The Cape, a Thompson Hotel Est. 2015

The Cape, a Thompson Hotel, Misiones del Cabo, Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico

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The Cape, a Thompson Hotel is located in the Cabo San Lucas region of Baja California Sur, Mexico.
The Cape was the first Thompson Hotel to open in Mexico, and outside the brand’s signature urban setting. The luxury resort features 161 guestrooms, all with unobstructed views of the Sea of Cortez and the destination’s famed icon, El Arco—a natural phenomenon of granite carved into an arch by centuries of wind and sea exposure.
The Lowdown
Type
Beach / Lake / Waterfront Location
Boutique Hotel
Hotel / Resort / Spa
Penthouse / Rooftop
Private Dining / Restaurant
Views
Cityscape
Coastline
Desert
Historical Monument
Ocean
Style
Bohemian
Desert Oasis
Glamorous
Mid-Century Modern
Urban
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Bachelor / Bachelorette Party
Birthday Party
Dinner Party
Elopement / Vow Renewal
Group Getaway
Holiday Party
LGBT Weddings
Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Reception
Retreats: Corporate, Spa, Wellness, Etc.
Reunion
Social Event
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception

Venue Setting

The Cape, a Thompson Hotel is located in the Cabo San Lucas region of Baja California Sur, Mexico, situated along one of the most desirable stretches of white sand in Los Cabos: the world-renowned surfers’ paradise known as Monuments Beach. Near the southernmost tip of the Baja California Sur Peninsula, it is this secluded shoreline and its picturesque environs that inspired the resort’s name. The Cape is the English translation of “el cabo” and a reference to the property’s unmatched location on one of Los Cabos’ (meaning the capes) eponymous seaside points. This visually inspired name is reflective of the hotel’s distinct personality—a sophisticated and stunning concept, set amidst the white sands and ocean breaks synonymous with the locale.
 
The Cape was the first Thompson Hotel to open in Mexico, and outside the brand’s signature urban setting. The luxury resort features 161 guestrooms, all with unobstructed views of the Sea of Cortez and the destination’s famed icon, El Arco—a natural phenomenon of granite carved into an arch by centuries of wind and sea exposure. Guests enjoy two pools, including an infinity pool with a swim-up bar; a sixth-story rooftop lounge and garden with unmatched views of the city and sea; an intimate spa and fitness center with two private outdoor cabanas for treatments with an ocean view; and a diverse array of chef-driven food and beverage destinations, including a signature restaurant overseen by the award-winning chef Enrique Olvera.
 
A knowledgeable staff seamlessly guides guests through an intimate exploration of the regional offerings, ranging from activities like diving, surfing, and kayaking (many of which are available just steps from the resort along Monuments Beach), to day trips to sister city San José del Cabo to soak in its celebrated art and architecture. Complementing these Baja-inspired activities is the Thompson Hotels’ commitment to bold and original lifestyle programming, offered daily and nightly. From thoughtfully produced culinary events celebrating the fresh catch of the day to marquee—and emerging—musical talent spinning on The Rooftop in perfect rhythm with the setting sun, The Cape is a proven destination for guests looking to discover a decidedly fresh approach to luxury in Cabo.
 
Managed by international, multi-brand lifestyle company Two Roads Hospitality, the hotel team boasts a lauded lineup of creative collaborators, including acclaimed architects Javier Sánchez and Benedikt Fahlbusch of JSa Arquitectura, celebrated design firm Arquitectura de Interiores led by Marisabel Gómez Vázquez, and culinary powerhouse Enrique Olvera, whose restaurants have topped San Pellegrino’s “World’s 50 Best Restaurants” list and received rave reviews from critics spanning the globe.

