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André Boersma and Hector de Galardas Named to
General Manager Positions with Kerzner's
One&Only Resorts


(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.

About One&Only Resorts
Created exclusively for the luxury resort market, Kerzner International's 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 distinctiv e 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 Reethi Rah in the Maldives; One&Only Kanuhura also in the Maldives; One&Only Le Saint Geran, 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, due to open in late 2007. 

About Kerzner International
Kerzner International Limited (NYSE:KZL) 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. Atlantis, Paradise Island is a unique destination resort featuring three interconnected hotel towers built around a 7-acre lagoon and a 34-acre marine environment that includes the world's largest open-air marine habitat and is the home to the largest casino in the Caribbean. The Company also 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. In the United Kingdom, Kerzner is currently developing a casino in Northampton and received its 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. 


Kerzner International Limited

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

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