Condé Nast Traveler announced the results of its annual Readers’ Choice Awards recognizing Esperanza, Auberge Resorts Collection as the No. 1 resort in Mexico and Los Cabos and Chileno Bay Resort & Residences, Auberge Resort Collection as the No. 2 resort in Mexico (West) and Los Cabos. Esperanza was the highest-ranking resort in all of Mexico with a score of 99.41 and Chileno Bay Resort received a score of 98.65. Located only 10 minutes away from each other, each resort offers its own distinctive expression of the sun-drenched Cabo experience. Esperanza, the only private beach resort in Los Cabos, offers intimate luxury in a dramatic blufftop setting in secluded Punta Ballena, and Chileno Bay Resort is situated on the most coveted swimmable beach in the destination. More than 600,000 Condé Nast Traveler readers across the globe submitted a recording-breaking number of responses rating their travel experiences to provide a full snapshot of where and how we travel today.
“We are thrilled to have the readers of Condé Nast Traveler recognize our two Auberge properties, Esperanza and Chileno Bay Resort, as the top two resorts in Los Cabos and in Mexico (West),” said Chris Gabaldon, chief operating officer, Auberge Resorts Collection. “This honor of being considered the very best in the region is thanks to our dedicated teams at both resorts, who deliver exceptional service and provide memory-making experiences that celebrate the destination. From our sea foraging along the rocks of our private beach cove and new two-story beach palapas at Esperanza to our Baja outback adventure hike and Baja Balance wellness program at Chileno Bay Resort, our two resorts offer a diversity of ways to discover Cabo.”
Esperanza is perched at the ocean’s edge in the private Punta Ballena community near Cabo San Lucas. Overlooking two private coves with stunning views of Los Cabos’ iconic Lands End, the five-star resort includes 59 casita-style guest rooms and 35 expansive one to four-bedroom residential villas offering guests barefoot luxury infused with the spirit of Baja. In addition, the resort features six restaurants, including the renovated signature oceanfront Cocina del Mar restaurant with intimate open-air terraces above the water’s edge, The Spa at Esperanza, four breathtaking pools, including an adults-only two-tiered infinity pool and a family pool, tennis courts, access to world-class golf courses, an immersive kids club, a full-service pet program and an Auberge Adventures menu of only-in-Cabo land and sea experiences.
Guest experiences include Culinary at the Cove – a program centered around food, exploration and relaxation. Led by Executive Chef Guillermo Gomez, the only-here experiences include diving for chocolata clams (known as Baja’s “seafood candy”). Guests can also sea forage among the rocks of Esperanza’s private beach for local sea urchin and blue stone crabs which Chef Gomez will make into a delicious meal.
Situated on the most coveted swimming beach in Los Cabos, Chileno Bay Resort & Residences offers a fresh, contemporary style and an active, engaging environment to create the perfect escape for families, groups of friends and active couples. Sixty hotel rooms and 32 two-, three- and four-bedroom villas offer panoramic ocean or mountain views. Inventive Latin cuisine is served in the open-air COMAL restaurant, a design and culinary sensation, while a relaxed “only in Cabo” vibe is found at TnT, a toes-in-the-sand taco and tequila bar. The resort also features a destination spa and fitness center, a movie house, an extensive array of watersports and a three-tiered infinity-edge pool – the striking centerpiece and social hub of Chileno Bay Resort & Residences.
Chileno Bay Resort recently unveiled five Ocean View Wellness rooms as part of the resort’s Baja Balance wellness program. Inspired by the natural beauty and tranquility of the resort’s Baja surroundings, each features amenities such a Watt Bike, citrus juicer, chilled eye masks, aromatherapy kit, yoga mat, pair of Mala and Mantra Bracelets and Oka B’ Sandals. The room also includes two complimentary fitness classes per day, 20 percent off all spa treatments and unlimited use of the spa facilities and a nightly custom “Great Sleep and Gratitude” turndown tray.
For a day-long spiritual retreat, Chileno Bay Resort invites guests to experience the undiscovered local paradise and ancient Pericu Land of “Boca de la Sierra” for an unforgettable Baja outback adventure. Led by a local “Guama,” also known as a Pericu Shaman, guests will be guided through the San Bernardo Stream where they will learn about the local flora and hear stories from the Pericu tribe, partake in a spiritual cleanse and enjoy an energizing picnic.
The Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry and are commonly known as “the best of the best of travel.” The 2019 Readers' Choice Awards are published on Condé Nast Traveler's website at cntraveler.com/rca and celebrated in the November issue of Condé Nast Traveler US and UK print editions.
For more information about Esperanza, please call 844-207-8474 or visit aubergeresorts.com/esperanza. Follow Esperanza on Facebook at facebook.com/esperanzaresort and on Twitter and Instagram at @esperanzaresort.
For more information about Chileno Bay Resort & Residences, please call 844-207-9354 or visit aubergeresorts.com/chilenobay. Follow Chileno on Facebook at facebook.com/chilenobaycabo on Twitter and Instagram at @chilenobaycabo.
About Auberge Resorts Collection
Auberge Resorts Collection is a portfolio of extraordinary hotels, resorts, residences and private clubs. While each property is unique, all share a crafted approach to luxury and bring the soul of the locale to life through captivating design, exceptional cuisine and spas, and gracious yet unobtrusive service. With 19 hotels and resorts across three continents, Auberge invites guests to create unforgettable stories in some of the world’s most desirable destinations. For more information about Auberge Resorts Collection, please visit aubergeresorts.com. Follow Auberge Resorts Collection on Facebook at facebook.com/AubergeResorts and on Twitter and Instagram at @aubergeresorts and #AlwaysAuberge.
About The Friedkin Group
The Friedkin Group is a privately held consortium of automotive, hospitality, entertainment, golf and adventure companies. These organizations include: Gulf States Toyota, GSFSGroup, GSM, US AutoLogistics, Ascent Automotive Group, Auberge Resorts Collection, Imperative Entertainment, 30WEST, NEON, Diamond Creek Golf Club, Congaree and Legendary Expeditions. The Friedkin Group is led by Chairman and CEO Dan Friedkin.
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