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Known as the "Pearl of the Pacific", Acapulco has everything you dream about when it comes to a beach paradise. Acapulco is one of the original celebrity getaway and jet setter destinations. Elizabeth Taylor, Brigitte Bardot, Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Howard Hughes, Harry Belafonte, Rita Hayworth, John and Jacqueline Kennedy, Steve McQueen, Johnny Carson and Eartha Kitt are just a few of the iconic Hollywood Stars to start the trend of vacationing in this gorgeous location. Not to mention the movies that were filmed in Acapulco such as “The Lady from Shanghai” starring Orson Welles and Rita Hayworth, “Fun in Acapulco” starring Elvis Presley and Ursula Andress, “Rambo I - III” starring Sylvester Stallone, and “Blow” starring Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz.
Over the years Acapulco started to decline as the top celebrity destination but hotels like the Banyan Tree Cabo Marques are putting Acapulco back on the star map. You can now see such celebrities as Brad Pitt, Prince Charles, Ryan Reynolds, Scarlett Johansson, Barbara Walters, Liza Minnelli, Jennifer Lopez, Enrique Iglesias and Sandra Bullock strolling the gorgeous beaches.
The Banyan Tree Cabo Marques is a relatively new hotel which opened in 2010 and is located across the bay from the busy downtown. The intimate resort was built on the cliffs overlooking the expansive Pacific Ocean and features private luxury pool-villas, multiple restaurants, a state of the art gym, meeting areas, multiple infinity pools and an award winning spa. The Thai based Banyan Tree Brand is known for distinct Asian flavor, which certainly carries over to the Banyan Tree Cabo Marques who’s ambiance is one of the most relaxing in all of Mexico. The architectural design of the resort is inspired by Acapulco's colorful history as a seaport trading with the Far East and China. The design focuses on a warm color scheme; the interior gives a feel of ease and luxury. With touches of typically Mexican vibrant colors, virtually all the construction materials are made in Mexico - even the small flat roof tiles, based on the type of clay tiles used on Thai temple roofs.
The villas are gracefully lifted on stilts (to minimize the damage to the soil and the natural vegetation), with steep roofs, private heated pools and generous living areas. Each villa showcases a harmonious marriage of traditional Mexican artwork and light Asian touches. Complemented by plush furnishings, the Villa features include a work table, plasma TV, DVD player upon request, stereo system, wireless internet connection, IDD telephone, air-conditioning and a personal safe. Other amenities include the mini-bar, tea and coffee making facilities, hairdryer, bathrobes, and daily turndown/set-ups in the evenings. The villas are spread out over the cliff side and are a good walk away from the main lobby, providing both privacy and seclusion in the Mexican wilderness. You can enjoy the walking paths or page a buggy to pick you up and deliver you right to the door steps of some of the on-site destinations.
At Banyan Tree Cabo Marques, exceptional dining options abound from sunrise to sunset. Wake up to an ocean-view breakfast, luxuriate poolside while enjoying a light lunch, take in the sea breeze at sunset cocktails and indulge in sweet endings under the stars. Banyan Tree’s signature restaurant Saffron serves contemporary Thai Cuisine, perched on a cliff looking out to the Pacific Ocean. Several other dining options are available as well as in-room dining and breakfast served overlooking the Reflections Pool.
The award-winning Banyan Tree Spa, like the tropical and sacred tree that inspired its name, is an intimate retreat that blends romance and serenity with exotic sensuality, providing a Sanctuary for the Senses. Using a ‘high-touch, low-tech’ approach that celebrates human touch coupled with the use of natural herbs, spices and aromatic oils, the exotic treatments are inspired by Asian traditions that have been passed through the hands of many generations. Banyan Tree Spa’s tropical garden spa concept, first pioneered at the Banyan Tree Phuket Spa, Asia’s first luxury spa resort, fuses Eastern therapies with a holistic focus on spiritual, mental and physical harmony, a true haven for physical and spiritual renewal.
The Banyan Tree Cabo Marques Fitness Centre is a fully equipped modern gym. It offers a complimentary daily yoga class. You can even let the Concierge arrange a private yoga class for you for the ultimate relaxation fit for a celebrity.
One of the best things at the resort is the employees. The staff at the Banyan Tree Cabo Marques treat all guests like royalty. From bringing a cool scented towel at check in to personalized turndown service, the staff pamper you at every turn. This in combination with all of the fabulous amenities make the Banyan Tree Cabo Marques the most relaxing hotel in all of Mexico.
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