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One&Only Palmilla Resort

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Hotel Contact:
Km 7.5 Carretera Transpeninsular
San Jose del Cabo, Baja California Sur 23400
Mexico
Main: +52 (624)146-7000
Email: Email Hotel David Vanderbilt
Executive Director of Group Sales: David Vanderbilt
Website: www.oneandonlypalmilla.com
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Chain Kerzner International Resorts
Opened 1956
Renovated 2008
Guest Rooms 174
Kings/Suites/Doubles 61 / 20 / 31
Room Rates High $700 - 2700 Low $495 - 1600
High Season High Season Low Season Low Season Shoulder Season Shoulder Season
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Ideal Group Size 90
Max Group Size 210

Fees/Taxes

Resort Fee 15%
Room Tax 3%
Sales Tax 16%

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Meeting Space

Largest Meeting Room 3,000ft²
Indoor Meeting Space 3,650ft²
Indoor/Outdoor Meeting Space 98,650ft²

Airport Proximity

San José del Cabo Intl Airport
15 min 12 miles (19 km)

Business:

Butler service
complimentary high-speed internet.

Recreation:

Butler service
complimentary high-speed internet
two swimming pools
swimmable beach
spa
fitness center
walking/jogging trails
stand-up paddleboarding
snorkeling
boogie boards
kayaking
27-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course
two lighted tennis courts
basketball
salon
men’s grooming studio
boutiques
Kids Only Club
and unrivaled culinary experiences.

Nearby:

San José del Cabo city tours; Mission San José del Cabo; Dolphin Discovery; and deep-sea fishing
whale-watching
scuba diving
and off-roading excursions.
Onsite Dining: Capacity
Agua
150
Mexican-Mediterranean Cuisine
Breeze
50
Continental Cuisine
Market
85
Asian-European & Mexican accent

F&B Averages:

Breakfast Buffet $40 Cont. $25
Lunch Buffet $55 Plated $45
Dinner Buffet $125 Plated $90
Coffee Break $22
2-Hour Open Bar $45 per hour
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Room Name Total Square Meters Room Size(meters) Ceiling Height (meters) Total Square Feet Room Size (feet) Ceiling Height (feet) Classroom Theater Banquet 10 Reception Conference U-Shape H-Square 10 x 10s
Ballroom 279 11 x 20.7 3 3,000 36' x 68' 11 160 200 180 180 200 60 72 N/A
Peninsula I 93 11 x 7.6 3 1,000 36 x 25' 11 40 70 60 60 70 33 26 N/A
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Property News
One&Only Palmilla Awards
Posted June 16, 2009
* Luxury Travel Advisor - June 2009
One&Only Palmilla was selected as the "Best City Center Luxury/Resort Hotel in Mexico/Central/South America" at the Luxury Travel Advisor Awards of Excellence Ceremony.

* Travel + Leisure - June 2009
One Only Palmilla was ranked # 1 for service in the Mexican region in Travel + Leisure's annual "World's Best Service" list. Edward Steiner was also quoted in this issue.

* Celebrated Living - Summer 2009
One&Only Palmilla was featured in the 2009 Readers' Choice Platinum List. One&Only Palmilla was featured among the 'Top 10 Hotels - Mexico/Central America/South America' category. The resort ranked as number 3.

* Conde Nast Traveler - April 2009
One&Only Palmilla was featured in Conde Nast Traveler's "Top 79 Spas" roundup. One&Only Palmilla was ranked # 2 in the list of "Top International Resorts" with a score of 94.4 as voted by Conde Nast readers.

* Travel + Leisure - January 2009
The annual T+L 500 includes One&Only Palmilla as one of the best resorts in the 'World's Best Hotels' rankings with a score of 86.69 (out of 100).

* Luxury Travel Advisor - December 2008
One&Only Palmilla will be honored with an "Award of Excellence" in the December issue of Luxury Travel Advisor. Details TBD.

* Conde Nast Traveler - November 2008
One&Only Palmilla was awarded 1st place for top resorts in Mexico in the 2008 Readers Choice Awards. The awards are derived from the Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Survey, the largest independent poll of consumers' preferences. This is the fourth year One&Only Palmilla has been honored with a #1 ranking.

