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FSA LogoThe Luxury Hotel Insider: Exclusive luxury hotel deals, features and special rates from the luxury hotel experts at Five Star Alliance. 
 
Named one of Tripbase's Best Luxury Travel Blogs for 2011, below are Five Star Alliance's newest articles featuring exclusive information on luxury hotels worldwide including special offers and deals at the world's best hotels.

Villa Cortez at One&Only Palmilla


By: Five Star Alliance

One&Only Palmilla, located along a soft sandy beach of the Baja coast in Los Cabos, has 172 rooms - each offers Sea of Cortez views. The luxury resort also features a 4 bedroom, 10,500 square foot luxury villa named Villa Cortez, with prices ranging from $10,000 a night upwards.  

What do you get for a five figure price tag?

- Enough space for 8 adults and 2 children (4 bedrooms, remember?)
- Office
- Gym
- Spa area
- A theater with 19.5 foot screen and seating for 12
- 12 Villa specific staff
- Pool
- Patio (including veranda with whirlpool, fire pits, shower, day beds, loungers, and more)
- Palapa (a traditional Mexican shelter roofed with palm leaves or branches)
Interior living space: 789m2 / 8,500ft2
- Exterior living space: 186m2 / 2,000ft2

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Pictured: Lounging by the fire on the long beachfront veranda which features an infinity-edge pool, whirlpool, fire pits, shower, day beds, and lounge. Image courtesy of One&Only Palmilla on Instagram at /oneandonlypalmilla/.

Villa Cortez Firepit - Palmilla


The New Villa One at One&Only Palmilla


By: Five Star Alliance

This article was first published in our sister publication, Luxury Travel Advisor, by Natalie Maneval, under the title "The Villa Experience."

One&Only Palmilla Villa One

On the tip of the Baja Peninsula, discerning travelers now have a new villa accommodation to choose from when traveling to the One&Only Palmilla in Los Cabos. Villa One is complete with four bedrooms and an additional Butler Suite (for that top-notch service). By day, the guests will have 14,000 square feet of both indoor and outdoor space to venture through, complete with an infinity-edge pool and fire pit. Seeking a wellness experience? We suggest making an appointment with the villa's dedicated fitness trainer or spa therapist, who will, of course, provide treatments onsite.

For a taste of adventure, the Villa Team can plan custom experiences, including deep sea fishing excursions, full-day surf lessons and cruising on One&Only Palmilla's Catari Yacht. In fact, travelers that stay at least four nights in Villa One will get to choose between a complimentary private yacht cruise or art walk tour. During the cruise, guests will explore the Sea of Cortez complete with a spin to Medano Bay - the view of the coastline will amaze. Meanwhile, an Art Walk takes guests to San Jose del Cabo to check out the Gallery District from the months of November to June. Guests will peruse different galleries like La Sacristia and Galeria Corsica.

One&Only Palmilla Villa One

Back at Villa One, the culinary staff can create custom meals to fit all tastes. We suggest asking for a themed dinner like taco night or barbeque. Tip: Complimentary sunset margaritas and Mexican canapés are served daily.

This accommodation is ideal for multigenerational families - the bedrooms come in several configurations, including an 870-square-foot master suite, a second bedroom with a king size bed and a secluded sun deck, a third room with two queen size beds and private patio and a fourth guestroom with bunk beds. When it comes time for those special family moments, convene in the great room. There, the doors open 30 feet wide to reveal views of the infinity-edge pool, the gardens and the sea. The prime views continue throughout the guesthouse, thanks to floor-to-ceiling glass doors.

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One&Only Palmilla Villa One


Unique Amenities: The Villas of Cabo Azul


By: Five Star Alliance

The Cabo Azul Resort, in Los Cabos, Mexico, is an all-villa masterpiece on more than 12 oceanfront acres. The resort and spa stands out from the standard Cabo San Lucas resorts and hotel choices in the San Jose del Cabo area because of the Studio, 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom, and 3-bedroom luxury villas. 

