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Alessandro Cabella Named Vice President and Resort Manager
of One&Only Ocean Club in the Bahamas

July 10, 2007 - One&Only Resorts is pleased to announce the appointment of Alessandro Cabella as Vice President and Resort Manager of One&Only Ocean Club in the Bahamas. Alessandro will be working closely with renowned Senior Vice President, Latin America and the Caribbean for One&Only Resorts, Edward Steiner, to oversee all operations of the luxury resort.

Alessandro is no stranger to the One&Only family. He served as a key member in the team responsible for opening One&Only Le Touessrok, where he spent two and a half years. During his involvement in the first One&Only Resort, the property was voted among the top ten resorts in the world. 

"I look forward to working with Alessandro. I am confident that his experience working in five different continents for the world's finest hotels and institutions will allow him to ensure that One&Only Ocean Club continues to exceed the high expectations our guests have in the One&Only experience," says Edward Steiner. 

He has spent more than 25 years in the hospitality industry. His experience includes working as Vice President of Food and Beverage for Le Meridien Hotels & Resorts, overseeing 136 hotels. In addition, he has developed a wide range of food and beverage concepts in co-operation with Michelin Rated Chefs. 

Alessandro's roots are firmly set in the hospitality and food and beverage industries. He comes from a family of Italian hoteliers and coffee pioneers. The Torino, Italy based Casa del Caffe coffee brand was founded by his grandparents. In addition, Alessandro's father owns a collection of hotels around the world. Therefore, Alessandro's involvement in the hospitality industry began before he graduated from Gilion Hotel School (Switzerland) with a degree in Hotel Management in 1987.

About One&Only Ocean Club

One&Only Ocean Club, once the exclusive private estate of Huntington Hartford, has emerged at the turn of the 21st century, as one of the most elegant luxury resorts in the Americas.  Intimate in size, placing the highest priority of pampering personalized attentiveness, the resort offers 106 luxurious rooms including Beachfront and Garden View Rooms and Suites, Garden Cottage and three private villas in a gracious colonial Bahamian style, with round-the-clock butler service and luxurious touches such as champagne and strawberries in the afternoon and icy sorbet served on the beach.  

One&Only Ocean Club's signature restaurant, Dune, is the creation of uber-chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, who has virtually redefined fine dining in the tropics.  The sumptuous One&Only Spa features a fusion of ancient Asian holistic philosophies with uniquely Bahamian hospitality and serene, lush surroundings with private spa villas for two, while the championship 18-hole Ocean Club Golf Course designed by Tom Weiskopf, a tennis club, a freshwater pool overlooking the resort's renowned Versailles-inspired gardens, and an extensive menu of water sports offer other recreational options.  

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 One&Only Maldives at Reethi Rah; One&Only Kanuhura also in the Maldives; One&Only Le Saint Géran 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 planned for development in Cape Town opening 2009. More information on One&Only is available at oneandonlyresorts.com.

About The Company

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, a 2,317-room, ocean-themed destination resort located on Paradise Island, The Bahamas - a unique property featuring three interconnected hotel towers built around a seven-acre lagoon and a 34-acre marine environment that includes the world's largest open-air marine habitat.  The resort is also home to the largest casino in the Caribbean.  Development of a major expansion on Paradise Island is currently underway and will include a 600-room, all-suite luxury hotel and a significant enhancement of Atlantis's water-based attractions.  Certain parts of this expansion have already opened, including the Marina Village at Atlantis, with the remaining elements expected to open by the second quarter of 2007.  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 gaming segment, the Company developed and receives certain income derived from Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut, which has become one of the premier casino destinations in the United States.  The Company is also a 37.5% owner of BLB Investors, L.L.C., which owns Lincoln Park in Rhode Island and pari-mutuel racing facilities in Colorado.  In the U.K., the Company is currently developing a casino in Northampton and received a Certificate of Consent from the U.K. Gaming Board in 2004.  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 www.kerzner.com.

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Contact:

Martha Pulido
Tel. 212-957-3005
martha@smapr.com

 

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Also See: Jan Tibaldi and Hector de Galard Named to General Manager Posts with One&Only Resorts / November 2006
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