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Jan Tibaldi and Hector de Galard Named to
General Manager Posts with One&Only Resorts


November 16, 2006 - One&Only Resorts is pleased to welcome Jan Tibaldi as General Manager of One&Only Le Saint Geran in Mauritius and Hector de Galard as General Manager of One&Only Kanuhura in the Maldives.

“We feel very fortunate to be able to congratulate Jan and Hector on their exciting new positions with One&Only,” says Paul T. Jones, One&Only Resorts Chief Operating Officer. “Both Jan and Hector will be a great asset to the company in their new roles. I am confident that with their energy and experience the resorts will continue to exceed guest expectations and deliver the true One&Only experience.”

Jan Tibaldi will replace Mauro Governato, newly appointed General Manager at One&Only Ocean Club in the Bahamas, as the General Manager at One&Only Le Saint Geran in Mauritius. The 163-room resort, boasting an award-winning golf course and spa, is located off the south eastern coast of Africa. “For many, visiting Mauritius is a dream realized,” says Tibaldi, former General Manager of One&Only Kanuhura in the Maldives. “I look forward to continuing to provide our guests with impeccable service and unforgettable experiences,” says Tibaldi.

Hector de Galard, a member of the One&Only family since 2005, will replace Tibaldi as General Manager of One&Only Kanuhura in the Maldives, a hideaway in the Indian Ocean that offers access to some of the world’s best dive sites. De Galard was responsible for the opening and management of Paraiso de La Bonita in Mexico and the first luxury resort in Morocco for AmanResorts. Prior to his appointment as General Manager of Kanuhura, De Galard worked as General Manager for One&Only Touessrok. “Hector has been a great asset to our team in Mauritius and we are excited about his move to the Maldives,” says Jones.

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, 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. More information on One&Only is available at 


Lauren E. Snyder
Senior VP, Corporate PR 
Kerzner International
Tel:    212-659-5240

Also See: Edward Steiner Named Senior Vice President, Latin America and the Caribbean for One&Only Resorts and Managing Director, One&Only Palmilla / September 2006
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

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