Each and every one of the villas offers:

- King-size bed
Living area with sleeper sofa
Polished natural stone floor throughout
Private patio terraces
Fully-appointed kitchen with stainless steel appliances
Entertainment center with DVD and flat-panel TV
Individual climate control w/ ceiling fans
Bedroom with in-Room spa tub
Full bathroom with two sinks & shower

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Cabo Azul Villas


Cool Pools: Casa Dorada Los Cabos Resort and Spa


By: Five Star Alliance

Casa Dorada Los Cabos Resort and Spa features two swimming pools, providing the perfect opportunity for relaxation and refreshment.

Casa Dorado Los Cabos

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Best Bathrooms: The Cape


By: Five Star Alliance

Accommodations at The Cape include state-of-the-art rain shower with freestanding copper-leafed tub and luxurious cotton kimono robe.

The Cape

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Dining al Fresco: Sheraton Hacienda del Mar


By: Five Star Alliance

Tomatoes Restaurant at Sheraton Hacienda del Mar invites friends and families to gather for a
Mediterranean take on breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Brightly striped chairs, tile floors, and dramatic
arches create a casual, yet stylish, dining room. Relax and enjoy views of the Sea of Cortez with a
pina colada or margarita at the full bar, or dine al fresco on the veranda and patio.

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New to Five Star Alliance: Grand Solmar Land's End Resort


By: Five Star Alliance

Grand Solmar

 



Fringing the southern tip of the Baja Peninsula, Grand Solmar Land's End Resort charms travelers with its prime ocean views and Mexican-inspired decor. Thoughtfulness and thoroughness are the trademarks of the Grand Solmar. Every detail was considered right down to the intricate designs in the walkways, the stone entries to the rooms, and the subterranean passages for the staff. This exciting property offers an elevated standard of luxury.Grand Solmar Land's End Resort

When guests venture outside their rooms, they'll find infinity pools, cabanas, and fishing and sailing opportunities. Dining options include traditional Mexican fare served at La Roca Restaurant or one of four other on-site dining venues. Guests seeking extra tranquility and relaxation should head to Playa Grande Spa for a replenishing treatment.

Throughout the resort, the friendly hotel staff ensures visitors feel welcome with extras, such as remembering guests' names and arranging nightly dinner reservations. 

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Happy Opening to The Cape!


By: Five Star Alliance

The Cape
Meet the newest luxury resort in Los Cabos, Mexico. Guests of The Cape experience every indulgence. From the sleek poolside lounge to the skygarden terrace, the luxury beachfront hotel is a place to revel in the heat of the moment.

The resort's signature mid-century modern aesthetic is a vibrant 1960s Mexico-meets-Southern California feel, complete with custom furniture handmade in Mexico, and original, regionally produced art. The resort offers one-, two-, and three-bedroom guestrooms, as well as bi-level suites with private rooftops. Select rooms come with hanging outdoor daybeds and plunge pools.

Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Los Cabos from one of the suites, complete with stunning ocean views and resort-style amenities. Each hotel room features a private balcony, a gourmet mini bar, concierge services and more. 

The Cape

Take a private stairway to Monuments Beach, a secluded surfing destination and be in the ocean within minutes. The Cape is ideally situated on one of the most desirable and secluded playas in Los Cabos. A surf shack offers recreational provisions, along with drinks and tequila tastings.

Take a dip in one of two pools, one built within a natural rock formation on property and the other an infinity pool with swim-up bar. The spa and fitness center offers a private outdoor cabana for al fresco treatments with ocean views.

The Cape's open-air lobby features ocean views and an intimate sunken lounge. An ideal rendezvous for drinks before and after dinner at Manta, the space has a relaxed ambience, with living room style seating and a pool table. The hotel also has the first and only rooftop lounge in Cabo San Lucas, this six-story-high space boasts two bars, an intimate terrace, and a sunken seating area with a fire pit and communal tables offering views of downtown Cabo and The Arch.

