Atlantis, Paradise Island resort in The Bahamas has a new COO: Paul Burke.
In his new role, Burke will be responsible for the overall day-to-day operations of Atlantis, with an emphasis on maintaining Atlantis’ high level of guest satisfaction. He will work closely with and report directly to George Markantonis, the president and managing director of Kerzner International Bahamas, which owns the resort.
Burke most recently served as the executive vice president and principal of Noble Investment Group in Atlanta, a position he held since 2006. In that role he was responsible for overseeing the operations of 15 full-service branded hotels within the company’s $1.8 billion investment portfolio, comprised of luxury hotels, resorts, conference centers, golf courses, spas and fine-dining operations.
Prior to joining Noble Investment Group, Burke was with Interstate Hotels & Resorts in Arlington, VA, where he held the positions of the president of hotel operations from 2004-2006 and executive vice president of operations from 2003-2004. While at Interstate, Burke oversaw operations of 250+ full-service branded hotels with a $2.6 billion portfolio, representing 42,000 rooms, 32,000 employees in 36 states in the U.S. and four countries worldwide. Burke received his undergraduate degree from Concordia College in New York, and his MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey.
Kerzner International Holdings Limited, through its subsidiaries, is an international developer and operator of destination resorts, casinos and luxury hotels. Kerzner’s flagship brand is Atlantis, which includes Atlantis, Paradise Island, a 2,317 room ocean-themed destination resort in The Bahamas, as well as The Cove Atlantis and The Reef Atlantis. Kerzner also manages several properties under the One&Only brand.