Philippe Zuber
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Philippe Zuber

President and chief operating officer, One&Only Resort
Globally, the company has an additional five resorts currently in development

Although he has only been the president and chief operating officer for less than two years, Philippe Zuber has been in the hospitality industry for more than two decades, having previously served as the COO for Emaar Hospitality Group.

Headquartered in Dubai, One&Only’s parent company, Kerzner International, is busily planning for the rapidly approaching launch of its second Atlantis property located on Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah, the Royal Atlantis & Residences.

According to Zuber, One&Only is currently in a strategic development phase. In April 2017, it announced plans to expand the One&Only portfolio, creating One&Only Nature Resorts, One&Only Urban Resorts, and One&Only Private Homes. These new experiences will complement the existing resort collection, he says, specifically the One&Only Beach Resorts. The hotel company has also revealed plans to open two resorts in Rwanda – the One&Only Nyungwe House, which is slated to open on 1 October, 2017, and One&Only Gorilla’s Nest, due to open its doors in late 2018.

Globally, the company has an additional five resorts currently in development – one in Sanya, in Hainan, China; another in Montenegro, which will be the first property for the collection within Europe; one in Bahrain; and two new resorts on the Pacific Coast
of Mexico.

According to Zuber, who believes in an open-door style of management, the best part of his job is working with many different people from around the world in the company’s various departments.

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OLIVIER GRANET
Managing director and chief operating officer
PASCAL GAUVIN
Chief operating officer, India, Middle East and Africa
MARK WILLIS
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ANDREAS MATTMÜLLER
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OMER KADDOURI
President and CEO
ROBERT KUNKLER
Chief operating officer
KAMEL AJAMI
Vice president operations
AMINE MOUKARZEL
President/ partner
IGNACE BAUWENS
Wyndham Hotel Group regional vice president
SAMI NASSER
COO luxury brands
PETER FULTON
Group president – Europe, Africa, Middle East, and Southwest Asia
HUSSAIN SAJWANI
Chairman
Simon Casson
President – hotel operations, Europe, Middle East & Africa
Dr Badr Al Badr
Chief executive officer
Antoine El Sayegh
President
Imad Elias
CEO
Vincent Miccolis
Country general manager, Middle East and Turkey
Mohamed Ahmed Awadalla
Chief executive officer
Henk Meyknecht
Chief operating officer, Middle East and Africa
Andrew Shaw
Assistant vice president — development EMEA
Laurent A. Voivenel
Senior vice president, operations, and development for the Middle East, Africa, and India
Sumair Tariq
Managing director
Baran Turkel
Managing directorTurkey, Middle East, and Central Asia,
Hatem Gasmi
Founder and managing director,
Aboudi Asali
Chief executive officer
Gabriel Escarrer Jaume
Vice chairman and CEO
Jamal Serhan
CEO and senior vice president
Hussein Ali Hatata
Vice president, hospitality division
Marc Dardenne
Group chief operating officer and interim CEO
Siegfried Nierhaus
Vice president Middle East
Rob Weeden
Vice president sales and marketing Europe
Kamal Fakhoury
Chief executive officer
Nehme Imad Darwiche
Founder and chief executive officer
Mohamed Soussan
Group general manager
Simon Coombs
President and CEO
Suparat Chirathivat
Vice president business development
David Grant Thomson
Chief operating officer
Prithvi Raj Singh Oberoi
Executive chairman
Philippe Zuber
President and chief operating officer
Anton Bawab
Regional president
Frederic Flageat-Simon
Chief executive officer
Sir Rocco Forte
Founder and chairman
Philippe Harb
Chief operating officer and partner
Ranjit Phillipose
General manager

BY THE NUMBERS

35
Previous Ranking
20
Number of months in the role
1.8
Number of years with company
3
Number of regional operating hotels as of July 2017
2
Number of regional pipeline hotels as of July 2017

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