Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Solmar Hotel & Resorts Collection Reopens Better Than Ever

Resorts Boast Updated Facilities and Refurbished Interiors Following Hurricane Odile;  Solmar Hotels & Resorts is pleased to announce that all five properties - Grand Solmar Land's End Resort & Spa; Playa Grande Resort & Grand Spa; the Ridge Luxury Villas at Playa Grande; Solmar All-Inclusive Resort & Beach Club; and Hotel Quinta del Sol - will be fully operational by October 29. The properties officially re-opened their doors on October 12, welcoming the first guests back in style; mariachis played lively music while employees from every department - from housekeeping to executive management - came out to greet guests with a heartfelt "Welcome Home!"    

The Solmar properties were closed for a short period of time following Hurricane Odile, which came ashore in Los Cabos on September 14. Solmar's owners and executive team took advantage of the time following the storm, when flights were unable to fly into the destination, to clean up, rebuild and refurbish the resorts to their original beauty.

"Our properties are better than ever," says Ricardo Orozco, Managing Director of Solmar Hotels & Resorts. "Our dedicated staff worked hard over the past month to ensure that all of our facilities and amenities were back in action for our guests to enjoy as of October 12. By October 29, we will be back to 100% and back on track with our plans pre-Odile."

GrandSolmar Land's End, the hardest hit of the five Solmar properties, is back up and running smoothly with nearly all amenities in tact just one month after the storm. Don Luis Restaurant, the resort's fine dining option, is serving breakfast, lunch and dinner through October 29, when Grand Solmar's signature La Roca restaurant is expected to reopen. The property is also working on upgrading the Sea Spa area located at the breathtaking Land's End Terrace, which is scheduled to be ready by the end of 2014. In the interim, guests will enjoy the full Sea Spa menu in a special VIP Spa Suite at Grand Solmar and are invited to enjoy the spa facilities at sister property Playa Grande Resort, whose spa is operating normally and offering an extensive menu of spa services and treatments.

Also new to this public event space is a full outdoor kitchen, which will be able to serve wedding receptions and events of up to 40 people right under the Cabo moonlight, preparing delicious cuisine right on Land's End Terrance.

At Playa Grande Resort & Grand Spa, guests will enjoy five fully remodeled pools as well as a refurbished hotel exterior, complete with fresh paint, new roof tiles, palapas, resort façade, and beautiful new landscaping. The Kids Club on property is undergoing updates but an array of family-friendly activities are available on-site.

SolmarAll-Inclusive Resort & Beach Club, the founding hotel in the Solmar collection, is updating its popular Tejaban Restaurant, which is scheduled to reopen by the end of October. Meanwhile, guests of Solmar can take advantage of a new all-inclusive package which includes restaurants and facilities at sister property Playa Grande, their restaurant Brigantine and the spectacular lobby bar.

Hotel Quinta del Sol, located in the heart of Cabo San Lucas, has remained opened for reservations since the storm hit in September. The hotel has been the home base for the CFE (Federal Commission of Electricity) employees as they work to restore power to the entire region as well as members of the Mexican Armed Forces. 

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Solmar Foundation Supports Resort Employees- Following Hurricane Odile

The Solmar Foundation, in association with Solmar Hotels & Resorts, announced today that 100% of all donations will be used to support and aid the Solmar Group staff and their families following Hurricane Odile, which passed through the destination on September 14.

While the Solmar hotel properties incurred minimal, cosmetic damage from Hurricane Odile, many staff members did not fare as well. Out of the 1,800 Solmar Group employees, approximately 157 families lost everything while another 75 families suffered partial damage to their homes or property.

"We could not be more grateful for the support we have received for our resorts and staff over the past two weeks," said Ricardo Orozco, Managing Director of Solmar Hotels & Resorts. "Many of our loyal members and guests have inquired as to how they could help our beloved staff and we are pleased to share that all donations made to the Solmar Foundation will go directly to those employees whose lives were greatly affected by the hurricane until they are back on their feet. We will be sharing updates via our social media channels on a regular basis, so people can see how their donations are working right here on the ground in Los Cabos."

Four of the Solmar properties - Grand Solmar Land's End Resort & Spa; The Ridge Luxury Villas; Playa Grande Resort & Grand Spa; and Solmar All-Inclusive Resort & Beach Club - will reopen on October 11 to all members and on October 12 to all hotel customers & guests, thanks to the tireless work of the devoted Solmar staff. The fifth property, Hotel Quinta del Sol, will remain closed until December 20 as it continues to act as a home base for the dedicated men and women of the FCE (Federal Commission of Electricity) and the armed forces as they work together to bring Los Cabos back for the winter travel season.