Ma­jor re­vamp for Hay­man Is­land

Whitsunday Times - - FRONT PAGE -

HAY­MAN Is­land Re­sort is set to un­dergo a ma­jor re­fit un­der the new man­age­ment of Kerzner In­ter­na­tional Hold­ings Limited.

Kerzner is a de­vel­oper and op­er­a­tor of des­ti­na­tion re­sorts, casi­nos and One&Only lux­ury re­sorts.

De­spite ru­mours and national news re­ports that the is­land had been sold, own­ers Mul­pha Aus­tralia have con­firmed they will re­tain full own­er­ship.

In a state­ment is­sued yes­ter­day, Mul­pha Aus­tralia de­tailed the agree­ment with Kerzner to as­sume man­age­ment.

Hay­man will un­dergo a multi-mil­lion dol­lar ren­ova- tion. It will be closed from Jan­uary 15 un­til April 1 next year and will be re-opened as One&Only Hay­man Is­land.

The re­sort will be One&Only’s first re­sort in Aus­tralia.

Mul­pha Aus­tralia’s ex­ec­u­tive chair­man Seng Huang Lee said Kerzner was the per­fect part­ner to her­ald in a new era for the re­sort un­der the One&Only brand.

“The trans­for­ma­tional re­fur­bish­ment com­bined with One&Only’s in­no­va­tion and com­mit­ment to de­liv­er­ing an ex­tra­or­di­nary level of ser­vice will re­de­fine re­sort lux­ury in Aus­tralia,” he said.

Show­cas­ing the nat­u­ral ele­ments of the iconic loca- tion, One&Only will present a num­ber of unique guest ex­pe­ri­ences, en­hanced ac­com­mo­da­tions, new culi­nary op­tions and sig­na­ture One&Only ser­vice through­out the re­sort.

DBI De­sign, in part­ner­ship with the Kerzner In­ter­na­tional De­vel­op­ment Team, has been en­gaged for the in­te­rior de­sign and land­scape ar­chi­tec­ture for the re­sort’s re­birth.

Kerzner In­ter­na­tional CEO Alan Leib­man said he was per­son­ally com­mit­ted to mak­ing One&Only Hay­man Is­land “a ‘must stay’ for the well-trav­elled to ex­plore the won­ders of this mag­nif­i­cent des­ti­na­tion”.

RE­SORT UP­GRADE: Hay­man Is­land Re­sort will be closed from Jan­uary 15, 2014 and will be re­launched on April 1, 2014 as One&Only Hay­man Is­land.

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