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.