Kerzner International Holdings appointed Philippe Zuber as president and COO for One&Only Resorts effective Dec. 1, 2015.
In this role, Zuber will lead the strategic development of the One&Only brand. Zuber has over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry, having held both operational and corporate senior leadership positions. Most recently, he was with Emaar Hospitality, where in his capacity of COO, 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 GM/regional GM at the flagship hotel, The Address Downtown Dubai. In this role, he oversaw the hotel, as well as serviced residences and eight restaurants. In addition, he developed Downtown Dubai into the "Center of Now" residential community.
Zuber began his career at Hyatt International where he started in food and beverage in France and then moved to Morocco. He was 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 a renovation, resulting in multiple awards for the hotel. Zuber was then promoted into his first GM role at the Hyatt Paris Madeleine. He was also the GM at the Park Hyatt in Seoul, winning the Best General Manager of the Year by Monocle Magazine.
“I am thrilled to have Philippe join One&Only Resorts at this exciting time of growth for the company,” said Alan Leibman, CEO, Kerzner International. “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.”