Travel + Leisure World's Best 2012
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico - July 10, 2012 - Travel + Leisure voted Capella Pedregal "One of the Top Resorts in Mexico” and its Auriga spa “World’s Best Hotel Spa”
Cabo San Lucas’ premier resort, Capella Pedregal, has been honored with two of Travel + Leisure 2012 World’s Best Awards, being named one of the “Top Resorts in Mexico” and its Auriga spa, the “World’s Best Hotel Spa”. Capella Pedregal joins an elite group of hotels, destinations, and companies honored by Travel + Leisure in the annual World’s Best Awards readers’ survey. Travel + Leisure has been conducting its World’s Best Awards survey for the past seventeen years.
Dedicating itself to personalized service and unparalleled luxury, Capella Pedregal is set alongside Pedregal Mountain, yet only a five-minute walk from downtown Cabo San Lucas. The resort, accessible only through a private tunnel entrance in Pedregal Mountain, features 96 rooms and suites, each with one or two private pools, spread across a 24-acre estate that offers spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean.
“We are incredibly proud of Capella Pedregal’s exceptional staff,” says CEO and Chairman, Capella Hotels and Resorts, Horst Schulze. “Without a doubt, it is Capella’s remarkable dedication to the needs of guests that has made us one of Travel + Leisure’s ‘Top Resorts in Mexico’ and its Auriga spa the ‘World’s Best Hotel Spa.”
The resort’s acclaimed Auriga spa is home to eight treatment ‘pods’ which float on a private pool surrounded by waterfalls, encouraging guests to swim to their treatment rooms. Designed by renowned spa designer, Sylvia Sepielli, the 12,000-square foot spa features treatments created by UK-based Organic Pharmacy and reflects the different phases of the moon, based on the energies of the lunar cycle. Additional amenities include consultations with a Curandera, a local healer who hand-crafts healing tonics from local herbs, as well as complimentary training sessions.
Under the tutelage of Executive Chef Marco Bustamante, Capella Pedregal’s three distinctive dining establishments feature refined, traditional Mexican dishes which evoke a true ‘Baja’ feel. The signature Don Manuel’s restaurant is named after the hotel owner’s family patriarch and is located at the heart of the resort. Cuisine at Don Manuel’s uses local organic ingredients grown specifically for the resort, prepared using modern interpretations of old world techniques. El Farallón, Spanish for “a rock that comes out of the ocean,” is a sophisticated restaurant where fresh fish specialties are served in an alfresco setting suspended over the ocean. This casual seafood venue features a “catch of the day” menu enabling guests to choose from fresh fish caught from local waters. The Beach Club is an informal, pool-side dining venue serving Baja coastal favorites.
For more information and reservations, please visit www.capellahotels.com or call toll-free at 877-247-6688.
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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 December 2012. Capella has also announced plans for: Capella Bahia Maroma (Riviera Maya, Mexico); Capella Bangkok (Bangkok, Thailand); Capella Nahui (Riviera Nayarit, Mexico); and Capella Niseko (Niseko, Japan). Learn more at www.capellahotels.com.
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. Capella Pedregal offers unprecedented luxury and an unparalleled level of personalized service. Under the tutelage of Per Se trained Executive Chef Marco Bustamante, 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 12,000-square foot signature Auriga spa, wellness and fitness facility. www.capellapedregal.com
In May 2007, Capella Hotel Group launched a compelling new spa brand, Auriga™, offering a holistic approach to wellness based on the phases of the moon to relax, restore and realign the mind, body and spirit. Provided across the brand are four distinctive signature treatments, each of which is available only during its corresponding lunar phase. Common to every Auriga is a superior physical product, an exceptional level of professional capability, highly personalized service, innovative programming, and the highest-quality organic products. Each Auriga also draws on the individual strengths of its setting. Regional customs, indigenous products and authentic healing practices inform every aspect of the spa. Auriga spas are open or announced at: Capella Pedregal (Cabo San Lucas, Mexico); Capella Singapore (Sentosa Island, Singapore); The Setai Fifth Avenue, A Capella Managed Hotel (New York, New York); Auriga Sochi (Sochi, Russia) 2014; Capella Bahia Maroma (Riviera Maya, Mexico), 2013; Capella Niseko (Niseko, Japan), 2013. Learn more at www.auriga-spa.com