Newsletter for January 2016
As we enter into 2016 we take time to reflect upon the passing year. A lot has happened in Los Cabos since last year. We have very proudly recovered from the damages produced by one of the strongest hurricanes that ever hit the area. Hotels have undertaken the challenge of rebuilding part of their infrastructure and this has translated into an overall renewal feeling and in some cases the addition of more hotel rooms.
According to Genaro Ruíz, the State’s Secretary of Tourism, Los Cabos will be adding 3,940 hotel rooms in the following two years, with three hotels projected for the Pacific Side: Grand Solmar Rancho San Lucas by Grupo Solmar, Hard Rock Hotel, and Nobu hotel by Nobu Hospitality, a private company owned by celebrity chef Nobu Matsuhisa, actor Robert De Niro and film producer Meir Teper.
“Los Cabos continues to be a destination of choice for the luxury traveler and this resort will embody our commitment to create a property that intertwines fan and luxury, and to offer guests from around the world a unique and exciting experience”, said Nobu CEO Trevor Horwell. [Los Cabos Guide, Nobu says yes to Los Cabos: Hospitality Company´s first Mexican hotel to open in 2017.]
The State’s Administration offices have also undergone a shift in the governing political party and are now lead by the more business oriented PAN coalition. Businesses are expecting an improvement in communication with these entities, and some agencies, like the Property and Land Title offices, are also seeing an improvement in their processes through the updating of their electronic systems which will have all property information available on-line in the very near future.
The recurrent events that mark the beginning of the winter season in Los Cabos have already started and some of them were held with great success like the 2015 International Film Festival which promises to get stronger each year with the collaboration of directors and producers from Canada, United States and México, and the guest appearances of such actors as Liam Neeson and Ewan McGregor.
The always expected fishing tournament Bisbee’s Black & Blue Marlin held its 35th edition and the first-time crew from Costa Rica parlayed a hot streak with a hunch and earned $2,511,462, the second-highest single team payout in Black & Blue history.
Other events continue in both, San José del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas, like the weekly Organic Market and the Art Walks; also the bigger Sabor a Cabo International Food and Wine Festival was held on December 5th in the Campestre Golf Course at San Jose del Cabo.
Nobu hotel rendering
Rancho San Lucas
Our entrance, as you may know, has also been improved with paved roads and landscaping, and furthermore, an addition to our sales office is in process with the construction of a technical center, a 1,642 sq.ft. space that will hold architectural and design centers, as well as some storage, and a roof terrace.
At Rolling Hills we are also preparing to start the new year. Our second phase infrastructure installation is expected to start in February 2016 and will include paving and curbs with underground electricity which will encompass blocks 14 up to and including block 25.
There are currently three homes under construction with two more to start shortly. Also, two model homes are planned for construction and further details for this project will be posted in the next newsletter.
Finally, the new bypass across the highway is now open all the way to the San José del Cabo airport.
From all of us at Rolling Hills, receive our best wishes for a healthy and prosperous 2016.
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