* Forbes Traveler.com - October 2008
One&Only Palmilla was included among the Top 3 Caribbean Hotels/Resorts on the Forbes Traveler 400 Best Hotels list. One&Only Palmilla was featured among the properties Las Ventanas and Esperanza. The article is an overall roundup of the Resort, featuring a variety of key Resort attributes.

* Travel + Leisure Golf - September/October 2008
One&Only Palmilla ranked as one of the top resorts in the 'Mexico + Latin America' region as part of the annual '2008 World's Best Golf Resorts' Reader Survey. One&Only Palmilla and its golf course ranked number 2 in the 'Best Golf Resort - Mexico & Latin America' and 'Best Course' categories. In addition, One&Only Palmilla ranked number 3 in the 'Best for Buddy Trips' and 'Most Underrated' categories.

* Virtuoso Life - September 2008
Edward Steiner was nominated for the "Best of the Best" Awards in the category: Hotelier of the Year. The award recognizes an experienced hotel manager with an unrelenting passion for the industry, an astute appreciation for detail and a keen sense of how to lead and manage a dynamic team of professionals.

* Travel + Leisure Family - Fall 2008
One&Only Palmilla was featured in the annual T+L Family 50 which rounds up "the top resorts for parents and kids" as voted for by readers of Travel + Leisure, resorts where everyone can find their fun are featured. One&Only Palmilla ranked as the #4 resort in the 'Mexico + Caribbean' category.

* Travel + Leisure - August 2008
One&Only Palmilla was awarded the #13 resort in the Top 25 Hotels in Mexico and Central and South America by readers in the magazine's 13th Annual World's Best Awards Reader's Survey. The property was awarded a score of 86.69.

* Celebrated Living - Summer 2008
One&Only Palmilla was featured in the 2008 Readers' Choice Platinum List, One&Only Palmilla was featured among the 'Top 10 Hotels - Mexico/Central America/South America' category. The resort ranked as number 4.

* Conde Nast Traveler - June 2008
One&Only Palmilla was featured in the June 2008 issue of Conde Nast Traveler. In the thirteenth Annual Golf Resorts Survey, which ranks the top golf resorts in North America, The Caribbean and The Atlantic as well as Ireland and Scotland regions, 100 resorts are chosen by readers. One&Only Palmilla was featured as the number 13 resort with an overall score of 93.6 out of 100. The listing also included scores for the following categories: 'Design of Courses,' 'Golf Staff & Service,' 'Rooms,' 'Resort Service,' 'Food/Dining,' 'Activities/Facilities.'

* Travel + Leisure - June 2008
One&Only Palmilla was featured in the 2008 'World's Best Service' reader survey which ranks hotels and resorts that excel at "providing guests with formal, thoughtful, and above all, discreet service," One&Only Palmilla scored 94.90 out of 100. The resort ranked number 2 in the 'Mexico and Central and South America' category.

* GAYOT.com - April 2008
One&Only Palmilla was featured on the popular travel website. The resort was included in this year's list for The Top 10 Hotels in Mexico.

* Golf Magazine - April 2008
One&Only Palmilla was featured in Golf Magazine's 'Premier Resorts 2008' feature. The list serves as the standard guide to golf's 75 greatest destinations. For the 20th anniversary of Golf Magazine's Best Resorts rankings, which are chosen by their readers, the resort is included one of only 20 'Gold Medal Resorts.' In addition, One&Only Palmilla is featured in the 'Best In Your Area' section ranking number 2 for 'Best Golf' and 'Best Lodging.'

* Blackbook Magazine - March 2008
One&Only Palmilla's Agua Bar was featured in a special insert titled "Design Bars" which highlight "a new generation of bars...[which] apply a visionary approach to impeccable crafted atmospheres and spaces." Agua Bar is only one of "18 global bars selected for guide."