The CapeHotel Amenities Include:

All rooms have ocean views, a private balcony, and binoculars for whale watching

Panoramic suites and selected suites have private plunge pools and butler service

State-of-the-art rain shower with freestanding copper-leafed tub and luxurious cotton kimono robes

Fully stocked in room bar

Tequila amenity

Located on a secluded beach

Outdoor infinity pool and bar, salt water pool, and hot tub

Transportation services available upon request through our Concierge Desk

Wi-Fi

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New to Five Star Alliance: The Cape


By: Five Star Alliance

A Los Cabos luxury beach resort and spa like no other, The Cape-A Thompson Hotel, brings Baja fever to Thompson's renowned aesthetic cool. The 161-room beachfront hotel integrates Thompson's signature mid-century modern aesthetic with a vibrant 1960's Mexico-meets-Southern California feel, complete with custom furniture handmade in Mexico, and original, regionally produced art. The resort offers one-, two-, and three-bedroom guestrooms, as well as bi-level suites with private rooftops; select rooms come with hanging outdoor daybeds and plunge pools. Every room takes in views of El Arco and the Pacific Ocean—and a host of local experiences await, from the surf village of Todos Santos to the Cabo Pulmo Marine Preserve on the Sea of Cortez.

The Cape-A Thompson Hotel

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Your Questions Answered: Can You Recommend a Family-Friendly Resort in Los Cabos, Mexico?


By: Betsy LeTourneau

Cabo Azul ResortWe at Five Star Alliance work tirelessly to ensure we bring you the best luxury hotels selection and information regarding amenities, location, and highlights so you are confident that the hotel you choose will exceed your expectations and serve your needs. Sometimes, however, you are left with a few questions that go unanswered, and that’s why we’re here. Be sure to explore our new blog series Your Questions Answered to find answers to real questions submitted to us by our clients regarding traveling with kids, pets, the best beach hotels, and much more.

QUESTION: We are a family of 5 and looking to stay is Los Cobos, Mexico. What beach resort offers the best accommodations for our family, children ages newborn, 2, and 6?

ANSWER: Cabo Azul Resort and Spa

This all-villa resort is the epitome of sophistication and indulgence. Few Cabo San Lucas resorts can equal the comfort, affordable luxury and sheer spectacle of this architectural gem. Nestled on more than 12 oceanfront acres, on an azure bay in the heart of Los Cabos corridor, Cabo Azul Resort is one of the only Los Cabos resorts located in this prime vacation setting.

Whether its golf on one of the world's most picturesque golf courses, trademark Cabo activities in the water, world-class shopping, top notch sports fishing, or up-close encounters with dolphins at the specially designed dolphin center in Cabo San Lucas, activities in Cabo San Lucas for you to choose from are boundless. Beach-going guests will enjoy an ideal transition from the expansive 600-foot-wide white sand beach to the oceanfront tri-level infinity edge swimming pool. 

For Your Families Needs, We Recommend: 
Cabu Azul Resort and Spa
-Two-bedroom Cabo Villa. Each villa features three separate rooms and 1,523 square feet of living space including fully equipped kitchens, dining areas, living rooms, and verandas. Each villa features a king size bed, a queen size bed and queen size sleeper sofa bed that comfortably accommodate up to 6 guests. The villas also feature:

Beautifully Signature Design Decor
Polished Natural Stone Floor throughout
Superior Quality Linens and Bedding
In Villa Security Safe
Entertainment Center with DVD and Flat-panel TV
Individual Climate Control w/ Ceiling Fans
Luxury Bathrobes
Bedroom with In-Room Spa Tub
Full Bathroom with Two Sinks & Shower
High-Speed Internet

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All rates are based on double occupancy and extra person charges may apply. Please be advised that the rates, availability, as well as any extra person charges are subject to change depending on the hotel’s policies.