MEETINGS & WEDDINGS

With its picturesque views, The Cape presents an ideal space for a corporate retreat or board meeting, intimate special event, or lavish beachside wedding. The resort offers several distinct meeting spaces, including A-Frame—a reference to the surfing term—a bright indoor space with wooden ceilings and 1664 sq. ft. capable of seating 130; the Green Room, a classic 513 sq. ft. private meeting space that seats 12; the architecturally stunning Glass Box, an intimate 902 sq. ft., glass-enclosed space for parties up to 45; Glimpse, offering 2905 sq. ft. with breathtaking rooftop views of the ocean and downtown Cabo San Lucas; and just steps from the resort, the white sands of Monuments Beach, a secluded stretch of playa boasting the iconic El Arco and Sea of Cortez as its natural backdrop.
Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

No

Estimated Price Per Head

from $135 to $350

Insurance

Additional Insurance Is Not Required To Host An Event Here

Capacity

Seated
150
Buffet
150
Standing
220
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
2015
Curfew
12 AM
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Catering
Client Can Select The Caterer Of Their Choice
Alcohol
Provided By Venue For Fee – You Must Use The Venue For All Alcohol Services
Music
Indoors & Outdoors
Smoking
Non-smoking Venue
Accommodations
At The Cape, all guestrooms on property feature private terraces—most with hanging daybeds—allowing guests sweeping views of the ocean and Los Cabos’ famous landmark El Arco, both in room and out. Many also offer free-standing, copper-leafed bathtubs, positioned precisely so that the guest enjoys a direct line of sight to the view beyond, while also maintaining privacy. A collection of artwork gathered from across the globe and custom furniture made from locally sourced wood line the rooms. Amenity displays feature spreads of fine craft spirits and Mexican delicacies, with a particular focus on products local to the region. Guests may especially enjoy the custom tequila amenity, a 750ml hand-etched crystal bottle of Realeza Mexicana 100% blue agave tequila, produced and bottled exclusively for The Cape (available upon arrival in all guestrooms). This unique offering is presented with fresh orange slices and candied mango with chili powder. Each room additionally comes complete with cotton kimono robes and binoculars for whale watching.
 
Furthering Thompson Hotels’ ethos that guests should feel like residents, not simply travelers, The Cape boasts a collection of premium suite options, including several Panoramic Suites; Penthouse Villas; One-, Two-, and Three-Bedroom Villas; and its signature multi-story, multi-bedroom option The Surfer Villa. Nearly 180-degrees of glass wall enclose the breathtaking Panoramic Suites, all of which feature private balconies and plunge pools; extended living areas with bespoke, mid-century Latin American furnishings; and standing telescopes for whale watching along the Sea of Cortez. One-, Two-, and Three-Bedroom Villas are located just off from the main hotel building and are ideal for those seeking a contemporary, residential experience with the utmost discretion and privacy. Amenities include a dedicated staff and personal concierge, generous living area, powder room, private balcony with outdoor seating, laundry room with washer/dryer, private in-villa check in, craft cocktail bar, full kitchen, and more. The two-story Penthouse Villas offer all the luxury comforts of The Cape’s Three-Bedroom Villa option, plus a spacious 1000-square-foot rooftop balcony featuring an outdoor kitchen, bbq, plunge pool, and fire pit; complimentary surfboard rental; airport transfer; daily breakfast; and beyond. The signature Surfer Villa is a three-bedroom (can be converted to four-bedroom), two-story luxury suite with a private entrance. This singular offering boasts a pergola with an outdoor grill and adjacent plunge pool; billiards room; entertainment center with screening capabilities; sauna; and a fully equipped, state-of-the-art kitchen (ideal for private events, as well as intimate weddings).
Handicap Accessible
Yes
Inside Scoop

The Cape’s full-service spa, Currents, is a particularly unique spa destination in Los Cabos. Softly lit with dark charcoal grey walls and minimal art, this was an intentional architectural and design decision made to remove extraneous stimuli and allow the organic sights, sounds, and natural décor of the nearby desert-meets-the-sea landscape to set the ambiance. It's a must-do for a bride- or groom-to-be looking to relax before the big day, or as a special treat for guests and bridal party members.

