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One&Only Keeps Busy by Renovating Ocean Club Bahamas

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  Site Where: One Casino Drive, Paradise Island, Bahamas
April 20, 2015 at 8:30 AM | by | ()

One&Only is on a roll it seems: two new resorts in Australia, two new resorts to be built in Mexico, new villas in the Maldives, and the reopening of Los Cabos, all in the past ten months.

No rest for the wicked though, as things are continuing on in the Bahamas – more specifically, renovations at One&Only Ocean Club (perhaps you recall certain scenes from the movie Casino Royale being set here). Target for the renovations is the Hartford Wing of the resort, where rooms will get new furniture, while being expanded by 110 sq ft so that each includes a terrace or balcony.

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One&Only Palmilla Will Be Back in Los Cabos on April 20

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  Site Where: Km 7.5 Carretera Transpeninsular, San Jose del Cabo, Mexico, 23400
April 2, 2015 at 8:23 AM | by | ()

We’ve just talked about Thompson Hotels heading to Cabo (June 13 will see the opening of The Cape), but six weeks before that, One&Only Palmilla will come back, finally reopening on April 20 after recovering from the impact of Hurricane Odile.

Here is part of the statement from the hotel’s website:

The entire One&Only Palmilla team is looking forward to welcoming our guests back to the resort as of 20 April 2015. Hurricane Odile significantly impacted One&Only Palmilla and the entire area of Los Cabos. Our team is working hard to bring back our beloved resort and to delivering a true One&Only experience.

We would like to express our deepest gratitude for all of the supportive thoughts and generous contributions from friends, past guests, colleagues and business partners following Hurricane Odile's devastating impact. Through everyone's generosity we raised just over $216,000 including contributions from Kerzner International and other Kerzner-managed resorts. Funds have now been distributed to help One&Only Team Members rebuild their homes and their lives.

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One&Only Will Be Three&Company in Mexico With Two New Hotels in Puerto Vallarta

February 25, 2015 at 9:30 AM | by | ()

Having just added Hayman Island and Wolgan Valley in Australia, One&Only Resorts is going to triple its presence in Mexico, adding to its current One&Only Palmilla resort in Los Cabos with two properties near Puerto Vallarta.

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One & Only Reethi Rah Maldives Ups the Luxe With New Overwater Pool Villas

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  Site Where: North Male Atoll, Maldives
December 3, 2014 at 8:55 AM | by | ()

Truthfully, we don’t know if it would be possible to make One&Only Reethi Rah any more luxurious, being the all-villa tropical-island getaway (and celeb-magnet) that it is.

The resort is trying nonetheless, introducing a new accommodation category that removes the understandably fundamental dilemma between wanting your own private pool, which confines you to staying on land, and wanting to see the Indian Ocean right underneath you, which means no pool.

The solution? Overwater pool villas, because of course.

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One&Only Will Manage Wolgan Valley Australia for Emirates

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  Site Where: 2600 Wolgan Road, Wolgan Valley, NSW, Australia, 2970
November 11, 2014 at 8:55 AM | by | ()

Now that One&Only Hayman Island is up and running (the $80 million renovation wrapped up this summer), the brand is moving on to add another Australian property to its portfolio: it will manage Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa for owner Emirates from early next year.

Yes, that is Emirates as in the airline, with the hotel officially becoming Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley. A few hours’ drive northwest of Sydney, Wolgan Valley lies within the Blue Mountains of New South Wales, built around an 1832 Heritage Homestead. There are 40 freestanding suites, each with private pool and outdoor terrace.

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One&Only Reopens Hayman Island Australia

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  Site Where: Great Barrier Reef, Australia
July 8, 2014 at 9:00 AM | by | ()

As promised back in January, Hayman Island – the northernmost of Australia’s Whitsunday Islands – reopened last week fresh off of $80 million dollars’ worth of revamp, officially becoming “One&Only Hayman Island” in the process.

A lot has changed, as you would expect for that kind of cash, from updated rooms to a new spa and restaurants, but the basics are still there: a remote private island, a yacht transfer (or seaplane or helicopter, if you prefer) away from Hamilton Island, and the expanse of the Great Barrier Reef around you.

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Australia's Hayman Island Closes For Its One&Only Renovations

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  Site Where: Great Barrier Reef, Australia
January 23, 2014 at 9:15 AM | by | ()

Hayman Island, a dot on the map in the Coral Sea off Australia’s Queensland coast, has headed into the final stretch of its journey to become a One&Only Resort: complete closure until July 1st this year.

Once the hotel appears at the other end as One&Only Hayman Island, pretty much nothing will be as it was before. We’re talking dramatic room reconfigurations and top-to-bottom renovation, and the addition of private residences both on the undeveloped eastern tip of the island and beach-side next to the luxury yacht marina.

The Hayman Wing (previously called the Lagoon Wing) is already complete, with new interiors like you see above, but we expect the DVF suite to have stayed the same. Various room types and views are available, including interconnecting rooms for families.

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One & Only Cape Town Offers Close Encounters of the Shark Kind

August 2, 2013 at 5:09 PM | by | ()

Here's the latest happening in the luxury hotel world as told by JustLuxe.com. Got a question about luxury hotels, the travel biz, and where to stay? Send it in and we'll have JustLuxe answer it.

Shark Week fans, this one’s for you. Not only is the best nature show on TV returning this weekend, but we also bring you a killer package that will let you get up close and personal with those toothy fish we have all grown to love, hate or just be fascinated with. If you happen to have a strong sense of adventure, South Africa might already be high on your list of ultimate destinations. Going on safari is probably the first thing that comes to mind, ripe with danger from angry hippos, charging rhinos and velociraptor-like ostriches (look it up, we dare you). But lets not forget what is lurking where the Indian and Atlantic oceans meet.

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One&Only Announces Their Newest Resort in Sanya, China

Where: Sanya, Hainan, China
February 13, 2012 at 3:35 PM | by | ()

It's only been just over a year since the last One&Only resort opened in Dubai, but luxury hotel guests won't have to wait that much longer for a new place to call their One&Only.

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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Spoiler Alert: We Know What Hotel Hosts the South African Finale of 'The Bachelor'

March 1, 2011 at 9:36 AM | by | ()

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 and—we're told—the 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.

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Did the One & Only Resort at The Palm Dubai Miss the 10-10-10 Mark?

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  Site Where: The Palm, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
October 14, 2010 at 10:10 AM | by | ()

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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One & Only Ocean Club Embraces Its Island Vibe in Remodeled Beach Rooms

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  Site Where: 1 Casino Drive, Paradise Island, Bahamas
August 19, 2010 at 8:51 AM | by | ()

If seeing Kim Kardashian and Justin Bieber's bizarre Elle photo shoot in the Bahamas has you craving an island getaway, check out One&Only Ocean Club. The Bahamas hotel just remodeled its beachfront rooms.

Designed by Adam D. Tihany, who's done the decor for The Joule Hotel and the Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas, made over the Crescent Wing's 40 rooms and 10 suites. The refreshed rooms draw inspiration from British colonial style and native Bahamian elements.

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