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Kerzner International appoints Zuber as President of One and Only

One and Only Philippe Zuber EDITED

Kerzner International Holdings Limited has appointed Philippe Zuber as President and Chief Operating Officer for One&Only Resorts effective immediately.

Zuber replaces Mark DeCocinis, who has left the organisation after several years in the role.

In this role, Zuber will lead the strategic development of the One&Only brand, including continued operational success of all existing One&Only resorts.

Kerzner said the appointment of Zuber is strategically important as the Company continues further enhancements across existing resorts in the collection and also moves forward with expansion plans for One&Only worldwide.

One&Only has also been focusing on continued innovation throughout the One&Only portfolio, with both One&Only Palmilla and One&Only Ocean Club recently introducing new features and experiences for guests after major renovations.

Kerzner said Zuber will continue this focus on the guest experience across the collection, with continued innovation and further development and growth of the One&Only team.

“I am thrilled to have Philippe join One&Only Resorts at this exciting time of growth for the company,” said Kerzner International CEO, Alan Leibman.

“He is a strong leader who constantly innovates and has an incredible focus on developing talent to drive amazing guest experiences. I look forward to working with Philippe as we continue to enhance our resorts and build the brand worldwide, continuing to set a new level of expectation in the ultra-luxury sector.”

Zuber joins One&Only with over 20 years in the hospitality segment, having held both operational and corporate senior leadership positions.

Most recently, he was with Emaar Hospitality where, in his capacity of Chief Operating Officer, he successfully oversaw the operations and development of existing and future projects for the group.

In 2011, Zuber moved to the Middle East to join Emaar Hospitality as General Manager/Regional General Manager at their flagship hotel, The Address Downtown Dubai.

In this role, he oversaw the hotel, as well as serviced residences and eight restaurants. In addition, he played a key role in developing Downtown Dubai into the ‘Center of Now’, a residential community and a must-do experience for every visitor.

Zuber became Emaar Hospitality Chief Operating Officer in 2013, leading a team with almost 5000 associates.

Zuber began his career at Hyatt International where he started in Food and Beverage in France and then moved to Morocco. He was then promoted into a regional role, overseeing six hotels across the Hyatt brand in France, Spain and Morocco. Zuber then moved to Grand Hyatt Berlin, overseeing an extensive renovation, resulting in multiple awards for the hotel. Zuber was then promoted into his first General Manager role at the Hyatt Paris Madeleine. He then moved to the Park Hyatt in Seoul, winning the Best General Manager of the Year by Monocle Magazine.

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