Every Tuesday afternoon the talented team from Chef Enrique Olvera's Manta hold interactive cooking classes 

The hotel is located on a popular locals surf spot (Monuments Beach); if you're an avid and strong surfer, it's considered one of the best and most unique breaks (its a left hand break) in the area beloved by pros

The hotel was designed by superstar Mexican architect Javier Sanchez. Throughout the property, there are jaw-droppingly beautiful and truly unique spots for capturing one-of-a-kind photography. The Cape’s signature aesthetic blends both indoors and out and boasts a contemporary Baja-meets-Southern California cool décor, with unparalleled views of the Sea of Cortez from virtually anywhere on the property. Underscoring this indoors-meets-out design style is the resort’s main entrance. Guests first arrive on property by entering an expansive open-air lobby, complete with a stunning locally crafted art sculpture (made from area driftwood collected after Hurricane Odile), views of the crashing waves along Monuments Beach, a sunken lobby bar (sunken to ensure the modern furniture does not obscure the view), and fresh ocean air breezing by. The color palette of the lobby includes dark greys and a charcoal colored floor and ceiling, designed intentionally to attract the eye’s natural line of sight out towards the vibrant blues of the ocean water (reminiscent of the camera obscura effect). Time and again, the team hears guests exclaim it’s one of the most stunning hotel entrances they’ve encountered. 

Amenities
  • A/V Equipment
  • Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
  • Valet Parking
  • Wifi
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:

The Cape, a Thompson Hotel debuted in June 2015 in the Cabo San Lucas region of Baja California Sur, Mexico, situated along one of the most desirable stretches of white sand in Los Cabos: the world-renowned surfers’ paradise known as Monuments Beach. The all-new luxury hotel features 161 guestrooms, all with unobstructed views of the Sea of Cortez and the destination’s famed icon, El Arco—a stunning natural phenomenon of granite carved into an arch by centuries of wind and sea exposure. The first Thompson hotel to open in Mexico, The Cape effortlessly blends the brand’s upscale urban aesthetic with a distinct 1960s Baja-meets-Southern California vibe. Guests enjoy two pools, including an infinity pool with swim-up bar and another built within a natural rock formation found on property; a sixth-story rooftop lounge and garden with unmatched views of the city and sea; an intimate spa and fitness center with a private outdoor cabana for treatments with an ocean view; and a diverse array of chef-driven food and beverage destinations (including a signature restaurant from acclaimed Mexican Chef Enrique Olvera). One-, two-, and three-bedroom Suites and Villas are available, including four, two-story Penthouse Suites with private rooftops and plunge pools and the premier Surfer Villa—a two-story luxury suite ideal for a luxe vacation, private event, or intimate wedding. Every guestroom on property offers unobstructed ocean views, as well as outdoor terraces—many boasting hanging daybeds for enjoying the picturesque surroundings.

Design:
Celebrated architects Javier Sánchez and Benedikt Fahlbusch, alongside distinguished Mexican interior designer Marisabel Gómez Vázquez, are the creative force behind The Cape. Together, these talents effortlessly blend the upscale urban sensibility and refined edge synonymous with Thompson Hotels with a vibrant 1960s Baja-meets-Southern California vibe. It is evident throughout the hotel—from the public spaces to the guestrooms—that The Cape is highly inspired by the environment and culture in which it resides. The resort’s unique geographical positioning and precise architectural build allow for unparalleled views of both the ocean and El Arco from virtually any vantage point in the hotel. This connection to the sea and sand is woven throughout the property’s design, as seen in highlights like custom furniture handmade in Mexico; original ceramic pieces from Guadalajara artist Jose Noé Suro; lush native landscaping and greenery that blur the line between indoor and out; two pools located just steps from the beach, one built within a natural rock formation on property; an original sculpture of a life-size gray whale constructed from salvaged driftwood at the center of the lobby; and more.
 
