Kerzner International has announced two new executive appointments, with Mark DeCocinis taking on the new role as president and chief operating officer for One&Only Resorts from August 1st.
At the same time, it has been confirmed Stephan Killinger will become president of Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort at the start of July.
DeCocinis will lead the strategic development of the One&Only brand, including oversight of all future developments and the operational success of all existing One&Only resorts.
One&Only recently announced three new resort projects: One&Only Sanya, One&Only Montenegro and One&Only Jeddah with more announcements anticipated.
The appointment of Mr. DeCocinis is strategically important as the company moves forward with expansion plans for One&Only worldwide.
“I am thrilled to have Mark join One&Only Resorts at this exciting time of growth for the company,” commented Alan Leibman, chief executive, Kerzner International.
“He is the perfect fit for this crucial role as his career achievements in developing passionate people to deliver service excellence reflect our own One&Only core values.
“I look forward to working with Mark as we continue to build the brand worldwide and open resorts which will set a new level of expectation in the ultra-luxury sector.”
DeCocinis joins One&Only with over 25 years in the luxury hospitality segment, having held both operational and corporate senior leadership positions.
Kerzner also announced the promotion of Stephan Killinger to president, Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort.
Killinger has over 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry and has worked around the world including: England, USA, Bahamas, Philippines, Australia, Bali, Switzerland, Egypt and Germany.
He has held leadership positions for a number of luxury hotel brands, including Four Seasons, The Peninsula Hotels, and Ritz-Carlton.
His career also includes prior positions within Kerzner International including general manager of the award-winning One&Only Reethi Rah, Maldives.