One&Only to open new properties in Rwanda
Currently known as a beach resort brand, One&Only is to introduce three new brands – One&Only Nature Resorts, One&Only Urban Resorts and One&Only Private Homes.
The first property under the Nature Resorts brand will be the existing Wolgan Valley hotel in Australia. It will be joined by One&Only Nyungwe House and One&Only Gorilla’s Nest, both in Rwanda.
One&Only Nyungwe House is designed to fit harmoniously within its natural surroundings and is located in Gisakura, a working tea plantation, on the edge of the Nyungwe National Park. It will open to guests this year.
One&Only Gorilla’s Nest, located near the village of Kingi, will be incredibly positioned on the foothills of the Virunga Volcano range. Guests will be able to enjoy gorilla treks and discover Golden Monkeys.
The intimate Nature Resorts will be in “dramatic locations” and will give guests the opportunity to give back to the location community through immersive experiences. They will aim to reach carbon-neutral certification and accreditation.
Philippe Zuber, president and chief operating officer for the brand, said the Nature Resorts would offer “illuminating and immersive experiences.
He added: “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.
“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