San Diego, CA (July 3, 2007) "“ The Villa Group announced today that the Villa del Arco Beach Resort and Desert Spa is slated for a July 13 Grand Opening in Cabo San Lucas. Stretching along the white sands of El Médano Beach – the safest swimming beach in the popular Baja destination – the upscale, family-friendly property lies adjacent to the ultra-luxurious Villa La Estancia and active Villa del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa in a gated, private enclave owned and operated by The Villa Group.

"Villa del Arco is the perfect complement to our Villa La Estancia and Villa del Palmar properties already in the destination," remarked Ricardo Orozco, Corporate Director for The Villa Group in Cabo San Lucas.

"With the grand opening of the Desert Spa, The Villa Group guests at these three beachfront properties will be able to enjoy in one place fine dining, upscale accommodations and services of Baja's newest and largest themed spa," said Orozco. "We've reached our goal of providing everything our guests need to help them relax and rejuvenate on their vacation."

This new Villa del Arco offers 231 deluxe oceanfront suites. Each of the one-, two- and three-bedroom suites features stylish contemporary decor with private entryway, marble floors, granite countertops, whirlpool tub, walk-in shower, large walk-in closet and spacious balcony. Deluxe studio and penthouse suites are also available.

Studios feature a kitchenette equipped with a refrigerator, stovetop, microwave, toaster, blender, coffee maker, dishes, cookware and utensils, while larger suites include a complete kitchen with full-size refrigerator.

Other in-suite amenities include individually-controlled air conditioning, ceiling fans, satellite TV with movie service, direct dial telephone with voicemail, wireless and high speed Internet access (surcharge), electronic safe, hair dryer, iron with ironing board, clock radio, washer/dryer (two- and three-bedroom suites), wet bar, daily maid service, turndown service (on request) and in-room dining.

Two large outdoor pools feature waterfalls, spa tubs, children's areas, and views of the sea and offshore rock formations. One pool contains a full-sized replica of a Spanish galleon "anchored" for casual snacks, lunch and cocktails. Kayaks, boogie boards, snorkels and motorized personal watercraft are available at the on-site water sports center.

Other diversions include tennis courts and a year-round, award-winning Kids Club. A complimentary activities program for all ages includes beach and water volleyball, pool games, Spanish lessons and bartending classes.

In addition to the pirate ship themed El Bucanero, dining options include the gourmet La Perla with its elegant menu of fresh seafood, steaks and international cuisine presented in a gracious fine dining atmosphere. Guests can also enjoy El Faro, featuring oysters, sushi, fresh fish and a large selection of tequilas overlooking El Arco and the Sea of Cortez.

Grand Opening of the Desert Spa
Opening in conjunction with the new property, the Desert Spa offers guests a vast menu of indulgent and invigorating treatments. From signature facials and body wraps to relaxing massages and therapeutic services, the facility indulges The Villa Group guests by fine-tuning mind, body and soul.

Designed in Mexican hacienda style, the Desert Spa complements its natural setting with earth tones, ample natural light, and the scents and flavors of Baja. Among its many attributes are generous hydrotherapy centers for men and women including a spacious Jacuzzi, cold plunge pool, cold pressure showers, body temperature pool, steam room and sauna.

"We are pleased to make available this elegant new facility to our guests at Villa La Estancia, Villa del Arco and Villa del Palmar," noted Orozco. "The Desert Spa has been designed to offer the ultimate experience through its tasteful design, upscale menu of treatments, state-of-the-art services and tranquil atmosphere."

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In addition, 17 treatment rooms, two exclusive VIP suites with private Jacuzzi and shower, a full-service beauty salon and extensive menu of exotic treatment services will set the stage for the Desert Spa to be a haven for health, beauty, decompression and rejuvenation.

Within the Desert Spa, a 4,500 sq. ft. fitness center features seven treadmills, four elliptical bikes, three stationary bikes, 10 strength training stations, a multi-purpose station, four free weight stations, a Yoga/Pilates studio with classes, lockers and showers.

Using a line of desert-inspired products created exclusively for the Desert Spa, therapists wrap, bathe and pamper guests with extracts of agave, lime, cactus, melon and vanilla. By blending fruit and herb extracts native to the Baja California area, the Desert Spa’s natural body products have been selectively developed specifically for the restorative and nutritive powers they possess as well as for the enjoyment of the guests.

"Our spa director, Francois Cimon-Kingsley, has given utmost attention to detail at every level to assure that the Desert Spa is among the top facilities in Cabo San Lucas," Orozco added. "We feel that our guests will find the service and atmosphere will exceed their expectations."

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