* Golf Digest Index - Spring 2008
One&Only Palmilla was featured in a round up piece highlighting "The World's 50 Best Golf Hotels," One&Only Palmilla was ranked as the number 5 International Golf Hotel. In addition, the resort was featured as number 1 for 'Top Rooms - International' and 'Top Service - International' as well as number 4 for 'Top Dining - International.'

* ForbesTraveler.com - February 2008
One&Only Palmilla was featured in a round-up of "North America's Top Golf Resorts," Larry Olmstead examines the top places to go to enjoy "sleeping in, playing a fun round, hitting the spa, seeing the sights and dining like royalty." The resort is featured as Mexico's "only true golf resort" and One&Only Palmilla is described as "the sole luxury hotel with its own course." The first-class amenities are highlighted including butler service, first-class dining options and the carefully appointed rooms. The air-conditioned golf carts are also mentioned.

* Travel + Leisure - January 2008
The annual T+L 500 includes One&Only Palmilla as one of the best resorts in the 'World's Best Hotels' rankings with a score of 88.32 (out of 100).

* Conde Nast Traveler - January 2008
One&Only Palmilla was selected as "the top scoring property in the Americas" in the annual Readers Choice Gold List with a score of 95.9 (out of 100).

* Global Spa Finder - 2008
One&Only Palmilla was featured in the '2007 Reader's Choice Awards'. The resort was short listed with nine other locations in the 'Best For Accommodations' category.

* Conde Nast Traveler - November 2007
One&Only Palmilla was featured in the annual Top 100 Reader's Choice Awards issue. In the overall 'Best of the Best 2007' category, One&Only Palmilla ranked as number 18 in the world with a score of 95.9.

* Conde Nast Traveler - November 2007
One&Only Palmilla was featured in the annual Top 100 Reader's Choice Awards issue.
The resort ranked as number 1 in the 'Top 20 Mexican Resorts' category.

* Travel + Leisure - October 2007
One&Only Palmilla was featured in the annual 'World's Best Spas Awards,' which is a readers' survey. The resort ranked among the 'Top 10 Hotel Spas: Mexico and Central and South America.' One&Only Spa at One&Only Palmilla came in 7th with a score of 84.26 out of 100.

* Travel + Leisure Golf - September 2007
One&Only Palmilla was featured in the "2007 Reader Survey: World's Best Golf Resorts," One&Only Palmilla ranked amongst the best resorts in the 'Mexico & Latin America' category. One&Only Palmilla came in 2nd place for 'Best Golf Resort and 'Best Golf Course,' 3rd place in the 'Best For Buddy Trips' and 'Best For Family Trips' categories. Finally, One&Only Palmilla clinched the top spot in the 'Most Underrated' category.

* Travel + Leisure Family - September 2007
One&Only Palmilla was included in the "Travel + Leisure 50 Top Resorts for Parents and Kids" annual poll. In the 'Top 10: Mexico + Caribbean' category, One&Only Palmilla ranked number 2.

* Travel + Leisure - August 2007
One&Only Palmilla was featured in the annual 'World's Best Awards.' The resort ranked at number 88 among 'The Top 100 Hotels' category.

* Travel + Leisure - August 2007
One&Only Palmilla was featured in the annual 'World's Best Awards.' The resort placed at number 5 in the "Top 25 Hotels: Mexico and Central and South America' category.

* Cookie Magazine - August 2007
The first annual "best of family travel" included a section called "Staying There North America" in which the One&Only Palmilla was mentioned as one of the "Best North-American Hotels."

* Celebrated Living - June 2007
One&Only Palmilla was featured in the annual "Platinum List." The resort was ranked fourth on the list.

* Travel + Leisure - June 2007
One&Only Palmilla was featured in the annual list of the "World's Best Service." The rankings, based on reader evaluations, put One&Only Palmilla in 8th place out of all of the hotels in Mexico, Central America, and South America.

* Conde Nast Traveler - June 2007
One&Only Palmilla was featured in a reader-generated "Top 100 Golf Resorts" list. The resort received an overall score of 86.9 out of 100 and placed number 32 in the world.

* eCityofTravel.com - April 2007
One&Only Palmilla was included among the 10 Must-Visit Hotels/Resorts for 2007.

