Area Lodge Manager, Rwanda
Craig Storkey is the Area Lodge Manager for One&Only in Rwanda, overseeing the operation of One&Only Gorilla’s Nest and One&Only Nyungwe House. He is based at One&Only Gorilla’s Nest, located in the foothills of the breath-taking Virunga volcano range and the closest ultra-luxury resort to the Volcanoes National Park, where guests can observe the majestic, endangered mountain gorillas roam free in their natural habitat.
Craig is responsible for colleague development, creating innovative strategies for One&Only resorts in nature and is the custodian of the One&Only experience in Rwanda. As well as managing the day-to-day operation of One&Only Gorilla’s Nest, Craig oversees One&Only Nyungwe House, One&Only’s first resort in Rwanda led by Resort Manager, Jacques Le Roux, and the Kigali Sales & Marketing Office. Part of Craig’s remit is to initiate local and international collaborations with partners, create an unrivalled resort experiences for guests, and to grow One&Only’s resorts in Rwanda as the destination of choice amongst luxury travellers.
One&Only Gorilla’s Nest is home to 21 guest rooms and suites all encircled by lush greenery and designed to frame nature. Guests will experience locally sourced cuisine that celebrates authentic Rwandan flavours, wellness treatments that take their lead from traditional African wisdom, and once-in-a-lifetime memorable experiences in nature. Together with One&Only Nyungwe House, located on a working tea plantation on the edge of the ancient Nyungwe Forest National Park, the two resorts offer guests the ultimate twin centre experience in Rwanda.
Originally from South Africa, Craig joined One&Only with over 30 years of hospitality experience in Africa. He has held General Manager positions in various lodges and resorts across the continent, including Sun City Resort in South Africa, as well as Falls Resort & Casino and Zambezi Sun Hotel & Convention Centre, both located in Zambia and also part of Sun International Group. Throughout his time at Sun City Resort, Craig held the position of General Manager for the Cabanas Hotel, and prior to that Rooms Division Manager. Sun International is one of Africa’s largest tourism, leisure and gaming groups and operates 19 resorts and casinos around the world.
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