Known for operating award winning beach resorts from Australia to South Africa, One&Only in now looking to expand its reach with new product categories. In the near future we can expect One&Only properties in urban areas with their Urban resorts collection and at national parks and nature sites across the globe with their nature resorts collection. For the true fans of the brand, there would be the private home collection where you can stay and live forever with One&Only’s hospitality. “I am thrilled we are able to continue to evolve the One&Only experience, providing the once-in-a-lifetime experiences in which our guests seek,” says Philippe Zuber, President and Chief Operating Officer, One&Only Resorts. “Building on the legacy and success of One&Only, it is an exciting time for the brand as we continue to combine completely distinctive experiences with ultra-luxury. We look forward to sharing additional locations for our resorts, whether it be in the ultimate address in a prime city or an authentically wild undiscovered location soon.”
As part of the new collection, One&only has announced two new nature resorts in Rwanda. One&Only Nyungwe House is designed to fit harmoniously within its natural surroundings and is situated in Gisakura, a working tea plantation, on the edge of the Nyungwe National Park thought to be one of the oldest parks in Africa. Luxury suites and villas will be modern in design, yet with traditional African touches, each overlooking the vast African terrain with private decks and fireplaces. The property will be welcoming guests in 2017.
The One&Only Gorilla’s Nest is being built near the village of Kingi which is on the foothills of the Virunga Volcano range. This beautiful resort, nestled amongst a forest of eucalyptus trees will provide breath-taking views of Rwandan hills and the slopes of the Volcanoes National Park. Guests will be able to discover the magical habitat of Mountain Gorillas, a rare adventure. Bespoke accommodation will honour the location and natural elements will be woven throughout the resort, to inform the design of both the public and private spaces of the resort.