Espiritu Celebrates the Reopening of the Iconic One&Only Palmilla Hotel

We are pleased to welcome back our neighbor and one of our cherished community amenities, the One&Only Palmilla Hotel, which is back better than ever after celebrating its grand reopening earlier this week. After the completion of a major renovation project, the historic hotel features a number of enhancements, including new dining experiences and a new spa – both enjoyed by Espiritu homeowners and guests, located  just a stroll or golf cart ride away from our residences.

Michelin-starred chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten brings his internationally renowned signature culinary style to the hotel’s brand-new steakhouse, SEARED by Jean-Georges Vongerichten, 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 may also dine al fresco on the restaurant’s new expansive ocean-facing terrace.

Adjacent to SEARED, Suviche restaurant has a whole new look with a back-lit alabaster bar, and offers dramatic floor-to-ceiling views of the Sea of Cortez. Here too, the cuisine is choreographed by Jean-Georges, who selected the masterful 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.

The One&Only Lounge, next to Suviche, offers guests a vast array of cocktails, including an extensive selection of Mexico’s finest tequila and mezcal. Floor-to-ceiling windows offer spectacular vistas of the sunsets, as guests can lounge on low couches before or after dinner, whilst listening to nightly live entertainment.

At the popular local 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, a protégé of the late 3-Michelin-star-chef Jean-Louis Palladin, and his team will welcome guests to enjoy the farm-to-table dining, offering authentic Mexican cuisine with some Mediterranean influences. Interactive dining will be showcased here, including fresh, hand-made tortillas, authentic moles and signature guacamole and ceviche made tableside. The restaurant’s al fresco dining space leads down to a series of unique pods that perch on the cliff’s edge, affording diners an uninterrupted view of the Sea of Cortez—one of these, Larbi’s Table, seats 15, and is ideal for celebrations.

After a beautiful renovation and realignment, the One&Only 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.

Beyond convenient access to the spa and restaurants at the One&Only, Espiritu homeowners may enjoy social memberships to the hotel, which include preferred restaurant reservations, exclusive use of the hotel’s 43’ Azimut Yacht and discounts at the boutique, on catered functions and hotel accommodations.

The hotel’s offerings are in addition to the already amenity-rich lifestyle enjoyed by Espiritu homeowners, which includes the exclusive Club Ninety Six beach club, Club Espiritu health and fitness club, acclaimed resort dining, kids club, parks and private 50’ sailing catamaran.

While at the One&Only Palmilla, visit the newly reopened and enhanced sales gallery for Del Mar Real Estate, the exclusive sales and marketing organization for Espiritu, representing available new homes and resales within our gates. To schedule your One&Only Palmilla experience while at Espiritu, contact the Club Ninety Six concierge.