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Kerzner International Appoints Peter Bowling as Managing Director
of One&Only Palmilla in Los Cabos, Mexico

June 21, 2012 - Kerzner International is pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Bowling as Managing Director for One&Only Palmilla in Los Cabos, Mexico.  In his new role, Bowling will be responsible for the overall operations of the iconic resort, renowned for its intuitive service and old-world elegance.

“Peter brings a passion for luxury and an understanding of Los Cabos which make him a valuable addition to the One&Only Palmilla family,” says Markantonis. “We are fortunate he will be joining our team to continue our tradition of excellence that has solidified Palmilla as the #1 Resort in Mexico for eight years by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler since opening in 2004.”

Prior to this appointment, Bowling served as General Manager of Capella Pedregal in Cabo San Lucas, where he opened the property in 2009. As Managing Director of One&Only Palmilla, Bowling will report directly to George Markantonis, President and Managing Director of Kerzner International.

“One&Only Palmilla remains Cabo’s most iconic hotel since opening in 1956. Under the expert guidance of Kerzner International and longtime Managing Director Edward Steiner, the resort achieved a series of world-renowned accolades, and I am looking forward to continuing this success,” says Bowling.  “I am thrilled to be embarking on this new chapter with One&Only Palmilla and cannot wait to begin working with the talented staff who give this resort a heart and soul that is simply unrivaled.”

With over 26-years of experience in the luxury hospitality industry, Bowling began his career in England at the acclaimed Lainston House and Eastwell Manor before holding a position at Chilston Park Country House. After relocating from England in 1986, Bowling went on to manage some of the Caribbean’s most celebrated resorts including The Royal Pavilion in Barbados and the Cotton House Hotel in Mustique.  Bowling also developed Villa Nova, Barbados’ first boutique style hotel, and was Managing Director of the renowned Jumby Bay in Antigua, where he spearheaded an extensive renovation to the private 300-acre island, part of the Rosewood Hotels & Resorts group.

With unobstructed views of the Sea of Cortez, One&Only Palmilla is a favorite with the celebrity set thanks to unparalleled service and thoughtful details, from personalized minibars and complimentary wellness therapies, to manicured beaches complete with floating beds and private butlers. In November 2008, the resort’s traditional Mexican ambiance was carefully preserved while the facilities and services were considerably upgraded as part of a $30 million renovation. All rooms and suites, including the new beachfront casitas with private infinity pools and the lavish four-bedroom Villa Cortez, face the ocean with a private balcony or patio offering expansive views of the sea for a new generation of travelers.

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 One&Only Reethi Rah, Maldives; One&Only Le Saint Géran in Mauritius; One&Only Royal Mirage in Dubai; One&Only Ocean Club in The Bahamas, One&Only Palmilla in Los Cabos, Mexico, One&Only Cape Town, South Africa and One&Only The Palm, Dubai.  One&Only recently announced plans to develop and operate a new One&Only resort on Tufu Bay in Sanya, Hainan, China. One&Only Sanya is anticipated to begin welcoming guests in early 2014. More information on One&Only is available at

About Kerzner International Holdings
Kerzner International Holdings Limited through its subsidiaries, is a leading international developer and operator of destination resorts, casinos and luxury hotels.  Kerzner’s flagship brand is Atlantis, which includes Atlantis, Paradise Island, a 2,317 room ocean-themed destination resort in The Bahamas, as well as The Cove Atlantis and The Reef Atlantis in The Bahamas and Atlantis, The Palm in Dubai, a 1,500-room, water-themed resort on The Palm, overlooking the Arabian Sea and mainland Dubai.  Under the One&Only brand, Kerzner also manages seven of the top-rated luxury resort properties in the world, located in The Bahamas, Mexico, Mauritius, the Maldives, South Africa and Dubai.  Kerzner recently announced plans to develop and operate a new One&Only resort on Tufu Bay in Sanya, Hainan, China, anticipated to begin welcoming guests in early 2014. Additionally, the Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort, a 500-room destination casino resort in Morocco, is also operated by Kerzner.  For more information concerning Kerzner and its operating subsidiaries, visit

Sybil Bunn
Alice Marshall Public Relations
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New York, NY 10011
212 861 4031

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