A mid-century modern aesthetic serves as the foundation for the resort’s design, which is further complemented by a warm, beachside ambiance and Mexican art and design. Sánchez’s nods to architects such as Luis Barragán and John Lautner are evident in the resort’s juxtaposition of both organic and modern materials. As guests arrive at the resort, they are first greeted with an ascending driveway abundant with lush greenery and flanked by several larger-than-life, Richard Serra-inspired art pieces. The open-layout hotel lobby combines the aforementioned handmade Mexican furniture with a collection of retro, Malibu surf-inspired artand photography adorning the walls.  
Standout Venue Features:
  • Every room on property offers stunning, unobstructed views of the Sea of Cortez and famous El Arco monument. Superstar architect Javier Sanchez had this in mind when he positioned the hotel just so architecturally – he wanted to ensure every guest enjoys this gorgeous setting to the fullest.

    Overall the look and feel of the resort is quite unique among its luxury neighbors. The Cape blends modern architecture with an open-air layout and integration of its natural Baja surroundings for a contemporary-meets-organic feel (a pivot from the more traditional, stucco-clad look of other luxury resorts)

    The Cape is located directly on Monuments Beach, an intimate stretch of sand celebrated the world around for its famous left hand surf break. It’s one of the few left hand breaks in the area (if not the only) and has become a go-to spot for surfers in the know. While beaches are not typically private in Los Cabos, this particular beach avoids the crowds as it's tucked off the main drives of Cabo San Lucas. So for beach lovers, it’s a nice respite from the busier options in the region—and all you have to do is walk out of your room to enjoy it.

    The Cape also brings a compelling lifestyle element unique to Cabo – while it’s a short distance from the famous Cabo San Lucas nightlife scene, guests can enjoy a more intimate, sophisticated take on entertainment without ever leaving the hotel. The Cape features a rooftop lounge, bar and craft beer garden with a resident DJ spinning (and has played host to star-studded celebrations with talent including Samantha Ronson, Ana Calderon, IO Echo, and others)

    Manta – for the foodies, The Cape’s signature restaurant is helmed by multi-award-winning chef Enrique Olvera. Following the ceremony, guests can celebrate in style at a reception filled with true Mexican hospitality. Menus crafted by the kitchen of celebrated Chef Enrique Olvera can be customized to include everything from passed hors d’eovures like duck confit “barbacoa,” jalepeno conch fritters, and green chorizo and lobster on corn sopes to stations featuring ceviche and tiraditos, tamales, quesadillas, and more. Dessert examples include multigrain churros, bunuelos and chocolate sauce; cinnamon rice pudding with dried fruits; and mango cheesecake with spiced berries compote. Bar packages can be designed to showcase the best Mexican flavors and products including tequila, mescal, fresh fruit margaritas, locally brewed beer, and signature cocktails. Custom cocktails can also be crafted by award-winning bartender Osvaldo Vasquez, upon request.  

