Philippe originally joined Kerzner International in December 2015 as President and COO, One&Only Resorts, where he successfully launched the evolution of One&Only beyond award-winning beach resorts, to include Nature Resorts, Urban Resorts and One&Only Private Homes. In addition, Philippe introduced the new service philosophy of "We Create Joy" for both guests and colleagues, building a new culture at One&Only. He also led the successful multi-million-dollar rebirth of the iconic One&Only Le Saint Géran in Mauritius and introduced one of the first exclusive communities for guests to own a piece of One&Only in the legendary destination. He was also responsible for completely redefining the resort well-being experience with the introduction of an exclusive global partnership with leading health wellness and beauty expert brand, Chenot.
Most recently, he has served as the Chief Operating Officer for Kerzner International, also overseeing Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort and the iconic Atlantis brand globally. A leading brand ambassador, he has been focused on the guest experience across the Company—amazing experiences and everlasting memories, championing continued innovation across the collection and making key investments to continue to elevate the guest experience which resulted in Kerzner being a leader in guest satisfaction with continued increase of guest satisfaction year over year. He has also been integral to the continued strategic growth of the Company. As Kerzner has always been a pioneer in culinary experiences, Philippe has also focused on the portfolio's food and beverage concepts, leading innovation of new destination dining experiences, entertainment and partnerships with world- renowned chefs.
Recent Appointments at Kerzner
21 August 2020 — One&Only Palmilla, the iconic ultra-luxury resort in Los Cabos, Mexico, has announced the appointment of Kelly Teo as its new Director of Sales & Marketing. In this role, Kelly will be responsible for managing the commercial efforts for the resort and overseeing the sales and reservations teams, as well as strategic marketing campaigns and partnerships to achieve the resort's short- and long-term goals and objectives.
7 August 2020 — Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley has announced the appointment of James Viles as Executive Chef of the ultra-luxury, conservation-based resort in the Greater Blue Mountains. James is one of Australia's most acclaimed regional restaurateurs, best known for his imaginative modern food and passionate commitment to locally sourced produce.