Relais & Châteaux member Esperanza, An Auberge Resort reopened in Los Cabos on June 1 following an extensive renovation.
The property now sports completely redesigned guestrooms, a revitalized Cocina del Mar restaurant and Lounge Bar, enhanced pool and terrace with new cozy lounge spaces and cabanas and refreshed spa and public spaces. In celebration of Esperanza’s reopening, guests can take advantage of a “Rediscover Esperanza” travel package and special spa promotions.
Auberge Resorts Collection tapped interior designer Mary Alice Palmer of HKS Architects and landscape architect George Girvin, to lead the resort’s re-design.
The guestrooms and suites have been reimagined in warm shades of natural gray, faded blue and white with weathered driftwood-colored woodwork, rustic woven linens, natural leather and metallic tile finishes in bronze and silver. Guest beds will be embellished with a backdrop of warm lighting and a soft netting drape. The rooms also have handmade furniture, hand-blown glass and ceramic lighting, hand-embroidered pillows and bathroom accessories created by local artisans from Guadalajara and Oaxaca, including José Noé Suro of family-run Cerámica Suro. The refreshed bathrooms have floating double vanities and showers built for two with access to the terrace beyond. Outside, there is a plunge pool and wrap-around banco that lines the private terrace.
Cocina del Mar and The Lounge Bar
With a new ceviche bar taking center stage, Esperanza’s signature Cocina del Mar restaurant will be reintroduced to complement the seafood-driven local cuisine of Chef Gonzalo Cerda. Guests can enjoy fresh catches of the day at the hand-sculpted ceramic ceviche bar that glows against metallic tile carpets, rustic wood furnishings and woven leather.
The Lounge Bar, which will serve more than 100 artisanal tequila selections, will be re-envisioned with hand-made ceramic agave-shaped lanterns draped from metallic driftwood branches that cascade from the palapa ceiling. The fire pit in the Lounge Bar will be covered under shady trellises and rustic carved columns.
The Spa at Esperanza will have a new contemporary outdoor relaxation lounge set under a large palapa with calming gray and natural colors and local Mexican art pieces, and a new large retail boutique will feature highly curated selections of local art, housewares, textiles and accessories sourced from artisans from various regions throughout Mexico.
In celebration of the reopening, The Spa at Esperanza will be launching a new Integrated Wellness Program featuring a fitness schedule with up to 35 different yoga and exercise classes weekly with guest instructors, a nutritionist expert, acupuncture therapy and new healthy cooking classes. For the month of June, guests can enjoy a second treatment complimentary and take advantage of the promotional treatments, which include a tequila body treatment and a Mexican coffee detox and energizing body treatment.
Guests can enjoy new private luxury cabanas and plush chaise lounges at the pool terrace along with new palapa-style cabanas with day beds built for two down at the resort’s private beach. The pool, clad with shimmering teal tiles that reflect the colors of the ocean and iridescent seashells, will have a new sunning ledge with in-water chaise lounge chairs. Hammocks strung among the resort’s terraces will also provide new cozy places for couples to connect.
The resort is celebrating its reopening with a special “Rediscover Esperanza” travel package which includes private roundtrip transfers, daily breakfast at Cocina del Mar and complimentary fitness and yoga classes daily. Rates at Esperanza start at $550 per night.