On May 25, 1925, the Rosarito Beach Hotel opened as a modest 12-room hunting lodge in an undeveloped part of Baja, Mexico, about 30 miles south of San Diego. Celebrating its 91st anniversary this year, the resort now offers 500 rooms and suites in three towers of the full-service resort and remains one of the most popular destinations offering old world grandeur, world-class restaurants, entertainment, lodging options and activities. The property offers condos for sale as well as hotel rooms for guests. Amenities include a world-class spa, dining and entertainment with a fishing pier. It is family friendly with options for a range of budgets and near major Baja attractions. Famous for being a Hollywood hot spot, it has become Baja’s largest and best known beachfront resort.
“This was a grand anniversary for us,” said owner Hugo Torres, who recently retired as the president of the hotel. He led efforts to make Rosarito a city in 1995 and twice served as its mayor. The 90th anniversary year was one of the hotel’s busiest years in its history. “We have kept our clientele loyal to the Rosarito Beach Hotel because we maintain their interest with very special offers and packages as well as our customer service policies,” he explained.
Scenes for the blockbuster film “Titanic” were filmed in Rosarito in 1996. It had just become a city when 20th Century Fox announced the world’s largest studio water tanks would be constructed there to accommodate the production of the James Cameron epic. Locals caught glimpses of Cameron, Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, and many of them visited or stayed at Torres’ legendary Rosarito Beach Hotel. Other movies filmed in the city include Russell Crowe’s “Master & Commander” and portions of “Pearl Harbor.” The film’s April 2012 3D release coincided with the 100-year anniversary of the launching of the Titanic and was also celebrated at Rosarito.
According to Torres, Rosarito will be promoting new attractions such as more ocean activities, including diving near where a Navy ship was sunk in November to create an artificial reef.
Other plans for Rosarito in 2016 include reopening Chabert’s Restaurant featuring a French cuisine. There will also be dinner shows along with several lounges to relax and enjoy a cocktail.
Casa Playa Spa has put together a variety of body services that can help achieve smooth and nourished skin. Natural products are used from the sea and earth. They are specially combined to restore and improve the condition of the skin as well as to detoxify and rehydrate, creating an all-over body glow. The staff consists of registered and highly trained massage therapists. They are educated on how to effectively relax muscles, increase circulation and improve joint mobility using light and deep tissue techniques.
With beautiful weather, great service, breathtaking views and so many activities, Rosarito Beach Hotel is the perfect getaway. For more information, visit rosaritobeachhotel.com or call 1 866 ROSARITO (767.2748)