One&Only Palmilla resort in Los Cabos, Mexico, will re-open on 20 April 2015.
A number of new elements, including Seared steakhouse by Jean-Georges Vongerichten, combine with full refurbished guest rooms and suites, new adult outdoor lounging areas and a new One&Only Spa and fitness centre.
One&Only Resorts President and COO Mark DeCocinis said, “We are so thrilled to be welcoming back guests to One&Only Palmilla, a legendary resort in Mexico. We are bringing the resort back, better than ever before with a number of new enhancements. With our incredible team, we will continue the generosity of spirit that One&Only Palmilla has been known for.”
One&Only Palmilla is set to become a dining destination in Cabo. Michelin-starred chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten brings his signature culinary style to Seared by showcasing a selection of the finest steaks displayed in a glass-walled curing room, as well as chops and the freshest Pacific seafood. The décor at the steakhouse by Jeffrey Beers International offers smart and comfortable elegance accented by original Mexican techniques, with tawny marble, amber chandeliers, and Aztec geometric marble floors. Guests have the option of dining al fresco on the restaurant’s new expansive ocean-facing terrace.
Suviche restaurant will re-open with a whole new look featuring a back-lit alabaster bar and offering floor-to-ceiling views of the Sea of Cortez. Here too the cuisine is choreographed by Jean-Georges, who selected chef Yoshiaki Akaike from Japan to delight guests with his expertise in sushi and sashimi. A sushi bar will allow 12 guests to closely watch the craft of the expert chefs.
At the popular local and guest favourite, Agua by Larbi, the large and airy space has been newly redesigned with an earth-to-sea tone design scheme by David Mexico. Chef Larbi Dahrouch and his team will welcome guests throughout the day to enjoy the farm-to-table dining, offering authentic Mexican cuisine with some Mediterranean influences. The menu will change seasonally, with some menu items changing daily, depending on the fresh catch and produce available from the organic garden. Interactive dining will be showcased here, including fresh, hand-made tortillas, authentic moles and signature guacamole and ceviche made tableside.
A protégé of the late 3-Michelin-star-chef Jean-Louis Palladin, Dahrouch’s travels throughout Mexico in search of regional flavours have enabled him to provide One&Only Palmilla guests with unique dishes that are authentically Mexican. The open kitchen allows guests to observe his team’s techniques, whilst the restaurant’s wine cellar contains the world’s largest selection of Mexican wines, as well as wines from around the world.
Agua by Larbi also offers guests a wealth of beverage options from the dedicated tequila and mezcal trolley, which introduces guests to the distinctive Mexican spirits, from the blanco, reposado and anejo varieties of tequila to the unique and lesser-known mezcal.
The resort’s central terrace leads guests to the casual outdoor Breeze Café, which overlooks one of the resort’s two free-form pools, framed by the vista of the Pacific Ocean. Breeze offers guests a variety of options for the perfect breakfast, a light lunch of salads and Mexican delicacies and all-day snacks showcasing fresh and organic produce.
The spa offers extensive space both outdoor and indoor, providing guests with a sense of calm and seclusion. Signature treatments take place within a series of 13 private treatment villas, each set within its own secluded landscaped courtyard, many complete with plunge pool, rain showers and swinging day beds. A tranquil lunch or fresh juice in the spa’s Yoga Garden is another delight for visitors.
The latest innovation at One&Only Palmilla is the Obo Salon by Jonathan & George. One&Only created this brand-new beauty salon concept and partnered with Beverly Hills celebrity stylists Jonathan Antin and Amanda George to open their first offsite venture.
One&Only Beauty introduces signature ‘unplug without being undone’ hair and beauty treatments to Los Cabos – perfect for the needs and tempo of a tropical beach vacation. Guests may opt for formal appointments or a quick drop-in for a pre-dinner touch-up. The Obo Salon has created a series of styles designed to reflect the personality of each of the world’s One&Only resorts and it will also cater to every beauty need of the dozens of weddings and milestone celebrations hosted annually at the resort.
Not to forget the men, Barber&Blade is being introduced as One&Only Palmilla’s exclusive new men’s salon. A dedicated team of grooming experts will offer male guests the chance to unwind and indulge in a series of shaving, grooming and barber shop treatments, as well as pampering for the face and scalp.
Each of One&Only Palmilla’s 173 oceanfront guest rooms and suites have been enhanced, with new furnishings, fabrics and colour schemes, plus a complete makeover of the rooms in the classic Tres Palmas wing. One&Only Palmilla offers every single guest a butler service, with staff whose role is to cater to each guest’s comfort, need and whim.
The resort’s exclusive Villa Cortez – a four-bedroom beachside residence, complete with private pool, beach access, gardens, entertainment areas, a 12-seat private screening room, study and staff quarters – has also been completely restyled.