CRP 5370- Distinguished Speaker Series- Paul Macpherson
Paul Macpherson joined Kerzner International in March 2015 as the EVP Global Business & Real Estate Development. In his role at Kerzner, Paul has been heavily engaged in securing the Atlantis Hawaii project, asset management of the existing One&Only properties and further expansion of Kerzner’s One&Only and Atlantis brands internationally.
Kerzner International Holdings Limited, through its subsidiaries, is a leading international developer and operator of destination resorts, ultra-luxury hotels and residences and innovative entertainment and gaming experiences. Kerzner’s flagship brand Atlantis, includes Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai, a 1,500-room, water-themed resort on The Palm, overlooking the Arabian Sea and mainland Dubai; and Atlantis, Sanya Hainan in China, under development and due to open in 2016, as well as The Royal Atlantis Resort and Residences in Dubai. Under the One&Only brand, Kerzner manages nine of the top-rated luxury resort properties in the world, located in The Bahamas, Mexico, Mauritius, the Maldives, South Africa, Dubai and Australia. One&Only currently has five resorts under development—One&Only Sanya, the first property for the group in China, One&Only Portonovi in Montenegro, One&Only Bahrain and two resorts in Mexico, One&Only Mandarina and One&Only Santa Maria de Xala. Additionally, Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort, a 500-room destination golf and casino resort in Morocco, is also operated by Kerzner.
Paul joined Kerzner from Whitbread PLC, where he held the position of President & Managing Director for Whitbread Hotels & Restaurants International since 2011. At Whitbread, Paul implemented the 10-year international expansion strategy for Premier Inn hotels. He built that company’s international presence, as well as established a robust development pipeline spanning from Saudi Arabia to Indonesia.
Prior to joining Whitbread, Paul worked with Jumeirah Group where he held the position of Chief Development Officer from 2005, overseeing the entire development strategy of global expansion for the brand. He has also worked at Hilton International where he held the position of Vice President Development for Asia Pacific and Middle East since 1999. Paul has also held the position of Vice President - Asia Pacific at PKF Consulting in Hong Kong and Singapore since 1994. Prior to moving to Asia, Paul worked for the Royal Bank of Canada, Price Waterhouse and Air Canada.
Paul is Canadian. He graduated from the University of British Columbia with a degree in Finance and he is also a Professional Appraiser (P.App) from the Appraisal Institute of Canada (AACI).
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