Emanuela Setterberg Di Vivo - General Manager
Kerzner International Holdings Limited, the owner of the One&Only Resorts, appointmented Emanuela Setterberg Di Vivo as the new General Manager of Dubai’s most loved ultra-luxury resort, One&Only The Palm.
By delivering world-class luxury hospitality, dining, and leisure amenities, the female leader continues to develop new experiences for guests, while retaining the warm, genuine service for which the iconic One&Only The Palm is known.
Emanuela joined the resort from One&Only Resorts’ Global Dubai Office, where she was Vice President of Operations for nearly six years. She oversaw the extensive One&Only portfolio and drove success across numerous metrics, including brand service standards, quality, employee engagement, revenue, and new openings.
She said, “I am delighted to be joining such an iconic property in Dubai and look forward to bringing over 25 years of managerial knowledge and operational experience from around the world. One&Only as a brand continues to evolve and grow into new destinations of exceptional beauty and I am honored to be joining this wonderful community.”
Prior to joining the One&Only brand, Emanuela was General Manager of Hotel Bel-Air, Dorchester Collection in California, Managing Director of Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco in Tuscany, Italy, and part of the opening team for Bulgari Hotels & Resorts in Milan, Italy.
A Swedish national born in Italy, Emanuela earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Hospitality and Business Management from Leeds Metropolitan University, alongside a Hotel & Tourism Management Diploma at the prestigious Glion Institute of Higher Education in Switzerland. She is fluent in Italian, Swedish, English, and French, and was also appointed to the Advisory Board of the Cornell Institute for Hospitality Labor and Employment Relations (CIHLER).