    The Cape’s Penthouse and Villa options include expansive outdoor patios, some with private plunge pools and BBQs, full kitchens and cocktail bars and is a lot like staying in your own Baja home. However, at some resorts, this can mean staying quite a ways away from the excitement and lifestyle happenings of your hotel, and requiring a golf cart or transportation to get to the dining, spa, lounges, and more. Not so at The Cape. While guests can enjoy the feel of residential living if they so choose, the intimate 161-room boutique hotel is designed to ensure guests are always just a brief walk from the sixth-story rooftop lounge, spa, pools, Manta and more.
Extra Perks:
At the westernmost point of The Cape sits Currents. The intimate, seven treatment room spa was designed by famed Mexican architect Javier Sanchez, in partnership with interior designer Marisabel Gómez Vázquez. Softly lit with dark charcoal grey walls and minimal art, the space minimizes extraneous stimuli so that guests may focus on relaxation and the natural sights, sounds, and scents of the desert-meets-the-sea landscape. Throughout the spa, guests enjoy peeks of the stunning ocean views and indigenous rock formations on property, while a refreshing natural air current flows throughout (thanks to the smart architectural design of Sanchez, this intentional design element inspired the name Currents). The spa features a steam room, sauna, hot and cold plunge pools, a couples treatment room with rain showers and a private pool, and two ocean-view cabanas for al fresco treatments. Guests are literally just steps from the sand and sea when enjoying a treatment at these outdoor cabanas, while the relaxation lobby (featuring the hot/cold plunge pools and an array of infused waters, refreshing snacks, and more) also features this incredible view out to the Sea of Cortez. Attention to detail and refined service are hallmarks of the Currents hospitality ethos, from the warming neck wrap offered post-massage to the veteran and expertly trained staff. The Cape’s fitness center houses state-of-the-art equipment and offers classes, yoga, and private workout sessions; a panoramic, floor-to-ceiling window stretches across the facility, providing unobstructed views of the Sea of Cortez. A full-service salon is available for hair and nail appointments.
Awards & Notables The award-winning luxury lifestyle resort, The Cape, a Thompson Hotel, has received both critical and consumer acclaim since its June 2015 debut. Condé Nast Traveler named the resort one of the 60 best new hotels in the world in its annual “Hot List” issue—with The Cape featured on the magazine’s May cover. Shortly after opening, the hotel earned induction into the prestigious Virtuoso Travel network—dubbed “One of the 7 Best New Hotels in the World” by the respected travel company. It was also included in Forbes Travel Guide’s “Top 16 Destinations for 2016,” won the Gold Key Award from Boutique Design magazine in the “Best Lobby: Luxury” category, was named one of Departures top ten “Luxury Surf Resorts,” and was named in TripAdvisor’s “Top 25 Hotels for Mexico” in the “Hotels,” “Luxury Hotels,” “Romance,” and “Service” categories. Condé Nast Traveler has named The Cape a top 10 resort in Mexico (West Coast) two years running. Also from the prestigious travel brand: the magazine honored The Cape with “#16 Best Resort in the World” in the 2016 Readers’ Choice awards and a 2017 Gold List Award (one of under 200 hotels around the world deemed a global favorite by the magazine’s editors). The Cape has also received numerous nods for “best rooftop,” “best dining,” and “best spa,” alongside praise from the likes of The New York Times, Travel + Leisure, Harper’s BAZAAR, Robb Report, U.S. News and World Report, and The Hollywood Reporter, among others.
Celebration Locations
The Rooftop / Glimpse at The Rooftop:
At six stories high sits The Rooftop. This signature space features two open-air bars, sunken communal seating, lush greenery throughout, fire pits, and serene water features, all together emblematic of its Baja locale and an ideal destination for special events or simply enjoying cocktails and light bites among friends.This 2905 sq. ft. rooftop venue can be divided into two distinct spaces for a cocktail hour followed by dinner and dancing under the stars.
- View: Unobstructed views of the Sea of Cortez, the famous regional landmark El Arco, and downtown Cabo San Lucas
- Max Capacity: 224
The Pool Terrace:
The pool terrace is adjacent to a fresh water infinity pool and offers ample space for a stunning oceanfront ceremony.
- View: Unobstructed views of the Sea of Cortez and the famous regional landmark El Arco
- Max Capacity: 120
Upper Pool Terrance:
Smaller ceremonies can be conducted alongside the saltwater pool, which is built into a natural rock formation and offers unobstructed oceanfront views.
- View: Unobstructed views of the Sea of Cortez and the famous regional landmark El Arco
- Max Capacity: 30
Penthouses:
These two-story, multi-bedroom suites feature private rooftops for hosting small ceremonies and cocktail hours or receptions. The spacious 1000-square-foot rooftop balcony features an outdoor kitchen, bbq, plunge pool, and fire pit.
- View: Unobstructed views of the Sea of Cortez, the famous regional landmark El Arco, and downtown Cabo San Lucas
- Max Capacity: 30
The Surfer Villa:
The Surfer Villa is a three-bedroom (can be converted to four-bedroom), two-story luxury suite with a private entrance. This singular offering boasts a pergola with an outdoor grill and adjacent plunge pool; billiards room; entertainment center with screening capabilities; sauna; and a fully equipped, state-of-the-art kitchen (ideal for private events, as well as intimate weddings).
- View: Unobstructed views of the Sea of Cortez and the famous regional landmark El Arco
- Max Capacity: 30
Glass Box:
The Glass Box stands as one of the resort’s many architectural gems. Suited for intimate evening dining, as a casual lounge and cocktail space, or for private events, this one-of-a-kind (902 sq. ft) venue boasts 360-degrees of glass wall.
- View: Unobstructed views of the Sea of Cortez and the famous regional landmark El Arco
- Max Capacity: 40
Eats & Drinks
Food, Restaurants, Cafes, Bars & Lounges
Food, Restaurants, Cafes:
Hailed as a culinary innovator with a deft hand for forward-thinking Mexican cuisine, Executive Chef Enrique Olvera helms Manta, the 114-seat signature restaurant serving a menu of sophisticated Mexican flavors executed with a technique that celebrates Pacific Rim traditions. Olvera also develops select dishes for the resort’s additional dining destinations, including the al fresco rooftop lounge and sunken lobby bar. Attention to culinary detail—from the housemade tortillas to locally sourced seafood—is evident throughout the resort. Seamlessly in line with the overall concept of The Cape, the chef’s approach maintains a distinct and tastefully casual Baja sensibility, avoiding pretention in favor of a straightforward, yet refined approach. Design highlights at Manta include large hand-carved wooden doors that open into a seductively lit corridor and wine wall; a mix of natural elements throughout such as wood, leather, and dark stone; and an exhibition-style kitchen with teppanyaki and robata grills that offer guests an immersive culinary experience. Manta additionally features an intimate private dining room with a fireplace that can seat up to 20 guests. For ocean-side dining, an expansive terrace sits just outside the main dining room and adjacent to the lapping surf. Manta’s beverage program highlights small-batch tequilas and other aged Mexican spirits; wines from California, Europe, and Mexico; and a selection of local craft beers.

