Kerzner International Holdings Limited has appointed Guenter Gebhard as the new general manager for One&Only Hayman Island, ahead of the rebirth of the resort in April 2014.
As general manager, Gebhard will be responsible for the entire operation of Hayman Island, its strategic development, as well as the successful integration into the One&Only portfolio. As the collection’s first resort in Australia, his role will be key in strengthening the brand in the region.
Gebhard joins One&Only with over 20 years in the hospitality segment, having joined Kerzner International in 2011 as vice president of food and beverage at Atlantis, The Palm in Dubai.
He was later promoted to the role of resort manager at Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort in Morocco. At Mazagan, Gebhard successfully oversaw all operational divisions within the resort including 1,400 team members, almost 500 rooms, 67 residential villas and the no. 1 casino in North Africa and Europe.
Most recently, Gebhard opened The St. Regis in Bangkok as hotel manager, leading the pre-opening team for the brand’s first hotel in Thailand. In 2005, Gebhard began his tenure with Jumeirah Group, first as executive assistant manager-food and beverage for Jumeirah Beach Hotel, overseeing 23 food and beverage outlets before being promoted in 2009 to director of operations for Jumeirah Group Restaurants with internationally placed venues.