General Manager Positions with Kerzner's
|(July 6, 2005 Paradise Island, The Bahamas) – Kerzner International
Limited, a leading international developer and operator of destination
resorts, casinos and luxury resorts has announced today the appointment
of André Boersma as Senior Vice President and General Manager of
One&Only Ocean Club, the Bahamian resort that is part of One&Only
Resorts collection. Also, Kerzner announced the appointment of Hector
de Galard as General Manager of One&Only Le Touessrok, the Mauritius
resort that is part of the One&Only Resorts collection.
André Boersma's new position at One&Only Ocean Club will begin as of August 15, 2005. He comes to the resort after a successful two-year tenure as Resident Manager of the highly-acclaimed One&Only Palmilla in Los Cabos, Mexico.
Commented JT Kuhlman, President of One&Only Resorts, “Andre’s unwavering dedication to service and quality proved evident at One&Only Palmilla and we are eager to see his passionate commitment and wealth of experience extend to One&Only Ocean Club.”
Prior to joining One&Only Palmilla, Mr. Boersma was the Resident Manager of Esperanza Resort and Las Ventanas al Paraiso, both located in Los Cabos, Mexico. Mr. Boersma has more than 15 years of experience in the international luxury resort industry. In addition to his experience in Mexico, he has worked in destinations such as Mallorca, Spain; the People’s Republic of China, and Canada. Boersma studied Hotel and Restaurant Management at the British Columbia Institute of Technology in Vancouver, B.C.
Mr. Boersma was an integral part of the One&Only Palmilla pre-opening team that developed the extraordinary 172-room property into the premier luxury resort in Los Cabos. Mr. Boersma helped to establish One&Only Palmilla’s unparalleled reputation for luxury and impeccable service. “After the successful opening of One&Only Palmilla, I look forward to bringing my experiences to One&Only Ocean Club and am delighted to be a part of this legendary resort,” stated Boersma.
Mr. Boersma replaces former One&Only Ocean Club General Manager Russell Miller, who was appointed Senior Vice President and General Manager of the new Condo-Hotel being constructed at Atlantis, Paradise Island resort, The Bahamas.
Hector de Galard began his new position at One&Only Le Touessrok earlier this year. Mr. de Galard originally joined One&Only Resorts in late 2003 to launch a hotel in Cuba that was to be named the One&Only Saratoga, Havana. The Company and One&Only Resorts have since terminated their relationship with the principals involved in the project in Cuba and have no continuing involvement in the Saratoga hotel.
"When we withdrew from Saratoga, finding a key position for de Galard was a priority. The timing was fortuitous, as we were searching concurrently for the right person to run One&Only Le Touessrok," commented JT Kuhlman. "De Galard's tremendous experience with luxury travel and passionate commitment to details makes him the perfect fit for Le Touessrok. Under his guidance, the resort will continue to enjoy an award-winning reputation."
Mr. de Galard came to One&Only Resorts after his tenure with Paraiso de la Bonita, Cancun, Mexico, where he was responsible for the opening and management of this exclusive resort. He also opened Amanjena in Marrakech, Morocco for Amanresorts as well as reopening and managing Hotel Bora Bora, Amanresorts' property in Bora Bora.
Prior to working for Amanresorts, de Galard held the position of General Manager at two luxury resorts, Hostellerie de Crillon le Brave in France and Hasting House in Canada, both of which were affiliated with Relais & Chateaux.
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|Also See:||J.T. Kuhlman Named CEO Of One&Only Resorts Company, Formerly President of Inter-Continental/Crowne Plaza; Kerzner Names Paul Jones to COO Position and Helen McCabe-Young as Senior VP, Marketing / October 2003|
|Kerzner Rebrands its Luxury Resorts 'One&Only' / Dec 2002|