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One&Only Palmilla Is Back And Better Than Ever

Hotel & Resort | April 22, 2015

One&Only Palmilla Is Back And Better Than Ever

PHOTO: Managing Director of One&Only Palmilla, Peter Bowling, left, welcomes Ruben Reachi, the Minister of Tourism of the State of Baja California Sur to the re-opening of One&Only Palmilla on April 20, 2015. Sebastien Arnaud, Hotel Manager and Jose Aguilar, Director of Human Resources, One&Only Palmilla, look on. (Courtesy of One&Only Palmilla)

The Pulse: One&Only Palmilla welcomed back its first post-Odile guests on April 20.

Why it Rates: Not only is the luxury resort back, it's been utterly transformed. The property, which has been shuttered in the aftermath of Hurricane Odile, has been significantly enhanced with top-to-bottom room renovations, a new spa facility and an array of new culinary options. – Claudette Covey, TravelPulse Mexico editor

Long known as one of the world's most exclusive ultra-luxury resorts, the iconic One&Only Palmilla resort re-opened April 20, 2015. One&Only Palmilla welcomed guests back to a resort that is better than ever with a number of new elements, including the new steakhouse, SEARED created in collaboration with Jean-Georges Vongerichten, completely refurbished guest rooms and suites, new adult outdoor lounging areas with panoramic ocean views and a new One&Only Spa and Fitness Center. 

The resort's first guests arrived to Los Cabos and were transferred in style to One&Only Palmilla in a brand-new 2015 Escalade, part of the resort's new luxury fleet of cars. More than 300 team members welcomed the guests along the entry, each full of joy and excitement as they waved and acknowledged the arrival with the symbolic One&Only Palmilla gesture, each with a hand over the heart. All guests were warmly welcomed by the Executive Committee and Operations Team, complete with signature margaritas and a lively Mariachi band. 

"We are so thrilled to welcome guests back to One&Only Palmilla to enjoy the re-born resort. Past guests will find what they have come to love about the resort, but will also discover new experiences. Most importantly, One&Only Palmilla will continue to deliver the incredible warm and genuine service that guests love," said Peter Bowling, managing director, One&Only Palmilla. "Our team is ready and excited to once again provide amazing experiences for our guests."

The festivities continued into the evening where local dignitaries, including Ruben Reachi, the minister of tourism of the State of Baja California Sur, and invited guests watched the official ribbon cutting and then had the opportunity to explore the new culinary experiences at the resort, including the brand-new steakhouse, SEARED. Guests were then able to enjoy the beloved Agua by Larbi Restaurant and discover Chef Larbi's new menu with canapés and artisanal cocktails. The evening concluded with a spectacular fireworks show, illuminating the bay and a toast with champagne celebrating the rebirth of One&Only Palmilla. 

SOURCE: One&Only Palmilla press release

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