* Robb Report - Summer 2007
One&Only Palmilla was selected as one of the 100 Best Places To Stay in 2007.

* Zagat: World's Top Hotels, Resorts & Spas - 2007/2008
One&Only Palmilla was featured with the rooms, service, dining and facilities rated on a scale of 0 to 30.

* Golf Magazine - February 2007
One&Only Palmilla was included as one of the 'Top 10 International Resorts'

* Playboy - February 2007
One&Only Palmilla was named among 'The 10 Most Romantic Places in North America' in the romance issue

* Conde Nast Johansens Awards for Excellence - February 2007
One&Only Palmilla named "Most Excellent Resort - Mexico and Central America"

* Travel + Leisure - January 2007
The annual T+L 500 includes One&Only Palmilla as the Number 1 in Baja in the 'World's Best Hotels' rankings.

* Conde Nast Traveler - January 2007
One&Only Palmilla was selected as one of the best resorts in the Americas in the annual Readers Choice Gold List.

* Cigar Aficionado - December 2006
One&Only Palmilla was highlighted in the 'World's Best Resorts' feature. The resort was listed as one of the 'Best Beach/Ocean Resorts of Mexico/Central America.'

* Conde Nast Traveler - November 2006
One&Only Palmilla received the number 7 position in the category 'Top 5 Atlantic Ocean Resorts.

* SexiestHotels.com - October 2006
One&Only Palmilla was recognized as one of Central & South America's top 100 Sexiest Hotels.

* Travel + Leisure - October 2006
One&Only Palmilla was ranked number 2 in the category of 'Top 10 hotel spas in Mexico & Central & South America.'

* Travel + Leisure - September 2006
One&Only Palmilla was highlighted in the 'Best Deals' category, featuring the resort's anniversary package

* Travel + Leisure Golf - September 2006
One&Only Palmilla ranked number 2 in the category of 'Best Resort Course,' receiving a score of 92.44.

* Travel + Leisure Golf - September 2006
One&Only Palmilla ranked number 2 in the category of 'Most Underrated Golf Resorts' and received a score of 83.87

* American Way - August 2006
One&Only Palmilla was selected as having the 'Best Meals in Golf' at a private resort.

* Travel + Leisure - August 2006
One&Only Palmilla ranked number 25 in the category of 'Top 25 hotels in Mexico & Central & South America' in the World's Best Awards.

* Travel + Leisure - August 2006
One&Only Palmilla ranked number 100 in the category of 'Top 100 hotels' in the World's Best Awards.

* Travel + Leisure - July 2006
One&Only Palmilla ranked number 10 in the category of 'Top 25 hotels in Mexico & Central & South America' in the World's Best Awards.
One&Only Palmilla made its debut on the list of 'World's Best Hotels Overall' with a score of 86.98.

* Executive Traveler - July 2006
One&Only Palmilla was selected by the readers of the publication in the annual "Best Of" awards as having one of the seven best bathrooms.

* Robb Report - Summer 2006
One&Only Palmilla was selected as one of the 100 Best Places To Stay in 2006.

* Cigar Aficionado - June 2006
One&Only Palmilla was selected as the best golf course in Mexico.

* Conde Nast Traveler - June 2006
One&Only Palmilla was selected in the Top 100 Golf Resorts.

* Conde Nast Traveler - April 2006
One&Only Palmilla was ranked #3 in the reader's poll in the annual guide for Top Resort Spas in North America.

* Conde Nast Traveler - January 2006
One&Only Palmilla was selected as one of the best resorts in the Americas in the annual Readers Choice Gold List.

* Travel + Leisure - January 2006
The annual T+L 500 includes One&Only Palmilla as one of the 'World's Best Hotels.'

* Conde Nast Traveler - November 2005
One&Only Palmilla was ranked the best resort in Mexico in the annual Readers'
Choice Awards.

