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Sol Kerzner’s Newest Luxury Resort, One&Only Cape Town,
Opening April 4, 2009

Includes Restaurants from Two of the World's Finest Chefs -
Gordon Ramsay and Nobuyuki “Nobu” Matsuhisa

 (Cape Town, South Africa) – February 20, 2009 - One&Only Cape Town is set to join South Africa’s culinary constellation when it opens on April 4, 2009 – a month ahead of schedule - with the launch of Gordon Ramsay’s maze restaurant alongside Nobuyuki “Nobu” Matsuhisa’s first outpost of legendary Nobu in Africa. The resort is now accepting reservations for the Easter holidays and thereafter.

“We have a broken a record in development by completing One&Only Cape Town more than four months ahead of the original schedule and are delighted that we will have the hotel open for the Easter holidays,” says Sol Kerzner, Chairman and CEO of Kerzner International.   “One&Only Cape Town marks a special homecoming for me in South Africa and with Gordon and Nobu lending their talents to this project, I’m confident that this resort – with two of the finest chefs in the world - will become the ultimate gourmet retreat in South Africa.” 

In the heart of the Victoria & Alfred waterfront,  One&Only Cape Town features 131 rooms - the largest in Cape Town - with captivating views of Table Mountain and the marina.  The resort’s contemporary interiors were created by internationally acclaimed New York-based interior designer Adam D. Tihany with strong influence by Africa’s culture and heritage.  One&Only Cape Town will also feature an exclusive Spa Island – a haven of serenity which offers the most expansive and comprehensive spa in Cape Town. 

One&Only Cape Town
Dock Road, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Cape Town, South Africa
Seating up to 170 guests, maze at One&Only Cape Town is modelled on its British namesake yet the tasting-sized dishes will evoke the bountiful flavours of the traditional recipes of South Africa. The restaurant will showcase the best in local seafood and game as well as fresh produce from organic South African farms. Jason Atherton will develop the full menu concept and oversee the standards of service. Jason was awarded a Michelin star for maze in 2006 after only seven months of opening and was the first British chef to complete a stage at Spain’s famous El Bulli restaurant. maze will be home to the country’s largest and most innovative collection of South African wine - housed in a magnificent tri-level wine loft.  Over 6,000 bottles of South African wine from vintages of Cape Pinotage and Shiraz to both acclaimed and undiscovered South African vintages will be on offer.  

“maze is perfectly suited for South Africa and it’s a fantastic opportunity to collaborate with Sol and the One&Only brand,” says Gordon Ramsay.  “With Jason overseeing the standards, I fully expect this will quickly become another of our successful and sought-after restaurants.” 

Guests are invited to a visual feast in the restaurant’s open kitchen which will be ideal for show grilling and roasting. The kitchen will also feature South Africa’s only ‘American’ imported broiler, which exposes steaks to a temperature of 650ºC, a signature trait of the maze style cuisine.  

World-class master chef Nobuyuki ‘Nobu’ Matsuhisa will bring his innovative blend of classically styled Japanese cuisine incorporated with fresh South African seafood and indigenous spices to create unique dishes such as toro tartare, rock shrimp and scallops in yuzu sauce, and mochi ice cream.  

Upon entering Nobu, simple creative sushi and sashimi menus can be sampled over exclusive Hokusetsu sake, a Japanese beer or a unique shochu-based cocktail in the sake-sushi bar lounge.  A metal fan-like staircase leads to the 104-cover main dining area and sushi counter, framed by a textured, translucent origami light fixture crawling along the ceiling throughout. Here, guests can dine on broiled black cod with miso, baby abalone in a light garlic sauce, toro taban yaki and fresh yellowtail sashimi with Japapeño.
January 2009

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 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. One&Only Cape Town, South Africa is currently under development and a further two One&Only Resorts are in the planning stages in Cacique, Costa Rica and at Muyuni Beach in Zanzibar. More information on One&Only is available at

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


Renata Hopkins / Caitlin Austin
Susan Magrino Agency
Tel: 212-957-3005

Jennifer Glaisek
VP, Corporate PR
Kerzner International
Tel: 212-659-5190
Fax: 212-659-5204

Also See: The Hilton Prague Old Town Completes Multi million dollar Transformation; Gordon Ramsay's Maze Opens Within Hotel / November 2007
Chef Nobu Matsuhisa Set to Open Nobu Waikiki Located in the Lobby of the Waikiki Parc Hotel, Sister Property of the Halekulani / May 2007

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