The Cape, a Thompson Hotel Reveals Music Lineup for New Year’s Eve Celebration

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The Cape, a Thompson Hotel has announced the headlining talent for its annual New Year’s Eve celebration, which invites guests to get down, six stories high atop its acclaimed rooftop lounge. Overlooking the Sea of Cortez and the glittering lights of downtown Cabo San Lucas, this storied location has been the see-and-be-seen spot for holiday revelry since its debut as the first Thompson Hotel in Mexico.

Leading the NYE 2018 music lineup is Jillionaire (of famed electronic music trio Major Lazer), preceded by an opening set from The Cape’s award-winning resident DJ, Capri. Having collaborated with the likes of Ariana Grande, Ellie Goulding, Bruno Mars, and more, Jillionaire brings his signature blend of global dance music and Trinidadian roots to The Rooftop from midnight to 2 a.m. Grammy-winning musician DJ Bonnz will close out the evening, spinning his eclectic tunes—from hip-hop to Cumbia—until 4 a.m. Guests can enjoy a sneak peek of the evening’s musical stylings by checking out the resort’s “NYE 2018” Spotify playlist.

A video of the 2017 festivities:

The 161-room boutique resort is situated along one of the most desirable stretches of white sand in Los Cabos—the world-renowned surfers’ paradise known as Monuments Beach—making it an ideal location for guests seeking sophisticated nightlife by evening and beachside relaxation by day. A robust lineup of holiday activities surrounds the epic New Year’s Eve event, including poolside parties, chef-driven dinners, and more. A sampling of special events is detailed below. For schedules, pricing, package offers, and a calendar of events, interested parties may visit Reservations are available online or by calling 844.778.4322.

  • Sunday, December 24 | Noche Buena Buffet – The Cape’s all-day dining destination, The Ledge, is reminiscent of a Mexican beach house with its light and lively atmosphere and indoor and al fresco seating. On Christmas Eve, guests are invited to enjoy a buffet of festive seasonal favorites, including a seafood, oyster, and caviar bar; roast turkey with chipotle-sage butter; pumpkin cheesecake with sweet potato and marshmallow tiramisu; and more (5:30-10:30 p.m.).
  • Monday, December 25 | S’Mores Beach Experience – Guests can enjoy the strumming of a live guitarist against the backdrop of the resort’s beachside firepit and Baja’s crashing waves. Gourmet s’mores will be available for roasting (7-10 p.m.).
  • Saturday, December 30 | Pool Party Warm Up – Before the New Year’s Eve festivities begin, The Cape heats things up early with Champagne cocktails, fresh Mexican bites, and sweet treats by the pool, with tunes from Miami-based DJ and Producer Tons (1-5 p.m.).
  • Monday, January 1 | The “Hangover Cure” Barbecue – Guests looking for a post-party, pick-me-up can head to the pool for a New Year’s Day barbecue with traditional grilling favorites (think hot dogs and burgers) and fresh Mexican sides like guacamole and grilled corn (12-4 p.m.).

The Cape, a Thompson Hotel debuted in June 2015 in the Cabo San Lucas region of Baja California Sur, Mexico, situated along one of the most desirable stretches of white sand in Los Cabos: the world-renowned surfers’ paradise known as Monuments Beach. The all-new luxury hotel features 161 guestrooms, all with unobstructed views of the Sea of Cortez and the destination’s famed icon, El Arco—a stunning natural phenomenon of granite carved into an arch by centuries of wind and sea exposure. The first Thompson hotel to open in Mexico, The Cape effortlessly blends the brand’s upscale urban aesthetic with a distinct 1960s Baja-meets-Southern California vibe. Guests enjoy two pools, including an infinity pool with swim-up bar and another built within a natural rock formation found on property; a sixth-story rooftop lounge and garden with unmatched views of the city and sea; an intimate spa and fitness center with a private outdoor cabana for treatments with an ocean view; and a diverse array of chef-driven food and beverage destinations. One-, two-, and three-bedroom Villas are available, as well as four, two-story Penthouse Suites with private rooftops and plunge pools. The premier Surfer Villa is a two-story, luxury suite ideal for a luxe vacation, private event, or intimate wedding. Every guestroom on property offers unobstructed ocean views, as well as outdoor terraces—many boasting hanging daybeds for enjoying the picturesque surroundings. Room rates start at $619/night. To reserve or for more information, visit

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