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JW Marriott Los Cabos Beach Resort & Spa

San Jose del Cabo, Mexico

JW Marriott Los Cabos Beach Resort & Spa

San Jose del Cabo, Mexico

  • Design Principal

    Jim Olson

  • Principal

    Kevin Kudo-King

The design of the JW Marriott Los Cabos Resort seamlessly blends architecture and art with the site’s powerful desert landscape and an endless panorama of the Pacific Ocean. Though separated from the water by a 35-foot-tall dune, the resort creates an immediate connection from entry to ocean through a horizon-framing main arrival hall and intuitive, adventure-evoking pathways throughout the resort.

The grandeur of the 299-room, 561,000-square-foot resort is honed to an intimate scale starting with the entry hall where a cadence of tall columns inspired by pre-Columbian architecture draws visitors forward. Just past the main entry, two separate infinity pools appear to join, creating a visual connection to the ocean beyond. The horizon takes center stage from nearly every place in the resort. As guests move throughout the property, they are greeted with unexpected views of the water, framed by native landscaping.

Smooth concrete and stucco buildings throughout the complex, whose color was derived from the sand of the surrounding desert, were designed to appear native to the site. Open travertine-covered hallways and floors combined with local soil aggregates, further blur the physical boundaries of indoors and outdoors, site and architecture. Specially commissioned artworks from Mexican artists including Jaume Plensa, Jorge Yázpik, and Sam Falls are woven throughout the interior and exterior spaces of the resort, as well as individual guest rooms.

Team

Publications

2017

Brewster, Polly. “The Great Indoors.” JW Marriott Magazine, vol. 7.3 2017, 38. Print.

Garcia, Vanessa. “Los Cabos, Paraiso Monumental.” Forbes Mexico, 10 Feb. 2017. Web.

Martin, Hanna. “How a Surfing Town Became an Art and Design Hotspot.” Architectural Digest, 12 Apr. 2017. Web.

“Los Cabos, paraiso monumental.” Robb Report Mexico, 7 Feb. 2017. Web.

“More Great Getaways: Mexico Calling.” Architectural Digest, May 2017, 86. Print.

“Time to Unwind.” Christie’s International Real Estate Magazine, Jan. 2017. Print.

2016

 

“向大海延伸 – 墨西哥度假酒店设计 / Olson Kundig Architects.” 微头条.  15 Dec. 2016. Web.

“向大海延伸 – 墨西哥度假酒店设计 / Olson Kundig Architects_gooood谷德设计网.” Pig 66. 6 Dec. 2016. Web.

Balla, Lesley. “How Cabo is Making a Post-Hurricane Comeback.” The Hollywood Reporter, 8 Jan. 2016. Web.

Bryan, Lori. “Inside Cabo’s Newest Luxury Escape.” Robb Report, 2 May 2016. Web.

Davey, Joclene. “Modern Oasis.” South Bay Digs. 16 Dec. 2016. PrintDavey, Joclene. “Modern Oasis.” Westisde Digs. 9 Dec. 2016. Print

Eberstein, Amanda. “Hot Beds.” Luxury Magazine. Dec 2016. Print. 

“Hotels. Mexikanisches Trio.” Architectural Digest Germany, July-Aug. 2016, 103. Print.

Davey, Joclene. “Modern Oasis.” Westside Digs. Dec. 2016. Print. Web.Lascurain, Fernanda. “Magia Entre El Desierto Y El Mar.” Architectural Digest Mexico, March 2016, 144-148. Print. Web.

Labong, Leilani Marie and Sarah Medina. “3 Warm-Weather Destinations to Book This Winter.” 7×7 Magazine. 16 De.c 2016. Web. 

“Lo mejor del desierto y la playa en medio de Los Cabos.” GQ Mexico, 4 Aug. 2016. Web.

Marshall, Ella. “JW Marriott Los Cabos Beach Resort & Spa, Los Cabos, Mexico.”Wallpaper*, 19 April 2016. Print. Web.

Pozzo, Nicole. “JW Marriott Los Cabos Beach Resort abre as portas no Mexico.” Novo Luxo, 21 June 2016. Web.

Stevenson, Christobal. “#ESCÁPATE UN OASIS MEXICANO.” Harper’s Bazaar, 7 April 2016. Web.