GM confirmed for One&Only's Bahrain debut

Jerome Colson has been selected as the pre-opening GM for One&Only Seef Bahrain

Jerome Colson
Jerome Colson

Jerome Colson has been selected as the pre-opening GM for One&Only Resorts’ Bahrain debut: One&Only Seef Bahrain.

Colson appointment was effective since August 1, 2016. The Bahrain property is currently expected to open in 2017.

Colson, who brings over 20 years of hospitality experience to the new role, has worked with the One&Only group since 2012, when he joined the One&Only Le Saint Géran, Mauritius as hotel manager.

According to a company statement, Colson consistently achieved an increase in guest satisfaction scores during his tenure at the resort.

His career began in the F&B side of hotels, taking on positions in Strasbourg, London and California. In 2001, Colson joined The Ritz-Carlton Huntington Hotel & Spa in Pasadena, California, where he worked his way up to the role of assistant director F&B over a period of six years at the property.

In 2007, Colson joined The Portman Ritz-Carlton, Shanghai as executive assistant manager F&B, where he led a US $6million (AED22 million) renovation of the hotel’s dining outlets.

In 2010, he moved on to the Ayana group, to become the executive assistant manager F&B for the Ayana Resort and Spa Bali, before joining One&Only 2012.

Commenting on Colson’s appointment, One&Only Resorts COO and president Philippe Zuber said: “Jerome has been working at One&Only Le Saint Géran for the past four years and has a strong understanding of the One&Only brand and our core values. This is a very exciting time for us as we expand further into the Middle East, and I know with his experience, commitment to service and team development he will be very successful in his new role, and in the opening of One&Only Seef in Bahrain.”

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