Will Oakley Appointed Managing Director of Jumby Bay Island

Will Oakley has been appointed managing director of Oetker Collection’s Jumby Bay Island. He has over 25 years of international luxury hospitality experience.

Oakley’s career in hospitality began in 1992 when he embarked upon the Savoy Group Hotels & Restaurants five-year management training program, during which time he gained experience working in various departments at several hotels, including The Savoy, Claridges, The Connaught, The Berkeley and The Lygon Arms. He subsequently undertook the role as night manager at The Lanesborough, London, which joined Oetker Collection’s portfolio of Masterpiece Hotels in 2015.

Oakley has extensive experience in the Caribbean, having previously held the title of general manager at Cobblers Cove in Barbados for over six years, where he also oversaw the hotel’s multimillion-dollar refurbishment. He returned to the U.K. where he acted as general manager of the privately owned Glenapp Castle on the West Coast of Scotland. Besides a previous appointment as general manager of The Cadogan in London, Oakley enjoyed a tenure with the Bespoke Hotel Management Company, where responsibilities included the management of the Bermondsey Square Hotel, Manchester Street Hotel and The Cornwall Hotel Spa & Estate.

Oakley said: “Having been based in the Caribbean for several years, I am extremely excited to return with Oetker Collection.”

Timo Gruenert, CEO of Oetker Collection, added: “Will has a wealth of experience in the high-end segment of luxury hospitality and brings invaluable knowledge of the Caribbean. His personality fits beautifully with the values of Oetker Collection and the DNA of Jumby Bay, and I could not be happier to have Will as part of our strong leadership team going forward.”

The private island resort is just two miles off mainland Antigua. Ringed with coral reefs and reachable only by boat, with not a car in sight, it is a place to unwind and reconnect with nature.

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