One&Only Resorts has announced the appointment of Anne Scott as General Manager, One&Only Cape Town, the ultra-luxury urban resort at the heart of South Africa’s most vibrant city. 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 has set the standard for ultra-luxury resorts in the destination and under Anne’s leadership this will only continue.”

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 retired 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.



Created exclusively for the ultra-luxury market, One&Only is conceived as a hallmark of excellence. Set in some of the most beautiful locales in the world, each award-winning resort offers guests a distinctive style and personality borne of its local culture, a genuine hospitality and a lively energy that is unrivalled. The exclusive collection includes One&Only Reethi Rah in the Maldives; One&Only Le Saint Géran in Mauritius; One&Only Royal Mirage and One&Only The Palm in Dubai; One&Only Palmilla in Los Cabos, Mexico; One&Only Cape Town in South Africa; Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley in The Blue Mountains in Australia; and One&Only Nyungwe House and One&Only Gorilla’s Nest in Rwanda. As part of the new portfolio, One&Only will be opening One&Only Desaru Coast in Malaysia, One&Only Portonovi in Montenegro and One&Only Mandarina in Riviera Nayarit in Mexico in 2020. Additional resorts in development include One&Only Kéa Island in Greece, One&Only One Za’abeel in Dubai as well as communities of One&Only Private Homes around the world. More information on One&Only is available at