Montage International has begun global expansion with its first international location in Los Cabos, Mexico. The property sits on a 39-acre seaside resort set within Santa Maria Bay in Baja California Sur. Montage Los Cabos is located within the 1,400-acre master-planned Twin Dolphin community, in the heart of the famed coastal corridor between Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo. The intimate, secluded setting on Santa Maria Bay has long been cherished as one of the finest beaches for swimming and snorkeling in all of Los Cabos. Montage Los Cabos embraces the setting’s natural splendor, marrying the site’s authentic allure with Montage’s unparalleled service and comfortable luxury. The resort features 122 expansive guest rooms and suites, three private Casas, 52 Montage Residences, four unique dining concepts, three distinct pool experiences, walk-in access to swimming, diving, snorkeling and various non-motorized water activities, a 40,000 square-foot signature Spa Montage, state-of-the-art fitness center, Paintbox children’s program, indoor and outdoor meeting and event space, and a variety of off-site experiences and programming.
Santa Maria Bay has been a beloved beach by locals for swimming and snorkeling which is why Montage made sure to enhance the beach and surrounding areas when building their first international property. In addition to adding paved roads, cleaner beaches, landscaped grounds, and recreational activities for the locals to enjoy, the Montage partnered with local entrepreneurs to build the property instead of outsourcing. Everything from the architecture to the culinary menu, spa and interiors were locally sourced. It is rare for a large corporation to be conscientious of impacting a local community for the better, but it was a top priority for the brand to integrate into Cabo community. One of the most important aspects of their integration into the community is partnering with local fair trade centers that help support the women in the region. The Montage’s curated fair trade goods can be found at Electric Array for guests to explore and shop.
“The opening of Montage Los Cabos marked an incredible milestone for Montage International,” said Alan Fuerstman, Montage International founder, chairman, and CEO. “Our first international property takes the elements Montage does so well: comfortable luxury, unscripted service, exceptional culinary and spa, and layers them into an authentic local experience. We are already receiving incredible exposure and recognition which allows us to continue to explore new opportunities globally and find the best international markets for both our Montage and Pendry brands.”
Although the Montage has operated in the United States since 2002 with locations in Laguna Beach, Beverly Hills, Deer Valley, Kapalua Bay, and Palmetto Bluff, the Los Cabos location has taught the brand how to elevate their hospitality. The Integration of Mexican culture into the Montage brand has set a new level of hospitality that Montage hopes to emulsify into their existing and future properties.