Kerzner International Holdings announced the promotion of two key executives, Massimiliano (Max) Zanardi has been named general manager of Atlantis, The Palm in Dubai and Sergio Pereira general manager of Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort in Morocco.
According to Kerzner, Zanardi will lead the successful operation of Atlantis, The Palm, the flagship entertainment resort destination in Dubai. Focused on guest experience, this key role is critical to delivering the vision of Kerzner International – Amazing Experiences and Everlasting Memories.
Zanardi will drive operations, overseeing guest rooms and suites as well as 24 different dining experiences and waterscape attractions including Aquaventure Waterpark and one of the largest open-air marine habitats in the world.
In addition, Kerzner adds, Zanardi will focus on talent development for the resort for over 3,000 employees at Atlantis, The Palm. Zanardi will report directly to Tim Kelly, executive vice president and managing director at Atlantis, The Palm and The Royal Atlantis Resort & Residences.
Zanardi brings over 20 years of experience in luxury hospitality and previously held the roles of general manager at One&Only Portonovi in Montenegro, managing director for Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort and leadership positions at The Ritz-Carlton.
Kerzner has also promoted Sergio Pereira to general manager of Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort. According to the hotel management firm, he will be responsible for overall operations and the strategic development of the resort as well as leading the Mazagan team.
Kerzner International Holdings owns Atlantis Resort and Residences, One&Only Resorts worldwide and Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort.