One&only Nyungwe House In Rwanda Appoints Jacques Le Roux As Resort Manager

Top Quote The renowned ultra-luxury hotel chain, One & Only has recently appointed Jacques Le Roux as a resort manager at One & Only Nyungwe House. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) January 08, 2019 - The renowned ultra-luxury hotel chain, One & Only has recently appointed Jacques Le Roux as a resort manager at One & Only Nyungwe House. The One & Only Nyungwe House is situated in an operational tea estate in Gisakura in southwest Rwanda, which is at the edge of Nyungwe Forest. The resort welcomed its first guest on October 1, 2018. Manager Jacques will have the responsibility of overall operation of One & Only Nyungwe House with the strategic development of the brand’s name in Rwanda.

    Mr. Jacques will be bringing a vast experience of 10 years in the luxury hospitality to One & Only Nyungwe House. He has worked as a General Manager, Resident Manager and Camp Manager previously in several African lodges, hotels and camps. Before joining One & Only Nyungwe House, Jacques held the position of General Manager at Africa’s Eden Belo Monte, which is an exclusive boutique hotel in São ToméPríncipe. He steered and guided there a staff of over 100 team members and he was in charge of various operations namely Marketing, Sales, and reservations. Previously Jacques has worked in Bermuda, South Africa, Europe, and Botswana.

    Mr. Jacques Le Roux grew up outside of Cape Town, South Africa. He left school to travel where he moved to the United Kingdom and joined the Nike Hotel Group. He studied hotel management and hospitality. After finishing the studies he joined their hotels as Conferencing and Banqueting Manager. After that, he shifted to Bermuda and worked on cruises for several years. Finally, he returned to South Africa and started working in lodges around the Kruger National Park.

    Jacques is reporting to the President and COO of One & Only Resorts Philippe Zuber. He is responsible for creating unmatched and memorable experiences for guests at One & Only Nyungwe House while keeping the promise of a fascinating experience. Mr. Le Roux will be developing innovative strategies for One & Only resorts that celebrate the best of Mother Nature. One & Only’s Gorilla’s Next will open in 2019.

    Philippe Zuber, President and Chief Operating Offer, One&Only Resorts said, “I am thrilled to welcome Jacques to One&Only. Nestled within a lush tea plantation, on the edge of an ancient rainforest in Rwanda, One&Only Nyungwe House is an exceptional resort, offering truly unique, once-in-a-lifetime experiences for guests to discover”. “Jacques’ extensive experience and deep understanding of Africa will be a huge asset for One&Only, complementing the passionate team of people we have in place at the resort, from the Executive Chef through to the Guest Experience Experts.”

    “I am incredibly honored to join One&Only Nyungwe House as Nature Resort Manager, it is truly one of the most beautiful resorts in Africa,” commented Jacques Le Roux. “The team here is so proud of all of the enhancements that have been made, as well as the new experiences that have been introduced for guests, and they are inspired to blow our guests away at every touch point. I am also very passionate about working with the local community, and I look forward to getting involved in projects to enhance the facilities and services for the Gisakura community.”

    One & Only Nyungwe House welcomed its firsts visitors from 1 October 2018. For more information about the offerings or reservations, please visit:

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