Marriott Puerto Los Cabos -
JW MARRIOTT HOTEL & RESORT
(Los Cabos, Puerto Los Cabos - east of San Jose del Cabo)
Perhaps the quality sought by any resort hotel the world over is an atmosphere of unassailable tranquility. The new JW Marriott Los Cabos has achieved this aim with striking architecture that celebrates various Mexican architectural styles without sacrificing contemporary modernity or local environs.
The approach to the hotel is perhaps deliberately disarming—the boxy brown building is neither striking nor imposing from the roadway, distracting little attention from the azure blue ocean almost incongruously juxtaposed against a rocky sun-baked coast. However, pulling into the porte cochere and stepping behind an imposing partition reveals the payoff: a cool, soaring hallway that draws the eye across terraced reflecting pools and to the sparkling sea. Check-in is conducted at minimalist desks with peripherals hidden away in drawers, while guests sip on Arnold Palmers with or without alcohol.