His Excellency Mohammed Al Shaibani, Executive Director & CEO of Investment Corporation of Dubai, and Chairman of Kerzner International; Michael P. Wale, CEO of Kerzner International; Miltos Kambourides, Founder and Managing Partner of Dolphin Capital Partners and John Heah, architect and owner of Heah&Co. break ground at One&Only Kéa Island, the ultra-luxury resort and private homes set to redefine the hospitality landscape in the Aegean.
Kerzner International Holdings Limited (“Kerzner”) and Dolphin Capital Partners have celebrated the ground-breaking of One&Only Kéa Island in Greece, in a ceremony which took place on the Cycladic island on Monday, 8 July 2019. Situated in a 65-hectare beachfront site on the west side of Kéa Island, the ultra-luxury development on the Aegean Sea will encompass 75 resort villas, as well as up to 40 One&Only Private Homes for purchase. As part of the brand’s strategic expansion, One&Only Kéa Island will be the second One&Only resort in Europe, following the opening of One&Only Portonovi in Montenegro in 2020. Kerzner, the leading international developer and operator of ultra-luxury resorts and residences, has plans to continue to grow and develop the One&Only brand globally.
The ground-breaking ceremony was attended by His Excellency Mohammed Al Shaibani, Executive Director & CEO of Investment Corporation of Dubai and Chairman of Kerzner International; Michael Wale, CEO of Kerzner International; Miltos Kambourides, Founder and Managing Partner of Dolphin Capital Partners and John Heah, architect and owner of Heah&Co. The occasion marked an important milestone for Kerzner International and Dolphin Capital Partners in the development of the resort, which is primed to rank as one of the leading resorts in the Mediterranean, setting new standards for excellence in the Aegean.
Kéa is the closest Cycladic island to Athens and is easily accessible by ferry, speed boat or yacht from Lavrio Harbour. One&Only Kéa Island will provide the ultimate hideaway for guests with a choice of accommodation and secluded villas that are perfect for couples or large families, all with private swimming pools. Designed with a contemporary Greek elegance by Heah&Co., the resort will celebrate the incredible natural setting of the Cyclades and honour the country’s rich culture and traditions. Home to a destination spa with holistic wellness at its heart, state-of-the-art fitness facilities, captivating culinary experiences and a vibrant beach club, One&Only Kéa Island will be an inspiring destination for all generations.
Kerzner International Holdings Limited, through its subsidiaries, is a leading international developer and operator of destination resorts, ultra-luxury hotels and residences and innovative entertainment and gaming experiences. Kerzner’s flagship brand Atlantis, includes Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai, a 1,500-room, water-themed resort on The Palm, overlooking the Arabian Sea and mainland Dubai and Atlantis, Sanya Hainan in China; and in development, The Royal Atlantis Resort & Residences in Dubai and Atlantis Ko Olina in Hawaii in the United States. Under the One&Only brand, Kerzner manages some of the most top-rated ultra-luxury resorts in the world, located in Mexico, Mauritius, the Maldives, South Africa, Dubai, Rwanda and Australia. Additionally, Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort, mazaganbeachresort.com, a 500-room destination golf and casino resort in Morocco, is also operated by Kerzner. For more information on our brands, please visit: atlantis.com or oneandonlyresorts.com. For more information on Kerzner International, please visit Kerzner.com.
Created exclusively for the ultra-luxury market, One&Only is conceived as a hallmark of excellence. Set in some of the most beautiful locales in the world, each award-winning resort offers guests a distinctive style and personality borne of its local culture, a genuine hospitality and a lively energy that is unrivalled. One&Only has announced the expansion of the portfolio with the inclusion of resorts in nature, urban centres and One&Only Private Homes. These new experiences will complement the existing resort collection including One&Only Reethi Rah in the Maldives; One&Only Le Saint Géran in Mauritius; One&Only Royal Mirage and One&Only The Palm in Dubai; One&Only Palmilla in Los Cabos, Mexico; One&Only Cape Town in South Africa; Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley in The Blue Mountains in Australia and One&Only Nyungwe House in Rwanda. As part of the new portfolio, One&Only has announced a second resort in development in Rwanda, One&Only Gorilla’s Nest, as well as One&Only One Za’abeel in Dubai. Other resorts in development include One&Only Desaru Coast in Malaysia, One&Only Kéa Island in Greece and One&Only Portonovi in Montenegro, the first properties for the collection in Europe, and two new resorts in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, One&Only Mandarina and One&Only Xala. More information on One&Only is available at oneandonlyresorts.com
About Dolphin Capital Partners
Founded in 2004 by Miltos Kambourides and Pierre Charalambides, Dolphin Capital Partners (“DCP”) is a global real estate investor and developer specializing in luxury resorts. Since 2005, DCP has raised and managed in excess of €1.2bn in equity through its various investment companies and is the developer of world class assets such as Amanzoe and Nikki Beach in Greece, Amanera in Dominican Republic and Pearl Island in Panama. DCP’s main investment vehicle is Dolphin Capital Investors (DCI), listed on AIM (Alternative Investment Market) of the London Stock Exchange which currently owns several sites and projects in Greece, Cyprus, Croatia and Turkey. The projects under development include the One&Only resort on Kea Island and the Kilada Hills golf resort in Greece.
Investment Corporation of Dubai Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD) is the principal investment arm of the Government of Dubai. It was established in May 2006 by decree (11) of 2006 and mandated with the consolidation and management of the Government of Dubai’s portfolio of commercial companies and investments. ICD was also assigned the provision of strategic oversight to portfolio companies through the development and implementation of effective corporate governance policies, and sound investment strategies. ICD is focused on maximizing stakeholder value for the long-term benefit of the Emirate. ICD’s portfolio comprises some of Dubai’s most recognized companies, and represents a cross-section of vital economic sectors that the Government of Dubai has deemed strategic for the continued development and growth of the Emirate. The sectors include financial services, transportation, energy and industry, real estate and leisure, retail, and other holdings. In addition, ICD has embarked on a disciplined and sustainable strategy of global investments, which are synergistic with its existing portfolio, to extend Dubai’s presence and expertise into international markets. For more information, please visit:http://www.icd.gov.ae/