Peace. Pleasure. Perfection Unparalleled. Only at Las Ventanas al Paraíso, A Rosewood Resort
In this rapidly changing world, to succeed, leaders in industry must keep focused on what people want. Ty Warner’s vision for Las Ventanas al Paraíso, A Rosewood Resort, now celebrating its twentieth year, is one of providing the most impeccable service and accommodations in which every single detail has been hand-picked for beauty as well as function. Offering personal professional butler service and refined experiences for those who expect perfection, the guest experience at Las Ventanas al Paraíso is the ultimate in sensory pleasure.
As with all Rosewood resorts, “A Sense of Place” is a fundamental concept at Las Ventanas al Paraíso that refers to how the resort respects and finds inspiration in the destination. In a personal interview with Ocean Blue, Frederic Vidal, the managing director of Las Ventanas al Paraíso shared with us a behind-the-scenes look at why the resort remains one of the most celebrated and respected properties in the world.
The phrase “sense of place” is one that Vidal repeatedly comes back to when describing the magical tapestry of the Las Ventanas al Paraíso experience. The desert inspired grounds and buildings blend seamlessly with the natural setting and highlight Los Cabos’ innate beauty of ocean meeting desert.
The resort’s suites feature butler service, spacious living areas, wood-burning fireplaces and exquisite décor showcasing the finest Mexican craftsmanship. Suites offer spectacular views of the sea and award-winning desert gardens; some suites combine sea and golf-course views.
Ty Warner Mansion
The Ty Warner Mansion is the ultimate private sanctuary at Latin America’s most awarded resort. The exclusive beachfront mansion looks directly over the water’s edge with panoramic views of the sea. A private elevator takes guest to a 9000-square foot rooftop terrace featuring a sundeck, glass bottom lap pool, glass-sided whirlpool spa, putting green, a custom pool table and massage pavilion. Mansion guests enjoy the services of a round-the-clock dedicated team, including a personal assistant, a butler and a chef.
Following the unveiling of the Ty Warner Mansion, the jewel in the crown of the resort, Ty Warner is now presenting 30 exceptionally crafted Mexican Residences designed to showcase the best of Baja culture and offer residents a luxury home away from home in paradise. The Residences at Las Ventanas al Paraíso are complemented by the same personal service and unparalleled amenities enjoyed throughout the resort.
The natural setting on the Sea of Cortez is embellished and enhanced with aesthetic appeal by art that embodies the heart and soul of Mexico. Las Ventanas al Paraiso showcases both original art and the centuries-old design traditions of master Mexican artisans. The meticulous handiwork of local craftsmen is evident throughout the resort.
Two notable works at Las Ventanas include a vivid painting in multi-colored cultural themes by Mexican master Rodrigo Pimental and the bronze sculpture of a mermaid by noted American sculptor Deloss McGraw. Pimental’s work adorns the reception area which welcomes guests as they are escorted into the heart of the resort.
Fine Dining with Baja Flavor
Similarly, Las Ventanas’ sense of taste is influenced by its sense of place. Guests can explore the distinctive, unique flavor of the Baja landscape in the resort’s restaurants offerings. One of Rosewood’s commitments is to “partner with local farms and food producers in a showcasing of locally grown, sustainable ingredients in fine cuisine.” New for this year, Vidal shares, is Arbol, an Asian-Seafood kitchen complete with Tandoor oven and a variety of wok-based dishes. A chef from India will finesse delicacies including lobster and crab tandoor. Las Ventanas offers “exquisite, personalized dining experiences in exclusive locations and combine seasonal ingredients, fine wine and top-tier culinary skills.”
Frederic Vidal states that the intrinsic nature of excellence stems from the DNA of Las Ventanas al Paraíso. It comes from this sense of place, which is found in all aspects of the property, both aesthetic and culinary, and underlining it all is the impeccable personal service.
Since its inception, the resort has set the highest standards of excellence in Los Cabos. Explained Vidal, “In early years guests would say, ‘Oh I wish my home butler could work with you here,’ so Las Ventanas responded by creating its own Butler Academy, ensuring exacting standards unparalleled by any other based on kindness of service, creativity of service and the range of service.
“The sense of people is the third branch of the Las Ventanas DNA,” explains Vidal. At Las Ventanas this begins from the top down. Ty Warner wants to look after people in the best way possible, and his philosophy is to fulfill the needs and wishes of his staff and guests. “The answer is always yes,” Vidal explains. This is done on many levels. For example, butlers never work alone; in fact there is at any given time there is a staff of over five hundred men and women attending less than half that number of guests.
Romance at Las Ventanas al Paraíso
Las Ventanas al Paraíso even has a Department of Romance that works to create special romantic moments for guests, from marriage proposals to anniversaries and more. The staff’s sole focus is to provide personalized and meaningful moments such as private candlelit dinners seaside with a guitarist playing in the background. Creating memories to last a lifetime is extremely important for the resort.
This level of commitment from staff, states Vidal, makes every guest’s request a reality. He also revealed to Ocean Blue that most service is orchestrated in the hidden inner passageways built into the resort so that service is not only impeccable, it is also invisible.
As Vidal explains, the success of Las Ventanas is attributed to its sense of place, sense of taste and a sense of family and hospitality. This is evidenced he says, “by the guests who return year after year, and often two or three times a year.”
He also stresses that excellence is not stagnant. “You keep the original DNA but you must always be reinventing yourself.” He emphasized, “Without reinventing you die.” Excellence is something that changes, just as the definition of luxury and the kinds of experiences guests are looking for change. He states that the guest of today is not the same as the guest of yesterday in what they are looking for when they travel. “Millennials are in search of authentic and new experiences,” Vidal shared. However, the one thing that remains constant is the level of pampering that Las Ventanas provides and excels in.
One way the resort caters to today’s travelers is through its once-in-a-lifetime experiences that it releases in collections of five twice per year. One such experience is the Magic Dinner, a theatrical experience at La Cava during which diners can enjoy the best wines in Mexico and a five-course menu with masterful wine pairings. A mysterious host trained at the famed Las Vegas Magic & Mystery School performs spectacular illusions throughout the meal.
Another favorite experience is “Champagne Under the Stars.” Los Cabos is one of the world’s best locations for star gazing, and the resort’s magnificent La Plaza is one of the most picturesque and romantic venues for intimate dinners under the glory of the Cabo sky. During this experience, guests enjoy a four-course meal on La Plaza and are then joined by a trained astronomer. They will have the opportunity to look through one of the most powerful telescopes in Los Cabos, taking in breathtaking constellations and perhaps even a shooting star or meteor shower.
These are only some of the goings-on behind the scenes at this iconic resort that expertly blends the best of Mexico with state-of-the art technology and the best-trained staff, providing peace, pleasure and perfection unparalleled.