LOS CABOS – MEXICO WITH A DIFFERENCE!
After collaborating with us at the inaugural GFOC event in Beverly Hills the PCT VIP team headed down to Los Cabos, Mexico to visit both Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo on the Mexico Baja Peninsula.
A 12-hour flight to LA was too far to go for 3-days so we decided to travel down to the Baja Peninsula to explore the hotels and area. Located just south of California and in what could be described as the most Westerly point of the world, Los Cabos is two towns joined by a narrow strip of land called the ‘hotel corridor’. Cabo san Lucas is a more lively town with bars, restaurants and a good selection of small to medium yachts to charter by day (as long as you don’t mind the occasional sea lion checking out the boat for fish!) so you can see the famous arch and spend time on lover’s or divorce beach! San Jose del Cabo is a quieter town but comes alive on a Thursday evening when the local artists open up their doors for the ‘ARTwalk’ so everyone can view their work.
Heading away from the main tourist area, we headed up the Eastern side of the peninsula to the newly opened Four Seasons Costa Palmas. Remotely located on a beachfront of over 1,000-acres the views from the hotel lobby are breath taking. Rooms are contemporary, spacious with lots of natural light and all in horseshoe facing the beach. The biggest difference here is the wealth of activities available in close proximity. We rode dune buggies at sunrise through routes unoccupied by any other humans and ended up on a deserted beach. We hiked through the most beautiful areas in valleys that looked like they were straight out of Jurassic Park even finding naturally formed waterslides leading straight into refreshing pools of clear water. Dining here does not disappoint - Milos (the same restauarant found in New York and globally) provides amazing fresh fish & seafood signature dishes daily. Topped off with an excellent gym and full service spa we think this Four Seasons is the hideaway many of us look for – pristine white sand beach with Four Seasons service, a Marina and beautiful unspoilt sunsets it is a total getaway from tourist crowds.
If you are looking for something more traditional, our next stop was Rosewood Las Ventanas. An established hotel where one thing stands out more than anything else – the service. From the pool area where we could not touch our daybed without the pool butlers assisting to our room butlers who found us the very best dining experiences it was seamless throughout. We tried the signature Rosewood dining experience – themed as day of the dead – highly recommended.
Our final stop took us to the Montage Los Cabos. Newly opened this resort features a mixture of contemporary spacious guest rooms, private residences and villas. There is a 2-bedroom presidential suite looking directly out on the beach and private villas with between 3-5 bedrooms with outdoor space to relax and entertain. Positioned on a swimmable beach with amazing snorkelling there is a choice of nine swimming pools to enjoy. The spa is a total sanctuary – with a full spa pool, cabanas, a healthy choice food & beverage and a range of treatments inspired by local folklore that leave you feeling soothed and renewed. The service is exemplary – your butler team are on hand 24/7 and somehow they make the impossible happen – even finding us the perfect yacht and crew for the day, all at the last minute. The dining experience at Mezcal was the best meal we had throughout our stay in Cabo, authentic Mexican dishes with a contemporary twist – the tasting menu with paired local wines was exquisite. The attention to detail at this property was world class; combine that with a guest only golf course, family friendly children’s activities and it’s easy to see why many of the guests we spoke to were on their third or fourth visit.
PCT VIP & GFOC Members have VIP benefits at each of the above hotels when booking through PCT VIP. Whether you want to visit Los Cabos as an add on to LA or as a beach retreat after Mexico City the team have VIP rates for all the hotels.
A NEW BEVERLY HILLS ICON…….
Walking down Rodeo Drive can instantly make you feel like you have stepped into a Hollywood studio set. Every location can conjure up images of famous scenes from blockbuster movies, from the Beverly Wilshire synonymous with where Pretty Woman was filmed to Sunset Boulevard where Axel Foley first made his entrance to LA driving in his convertible in Beverly Hills Cop. Combine that with today’s modern roaring super cars, vibrant dining scene, luxury shopping boutiques and fabulous weather most of year, makes for a fabulous city.
Location is everything in Beverly Hills and after 10 years of planning and construction work (estimated to have cost somewhere in the region of $200m) The Waldorf Beverly Hills opened in summer 2017. Located in the middle of the ‘Golden Triangle’ district of Rodeo Drive and luxury shopping.
The Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills is Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts' first new build on the West Coast and second California property. It joins the legendary Waldorf Astoria portfolio of over 30 hotels and resorts. Built from the ground up the hotel's 119 deluxe rooms and 51 suites are part of a world-class, Art Deco-influenced design created by renowned interior design firm Pierre-Yves Rochon, Inc. (PYR, the same French same design group responsible for the recent updates to the London Savoy hotel and the Four Seasons George V in Paris).
The over-sized guest rooms at Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills feature state-of-the-art technology, floor-to-ceiling windows and private balconies. Each room is luxuriously styled with elegant touches like warm white stone, rich wood and picture-perfect views of Beverly Hills. Add to this the modern tweaks of your exclusive personal concierge team, a super-cool rooftop bar and restaurant, Crestron systems in the rooms and the personal touches in every room the rooms do not disappoint.
World-class dining can be discovered at the hotel with three venues created by the legendary French chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten: the elegant Jean-Georges Beverly Hills, the chef's signature restaurant, as well as The Rooftop by JG and Jean-Georges Beverly Hills Bar. Helmed by a top-notch team of culinary experts hand-picked by Vongerichten, including Executive Chef Steve Benjamin, the chefs are committed to sourcing foods locally whenever possible and a cornerstone of the menus in all the food and beverage offerings at the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills.
Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills won the Forbes Five-Star Award, was ranked in the Conde Nast Traveler 2017, 2018, and 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards as a Top Hotel in Los Angeles, and has also been named best new hotel on the 2018 Travel + Leisure It List, 2018 and 2019 Travel + Leisure “World’s Best” Awards, and by U.S. News and World Report.
GFOC and PCT VIP Travel are pleased to confirm we are hosting the Global Family Office community pre-conference drinks at the fabulous rooftop of Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills hotel on 06th November 2019. In addition, we have some exclusive conference rates for rooms and suites available for GFOC members.
Please call +44207 434 7406 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.