By Sade Williams
One&Only Resorts has appointed Jerome Colson as General Manager, One&Only Seef, Bahrain, effective 1 August 2016.
In his new role, Jerome will be responsible for the successful opening in 2017and for the on-goingoperation of One&Only Seef, Bahrain.
Jerome joined One&Only in 2012 and was the Hotel Manager at One&Only Le Saint Géran, Mauritius, the idyllic and legendary resort on the north-eastern coast of the island.
He was instrumental in running the operations of the resort along-side the General Manager and oversaw the performance of all operational departments, including Rooms Division, Food &Beverage and Engineering.
He has been key to the success of consistently increasing guest satisfaction scores of the resort and delivering the highest levels of performance in 2013, 2014 and 2015.
“We are so pleased to have Jerome join us in Seef, Bahrain,” said Philippe Zuber, President/Chief Operating Officer, One&Only Resorts.
“Jerome has been working at One&Only Le Saint Géran for the past four years and has a strong understanding of the One&Only brand and our core values. This is a very exciting time for us as we expand further into the Middle East, and I know with his experience, commitment to service and team development he will be very successful in his new role, and in the opening of One&Only Seef in Bahrain.”
Jerome has over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry and spent the early part of his career working primarily in the Food & Beverage Division, in properties in Strasbourg, London and California.
In 2007 he was appointed as the Executive Assistant Manager in The Portman Ritz-Carlton, Shanghai where he successfully led the $6million renovation project for Food & Beverage and helped the property achieve a top 3 company ranking for Customer and Employee satisfaction results.
Prior to joining Kerzner International, he was based in Ayana Resort and Spa in Bali, Indonesia and was responsible for the entire Food & Beverage division. In this position, his key achievements include running a successful wedding and catering team, overseeing expansion projects and achieving the Conde Nast Traveler Readers Award for ‘Best Resort in Asia’.