It has been 25 years since Las Ventanas Al Paraiso, a Rosewood Resort, opened in Mexico’s Los Cabos resort city as a desert beach hideaway that quickly become known as one of the premier resorts in one of the world’s premier destinations.
The resort, located just a short 20-minute drive from the San Jose del Cabo International Airport, Los Cabos’ main air hub, and about halfway between Cabo San Lucas and San Jose, officially celebrated its 25th anniversary this past July.
The property, which is owned by American billionaire Ty Warner who made his fortune from creating Beanie Babies’ parent company Ty Inc. and operated by Rosewood, has long been known as one of the premier “Celebration Hotels” of the area, but over its quarter-decade in operation, it has evolved both in its offerings and its guest pool.
Jennifer Torres, Las Ventanas Al Paraiso’s senior communications and marketing manager told TMR this week that the resort’s average age group is now between 35 and 42 years old. Typical guests are mainly affluent travelers from North America (80% of its guests are U.S.-based) who tend to repeat at the property (Torres estimates that about half of all guests at the property at any time have been there prior).
The pandemic has shifted some of those trends for Las Ventanas—just like so many others, the property is seeing more guests extend their stay (the typical length of stay is three nights) in order to blend a leisure trip with some work days at the resort.
That younger cohort, compared to the earlier years of the resort, is also attracted by some new additions to the resort including La Botica, a speakeasy piano bar that serves craft cocktails and light bites, which opened two years ago, and a lazy river on-site. La Botica also sports the resort’s first artist-in-residence, Rosalía de Cuba, who serenades guests each night.
There’s also increased attention on the resort, which, like so many others in Mexico and the Caribbean, benefited from a closed Europe during the pandemic. Torres told TMR that its first full year after its post-COVID reopening was its “best year ever.”
Still, despite the changes, Torres told TMR that dedication to service and attention to detail has been the constants in the resort’s success over the last quarter-decade.
“The staff is all about attention to detail and all about sharing information on what guest preferences are,” she said.
That’s made easier for the staff as the guest-to-staff ratio remains incredibly low—for the 81 accommodations, Las Ventanas employs more than 700 associates, some of which who have been with the property for all 25 years.
There are three levels of accommodations inside the property. The first is Junior Suites which range from 960 to 1,400 sq. ft and can include Oceanview views, terraces, and jacuzzis.
The second is the Suites, which range from 2,100 to 3,900 sq. ft. with two to three bedrooms on offer, and a top offering, the two-bedroom Ty Warner Penthouse, which includes its own wine cellar, rooftop terrace, and outdoor Jacuzzi.
The last is the resort’s Villas, which go from 3,900 sq. ft. To 7,800 sq. ft. All of its villas include a private infinity pool and patio, a large living room, a full kitchen, a pantry, and an outdoor dining area.
Aside from those three, there are also some signature villas and signature residences on property, along with the Ty Warner Mansion, a massive 28,000 sq. ft. curated oceanfront luxury accommodations that can sleep up to five guests and comes with access to a rooftop pool, a 24/7 car service, your own mansion manager, and some other, special touches that you can’t find anywhere else.
In terms of pricing, only the Mansion is all-inclusive. Pricing for the Mansion starts at $35000 plus tax and fees.
Dining and More
There are five different restaurants on-site, which, when combined with the resort’s other offerings, typically keep guests at the resort for the duration of their stay. The five restaurants are:
- Arbol, which serves a menu of Asian-influenced dishes and “a trove of exotic spices from India and the East.
- Alebrije, the resort’s tribute to Mexican heritage that pays homage to Oaxaca’s namesake, The Land of Seven Moles.
- Sea Grill, which serves a menu of grilled fare, ceviche, shellfish, and some traditional Mexican dishes.
- Tequila and Ceviche Bare, a Mexican-Japanese fusion and tequila restaurant that serves a menu that includes sushi.
- La Cava, the resort’s private wine room.
The resort includes eight different infinity pools, each one distinct from the next, along with access to a semi-private beach attached to the resort. It also has a fitness center, the Salon at Las Ventanas, and The Spa at Las Ventanas, which offers a menu of both modern and ancient treatments.