Dee Paulse, Resort Manager, One&Only Gorilla's Nest

Resort Manager

Dee Paulse is the Resort Manager for One&Only Gorilla's Nest. Dee joins us from the first One&Only property in Rwanda, One&Only Nyungwe House, where she held the position of Resort Manager. 

Before her role at One&Only Nyungwe House, Dee had joined One&Only Gorilla's Nest as the Food & Beverage Manager. She was part of the opening team in 2019 and was instrumental in shaping the standards and culture whilst creating localized touches celebrating the destination. A strategic business leader for the resort, Dee's role encompasses focusing on overall guest needs, overseeing CSR programmes in conjunction with the local community, and developing experiences and collaborations with partners to enhance the resort's offerings. 

Dee studied in Cape Town, South Africa. She moved to Rwanda after working around the world for 17 years in roles including Lodge Manager for Amankora Punakha, Bhutan; Assistant Food & Beverage Manager for Kurumba Maldives; and Food & Beverage Manager for Song Saa Private Island in Cambodia. Dee is energetic, dedicated and passionate about hospitality and working together as a team. She believes in the philosophy, "If something is worth doing, it's worth doing well". Dee will develop a strategy to promote innovation and retain the top-tier, award-winning reputation of One&Only Gorilla's Nest locally and internationally.

When she is not at work, she is travelling, exploring and experiencing new adventures and foods – the more unique, the better.

For more information or reservations, please visit: oneandonlyresorts.com 

About One&Only

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; One&Only Desaru Coast in Malaysia; 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 Mandarina in Riviera Nayarit in Mexico in 2020. Additional resorts in development include One&Only Portonovi in Montenegro, 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 oneandonlyresorts.com