Kerzner International has announced the appointment of established industry leader Jean-Luc Naret as General Manager, One&Only Reethi Rah, effective immediately. In his new role, Mr. Naret is responsible for the entire operation of One&Only Reethi Rah and its continued strategic development.
“I am thrilled to have Jean-Luc back at One&Only Resorts at this exciting time of growth for the Company,” commented Mark DeCocinis, President/Chief Operating Officer, One&Only Resorts. “One&Only Reethi Rah is an iconic resort, having redefined ultra-luxury in The Maldives. The resort is constantly innovating, with past guests of the resort finding what they have come to love about it, but also able to discover new experiences. Most importantly, the incredible Team of One&Only Reethi Rah will continue to deliver the award-winning warm and genuine service that guests love, led by Jean-Luc. He is the perfect fit for this role to continue to develop our passionate team and pioneer a new level of ultra-luxury.”
Mr. Naret returns to One&Only with almost 35 years of experience in the luxury hospitality industry, including key positions at some of the most prestigious luxury hotels in the world. He held his first General Manager role at One&Only Le Saint Géran from 1990-1995, followed by the re-opening of One&Only Ocean Club in 1995. Mr. Naret’s extensive luxury experience includes roles as the General Manager at The Residence in Mauritius, as well as Managing Director at Sandy Lane in Barbados and General Manager at Le Trianon Palace in Versailles.
In addition to leading some of the world’s most prominent hotels, Jean-Luc Naret has also held strategic leadership roles, including Directeur General for the Michelin Guides Worldwide (Paris/New York/Hong Kong/Tokyo), Managing Director for Heritage Resorts in the Indian Ocean and Vice President of Operations at Serena Hotels and Resorts in Africa and Asia.