One&Only Resorts appoint Anne Scott as General Manager One&Only Cape Town in South Africa in South Africa

One&Only Resorts has announced the appointment of Anne Scott as General Manager, One&Only Cape Town. Leading a dedicated Team of colleagues, Anne will oversee the resort operation and strategy, continuing to elevate the captivating guest experience and warm authentic service for which the resort is renowned.

“We are thrilled to welcome Anne to the Kerzner family as General Manager for one our most iconic resorts, One&Only Cape Town,” said Philippe Zuber, CEO, Kerzner International. “Anne has extensive international hospitality experience, combined with a passion for luxury and delivering exceptional moments for guests, and I’m confident she will continue to build on the success we have established and drive new innovations.”

One&Only Cape Town reopened on 15 October 2020, welcoming guests back to a tranquil oasis in the heart of the city. Situated at the centre of Cape Town’s fashionable Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, overlooking the marina and with panoramic views across to Table Mountain, One&Only Cape Town offers benchmark-setting wellness on the exclusive Spa Island, famed cuisine from several restaurants including culinary icon, Nobu, and a range of curated experiences that celebrate the best of the destination.

Anne has over a decade of experience as a General Manager, established in various locations across Asia including Le Meridien Chiang Rai in Thailand, The Andaman, a Luxury Collection Resort in Langkawi, Malaysia, The St. Regis Sanya Yalong Bay Resort in China and The St. Regis Kuala Lumpur Hotel and Residences in Malaysia. Prior to joining One&Only Cape Town, Anne was based at W Dubai – The Palm, where she was the pre-opening General Manager and a founding board member of Marriott’s Female Leadership Initiative, Middle East & Africa.

Raised in Scotland, Anne began her hospitality career in Food & Beverage, before transitioning to HR and then Hotel Management.

We want to thank Richard Lyon for successfully leading the team for the past 5 years. Richard is retiring on 7 November 2020. During his tenure with us, Richard – or the Lyon King as most of the team calls him - elevated the One&Only experience and introduced new concepts to retain loyal Colleagues and Guests, which was recognized by receiving the Best Employer in South Africa award by Kincentric in 2019 and the only hotel in Cape Town to receive the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Rating in 2019. Richard is a true hospitality veteran with over 45 years in the industry and has served as a General Manager for over two decades. One&Only will continue to work closely with Richard and consult him on future assignments.