Kerzner International promotes key executives

Philippe Zuber and Brett Armitage have been named chief operating officer and chief commercial officer respectively

Brett Armitage and Philippe Zuber.
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Brett Armitage and Philippe Zuber.

Kerzner International Holdings the owner of the iconic Atlantis Resort and Residences and ultra-luxury One&Only Resorts brands worldwide, has announced the promotion of two key executives. Philippe Zuber has been promoted to chief operating officer and Brett Armitage has been promoted to the new role of chief commercial officer for Kerzner International. 

Philippe Zuber will lead the operation of all Kerzner resorts, including the flagship Atlantis, The Palm in Dubai, the recently opened Atlantis, Sanya in China, the entire One&Only collection and Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort in Morocco.  Focused on the guest experience across the portfolio, the role is critical to delivering the vision of Kerzner International.  As Kerzner has always been a pioneer in culinary experiences, Zuber will also focus on the portfolio’s food and beverage concepts, leading innovation of new destination dining experiences, entertainment and partnerships with chefs.

Philippe joined the Company in 2015 as President and chief operating officer for One&Only Resorts, where he successfully launched the evolution of the brand beyond award-winning beach resorts, to include Nature Resorts, Urban Resorts and One&Only Private Homes.

In addition, Brett Armitage has been promoted to the newly created position of chief commercial officer, where he will lead all Commercial functions of Kerzner International, overseeing global revenue, distribution, communications, marketing and sales.  He will also be responsible for the successful launch and integration of new resorts, as Atlantis and One&Only continues to strategically grow around the world.

Armitage  has had a distinguished career in sales and marketing.  Joining Kerzner International in 2007, he successfully launched the Atlantis, The Palm in Dubai. In 2013, his role expanded to oversee the entire portfolio, leading Atlantis and One&Only Resorts worldwide and driving the integration of new resorts into the Kerzner sales structure. 

“As we continue to strategically grow our existing portfolio, I am incredibly pleased to have such experienced executives to support our operations and commercial disciplines,” commented Kerzner International CEO Michael P. Wale. “Philippe and Brett have been integral to the ongoing success of Atlantis and One&Only resorts around the world. Their leadership will make us more nimble and efficient with our existing portfolio, driving financial performance and preparing our business for future focused growth.”

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