One&Only Hayman Island, Australia’s iconic private island resort in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, currently completed multi-million dollar refurbishment and are welcoming its guests from 1st July 2014. It will be a redefine luxury for the Australian market. The resort has been reimagined, introducing new accommodation, redesigned spaces and the unrivalled One&Only experience.
The opening was marked by Alan Leibman, Chief Executive Officer of Kerzner International, and Mark DeCocinis, President and Chief Operating Officer of One&Only Resorts, who joined Seng Huang Lee, Executive Chairman of Mulpha, the owner of the resort, for a ribbon-cutting ceremony as the first guests arrived.
“A new era has begun at this iconic Australian resort as we introduce One&Only Hayman Island to the world,” said Seng Huang Lee. “The transformational refurbishment combined with One&Only’s innovation and commitment to delivering an extraordinary level of service will redefine luxury travel in Australia.”
“We are excited to begin welcoming guests to One&Only Hayman Island, our first resort in the Asia Pacific region,” said Alan Leibman. “The combination of this incredible private island in the Great Barrier Reef, the significant investment of $80 million made by our fantastic partners, Mulpha and our own One&Only team dedicated to providing guests with amazing experiences through our unique brand of service, represents an exciting addition to the luxury Australian travel market. We are confident that the new One&Only experience will bring more Australians and international guests alike to the Great Barrier Reef.”
The design, interiors and landscape architecture are the result of collaboration between Kerzner International Development, the prominentteam that introduced the world to One&Only Reethi Rah in The Maldives as well as One&Only The Palm in Dubai and DBI Design, award-winning Australian designers renowned for their global expertise.
One&Only Hayman Island will offer re-imagined resort living in beautifully appointed guest rooms, suites, villas and penthouses, set amongst expansive pools, lush gardens and two kilometres of pristine white sand beaches. With the new ultra-luxury configuration, almost half of the accommodation will be a suite, villa or penthouse, offering a wide variety of choice, whether for couples, groups or families—including multi-generational families.
Located in three distinct areas of the resort, each accommodation offers a different ambiance, and each designed to take advantage of the breath-taking views of shades of teal and indigo of the ocean and the natural surroundings.
The iconic One&Only Hayman Pool has been given a renewed energy with private cabanas and daybeds and is the perfect location to enjoy day to evening with the effortlessly chic On the Rocks restaurant and bar. The resort is also introducing the brand new Aquazure Pool, offering a comprehensive experience for families including cabanas and an infinity edge pool with a zero entry for children.
Unveiled for the first time, the newly designed Pool Wing will be transformed to an all-suite experience, each overlooking the iconic One&Only Hayman Pool and offer breathtaking ocean views. Each suite will provide separate living and dining areas and spacious decks for relaxing. Pool level suites also offer direct swim-out access, allowing guests to enjoy the water straight from their own pool terrace.
The One&Only Hayman Wing will offer chic, relaxed guest rooms through to the grand one-, two- and three-bedroom Penthouse Residences, including one created by the legendary fashion designer Diane Von Furstenberg. Newly refurbished with One&Only signature style and sophistication, guest rooms are generously proportioned set within a lush landscape, just steps from One&Only Hayman Beach and the Coral Sea. Most guest rooms feature ocean views, whilst some rooms will enjoy overlooking the serene lily lagoon. The interiors are luxurious with a pleasing aesthetic of understated elegance, playing off a neutral palate, in tune with the natural surroundings, with decadent canopy beds, pale linen furnishings and smart geometric accents set the stage for relaxation.
The spectacular collection of Kerry Hill‐designed Beach Villas and the freestanding private Beach House are perfect for those guests that want to be directly on the beach. In their new One&Only configuration, the beach villas not only offer a private pool and direct access to One&Only Hayman Beach, but are also partnered with Retreat Rooms located directly behind to accommodate larger groups, creating the perfect Australian beach holiday for families.
One&Only Hayman Island’s restaurants and bars have also undergone a stylish transformation, with chic new interiors and brand new experiences throughout the resort. In addition, the One&Only Spa will be introducing a new level of indulgence for guests. For the first time in Australia, Amala products will be debuted and used throughout the Spa, as well as the unveiling of a Mani:Pedi: Cure studio by Bastien Gonzalez, and the new One&Only Salon for hair and beauty.
Finally, a new One&Only Fitness Centre has been created by the expert One&Only Fitness Team, aligned with philosophies of health and wellness professional, James Duigan. One&Only Hayman Island’s in-house personal training team are now qualified in the art and execution of Bodyism and the benefits of Clean&Lean living. Guests visiting the resort can enjoy personalised Bodyism programmes starting with thorough consultations, fitness tests and realistic goals with achievable results for the end of their stay. In addition, the Clean and Lean Lifestyle will also be reflected in all culinary destinations throughout the resort.
Reborn as One&Only Hayman Island, the resort will offer an unparalleled commitment to the finest holiday experiences on every possible level. Each resort is infused with a personality borne of each local culture, warmed by genuine hospitality and invigorated with a lively energy that creates a One&Only experience. When guests come to these special places, they create their own memories that are One&Only in both name and spirit.
“One&Only Hayman Island is our first resort in the Asia Pacific region, and we are excited to introduce our One&Only style to this part of the world,” said Alan Leibman, CEO of Kerzner International. “With our partners, Mulpha, we have completely redefined luxury in the Great Barrier Reef and transformed the guest experience with the hallmarks of excellence found in One&Only resorts around the world, whilst capturing the breath-taking beauty of one of the natural wonders of the world.”
About One&Only Resorts
Created exclusively for the luxury resort market, One&Only Resorts are conceived as hallmarks 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. These properties include One&Only Reethi Rah, Maldives; One&Only Le Saint Géran in Mauritius; One&Only Royal Mirage in Dubai; One&Only Ocean Club in The Bahamas, One&Only Palmilla in Los Cabos, Mexico, One&Only Cape Town, South Africa and One&Only The Palm, Dubai. One&Only recently announced plans to develop and operate three new One&Only resorts, in Sanya, Hainan, China; in Montenegro, which will be the first property for the collection in Europe and in the city of Jeddah in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. One&Only Hayman Island in the Great Barrier Reef is the newest property, opened in July 2014 following a multi-million dollar renovation.
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