Kerzner International Receives Top Honours in Condé Nast Traveler 2021 Readers' Choice Awards

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Condé Nast Traveler​ today announced the results of its annual Readers’ Choice Awards​ with Atlantis, The Palm and One&Only Resorts recognised in several categories including:

  • One&Only Gorilla’s Nest #1; One&Only Nyungwe House #2: Top Resorts in Africa
  • One&Only Palmilla #2: Top Resorts in Western Mexico
  • One&Only Desaru Coast #6: Top Resorts in Asia
  • One&Only Royal Mirage #6; One&Only The Palm #7: Top Resorts in The Middle East
  • One&Only Reethi Rah #7; One&Only Le Saint Géran #30: Top Resorts in The Indian Ocean
  • One&Only Cape Town #10: Top Hotels in Southern Africa
  • Atlantis, The Palm #14: Top Hotels in The Middle East
  • One&Only Gorilla’s Nest #25, One&Only Nyungwe House #26, One&Only Palmilla #29: The Best Resorts in the World

Condé Nast Traveler​ announced the results of its 34th annual Readers’ Choice Awards​ with Kerzner International Resorts recognized for their global excellence within the hospitality industry, as voted by international travellers. This year’s Readers’ Choice Awards celebrate eight One&Only Resorts ranking in the top 10 within their respective markets, as well as securing the first and second rankings for Top Resorts in Africa. In addition, the iconic Atlantis, The Palm resort was recognized as one of the Top Hotels in The Middle East.

“We are privileged and honoured to again be recognized in Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards,” said Philippe Zuber, CEO of Kerzner International. “This recognition from our steadfast guests is a testament to our incredible colleagues and to the foundation of Kerzner International – building destinations around the world, providing a lasting legacy. We remain committed to providing travellers with the highest level of genuine and authentic guest service, world-class accommodations, nurturing wellness opportunities and memorable luxury experiences. We are grateful to be acknowledged in these esteemed awards and look forward to welcoming back guests and introducing new travellers to our distinct brand of hospitality.”

One&Only, a collection of ultra-luxury resorts in the most exotic places in the world, celebrates the art of travel by drawing on the natural beauty and rich culture of each locale. A vivid and intoxicating celebration of life—glamourous in style but wonderfully unstuffy by nature—One&Only offers guests a distinguishing style, a unique charm, a genuine hospitality, and a lively energy that is unparalleled.

One&Only’s ultra-luxury nature resort in Rwanda, One&Only Gorilla’s Nest, is surrounded by a fragrant eucalyptus forest in the foothills of the breath-taking Volcanoes National Park. Immersed in nature on the doorstep of where the rare mountain gorillas roam in the wild sit the secluded resort’s 21 guest lodges and suites, each designed to frame nature and offer a sanctuary in a lush forest setting.

Alongside ancient rainforest, within the lush green expanse of a working tea plantation, One&Only Nyungwe House is an idyllic eco retreat offering once-in-a-lifetime experiences in the heart of magical Rwanda. Immersed in exotic flora and fauna, wildlife abounds just outside the doors of the treetop-skimming wooden villas while authentic Rwandan experiences showcase the vibrant culture.

An oasis on its own peninsula overlooking the dramatic coastline of the Sea of Cortez, One&Only Palmilla is the iconic luxury retreat in Los Cabos, Mexico. The beloved resort’s suite of offerings includes world-renowned service, a variety of fine-dining options including immersive culinary experiences from Jean-Georges Vongerichten, and an unrivalled spa, wellness, fitness, and beauty program.

Set on 128 acres of lush rainforest and a pristine stretch of private white sand beach on the south-eastern shoreline of Malaysia, One&Only Desaru Coast serves up a revolutionary approach to wellness at Chenot Spa, while critically acclaimed Chef Andrew Walsh elevates the art of barbecue with enticing Asian touches. Designed by the award-winning Kerry Hill Architects, the newly opened resort is an architectural gem with local art and nature into every corner.

The Palace, Arabian Court and Residence & Spa create the wondrous destination One&Only Royal Mirage in Dubai. These three distinctive environments flow seamlessly into one another and lie along a kilometre of private coastline within 65 acres of scented gardens that pay tribute to Arabian hospitality. After days spent in the sun, nights are filled with fine dining from three Michelin starred chef Mauro Colagreco.

On the horizon, lies the epic Dubai skyline with One&Only The Palm as an oasis of stylish energy and tranquillity. Discover the culinary artistry of three Michelin-starred Chef Yannick Alléno, indulge at the cutting-edge Guerlain Spa, or bask in the sunshine at one of the Villa’s private pools or along the exclusive beach.

One&Only Reethi Rah, with six kilometres of private coastline and 12 powder-soft white sand beaches, is the ultimate all-villa resort offering unprecedented privacy with beach or over-water villas designed by renowned designer Jean-Michel Gathy.

Located on an exclusive private peninsula, flanked by the sparkling Indian Ocean and a tranquil lagoon, One&Only Le Saint Géran is a vibrant tropical playground. With dynamic culinary experiences and captivating excursions, the marvels of Mauritius are revealed in ultimate style.

Framed by the towering natural wonder of Table Mountain, the ultra-luxury One&Only Cape Town is a tranquil enclave nestled in the heart of the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, surrounded by mesmerizing waterways. With award-winning Sommelier Luvo Ntezo, world-renowned Nobu restaurant, exclusive Spa Island and other endless opportunities to relax or explore the city through curated experiences, One&Only Cape Town provides an unforgettable experience in South Africa’s thriving capital.

A world away from the everyday, leading entertainment destination Atlantis, The Palm is one of Dubai’s most iconic resorts. Boasting an outstanding culinary offering with 35 restaurants, bars and lounges from world-renowned celebrity chefs including Gordon Ramsay, Nobu and Giorgio Locatelli, the resort is also home the world’s largest waterpark, Atlantis Aquaventure, and one of the largest open-air marine habitats in the world featuring The Lost Chambers Aquarium.

The ​Condé Nast Traveler ​Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry. The 2021 Readers' Choice Awards are published on ​Condé Nast Traveler's ​website at and celebrated in the November issue of ​Condé Nast Traveler​ US and UK print editions.

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Kerzner International Holdings Limited, through its subsidiaries, is a leading international developer and operator of destination resorts, ultra-luxury hotels and residences and innovative entertainment and gaming experiences. Kerzner’s flagship brand Atlantis includes Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai, a 1,500-room, water-themed resort on The Palm, overlooking the Arabian Sea and mainland Dubai and Atlantis, Sanya Hainan in China; and in development, Atlantis, The Royal Resort & Residences in Dubai. Under the One&Only brand, Kerzner manages some of the most top-rated ultra-luxury resorts in the world, located in Montenegro, Mexico, Mauritius, the Maldives, South Africa, Dubai, Rwanda, Malaysia, and Australia. Upcoming immersive lifestyle brand, SIRO is the newest hospitality experience from Kerzner, focusing on holistic health and wellness. Additionally, Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort,, a 500-room destination golf and casino resort in Morocco, is also operated by Kerzner. For more information on our brands, please visit:,, or For more information on Kerzner International, please visit