One&Only Resorts Appoint Michele Giraudo as General Manager
One&Only Resorts has announced the appointment of Michele Giraudo as General Manager, One&Only Portonovi in Montenegro. In his new role, Michele is responsible for the opening of the ultra-luxury resort, the first of the collection in Europe, building and leading the team and introducing extraordinary guest experiences that celebrate the best of the Adriatic Sea.
“Michele’s international hospitality experience combined with his deep knowledge of the ultra-luxury market and commitment to service excellence make him the perfect fit for our first European resort,” commented Philippe Zuber, President and Chief Operating Officer of One&Only Resorts. “One&Only Portonovi will completely introduce a new level of luxury in the region and Michele’s focus on colleague development and guest experience will deliver what our guests have been craving in Europe.”
Michele joins One&Only Portonovi as General Manager from One&Only Le Saint Géran, the recently reborn resort in Mauritius that originally defined luxury in the Indian Ocean, where he was Resort Manager. In this role, he successfully increased guest satisfaction and led the team to re-open the resort to world-wide acclaim including Condé Nast Traveller’s Gold List 2019 (UK / USA / Middle East), Condé Nast Traveller (UK) Readers’ Choice Awards 2018 – One&Only Le Saint Géran ranked amongst the ‘The World’s Top 100’ and Travel+Leisure’s ‘It List for Best New Hotels in the World’(USA), all whilst significantly increasing revenue. In addition, he also was instrumental in introducing strategic brand partnerships and memorable guest experiences.
Prior to Michele joining One&Only Resorts, he worked with leading luxury resort brands throughout Asia and the South Pacific including Six Senses, Aman, and Relais & Chateaux. He has held roles in various areas, including General Manager in operating resorts, as well as during pre-openings and task force and roles in Food and Beverage. Michele is fluent in English, French, Italian and Spanish.
The first One&Only Resort in Europe, the ultra-luxury resort will be an essential part of Portonovi – a new 60-acre luxury lifestyle development being built on the picturesque shores of the Boka Bay. One&Only Portonovi will offer 113 guestrooms, suites and villas, as well as 10 One&Only Private Homes, which will offer their own beach and jetty, as well as secluded individual pools and internal Venetian private courtyards. The year-round destination resort will offer a wellness spa in partnership with industry leader Chenot, where bespoke guest rooms will be available directly above the Spa, offering privacy and easy access for guests staying for longer treatments.
Located on the west side of Montenegro, Portonovi is an easy drive of less than an hour from Dubrovnik which is served by a variety of airlines. The airport is also well equipped to handle private jets. In the heart of Boka Bay, with close proximity to two Old Towns and the coast, perfect for yacht and speed boat day trips.
For reservations or more information on One&Only Portonovi, please visit oneandonlyresorts.com. The resort is scheduled to open for the Summer Season 2020.
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. One&Only has announced the expansion of the portfolio with the inclusion of resorts in nature, urban centres and One&Only Private Homes. These new experiences will complement the existing resort collection including 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 in Rwanda. As part of the new portfolio, One&Only has announced a second resort in development in Rwanda, One&Only Gorilla’s Nest, as well as One&Only One Za’abeel in Dubai. Other resorts in development include One&Only Desaru Coast in Malaysia, One&Only Kéa Island in Greece and One&Only Portonovi in Montenegro, the first properties for the collection in Europe, and two new resorts in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, One&Only Mandarina and One&Only Xala. More information on One&Only is available at oneandonlyresorts.com