Capella Hotels and Resorts is Proud to Anounce That Its Resort in Cabo San Lucas Has Been Bestowed With AAA’S Five Diamond Award® – Capella Pedregal awarded AAA’s highest level of Diamond Ratings

ATLANTA, GA – 2012-12-13 — / — Mr. Horst Schulze, CEO and Chairman of Capella Hotels and Resorts is pleased to announce today that Capella’s Cabo San Lucas property, Capella Pedregal, has been honored with the coveted Five Diamond Award®, the highest level of rating for lodgings and restaurants administered by AAA. Situated on the side of Pedregal Mountain facing the Pacific Ocean and Sea of Cortez, Capella Pedregal joins an elite group of hotels and restaurants in receiving this most prestigious honor, esteemed by professional inspectors, the hospitality industry, and over 53 million AAA/CAA members. Less than one-third of one percent of the nearly 31,000 properties reviewed each year by AAA achieve this prominent distinction.

To be eligible for the AAA Five Diamond rating, hotels must exhibit the ultimate in luxury and sophistication. Physical attributes must be extraordinary in every manner, with fundamental hallmarks including meticulous service that exceeds guest expectations, impeccable standards of excellence and personalized services and amenities that provide an unmatched level of comfort. Capella Pedregal exemplifies these qualifications in every way with its dedication to bespoke guest service, tranquil amenities and unparalleled luxury.

“We are incredibly honored to be awarded the AAA Five Diamond rating,” says CEO and Chairman, Capella Hotels and Resorts, Horst Schulze. “This rating acknowledges the hard work of our staff, their personalized dedication to meeting the needs of our guests, and their daily commitment to our Capella philosophy and mission to be the global leader in service.”

Accessible only through a private tunnel entrance through Pedregal Mountain, Capella Pedregal features 96 rooms and suites, each with its own private plunge pool, a Personal Assistant assigned to each room and the most spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean. The resort’s premier accommodations category, the multi-bedroom Beachfront Suites, offers families and groups the ultimate in ocean front opulence. These suites are located right on the beach, each with a private dining cabana, chaise lounges, hammock, as well as a dedicated butler and more. Capella Pedregal’s award-winning Auriga spa features signature treatments designed to reflect the varying energies of the lunar cycle. Spa guests also have the opportunity to consult with an authentic curandera for treatments and rituals based on local Mexican folk healing traditions. The resort’s distinctive dining options feature refined, traditional Mexican dishes that evoke a true ‘Baja’ feel. The signature Don Manuel’s restaurant offers Latin-inspired cuisine accompanied by a design that gives patrons a sense of place in an authentic Mexican Hacienda. El Farallón is a sophisticated restaurant featuring a fresh fish “catch of the day” menu in an alfresco, cliffside setting suspended over the Pacific Ocean. The Beach Club is an informal, pool-side dining option serving the freshest Baja coastal favorites. Capella Pedregal’s new poolside Crudo Bar serves a delicious variety of fresh ceviches, sashimi, and Mexican artisanal rolls.

For more information and reservations, please visit or call toll-free at 877-247-6688.

About Capella Hotels and Resorts

Capella Hotels and Resorts serves today’s top-tier travelers and residential property owners and is setting a new standard in the hospitality industry. Capella promises the unique benefits of the finest boutique hotels, including superb architecture and interior design, privacy, individualized service and attention to detail – combined with the amenities and activities of the world’s great luxury hotels and resorts. Capella is a brand focused on customer choice, and offers choices that no other hotel company in the world can match. Capella has opened world-class properties in gateway cities and high-profile resort destinations around the world, including: Breidenbacher Hof, a Capella Hotel (Düsseldorf, Germany); Capella Ixtapa (Ixtapa, Mexico); Capella Pedregal (Cabo San Lucas, Mexico); Capella Singapore (Sentosa Island, Singapore) and Capella Georgetown (Washington, D.C.) opening December 2012. Capella has also announced plans for: Capella Bahia Maroma (Riviera Maya, Mexico); Capella Bangkok (Bangkok, Thailand); Capella Nahui (Riviera Nayarit, Mexico); and Capella Niseko (Niseko, Japan). Learn more at

Capella Pedregal resort lies on Cabo San Lucas’ most coveted parcel of land – an extraordinary, 24-acre site at the southernmost tip of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula. The exclusive haven, comprised of 96 rooms and suites, is just minutes from bustling downtown Cabo, yet seemingly worlds apart thanks to its secluded location within the prestigious Pedregal neighborhood. Capella Pedregal offers unprecedented luxury and an unparalleled level of personalized service. Under the tutelage of Per Se trained Executive Chef Marco Bustamante, Capella Pedregal’s three distinctive dining establishments feature refined, traditional Mexican dishes which evoke a true Baja feel and unparalleled dining environments. The centerpiece of the resort is the 12,000-square foot signature Auriga spa, wellness and fitness facility.


AAA Approved and Diamond Rated hotel and restaurant listings can be found in the AAA TourBook® guides available at AAA and CAA offices across the continent. They can be accessed online at and through downloadable eTourBookSM guides at Smartphone users can locate Diamond Rated establishments using the free AAA TripTik® Mobile app or AAA Mobile Web at Continuing a 75-year tradition, AAA’s professionally trained inspectors use published guidelines to conduct unannounced lodging and restaurant evaluations, assigning Approved establishments a rating of One to Five AAA Diamonds. AAA rates more properties than any other rating entity and is the only rating system that covers the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. It is one of only two that conduct physical, on-site evaluations.

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