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Paul Jones

Chief Executive Officer
Lux Island Resorts Ltd.

Born in the UK, emigrated to South Africa after completing Hotel School in Blackpool, England.

Joined Southern Sun Hotel Corporation in 1972 in Durban, South Africa and worked in several of the Group’s hotels rising to Deputy General Manager of the then flagship hotel in Johannesburg “The Landdrost”. Jones transferred to Mauritius in 1975 to open Le Saint Geran Hotel as the Number 2 however he quickly took over as General Manager a year later. In 1983 the owning company acquired both la Pirogue and Le Touessrok and Jones was promoted to Regional General Manager. He also became Managing Director of Sun Resorts Ltd until his departure for London in mid 2002.

On moving to London as Chief Operating Officer of Kerzner International, Jones was responsible for the properties in Mauritius, Maldives and Dubai. Shortly after he was part of the team that launched the One&Only brand as Chief Operating Officer responsible for the Global portfolio of One&Only properties. In 2007 he was promoted to President of One&Only Resorts until his recent retirement in order to return to Mauritius.

Jones continued his education in 1981 at the Harvard Business School with the PMD and in the mid 90’s was awarded an MBA with distinction by Surrey University.

He has received numerous distinctions amongst which the Companion of the Order of St Michael & St George (CMG) awarded by Her Majesty The Queen on recommendation of the Prime Minister of Mauritius for services to Tourism and the Etoile d’Anjouan awarded by the President of the Comores for the development of the Tourism Industry.

As from October 2010, Mr. Paul Jones has been appointed as CEO of Naïade Resorts Ltd.