Reborn iconic Los Cabos Resort Continues to Raise the Bar for Baja Peninsula Ultra Luxury
By the editors at BajaTRAVELER®
Long known as one of the world’s most exclusive ultra-luxury resorts, the iconic One&Only Palmilla resort re-opened on 20 April 2015 and introduced the most comprehensive integrated spa, beauty, men’s grooming and fitness centre in the Baja region. The new centre includes the brand new beauty salon, OBO by Jonathan & George, as well as Barber & Blade, the new men’s grooming and shave studio, plus a completely new state-of-the-art Technogym fitness centre with a range of personal training, fitness and wellness programs. One&Only Spa also re-opened with an all-new menu, expanded retail experience and fresh juice bar. The complete renovation of spaces and additional offerings provide what today’s guests are seeking in an ultra-luxury resort and underscores One&Only’s dedication to wellness which is a key focus of the brand and particularly of One&Only Palmilla.
“We are so thrilled to be welcoming guests back to One&Only Palmilla and introducing our completely new One&Only Spa and Fitness Centre,” said Peter Bowling, Managing Director, One&Only Palmilla. “We have introduced a number of new offerings which had been in the works for some time now, including our new OBO beauty salon and men’s grooming studio, Barber & Blade. Guests can discover a completely new spa plus fitness centre that will allow guests to focus on wellness, as well as indulgence. Wellbeing has always been an important element of the One&Only Palmilla offering and I am looking forward to having our guests discover all of our new offerings and new facilities.”
The 22,000-square-foot spa and fitness centre offers extensive space – both indoor, and outdoor with ocean views and lush landscaping which sets the perfect scene for calm and seclusion. Signature treatments are provided within 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 in the spa’s Yoga Garden is another delight for visitors as is the new fresh juice bar.
The latest innovation at One&Only Palmilla is the OBO Salon by Jonathan & George. One&Only created this brand-new resort salon concept in collaboration with Beverly Hills celebrity stylists Jonathan Antin and Amanda George. OBO caters to those who want to “unplug without being undone” by offering a range of signature blow-drys and wedding hair, hair styles, nail services and beauty treatments which are perfect for the needs and tempo of those on a tropical beach vacation. For those guests who would prefer to arrive and get beautified at the resort rather than before they travel, the salon offers special packages, such as spray tans, nails and hair treatments, to save time. Guests may drop-in for a quick shampoo and blowout, pre-dinner touch up or choose to make a formal appointment for something more elaborate. Brides and wedding parties will find everything they need at OBO, including make-up and the perfect natural tan tailored for just the right amount of pre-wedding glow. The OBO Look Book offers inspiration for those looking for a fun, new look, with a series of styles designed to reflect the personality of each of the world’s One&Only resorts, like the Cape Town Classic or Ocean Club Bounce. The Salon offers a curated selection of the very best in retail hair products sourced from the US and Europe, with a small bespoke collection from California.
“I can’t think of a better partner than One&Only for our first salon outside of Beverly Hills,” commented Amanda George. “When we discovered that many of our clients were also frequenting One&Only Palmilla, we knew it was a perfect match. I am thrilled we can offer exactly what our clients and the resort’s guests are looking for while on holiday.”
Not to forget the men, Barber & Blade has also been introduced as One&Only Palmilla’s exclusive new men’s grooming and shave studio. A dedicated grooming expert offer male guests the chance to unwind and indulge in a series of shaving and barber shop treatments, as well as pampering for the face and body. This traditional experience combines authenticity with cutting edge advancements in a space that was purposefully designed. Barber & Blade features Murdock of London products.
Within the One&Only Spa, a new collection of results-driven treatments exclusive to the resort have been carefully crafted to enhance a journey of personal rejuvenation and renewal. The focus is on the individual; each experience tailored to the specific needs and desired outcomes. This collection introduces a whole new menu for guests to enjoy. Only Here is completely bespoke to One&Only Palmilla, treatments that are unique to the beautiful surroundings, indigenous ingredients and authentic techniques that honor the regional traditions. This includes such treatments as the Secret Garden Remedy, focusing synergistically on the body-mind equilibrium. Only Body offers a variety of massages, elevating and optimizing the complete body experience. Only Face offers the latest in facials from Intensive Age Defyer to Lifting, Firming and Toning utilizing Nuface® technology.
