One&Only Resorts has announced three new general manager appointments.
Tessa Gorman has been appointed general manager at One&Only Portonovi in Montenegro. Gorman joins One&Only from Bulgari Resort in Bali, where she drove success across numerous metrics, including room rate, employee engagement and revenue. Prior to this role, Gorman held the position of general manager at Phulay Bay, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve; managing director at Luxe Villas Phuket; and a luxury hospitality consultant for such brands as Aman, Cheval Blanc and Bulgari.
Taking the helm at One&Only Kéa Island—currently under development in Greece—is Jerome Colson. He is joining the resort from One&Only Desaru Coast in Malaysia, where he spearheaded the opening of One&Only’s first resort in Asia in 2020. Part of the Kerzner International team since 2012, Colson held leadership positions at One&Only Le Saint Géran in Mauritius and One&Only Reethi Rah in the Maldives. Prior to that, Colson worked for Ayana Resort and Spa in Bali and The Portman Ritz-Carlton in Shanghai.
Lastly, Jerome Pichon will take over as general manager at One&Only Desaru Coast in Malaysia. He re-joins Kerzner after most recently being the general manager of the Arts Club Dubai. In his previous role as director of global operations and resort openings at Kerzner, Pichon was involved in developing concepts for new resorts and supporting the pre-opening operational teams, in particular for the successful openings of One&Only Gorilla’s Nest and One&Only Nyungwe House in Rwanda. Prior to joining Kerzner, Pichon held senior management roles in Dubai at Armani Hotel, The Palace Hotel and The Ritz-Carlton, besides several key positions in the U.S. and Europe.
These appointments come at a time of strategic growth for Kerzner International—owners of One&Only—with the opening of Atlantis The Royal Resort & Residences later this year in Dubai. Other projects currently underway include One&Only Aesthesis in Athens and One&Only Moonlight Basin in Montana, the first One&Only Resort and Private Homes in the U.S. Kerzner has also introduced a new brand, SIRO, conceived with fitness and well-being at its core. The first SIRO will open at Boka Place in Porto Montenegro in 2023.