Following the ceremony, guests can celebrate in style at a reception filled with true Mexican hospitality. Menus crafted by the kitchen of celebrated Chef Enrique Olvera can be customized to include everything from passedhors d’eovures like duck confit “barbacoa,” jalepeno conch fritters, and green chorizo and lobster on corn sopes to stations featuring ceviche and tiraditos, tamales, quesadillas, and more. Dessert examples include multigrain churros, bunuelos and chocolate sauce; cinnamon rice pudding with dried fruits; and mango cheesecake with spiced berries compote. Bar packages can be designed to showcase the best Mexican flavors and products including tequila, mescal, fresh fruit margaritas, locally brewed beer, and signature cocktails. Custom cocktails can also be crafted by award-winning bartender Osvaldo Vasquez, upon request.  
 
Additional food and beverage destinations featured on the property include The Ledge, offering guests a variety of all-day options, from American breakfast favorites to contemporary Mexican cuisine, all within a light and lively atmosphere reminiscent of a Mexican beach house (both indoor and al fresco dining available).
Bars & Lounges:
 A throwback to a bygone era and the classic bars of Mexico’s Pacific Coast, the Lobby Bar is ideal for a casual rendezvous. Open all day, the lobby lounge features an indoor-meets-outdoor design, living room style seating, bright handwoven Mexican rugs, a pool table, and more. Housed just outside the main lobby, a truly unique dining and events space known as the Glass Box stands as one of the resort’s many architectural gems. Suited for intimate evening dining, as a casual lounge and cocktail space, or for private events, this one-of-a-kind venue boasts 360-degrees of glass wall. Rounding out the dining and lounge offerings at The Cape, at six stories high sits The Rooftop. This signature space features two open-air bars, sunken communal seating, lush greenery throughout, fire pits, and serene water features, all together emblematic of its Baja locale and an ideal destination for special events or simply enjoying cocktails and light bites among friends.a

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