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Edward Steiner Named Senior Vice President, Latin America and the
Caribbean for One&Only Resorts and Managing Director,
One&Only Palmilla
Los Cabos, Mexico - September 28, 2006 -  Kerzner International is pleased to announce the promotion of Mr. Edward Steiner as Senior Vice President, Latin America and the Caribbean for One&Only Resorts and Managing Director, One&Only Palmilla. He is internationally recognized as one of the industry’s most distinguished hoteliers and is known for his hands-on management approach, with more than 20 years of experience.  Mr. Steiner will begin his new assignment this month. 

In this capacity, Steiner will continue to be responsible for the overall operation of One&Only Palmilla, and his regional operational responsibilities have been expanded to include all of Latin America and the Caribbean, including overall responsibility for the One&Only Ocean Club in the Bahamas.

Edward Steiner joined Kerzner International in May 2003, as Regional VP Mexico and Managing Director of One&Only Palmilla and worked diligently with the pre-opening team to position One&Only Palmilla as one of the finest resorts in the world. Under Mr. Steiner’s direction, One&Only Palmilla received numerous accolades and awards from top publications worldwide, including Conde Nast Traveler, Robb Report and Travel+Leisure.  One&Only Palmilla was selected as the number one resort in all of Latin America in Conde Nast Traveler’s 2004  annual Reader’s Choice Awards, in less than nine months after the resort debuted  and again in 2005.  Most recently the resort was on Robb Report’s “100 Best Places To Stay in 2006,” the 2006 Conde Nast Traveler annual Readers Choice Gold List and Travel + Leisure’s 2006 annual “World’s Best Hotels,” and has consistently ranked as a premier travel destination in the luxury resort world. 

Steiner has also been internationally recognized for his leadership. He was named, “One of the finest Hoteliers Worldwide 2003” and “Best Managing Director At Top New Resort” (in March 2004) by the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences in Berlin. Most recently, he was named “Best Hotelier in Mexico” (in August 2006) by Alta Hoteleria, an industry publication that compiles votes from peers and industry leaders in Mexico.

“Edward Steiner is a true visionary as reflected by this success in launching luxury properties to elite travelers, as well as to the travel industry. He listens to the guests and takes action accordingly,” commented Paul Jones, Chief Operating Officer of One&Only Resorts. 

Edward Steiner commented, “This is a great honor which presents a whole new range of creativity, development and responsibility. I take on this role with enthusiasm and dedication for the One&Only brand. I anticipate enormous success our extraordinary properties.”

Prior to Mr. Steiner’s appointment at One&Only Palmilla, he opened and successfully oversaw the management of Las Ventanas del Paraíso for almost seven years, accumulating an unparalleled level of industry accolades and awards during his tenure  and launched Los Cabos as a luxury resort destination to the world.

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, and One&Only Le Touessrok with its 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 planned for development in Cape Town. 

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.  


Lauren E. Snyder
Kerzner International
Tel:    212-659-5240

Also See: Kerzner International Limited Acquires 50% Interest in the 115-room Palmilla Resort for Approximately $38.75 million / Sept 2002
Edward T. Steiner Appointed Managing Director One&Only Palmilla and Regional Vice President,Mexico for Kerzner International Los Cabos, Mexico Operations / April 2003

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