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John Conway Named as General Manager for the 105-key
One&Only Ocean Club on Paradise Island, The Bahamas

January 21, 2013 - One&Only Ocean Club is pleased to announce the appointment of John Conway as General Manager for One&Only Ocean Club on Paradise Island, The Bahamas. In his new role, Conway will be responsible for the overall operations of the legendary resort.

“John’s knowledge of the One&Only brand and commitment to excellence, ensures that he will continue to raise the level of service and experience throughout One&Only Ocean Club,” says George Markantonis, President & Managing Director of Kerzner International Bahamas. “With more than 15 years of experience here in The Bahamas, John’s wealth of expertise and long history with One&Only Ocean Club’s sister property, The Cove Atlantis, will help build upon the foundations that have made One&Only Ocean Club a leader in the Caribbean.”

With almost 30 years of experience in the luxury hospitality industry, Conway acted as Senior Vice President and General Manager of The Cove Atlantis, where he was instrumental in the overall strategic planning and the successful launch and positioning of the new luxury brand.  Prior to that, Conway served as senior vice president and general manager of the 1,200-room Royal Towers at Atlantis, Paradise Island, where he managed the resort’s day-to-day operations and achieved profitability as well as positive guest and employee satisfaction ratings.

Conway also previously held various executive positions over 10 years at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company including serving as the general manager of the Ritz-Carlton Bali and opening the Ritz-Carlton in Seoul.  In addition, he was the hotel manager of the Ritz-Carlton in Naples, Florida as well as on the opening team of the Ritz-Carlton San Francisco, the Ritz-Carlton Palm Beach and the Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island.

“I am thrilled to be embarking on this new chapter with One&Only Ocean Club, says Conway of his new role with One&Only Resorts. “One&Only Ocean Club continues to set a standard of excellence for the Caribbean and there is simply no other resort in the Bahamas with such a rich and vibrant history.”

One&Only Ocean Club resort rests on miles of pristine beaches and offers three deluxe villas, 86 rooms, 14 suites and 2 two-bedroom cottages.  Acclaimed chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Dune offers guests the finest dining in the Caribbean. The One&Only Spa operated by Mandara features eight private spa villas. There’s also an acclaimed 18-hole Tom Weiskopf golf course and a family pool.

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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 One&Only Reethi Rah, Maldives; One&Only Le Saint Géran in Mauritius; One&Only Royal Mirage in Dubai; One&Only Ocean Club in The Bahamas, One&Only Palmilla in Los Cabos, Mexico, One&Only Cape Town, South Africa and One&Only The Palm, Dubai.  One&Only recently announced plans to develop and operate a new One&Only resort on Tufu Bay in Sanya, Hainan, China. One&Only Sanya is anticipated to begin welcoming guests in early 2014. More information on One&Only is available at

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Kerzner International Appoints Paul Burke as Chief Operating Officer for Atlantis, Paradise Island Resort in The Bahamas / May 2011

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Interstate Hotels Names Paul Burke President, Hotel Operations / March 2005

Kerzner International Renovating One&Only Ocean Club's Cresent Wing in Paradise Island, Bahama's / August 2010

Kerzner International Appoints Bruce Himelstein as Chief Marketing Officer / March 2010

One&Only The Palm, Dubai Being Developed by His Highness Sheikh Bin Saeed Al Makthoum and Sol Kerzner, of Kerzner International the Parent Company of One&Only Resorts / November 2009

Kerzner and Istithmar Agree to Expand Atlantis, the Palm, Dubai to 2,000 Rooms, Development Costs Grow from $650 million to $1.1 billion / June 2004

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