Black Meetings and Tourism

September/October 2014

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from the casual La Playa, El Set and La Cascada to the fine dining of Arrecifes, with its authentic Mexican-inspired cuisine comprised of ingredients from Baja Peninsula organic farms. The Spa at the Westin Resort & Spa, Los Cabos, offers forward-thinking treatments or traditional therapies such as grapefruit body exfoliation or a moisturizing honey wrap, providing the serenity and serv- ices needed to relax, Best known as an events venue for meetings, and weddings, the Westin pro- vides hi-tech meeting services in over 11,900 sq. ft. of function space. The Baja Ballroom can host a banquet for 280 people, or a standing reception for 500. The adjacent Cactus Ballroom can be divided four ways. It is connected to the Group Business Center and surrounds the Oasis Garden. WHYCABO Golfing, fishing, horseback riding, boating, shopping, dining — these are just a few of the things you can do during your stay at either of these Starwood properties. Guests can take a sunset cruise along the coastline, an ATV excur- sion, and even camel rides for those seeking a unique adventure. Nearby visi- tors can shop organic markets, browse streets lined with boutiques, or head over to Luxury Avenue at Puerto Paraiso Mall for designer brands. Guests looking for a memorable night on the town can hit the colorful streets of Cabo San Lucas for dinner, drinks, and dancing or stroll through a historic plaza lined with art galleries and shops. History enthusiasts can explore attractions like the Museo de las Californias in Cabo San Lucas, the Iglesia de San Lucas and the local lighthouse — El Faro de Cabo Falso. Other must-see destinations include the Glass Blowing Factory and the Artisan's Market. Stop by the latter to watch local artisans cut and shape sandals, embroider dresses and create intricate beaded jewelry. For more information or to book your meting, visit www.starwood- SITE REVIEW BY MATT THOMAS STARWOOD HOTELS SPARKLE IN PARADISE here is a little slice of paradise at the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula - Cabo San Lucas. Situated in the Mexican State of Baja California Sur, Cabo San Lucas together with San José del Cabo has been rated as one of Mexico's top 5 tourist destinations. Known for its beaches, scuba diving locations, marine life and resorts, the Los Cabos Corridor is the most visited destination for tourists in Mexico. Sheraton Hacienda Del Mar Golf and Spa Resort, and the Westin Resort and Spa are two premier properties located along the Los Cabos Corridor owned by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. Starwood is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with nearly 1,200 properties in 100 countries. Situated just 15 miles apart along the coastline, each property is con- veniently located in the Los Cabos Corridor, between downtown Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo, where the San Jose Del Cabo International Airport (SJD) is located. They provide an amazing variety of amenities, including Cabo San Lucas, where the famous rock formation El Arco is found. SHERATONHACIENDADELMAR GOLF&SPARESORT,LOSCABOs The hotel's six restaurants vary in global cuisine and atmospheres. From Delphines swim-up snack bar, to the Mediterranean cuisine of Tomatoes with its seaside views the hotel offers a variety of cuisines and atmospheres for guests. For those who just want to relax there are five pools, the Cactus Spa and Sheraton Fitness. Golfing, fishing, horseback riding, boating, shopping, dining — these are just a few of the things you can do during your stay. In addition to the amenities offered to guests, the hotel provides full-service meeting and event planning. There are 270 guest rooms and approximately 12,420 sq. ft. of meeting and exhibit space. The hotel's meeting and event staff can help design themes for conferences, wedding, meetings and banquets. THEWESTINRESORT&SPA,LOSCABOS The Westin Resort & Spa offers an enchanted setting overlooking the Sea of Cortez. From its private white sand beach, five restaurants of varying cuisine and ambiance, three pools, full-service spa, and fitness studio, the Westin is magical destination set in paradise. The Resort's five restaurants each feature distinctive cuisine and ambience, B M & T ••• Septemebr/October 2014 ••• 38 T

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