First Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Mexico opens

i By November 12, 2019 No Comments

The 115-key Zadún, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, has opened in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico. It is the fourth property in the Ritz-Carlton Reserve portfolio.

“Zadún has been designed to celebrate the rich simplicity of living both indoors and outdoors while showcasing the country’s incredible artisans,” said Sandra Estornell, the property’s general manager. ” We wanted to create a wholly immersive, culturally authentic experience for visitors and every element of a stay at Zadún is designed to encourage our guests to enjoy, explore and engage with their environment.”

The luxury resort’s design celebrates both the desert and the sea. The 115 guestrooms and suites are housed in 42 two-storey villas placed along the natural slopes of the land. Fifteen room categories are available, many of which feature an individual pool and terrace. All guests all enjoy the care of a tosoani  (private attendant).

Topping the resort’s accommodation offerings is the 5,930-square-foot Grand Reserve Villa. It includes two large bedrooms, five lounges, a pool, a Jacuzzi, a private kitchen, a gym, a living room, two full bathrooms and two half bathrooms.

All of the guestrooms showcase the talent of handcrafters from culture-rich areas throughout Mexico, such as Oaxaca, Yucatán, Campeche, Mexico City, Jalisco and Puebla. Conceived by Mexican design firm uribekrayer, the rooms feature unique design details such as bespoke handwoven textiles—pillows, framed artworks—produced by communities of weavers in Oaxaca and a sculptural art piece made by artists Monica Bizzarri and Raquel Charabatti on the terrace, which emits a soft glow at night.

Other amenities include:

  • Spa Alkemia, a one-of-a-kind, 29,535-square-foot wellness facility offering a variety of customized, locally-inspired treatments for solo spa guests, couples and small groups as well as a high-tech fitness center with lap pool;
  • four f&b venues (Humo, El Barrio, Candil Agave Bar and X) offering everything from Mexican-street-food-inspired dishes and ceviches to catch-of-the-day fare and handcrafted cocktails;
  • flexible meeting/event space—Nido (nest)—at the top of the property with terraces, cactus gardens and beach areas;
  • direct access to the Puerto Los Cabos Golf Course, a 27-hole golf resort with three distinct courses designed by Greg Norman and Jack Nicklaus;
  • and an opportunity to learn about the natural habitats of Baja California and the protected marine sanctuaries of the Sea of Cortez through the Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ambassadors of the Environment program at Zadún.