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This morning, the One&Only Sanya on the Hainan island of China was announced. The 180-room and villa hotel will sit amidst 40-acres of coconut palms and rosewood trees, offering views of Tufu Bay, a part of the South China Sea.
Material used to build the luxury resorts will showcase the natural elements of Hainan while the hotel plans to "weave pieces of the island's historical tapestry" throughout the hotel's decor by using original furnishings, fabric and art made by descendants of the area's local tribes. Here's a little more on what to expect from One&Only Sanya:
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If you wake up in a tequila haze tomorrow wishing you could remember what you did during last night's Cinco De Mayo celebration, don't fret as there's a chance to relive Cinco de Mayo every day this month at the One & Only Palmilla in Los Cabos, Mexico.
The luxe resort is offering several incentives for guests visiting this month starting with over $550 in complimentary amenities when you book a minimum three-night stay. That includes $200 in resort credit, round-trip airport transfers, two $50 gift certificates for ESPA massages, two rounds of gold at the signature Jack Nicklaus golf course and the deal sweetener, complimentary margaritas at the Agua Bar from 5-7pm every day.
And if you book a fourth night, you will get a fifth night free. You must book by May 27th. Go here to do so. Rates start at $1,000 a night for a Beach Front Terrace Junior Suite with a king bed. Yes, we know that's one expensive margarita. But soo worth it.
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Yeah, we dig The Bachelor, but not because we're cool with one guy basking in the attention of a harem of women, all begging him to put a ring on it. No, we haz da luv because it’s unintentional travel eye-candy. The network thinks we're watching the cast, but really, we're peeping the background.
This season starring Bachelor Brad Womack is coming to an end and we love-love the location: South Africa. Last night's show andwe're toldthe March 14 finale has studly Brad and the last three ladies standing at two gorgeous properties—Lion Sands Private Game Reserve and the swank One & Only Cape Town.
Every Valentine's Day, we're inundated with crazy hotel packages that would require a Real Housewives-sized budget (and aren't all that inventive). So this week, we're taking a look at affordable, but fun deals that us regular folks would book.
You know what's romantic? Somewhere warm with no snow, like Los Cabos. If you're looking to plan a special Valentine's Day getaway with your honey, you might want to show you care by upping sticks to celeb favorite One&Only Palmilla.
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So unlike the series of deserted manmade islands off Dubai called "The World," the other set of manmade islands off Dubai"The Palm"is doing far, far better for itself. In fact, The Palm has progressed to the point that people actually live on it in their mansions, and it's had an Atlantis Hotel for two years already. Next up for The Palm? A One & Only Resort that should have opened a few days ago on 10-10-10.
The date was highly touted and we wondered if the 100-room, Andalucian and Moorish-inspired resort would make it. And you know what? We don't think so. There is no way to book a stay on their website, we tried Hotels.com all the way through January and nothing came back, and the "special offers" are deceivingly vague:
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So where Gordon Ramsay failed, a local chef is hoping to succeed. Ramsay may have been forced to close his Maze restaurant at One & Only Cape Town last month, but Sol Kerzner obviously has faith in South African chef Reuben Riffel, who will open Reuben’s at One & Only Cape Town on October 1.
Although he may not be as famous as old sweary boots, Reuben has won acclaim (and awards) for his restaurants in the Franschhoek wine valley called (we’re sensing a theme here) Reuben’s and Reuben’s at The Robertson Small Hotel. This will be his first urban resort, though.
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Gordy and Tana at the opening of Maze One & Only. Guess he should have concentrated more on the food than the highlights.
UPDATE: Gordon Ramsay also owes the U.S. government millions in unpaid taxes!
According to the Mail on Sunday, Maze at One & Only Cape Town - which was his only restaurant in Africa - was shut down by Sol Kerzner on Thursday because after a year and a bit, it still wasn’t pulling in the punters.
We don't know about you but we feel like it's been a mighty long week. We're sick of stomping on dirty snow in New York, and now it's melting and dripping off buildings and trees onto our heads. Gross. That's why we're finding our end-of-week solace in this snapshot of the Killer View from the One & Only Ocean Club in the Bahamas.
We dropped by this super-posh property last summer—we were too poor to stay over, but we did grab a mojito at the Pool Terrace Cafe. (Ordering rum punch in such classy surroundings just seemed... well, wrong.) Our tip to anyone doing likewise, however, is this: When you ask the front desk staff where the bar is and they direct you to the pool terrace, politely thank them and then say, "No, we mean the Dune Bar. This is where the money shot, the Killer View, is.
Hitting up the the One and Only Palmilla and worried that paparazzi might be trying to snap pictures of you and your friends (including Gerard Butler) celebrating your 41st birthday in bikinis?
Well if you're Jennifer Aniston, then you have nothing to worry about--the resort will pull out all the stops to ensure your privacy is safe.
SF Gate reports:
In an agreed TV interview with reporter Billy Bush, the actress pointed out the paparazzi boats out at sea, full of snappers who tried to get saucy shots of the star.
But resort staff, police and the local coast guard went beyond the call of duty to make sure the trip was a relaxing one.
She explains, "Our gang ... has been holding up these mirrors ... to sort of disrupt their photographs ... I think any guest who comes here would hope to have a little privacy. I think it's very nice."
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In our bid to provide you with the most up-to-date information on hotel restaurants around the world, we can usually pack in the meals with the best of them, suffering through 7-course dinners just to provide our readers with the best, most comprehensive information possible. Seriously, we’re just that committed to you. This week, though, we heard about a deal at One & Only’s Le Saint Géran resort on the Indian Ocean island of Mauritus, that has even us wondering whether we could handle all this foodie fabulousness.
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One & Only Resort has opened and despite the worldwide economic troubles, the luxury resort has decided to open with a serious bang--having Mariah Carey perform for Nelson Mandela at a private luncheon hosted today. Except that private luncheon including about 350 rich and famous folks. The official press release says:
Sol Kerzner (One and Only owner) introduced his 350 guests including: Mariah Carey, Thandie Newton, Marisa Tomei, Morgan Freeman, Sharon Stone, Robert DeNiro, Clint Eastwood and Matt Damon to the resort’s world renowned chefs, Gordon Ramsay and Nobu Matsuhisa.
The master ensemble of global musicians including Clint Eastwood’s son Kyle Eastwood on bass, legendary Dave Koz on saxophone; Jonathan Butler on guitar; the magnificent Patti Austin on vocals; Maceo Parker, formerly James Brown’s saxophone player, on sax; 6-year-old Cape Town percussion prodigy Daniel Peterson on drums and the amazing Hugh Masekela on Flugle & Trumpet performed an array of hits including “Fire & Rain,” “I’ll Take You There,” “Let’s Stay Together” and many more.
Naturally, a One & Only resort that opens with this much fanfare does not come cheap and we hardly expect room rates to be dropping anytime soon. Marina rooms begin at $540 a night and junior suites on one of the resort's two private harbour islands, begin at $1,770 a night.