The men have their own collection, Only Him, focusing on treatments specialized for his needs and desires. Only Vitality is a curated collection of treatments designed to enhance overall well-being, longevity and energy. These treatments were inspired by collaboration with the world’s finest holistic and wellness practitioners and give an unparalleled intensity and authenticity to each guest’s One&Only Spa experience. These bespoke treatments include Contouring and Firming Body Treatments and specialized detoxifications.
For the younger spa-savvy guest, Only for the New Generation offers treatments purposefully-designed for guests aged 13 to 16. These treatments include a variety of massages, as well as a facial, perfect for a post-sun glow.
Couples can design their own specialized time with Only Couples. Our Private Spa Suite allows complete privacy with a loved one or friend for an enriched experience from head to toe; a complete progression into holistic well-being. For those individuals looking for a personal journey, Only More provides a bespoke solution. Guests can book time and choose from Refresh, Calm or Escape experiences, depending on their desired results.
For the ultimate care of hands, feet, and nails, guests of the One&Only Spa can also choose from a wide variety of exclusive treatments at the Pedi:Mani:Cure Studio, by internationally renowned French podiatrist Bastien Gonzalez. Among the most popular treatments is the signature “Duo” treatment that features two therapists in synchronized motion taking care of both feet and hands. The ending massage leaves guests relaxed and renewed while the result on the hands and feet is remarkable. These impactful results are why so many people around the world have become Bastien loyalists.
The state-of-the-art Fitness Centre, equipped with the latest Technogym equipment, welcomes guests to continue – or begin – healthy lifestyle pursuits, equipped with advanced cardiovascular and weight-training machines, Pilates reformer, Kinesis® technology system, TRX® Suspension training and more. A myriad of group and individual classes are on offer for all fitness levels, ranging from yoga and transformational breathing to nutrition and personal training, while outdoor activities such as Sunrise Yoga and Beach Boot Camp allow guests to breathe in the healing powers of Baja’s sea air and sunshine. The entire space has been reoriented to enable those using the equipment to enjoy the extraordinary views of the resort’s gardens and ocean beyond.
As the iconic luxury retreat in the destination of Los Cabos with a brand-new renovation, One&Only Palmilla is unrivalled in its suite of offerings provided with world-renowned service from a beloved family of genuinely warm staff. The resort provides for a wide variety of fine-dining options and authentic, immersive culinary experiences; unparalleled family offerings and KidsOnly programming; the only swimmable resort beach in the destination, complete with brand-new beach cabanas and a wide range of water sports including paddle boarding and surfing lessons; a vastly expanded new spa, wellness, fitness and beauty program; and numerous other active excursions including yachting and whale watching. All of this is offered within the resort’s verdant oasis on its own peninsula overlooking the dramatic coastline of the Sea of Cortez. The range of offering is unmatched in the region and second to none.
About One&Only Resorts
Created exclusively for the ultra-luxury resort market, One&Only Resorts are conceived as hallmarks of excellence. Set in some of the most beautiful locales in the world, each award-winning resort offers guests a distinctive style and personality borne of its local culture, a genuine hospitality and a lively energy that is unrivalled. These properties include One&Only Reethi Rah in the Maldives; One&Only Le Saint Géran in Mauritius; One&Only Royal Mirage and One&Only The Palm in Dubai; One&Only Ocean Club in The Bahamas, One&Only Palmilla in Los Cabos, Mexico, One&Only Cape Town in South Africa and One&Only Hayman Island, Great Barrier Reef and Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley in The Blue Mountains in Australia. One&Only has also announced plans to develop and operate five new One&Only resorts, in Sanya, Hainan, China; in Montenegro, which will be the first property for the collection in Europe, Bahrain and two new resorts in Mexico. More information on One&Only is available at oneandonlyresorts.com