Kerzner Plans Greek Resort
One&Only brand’s second European location set for Kéa island
Kerzner Intl. Holdings Ltd., in partnership with Dolphin Capital Partners and Dolphin Capital Investors, plans to develop a new One&Only luxury resort in Greece. The beachfront propertywill be located on the west side of Kéa island in the Cyclades archipelago, and will include 75 resort villas as well as an unspecified number of One&Only Private Homes.
Project participants say the resort will be inspired by the area’s azure ocean waters and will celebrate the natural elements of Greece and the Cyclades. (Specifics on the resort’s planned opening date and design team were not immediately available.) The property will feature a spa, fitness center, three restaurants, two bars, a beach club and a cantilevered lounge built into the cliffside.
“One&Only resorts are the ultimate ultra-luxury experience that celebrate their destination, and Greece will be no exception,” says Philippe Zuber, president and ceo, One&Only Resorts. “Kéa is such an incredible island and our partners, Dolphin Capital Partners, are leaders in development of luxury mixed-use resorts. Our goal is to introduce the finest resort in the Mediterranean, and I am confident that One&Only Kéa Island will deliver on the One&Only promise.”
Miltos Kambourides, founder and managing partner of Dolphin Capital Partners, added: “We are thrilled to be partnering with Kerzner, a global leader in luxury resorts, to develop One&Only Kéa Island, which is expected to set a new standard of ultra-luxury resorts in the Cyclades.”
One&Only’s other resorts are in the Maldives; Mauritius; Dubai; The Bahamas; Los Cabos, Mexico; Cape Town, South Africa; and The Blue Mountains in Australia. The brand’s development pipeline include its first property in Europe, One&Only Portonovi in Montenegro—which is slated to open next year—as well as a resort in Bahrain and two more in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.