ALFREDO AZCARATE VARELA
THE BAJA POST/EDITOR
Waldorf Astoria has landed in Los Cabos, prestige Brand coming to Pedregal in Cabo San Lucas, setting a landmark that comes to enhance the already high status of Los Cabos as one of the leading tourist destinations, with an unbelievably beautiful hotel at the tip of the peninsula, embedded in one of the most beautiful landscapes of Los Cabos.
Resort at Pedregal had already been operating there, but now upgrades its operations to become part of the Waldorf Astoria name, with a plunge pool in every room, 119 luxurious rooms and suites.
The desert at the southernmost tip of the peninsula and the sea picture landscapes that, altogether with an embracing architectonic concept, create an atmosphere of ease hard to find anywhere else, one of the best resorts in the world.
The Waldorf Astoria made history in New York, along with the Plaza were the two most prestigious hotels in the big Apple for years, a family saga dating back to 1893, family rivalry between two cousins, one named Astor and the other, Waldorf, a couple of 13 and 17 story hotels, two towers competing, but in 1929 they were tore down to build the Empire State building, they reopened as Waldorf Astoria in 1931 on Park Avenue.
It has been a home away from home for many famous people, from US Presidents such as Hoover, Eisenhower, Kennedy or Clinton, famous artists like Sinatra and Marilyn Monroe, Cole Porter, even the Queen of England, or apermanent residence for General Douglas McArthur, who lived there at Private 37A, from 1951 up to his death in 1962. In 1996, David Bowie, Pink Floyd and The Velvet Underground were inducted to the hall of fame at a concert in the Waldorf Astoria Ballroom. There is even a legend about a subterranean “secret train” under the hotel and many anecdotes behind the mythical Waldorf Astoria brand that comes to lift Los Cabos status as a unique and outlandish destination for the most demanding of travellers.
SOURCE: Agencies & https://waldorfastoria3.hilton.com