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George Sotelo Named Resident Manager of the
One&Only Palmilla in Los Cabos, Mexico


(October 19, 2005 Los Cabos, Mexico) – One&Only Palmilla has announced the appointment of George Sotelo as Resident Manager of the award-winning luxury resort located in Los Cabos, Mexico.  As Resident Manager, Mr. Sotelo will be working closely with renowned Managing Director and Regional Vice President, Edward Steiner, to oversee all operations of the resort including the 172 luxurious rooms and suites, three restaurants, including C, created by the legendary Charlie Trotter, the One&Only Spa, the 27-hole Jack Nicklaus signature golf course, a new high-tech executive conference center and more.  Mr. Sotelo served as One&Only Palmilla’s Director of Food and Beverage prior to his appointment as Resident Manager.  
Edward Steiner commented, “As a member of One&Only Palmilla’s pre-opening team, George’s dedication to service, detail and quality were clearly evident.  He was an enormous success as the resort’s Director of Food and Beverage, helping our restaurants to win numerous awards and accolades.  I am looking forward to see what he will now achieve as Resident Manager of our extraordinary property.”
Prior to his time at One&Only Palmilla, Sotelo’s nearly twenty-year career has taken him from New York City’s four-star Le Bernardin restaurant, to luxury resorts and hotels located in New York, Miami and beyond.  Sotelo studied at Florida International University where he received a BA in Hospitality Management.
“I have enjoyed the challenge of being the resort’s Director of Food & Beverage.  I am looking forward to contributing to the continuous success of One&Only Palmilla,” stated Sotelo. 
George Sotelo replaces former One&Only Palmilla Resident Manager Andre Boersma, who was appointed Senior Vice President and General Manager of One&Only Ocean Club in Paradise Island, The Bahamas. 
About One&Only Palmilla
The renewed One&Only Palmilla resort maintains the classic Mexican ambiance which has made it a favorite among an international ‘who’s who’ since its original opening in 1956, while expanding and recreating the legendary property for a new generation of travelers.  The resort features 172 spacious rooms and suites, each luxuriously appointed and offering magnificent views of the Sea of Cortez, along with three restaurants, the indoor/outdoor One&Only Spa, two pools including a children’s swimming and activity area, a new Executive Conference Center, and the property’s renowned Chapel, which makes One&Only Palmilla a favorite for weddings. The resort also boasts the 27-hole Palmilla Golf Club, designed by Jack Nicklaus.
About One&Only Resorts
Created exclusively for the 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 the spectacular new One&Only Maldives at Reethi Rah; One&Only Kanuhura also in the Maldives; One&Only Le Saint Géran and One&Only Le Touessrok with its new villas and championship golf course in Mauritius; One&Only Royal Mirage in Dubai; One&Only Ocean Club in The Bahamas and One&Only Palmilla in Los Cabos, Mexico. A further One&Only is under development in Cape Town. More information on One&Only is available online at

One&Only Palmilla

Also See: André Boersma and Hector de Galardas Named to General Manager Positions with Kerzner's One&Only Resorts / July 2005
Edward T. Steiner Appointed Managing Director One&Only Palmilla and Regional Vice President,Mexico for Kerzner International Los Cabos, Mexico Operations / April 2003

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