For years, Mexico’s first Park Hyatt has been in the pipeline. It’s probably the single upcoming Hyatt property that I’m most excited about. Unfortunately based on Hyatt’s latest update, it looks like this hotel won’t be opening in 2023, as was the plan until recently.
Basics of the Park Hyatt Los Cabos, Mexico
Back in 2017, plans were announced for the Park Hyatt Los Cabos, located in Baja California Sur, Mexico. The Park Hyatt will be situated on a 26-acre property within Cabo del Sol, a golf resort community that stretches along two miles of beach. The resort is expected to feature 162 guest rooms plus 35 residences.
While exact details of amenities are limited, you can expect that the hotel will offer easy access to golf courses, several restaurants and pools, a large spa, a gym, and much more.
The challenge is that like so many projects, this one has also been delayed significantly. It was initially supposed to open in late 2020, but it’s still not open. Hyatt is now stating that this hotel will open in 2024, so we’ll likely have to wait another 12-18 months (if the plan were to open in early 2024, I imagine Hyatt would be saying late 2023, based on how these hotel announcements usually go). With how some developments work out, who knows, the project might be delayed even more than that.
Below is a video I found on YouTube giving a tour of the state of construction, though it was published in early 2022. The person estimates that it will be ready within 18 months or so, which was optimistic.
Why I’m excited about the Park Hyatt Los Cabos
As I’ve written about in the past, Los Cabos is one of my favorite places to vacation. The service is amazing (hospitality is great in Mexico in general, and is even more elevated in Los Cabos), the food is delicious, the climate couldn’t be better, I love the rugged desert-meets-ocean landscape, and it’s also a great place for whale watching. Best of all, it’s close to the United States, so there’s no major jetlag to deal with.
The issue with Los Cabos is that luxury points hotels are largely lacking:
- The Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal is great, but award space can be really hard to come by
- The Cape, A Thompson Hotel, is probably the all-around most reliable points property in terms of quality and award availability
- Zadun Los Cabos, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, is also excellent, though Marriott Bonvoy points requirements at Ritz-Carlton Reserve properties are steep
- Solaz Los Cabos, a Marriott Luxury Collection, disappointed me, and in my opinion exists solely to sell timeshares; the hotel suddenly and mysteriously closed in 2021, though has finally reopening
It’s nice to think that there will be yet another “true” luxury points hotel in Los Cabos. Best of all, it belongs to World of Hyatt, which means we can look forward to proper elite benefits, like complimentary breakfast, the ability to use suite upgrades, etc.
Redeeming points in Los Cabos is also especially valuable, given that taxes and service charges total close to 35% of the room rate. This should be a great use of points, though admittedly on the high-end, World of Hyatt’s points redemptions are much more costly than they used to be.
The Park Hyatt Los Cabos has been under development for quite some time. The 168-room resort should hopefully open in 2024, but who really knows, given how hotel openings go nowadays. Park Hyatt seems to have an especially bad track record when it comes to opening hotels on schedule — just look at London, Los Angeles, and Marrakech.
I’m really excited for when the Park Hyatt Los Cabos does finally open, as it’s the upcoming Hyatt opening I’m most looking forward to.
Anyone else excited about the Park Hyatt Los Cabos?
Is the JW Marriott Los Cabos not considered luxury?
Speaking of Cabo, anyone know anything about Sirena Del Mar? It’s by far the cheapest Hyatt property, but gets good reviews on TripAdvisor. But the responses to TripAdvisor reviews come from “Marriott Vacations International”. Very weird. If this is changing hands to Hyatt, what brand is it? Maybe Destination or Unbound? Hyatt’s site doesn’t specify
If this development is anything like PH Palm Springs, it'll be ready in....never.
On a side note, just got back from Solaz. Fantastic stay and not a single word about timeshares. However, I guess like most things, prices (room rates, F&B) have significantly gone up. First time I stayed there, they did ask me if I would be interested in hearing about their timeshares. I simply said no and they never bothered me again. On this last stay, not a single solicitation.
They’ll probably create a category 9 now…
Has value as a points property depending on the rate. Cash? Nope. Taxes as stated, are outrageous.
A new Park Hyatt always sounds promising, but one thing that no one seems to mention much is what a party hardy area Los Cabos is. I stayed for a random week in October at the The Cape Thompson (as Globalist) and it was VERY LOUD with club music beamed continuously through the property on Friday-Sunday from 9am-11pm and slightly less so during the weekdays. I talked to the front desk and they basically shrugged...
A new Park Hyatt always sounds promising, but one thing that no one seems to mention much is what a party hardy area Los Cabos is. I stayed for a random week in October at the The Cape Thompson (as Globalist) and it was VERY LOUD with club music beamed continuously through the property on Friday-Sunday from 9am-11pm and slightly less so during the weekdays. I talked to the front desk and they basically shrugged and said that is the atmosphere the hotel goes for. There is also a roof top bar I never got to try over the course of 7 nights because it was closed every night for private events. It was somewhat entertaining watching the drunk guests stagger around and vomit during the four weddings that took place the week I was there, but I just did not get the relaxing beautiful hotel set in nature experience I was hoping for and would not go back for that reason. Also - they really need to fumigate that place for instagram influencers wearing floppy hats and clogging up the walkways taking selfies. For my hard earned Hyatt points, I would far prefer Ventana Big Sur or one of the many Hawaii property options Hyatt has.