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Mauro Governato and Jan Tibaldi Appointed
to GM Posts with One&Only Resorts

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September 27, 2005 - One&Only Resorts is pleased to announce that Mauro Governato, current General Manager of One&Only Kanuhura, Maldives, will take over the position of General Manager of the prestigious One&Only Le Saint Géran in Mauritius.  Mauro will be replaced as General Manager of One&Only Kanuhura by Jan Tibaldi, current resident Manager of One&Only Le Touessrok, Mauritius. 
 
Mauro Governato will start his new role at One&Only Le Saint Géran, Mauritius on November 3, 2005.  During his tenure in the Maldives, Mauro helped establish One&Only Kanuhura as one of the premier resorts in the region, winning many awards and accolades for the company.  Mauro first joined One&Only in early September 2000 serving as Executive Assistant Manager in charge of Food & Beverage at One&Only Le Saint Géran.  In April 2003, he was promoted to Resident Manager of One&Only Le Saint Géran.  
 
Jan Tibaldi will begin in his new position as General Manager of One&Only Kanuhura on October 1, 2005.  Prior to his year-long tenure as Resident Manager of One&Only Le Touessrok, Jan served as Resident Manager of the Sandy Lane Resort in Barbados and worked with several hotel companies in various continents including Europe, Asia and Latin America.   
 
‘I feel very fortunate to be able to congratulate Mauro and Jan on their exciting new positions with One&Only,’ says Paul Jones, ‘with their extensive experience in the luxury hotel industry, I’m confident both resorts will continue to exceed guest expectations and deliver the true One&Only experience’
 
One&Only Le Saint Géran is the first international hotel on the Indian Ocean’s island of Mauritius, where it is located in its own 60-acre private peninsula on the north-east coast.  The resort features 163 suites and one villa, and the award-winning Givenchy Spa with eight treatment rooms.  One of the resort’s three restaurants is acclaimed Michelin chef Alain Ducasse’s Spoon des Iles, serving innovative global cuisine.  The property also boasts the finest wine cellar on the island.  For golfers, there is the nine-hole Gary Player golf course as well as the nearby Bernhard Langer designed One&Only Le Touessrok Golf Course.  Activities such as Hobie Cats, kayaking, laser-class sailing, windsurfing, catamaran cruises and cross-country cycling are also available.
 
The secluded and tranquil island resort of One&Only Kanuhura, in the northeastern part of Lhaviyani Atoll, Maldives, will re-open with a fresh look on November, 2005 following a multi-million dollar four-month refurbishment.  The resort has 100 private villas, each opening directly to the white sands and turquoise sea.  This luxury resort also features an award-winning spa, two bars and four restaurants. Water sport activities are also available include windsurfing and waterskiing, as well as extensive scuba diving facilities and PADI certification courses. There are also island-hopping and marine safari excursions, and big game fishing, tennis and squash courts, and a game room with table tennis and billiards. A fully supervised children’s club, with a dedicated shallow pool and sand playground, offers daily activities for younger guests and babysitting facilities. 
 
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 the spectacular new One&Only Maldives at Reethi Rah; One&Only Kanuhura also in the Maldives; One&Only Le Saint Géran, and One&Only Le Touessrok with its new villas and championship golf course in Mauritius; One&Only Royal Mirage in Dubai; One&Only Ocean Club in The Bahamas and One&Only Palmilla in Los Cabos, Mexico. A further One&Only is under development in Cape Town. 
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Contact:
One&Only Resorts
www.oneandonlyresorts.com
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Also See: The One&Only Sol Kerzner / HOTEL Asia Pacific / October 2004
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


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