Luxury Hotels

Mexico – Kempinski – IHG

Girlahead remembers Los Cabos – see the sky, above Las Ventanas, above – for so many reasons. At Viceroy Los Cabos, ever-creative MD Peter Bowling has added retail offering a rotating collection of over 25 exclusive luxury brands including Purple Smoke, Melissa Odabash, Bamford and Aromaria. This complements the resort’s ongoing Latin American fashion boutique, KM33 by Sara Galindo. There is also a new on-site art gallery featuring an amalgam of independent local artists, painters, sculptors, photographers and musicians – and workshops for guests include figurative art, beach and sand sculpturing, mixed media, watercolor, textile, experiential and more.

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Girlahead longs to return to Mexico, perhaps this time to Riviera Nayarit, to visit One&Only Mandarina, apparently a destination of remarkable natural wonder. The resort suggests Pacific swimming with majestic whale sharks, exploring miles of hiking and biking trails to see ancient petroglyphs, making authentic Mexican tacos from scratch, horseback and polo lessons, and trail riding, mindfulness and yoga classes as well as treatments at the One&Only Spa, and so much more. Yes, stay at One&Only Mandarina for enhanced wellness.

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Meanwhile, at certain Kempinski properties around the world you can book a FIT room, which comes with a Technogym in-room bike and your own workout equipment.  There is no surcharge. Merely opt for best available rate on the website.  Well done Kempinski!

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And now listen to new Podcast. Hear ever-energetic Kenneth Macpherson, who heads IHG worldwide ops other than in the Americas and Greater China (yes, there is another world apart from those two areas!) share on what tempted him to move from beverages to our marvellous hotel life, and what makes IHG tick so magnificently: