Formerly Served as President and COO of Starwood
|PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas, March 28, 2007 - Solomon Kerzner, Chairman
and CEO of Kerzner International Holdings Limited (the "Company"), which
through its subsidiaries, is a leading international developer and operator
of destination resorts, casinos and luxury hotels, is pleased to announce
the appointment of Robert F. Cotter, 55, as President of the Company. An
accomplished hotel executive, Cotter was most recently President and Chief
Operating Officer of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. He will
be based in the Company's Plantation, Florida offices and will report directly
to Mr. Kerzner.
In his new role, Cotter will be responsible for overall operations and marketing of the Company, and will be actively involved as a member of the executive management team in the strategic growth and development of Kerzner Worldwide. The functional areas of marketing, human resources, public affairs and entertainment, information technology and global communications/public relations will report directly to him.
Mr. Cotter served as Chief Operating Officer of Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, from 2000-2003, when he was given the additional title of President, which he held until 2005. In both roles, he was responsible for overall company operations, and was involved in shaping Starwood's strategic direction. Prior to that, he served as President, International Operations, a post he was named to in December 1999, after serving as President and Chief Operating Officer, Europe, a position he held since 1994. Prior to that role, he served as Vice President and President of the company's Asia-Pacific division, based in Hong Kong. Prior to his operational roles, Cotter's 20 year sales and marketing experience culminated in his role as Executive Vice President, Director or Marketing and Product Management for The Sheraton Corporation.
A native of Brockton, Massachusetts, Bob Cotter graduated from Boston College in 1973 with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy.
Said Robert Cotter, "Sol and Butch Kerzner built a company with two category leaders. No one has been better at developing and delivering the concept of deluxe mega destination resort than Atlantis. One&Only luxury boutique resorts set the standard for that category around the world. This month's opening of Phase III at Atlantis, Paradise Island and the 2008 opening of Atlantis, The Palm in Dubai, coupled with the exciting growth prospects of One&Only make Kerzner perhaps the most exciting resort-oriented hospitality company in the world. I couldn't be more excited to join Sol and his great team."
About Kerzner International
Kerzner International Limited, through its subsidiaries, is a leading international developer and operator of destination resorts, casinos and luxury hotels. The Company's flagship brand is Atlantis, which includes Atlantis, Paradise Island, the ocean-themed destination resort located on Paradise Island, The Bahamas. This unique destination features a variety of accommodations, all built around a 97-acre waterscape with over 20 million gallons of fresh and saltwater lagoons, pools and habitats, the world's largest open-air marine habitat and some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. A 495-unit Condotel, developed in partnership with Turnberry Associates, is under construction. The Company is extending its Atlantis brand globally with the development of Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai, an approximately 1,500-room, water-themed resort expected to open in late 2008, currently being constructed on The Palm, Jumeirah, a multi-billion dollar leisure and residential development in Dubai. In its luxury resort hotel business, the Company manages ten resort hotels primarily under the One&Only brand. The resorts, featuring some of the top-rated properties in the world, are located in The Bahamas, Mexico, Mauritius, the Maldives and Dubai. An additional One&Only property is currently in the planning stages in South Africa. For more information concerning the Company and its operating subsidiaries, visit http://www.kerzner.com.
|Also See:||Robert F. Cotter, President and COO for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Retiring December 31, 2005 / February 2005|
|Howard 'Butch' Kerzner Killed in Dominican Republic Helicopter Crash While Surveying for Resort Sites; Paul O’Neil, Appointed Acting CEO, Kerzner International Holdings / October 2006|