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One&Only Resorts Appoint Ed Brea As General Manager One&Only Hayman Island

By Philip Odiakose
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One&Only Resorts has announced the appointment of established industry leader Ed Brea as General Manager, One&Only Hayman Island in the Great Barrier Reef, Australia, effective 1 September 2015. In his new role, Mr. Brea is responsible for the entire operation of One&Only Hayman Island and its continued strategic development.

“I am thrilled to have Ed join One&Only Resorts at this exciting time of growth,” commented Mark DeCocinis, President/Chief Operating Officer, One&Only Resorts. “Australia is extremely important to us, especially as we continue to develop in the region. His commitment to service excellence and his development of passionate people make him the perfect fit for this role, and I know he is excited to return to Australia. I look forward to Ed leading the continued innovation at One&Only Hayman Island.”

Mr. Brea joins One&Only with over 30 years experience in the luxury hospitality industry, including key positions at prestigious hotel brands Hyatt and Shangri-La. He started his career in the early 1980s at the Hyatt Regency Maui in Hawaii where he worked in a variety of roles throughout Food and Beverage. He continued to develop within Hyatt, with further roles in the Philippines, Australia and Singapore and then was appointed Resident Manager at Grand Hyatt Taipei in 1999.

In 2000, Ed joined Shangri-La at the Island hotel in Hong Kong. During his tenure at Shangri-La, he held key leadership roles from Canada to Singapore, from Australia to Malaysia and most recently, Thailand. Mr. Brea also introduced new resort brands within Shangri-La, including the flagship hotel Jing-An and the Kerry Hotel Pudong, both in Shanghai, China as well as Traders in Malaysia. Ed has also led teams overseeing key projects, re-brandings and pre-openings.

About One&Only Resorts
Created exclusively for the ultra-luxury resort market, One&OnlyResorts 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 in the Maldives; One&Only Le Saint Géran in Mauritius; One&OnlyRoyal Mirage and One&OnlyThe Palm in Dubai; One&Only Ocean Club in The Bahamas, One&OnlyPalmilla in Los Cabos, Mexico, One&Only Cape Town in South Africa and One&Only Hayman Island, Great Barrier Reef and Emirates One&OnlyWolgan Valley in The Blue Mountains in Australia. One&Only has also announced plans to develop and operate five new One&Onlyresorts, in Sanya, Hainan, China; in Montenegro, which will be the first property for the collection in Europe, Bahrain and two new resorts in Mexico. More information on One&Only is available at oneandonlyresorts.com