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Hotel in Focus: Viceroy Los Cabos

Design Trends

Dunn-Edward’s 2020 Design Trend Co-Habitants captures the enthusiasm and optimism of a new decade, boasting artisan, vernacular themes. Technological innovations are paired with natural resources, with materials such as smooth plaster and wood grain. Designs feature fundamental simplicity and rediscovery of old traditions, boasting earthtone beiges and browns highlighted by cool reflections of blue.


The essence of this trend is abundant through the Viceroy Los Cabos, an incredible beach-front hotel facing the Sea of Cortez. Originally concepted by Mexico-based architect, Miguel Angel Aragonés, and formally known as Mar Adentro, the 194-room masterpiece embraces the natural beauty of water throughout, with cinematic views and alluring experiences around every turn. Completely reconceptualised and brand new to the resort are a beachfront pool and bar, a refreshed and vibrant lobby and arrival experience, new dining venues, and a state-of-the-art fitness center. The design resembles boxes floating on water, with a warm color palette of blue and natural sand tones as inspired by the Los Cabos desert and sea. The eye-catching and bold façade is an artistic mélange of white, black and beige, which gives way to the modern and sleek lobby adorned with handmade details, rich textures and unique pieces of art inspired by the local Mexican culture.


Aragonés’s original aesthetic for the resort was stark and minimalistic with electric-white buildings contrasting sharply with the desert landscape and drawing the eye toward the sea and the resort’s dramatic water features. Almost as soon as guests arrive, as well as throughout various parts of the property during their stay, they will hear the sound of running water as Aragonés highlighted this elemental force as the focus of his vision.


The hotel is home to five redesigned dining venues. Nido, which means “nest” in Spanish, is both the culinary and visual centerpiece thanks to its latticed timber structure that appears to float on the water and was inspired by the writings of John Steinbeck and marine biologist Ed Ricketts, both of whom spent time traveling in the region. The menu draws from the cuisines of Mexico, Spain and Peru, including several styles of ceviches and handcrafted pisco cocktails, among other standouts.


Combining traditional hospitality with innovative technology, the Viceroy Los Cabos is creating an immersive guest experience through the use of Volara voice technology, powered by Amazon Alexa and integrated with Alice. The Viceroy is the first property to implement Volara voice technology in the region. The integration between Alice and Volara allows guests to place requests by voice and have those requests be seamlessly handled by staff.


Guestrooms have a clean, streamlined look with white-on-white linens and blond-wood accents. They start at a spacious 575 square feet and feature tech amenities like 65-inch flat-screen televisions, outdoor bathtubs and indoor rain showers. Clay colors embody craftsmanship, entrepreneurship and nature-based colors with soul. Rich browns and deeper hues reflect nature, a feeling of history and real surfaces.


Viceroy Los Cabos captivates guests with a futuristic design that is inspired by the majestic meeting of the Los Cabos desert and sea, a perfect example of Co-Habitants. For more information on the Viceroy Los Cabos, visit

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