea of Cortez. At the heart of the plaza lies a bright bonfire sculpture set against a backdrop of sun-bleached wood palapas, trellises and oversized pots drenched in natural gray and sandy colors. Hundreds of hand-lit candles will also glow throughout the resort and guestrooms every evening, creating an enchanting setting under the stars.
The pool and poolside terraces will dramatically transform from day to night with more romantic spaces for guests to relax under the sun and stars. Guests can enjoy new private luxury cabanas and plush chaise lounges at the pool terrace along with new palapa-style cabanas with day beds built for two down at the resort’s private beach. The pool, clad with shimmering teal tiles that reflect the colors of the ocean and iridescent seashells, will feature a new sunning ledge with in-water chaise lounge chairs. Hammocks strung among the resort’s terraces will also provide new cozy places for couples to connect.
A member of the prestigious Relais & Châteaux collection, 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 celebrating its reopening with a special “Rediscover Esperanza” travel package which includes private roundtrip transfers, daily breakfast at Cocina del Mar and complimentary fitness and yoga classes daily. Rates at Esperanza start at $550 per night. For reservations or more information, please call toll-free 866-311-2226 or visit www.esperanzaresort.com. Follow Esperanza on Facebook at facebook.com/EsperanzaResort and on Twitter at @EsperanzaResort.
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.; Pronghorn Resort, Bend, Ore.; 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 http://www.aubergeresorts.com/. Follow Auberge Resorts Collection on Facebook at facebook.com/AubergeResorts and on Twitter at @AubergeResorts.
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