* Travel + Leisure en Espanol - October 2005
One&Only Palmilla was voted 'Best Hotel in Mexico'.
One&Only Palmilla's "C" Restaurant was selected as one of the top 3 "Best Restaurants in Mexico"

* Travel + Leisure Golf - September 2005
One&Only Palmilla ranked as the best resort for 'Restaurants' and as the 'Most Underrated Resort' in the World's Best Golf Resorts rankings for Mexico and Latin America. It ranked second for 'Best Golf Resort', 'Best Resort for Buddy Trips', 'Best Resort for Family Trips', and 'Best Resort Course'.

* Hideaway Report - September 2005
One&Only Palmilla ranked number five in the 'Top 20' International Resort Hotels in the World's Best Hotels, Resorts & Hideaways survey.

* Travel + Leisure - August 2005
One&Only Palmilla ranked number 14 for the 'Top 25' resorts in Mexico and Central and South America, and number nine for the 'Top 10' international hotel spas in the "2005 World's Best Awards."

* Travel + Leisure - July 2005
One&Only Palmilla ranked number 14 in the category of "Top 25 Hotels in Mexico & Central & South America' in the World's Best Awards.

* Elite Traveler - July 2005
One&Only Palmilla's one bedroom luxury suite is among the 101 Best Suites in the World.

* Condé Nast Traveler - June 2005
One&Only Palmilla is ranked number four for the top golf resorts in Mexico, Atlantic and Caribbean in the "Top 100 Golf Resorts" survey.

* Celebrated Living - June 2005
One&Only Palmilla ranked ninth for the 'Top 10' hotels in Mexico and Central and South America in the Reader's Choice Platinum List.

* Estates West - May 2005
One&Only Palmila named one of the top five best new resorts.

* Condé Nast Traveller UK Readers' Spa Awards - February 2005
One&Only Palmilla ranked number two for Best Hotel Spa in the Americas and Caribbean.

* The Gallivanter's Guide - January 2005
One&Only Palmilla ranked fourth for the Best Resort in North, Central, and South America and fourth for the Best New Hotel/Resort Discovery in the 2004 Gallivanter's Awards for Excellence.

* Condé Nast Traveler - January 2005
One&Only Palmilla was selected as one of the best resorts in the Americas in the annual Gold List. The resort was also featured as one of the best resorts for rooms and as well as service.

* Condé Nast Traveler - November 2004
One&Only Palmilla ranked number one resort in Latin America in the Annual Readers' Choice Awards.

* Esquire Magazine - November 2004
One&Only Palmilla's Agua restaurant is named the best new restaurant to open in 2004 outside of the U.S.

* Interior Design Gold Key Awards - October 2004
One&Only Palmilla is among 24 projects chosen for the Interior Design Gold Key Awards which celebrate excellence in hospitality design.

* Travel + Leisure - September 2004
One&Only Palmilla is included in the "A-List" as one of the best golf courses in Baja and an ultimate resort destination in Baja as chosen by top travel agents.

* Travel + Leisure - August 2004
One&Only Palmilla is highlighted in the "2004 World's Best Awards" as one of the 15 hotels to watch in the future. It could not be included as one of the best as it has not been open long enough.

* Celebrated Living - Summer 2004
One&Only Palmilla ranked #6 in the 'Top 10' Latin American Hotels as voted on by their readers.

* Robb Report - June 2004
One&Only Palmilla's C was selected as one of the best dining spots in the world in their annual Best of the Best issue.
* Conde Nast Traveler - June 2004
One&Only Palmilla's golf course was selected as the best in Mexico in their annual feature of 100 Best Golf Resorts worldwide.
* Departures - May/June 2004
One&Only Palmilla was featured in a sidebar in the annual "Best Hotels" Readers' Survey as expected to "hit the charts" in the future. (Palmilla could not be considered for the 2004 survey as it was closed for most of 2003)

* Conde Nast Traveler - May 2004
One&Only Palmilla was selected as one of the hot new hotels in the world for 2004 in their annual Hot List.

* Travel + Leisure - February 2004
One&Only Palmilla was chosen as the second most romantic getaway out of 25 top resorts in their annual Romance Issue.

* Conde Nast Traveler - January 2004
One&Only Palmilla was selected as the second best design hotel in the Americas in their annual Gold List. Additionally it was selected as one of the best hotels in Mexico.