New Wine Director Juan Carlos Flores Mazon
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico – April 2013 Capella Pedregal Adds to Its Wealth of Culinary Offerings and Talent -
Juan Carlos Flores Mazon Joins Resort As New Wine Director
The Capella Pedregal located in one of Cabo’s most exclusive enclaves is acclaimed for its dynamic and rich culinary offerings which include the majestic El Farallon tucked away into the cliffside with views of the Pacific Ocean and the intimate Don Manuel’s, a venue ideal for a romantic and memorable dining experience. Adding to this vibrant culinary offerings is the appointment of Juan Carlos Flores Mazon, the resort’s new Wine Director who will oversee the wine selections at all property establishments including Don Manuel’s coveted wine cellar.
Juan Carlos Flores Mazon
In addition to his new responsibilities, Flores was an entrant in “The Best Sommelier in the World Competition” in London – this was his second time competing in this prestigious event. In 2004, Flores was named “Champion Sommelier” in Mexico and that very same year was selected as the Mexican representative at “The Best Sommelier in the World Competition.”The competition is organized by the Worldwide Sommelier Association, the largest Association of Sommeliers with over 100,000 members and co-hosts are the UK Sommelier Association.
Prior to joining Capella Pedregal, Flores was a wine consultant with the Boutique Hotel Casa Natalia in Cabo San Lucas and the Hotel Demetria in Guadalajara. Despite his busy schedule, he also found time to lecture the wine program for aspiring sommeliers at the ECI University in Guadalajara.
Flores began his career with the Salle Empire, Le Grill, Côté Jardin at the Hotel de París, Monte Carlo, Monaco. After that he joined the European Congress in Nice where he served as sommelier for 15 presidents of the European Economic Community.
He went on to join the Crillon Hotel in Paris as their sommelier in 2001 before leaving for Boulevard, a wine and liquor distributor in Cabo. During his time at Boulevard, Flores also served as their wine instructor and sales advisor.
A multi-talented individual, Flores holds a bachelor’s degree in hotel management from CESSA University, Mexico City; and Turquois Foundation & Lycée Technique de Monte Carlo, French Diploma, Marketing, Administration and Restaurant Service, Monaco. He has also been decorated by The American Academy of Hospitality Sciences with their Five Star Diamond Award. He is fluent in English, French and Spanish.
About Capella Pedregal, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
The majestic Capella Pedregal resort lies on Cabo San Lucas’ most coveted parcel of land – an extraordinary, 24-acre site at the southernmost tip of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula. The exclusive haven, comprised of 96 rooms and suites, is just minutes from bustling downtown Cabo, yet seemingly worlds apart thanks to its secluded location within the prestigious Pedregal neighborhood, accessible only by the private Dos Mares tunnel. Capella Pedregal offers unprecedented luxury, sophistication and personalized service ably assisted by a team of Personal Assistants who are available around-the-clock to assist guests with their requests. The property features Beachfront Suites located directly on the beach with beautiful ocean front views. Each Beachfront Suite features an infinity edge wraparound plunge pool with a warming fire pit nearby and are available in one, two and three bedroom configurations.
Under the tutelage of French Laundry trained, Executive Chef Yvan Mucharraz, Capella Pedregal’s three distinctive dining establishments feature refined, traditional Mexican dishes which evoke a true Baja feel and unparalleled dining environments. The centerpiece of the resort is the award-winning, 12,000-square foot signature Auriga spa, wellness and fitness facility, which features unparalleled indigenous treatments based on the lunar cycle. For more information visit www.capellapedregal.com.
About Capella Hotels and Resorts
Capella Hotels and Resorts serves today’s top-tier travelers and residential property owners and is setting a new standard in the hospitality industry. Capella promises the unique benefits of the finest boutique hotels, including superb architecture and interior design, privacy, individualized service and attention to detail – combined with the amenities and activities of the world’s great luxury hotels and resorts. Capella is a brand focused on customer choice, and offers choices that no other hotel company in the world can match. Capella has opened world-class properties in gateway cities and high-profile resort destinations around the world, including: Breidenbacher Hof, a Capella Hotel (Düsseldorf, Germany); Capella Ixtapa (Ixtapa, Mexico); Capella Pedregal (Cabo San Lucas, Mexico); Capella Singapore (Sentosa Island, Singapore) and Capella Georgetown (Washington, D.C.) opening March, 2013. Capella has also announced plans for: Capella Bahia Maroma (Riviera Maya, Mexico); Capella Bangkok (Bangkok, Thailand); Capella Nahui (Riviera Nayarit, Mexico); Capella Niseko (Niseko, Japan); and Capella Sochi (Sochi, Russia). Learn more at www.capellahotels.com.