The Ritz-Carlton Hotel has signed an agreement with the Grupo Questro and Trinity Investment joint venture to operate the Ritz-Carlton Reserve in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico.

The hotel is expected to open in 2014 and will house 124 single-storey, ocean-front villas offering panoramic views across the Sea of Cortez.

The villas will contain either two or three bedrooms, private pools, outdoor terraces with fireplaces and outdoor showers.

The 30 acre property will also feature a spa, a desert botanical park, a 500-slip marina and two private championship golf courses.