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Esperanza, an Auberge Resort earns coveted five-star hotel recognition by Forbes Travel Guide in its official 2016 Star Rating announcement

CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO (February 22, 2016) – Forbes Travel Guide unveiled its annual Star Rating list today, naming Esperanza, An Auberge Resort, the Relais & Châteaux property overlooking the Sea of Cortez in Cabo San Lucas, as a new Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel for 2016. With this announcement, Esperanza becomes a part of an elite group of 154 Five-Star hotels in the world and is one of only two Los Cabos hotels and one of six Mexico resorts to receive this prestigious Five-Star award. Forbes Travel Guide rated 1,262 properties for its 2016 announcement, which included rating Los Cabos properties for the first time since its inception in 1958.

“We are truly honored to receive the coveted Five-Star distinction by Forbes Travel Guide and join a distinguished group of the finest hotels, restaurants and spas around the world,” said Marc Rodriguez, General Manager of Esperanza, An Auberge Resort. “This tremendous achievement would not have been possible without our talented and dedicated staff. Following Esperanza’s re-opening and comprehensive redesign of our entire resort last year, our team has been as committed as ever in providing the best experiences for our guests and continuing to set the standard for luxury in Cabo.”

The Five-Star designation is bestowed to properties that meet the stringent and uncompromising standards of Forbes’ professional and anonymous inspectors with rigorous testing of every aspect of the property experience. The select group of hotels are noted for “virtually flawless service and the finest of amenities … a destination unto itself” according to Forbes.

Esperanza’s comprehensive redesign unveiled in 2015 ushered in a new era of luxury and sophistication for the property. The resort underwent an extensive renovation – a complete transformation of all of guest rooms and public spaces and the introduction of a new Pesca Ceviche Bar. Exuding barefoot elegance and sensual relaxation, Esperanza’s contemporary redesign by HKS Hospitality Group and landscape architect George Girvin, provides a fresh take on coastal living in Cabo and creates a true sense of place anchored in the commitment, dedication and love of all of the team members.

Esperanza’s team continues to extend the warm hospitality and service that the resort is known for and continues to introduce new locally-inspired culinary, fitness and Auberge Adventure experiences that connect guests to the destination. The guest programming highlights the beauty of Esperanza and its dramatic and mesmerizing setting – the perfect combination of the desert and the ocean.