Elemis And La Thérapie Launch At The New Mandara Spa At One&Only Palmilla, Mexico

Steiner Leisure Limited, the parent company of the number 1 British Spa brand Elemis and cosmeceutical brand La Thérapie, today announced that it has entered into an agreement to develop and operate a world class luxury Mandara spa facility at One&Only Palmilla, Los Cabos, Mexico, part of One&Only Resorts, the luxury resorts brand owned and operated by Kerzner International. The agreement provides that Steiner Leisure will build out the spa facilities in approximately 22,000 square feet of space offering clients a myriad of treatments from the Elemis and La Thérapie range of products and treatments.

One&Only Palmilla, the newest addition to Kerzner`s collection of One&Only Resorts, is currently undergoing an extensive renovation and expansion that will increase the number of rooms, all with stunning views of the ocean, to 172 transforming one of the best known properties in the Los Cabos region into an unparalleled five-star destination.

This new spa is being built to take advantage of the unique natural vistas and scenic beauty of the Baja landscape. The architecture will capture the enchantment of Old Mexico with red tile roofs, whitewashed walls, sparkling fountains and charming elegance. The spa is situated adjacent to the renowned Palmilla chapel, a landmark element of the resort. The main spa facility will encompass six separate buildings surrounded by lush landscaping.


Signature features of the location include twelve private villa treatment rooms creating a discrete sanctuary with an open-air garden, daybed, rain shower for two and an air-conditioned massage pavilion.

The spa menu will offer clients an assortment of treatments ranging from power-boosting facials to exotic rituals and detox packages.

Elemis Spa-Therapies:

- Elemis Japanese Silk Booster Facial

- Elemis Nurturing Massage for Mother-to-be

- Elemis Exotic Frangipani Body Nourish Wrap or Float

- Elemis Fennel Cleansing Cellulite and Colon Therapy

La Thérapie Treatments:

- La Thérapie HydraLift Facial

- La Thérapie HydraPeel Facial

- La Thérapie Intensif Age-Zone Treatments

- La Thérapie Intensif Anti-Oxidant Treatment

Other features include a yoga garden, a 2,000 square foot fitness centre equipped with the latest in cardiovascular and strength training equipment, men`s and women`s changing and relaxation lounges, outdoor whirlpool and hydrotherapy baths, a full service nail salon, steam rooms, a sauna, an aerobics studio, a water shiatsu pool and a dry float bed for European wraps and treatments.

A full compliment of spa services custom tailored for the unique Mexican setting and spa environment will be offered.

Steiner Leisure estimates that the build-out will cost approximately $3.5 million and will open in February 2004.

Séan Harrington, Managing Director of Elemis Ltd., said, “We’re thrilled to be launching our brands at the Mandara Spa at One&Only Palmilla - this stunning location will offer the perfect platform for our travelling client base to experience our range of products and spa-therapies. The Elemis treatments and product line are available at some of the worlds most prestigious resort spa locations including One&Only Kanuhura in the Maldives and One&Only Ocean Club in the Bahamas - it is a real honour to have been selected to work with One&Only Palmilla and we are looking forward to introducing clients to the newest brand in the Steiner portfolio - La Thérapie.”

Howard Karawan, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Kerzner International, said, “Our customer base for the One&Only Palmilla will demand world class service and we believe Steiner can deliver the best spa product that compliments our service standards at One&Only for this market. We are very pleased with our current relationship with Steiner as they operate the Spa at the One&Only Ocean Club on Paradise Island, The Bahamas, and look forward to extending the relationship at One&Only Palmilla.”