Kerzner International wins Emaar's Philippe Zuber
Kerzner International has appointed Zuber as president and chief operating officer for One&Only Resorts, the former COO at Emaar Hospitality
Kerzner International has appointed Philippe Zuber as president and chief operating officer for One&Only Resorts.
Zuber brings over 20 years of hospitality experience to One&Only Resorts. He joins the Kerzner group from Emaar Hospitality, where he held the role as chief operating officer.
Zuber moved to the Middle East in 2011 to join Emaar Hospitality. At Emaar, he took on the role as general manager and regional general manager at the group's flagship hotel, The Address Downtown Dubai.
Zuber later became chief operating officer for Emaar in 2013, leading a team of almost 5,000 associates. In his time at Emaar, Zuber was responsible for brand development including projects such as Dubai Opera and boutique properties Vida, Manzil, and Rove.
Zuber’s career in hospitality started with Hyatt International. He worked with the group at hotels in France, Morocco, Spain and Germany. During this time, Zuber oversaw the renovation and relaunch of the Grand Hyatt Berlin.
He was promoted to general manager of the Hyatt Paris Madeleine. He later took on the role as general manager at the Park Hyatt Seoul, where he won Monocle Magazine’s award for best general manager of the year.
In his new role at Kerzner, Zuber will be responsible for brand development for the One&Only Resorts. Current plans for One&Only hotels include enhancements of existing resorts as well as further worldwide expansion plans.
The group currently operates One&Only resorts in Dubai (two properties), Los Cabos in Mexico, the Bahamas, Cape Town in South Africa, Mauritius, the Maldives and two properties in Australia .
Commenting on the appointment of Zuber, Kerzner International CEO Alan Leibman said: “I am thrilled to have Philippe join One&Only Resorts at this exciting time of growth for the company. He is a strong leader who constantly innovates and has an incredible focus on developing talent to drive amazing guest experiences.
“I look forward to working with Philippe as we continue to enhance our resorts and build the brand worldwide, continuing to set a new level of expectation in the ultra-luxury sector.”