Sol Kerzner, creator of Dubai's Atlantis, One&Only, dies aged 84

The tycoon's Middle East hotels portfolio includes the $1.5bn (AED5.5bn) Atlantis resort on The Palm

Sol Kerzner
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Sol Kerzner

The former founder and chairman of The Bahamas-headquartered hotel operator Kerzner International, Sol Kerzner, has passed away at the age of 84.

Kerzner retired from his post as the group's chairman in 2014.

The tycoon's Middle East hotels portfolio included the $1.5bn (AED5.5bn) Atlantis resort on The Palm, which was opened in Dubai in 2008; and the One&Only resorts franchise in Dubai, with One&Only The Palm Dubai, as well as the One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai. 

Kerzner International's upcoming Middle East projects include $1.4bn (AED5.1bn) The Royal Atlantis Resort, Dubai, which is scheduled to open by the end of Q3 2020, and One&Only One Za’abeel.

The hotel operator posted the news on its social media platform.

Kerzner International has resorts across several locations, including Hawaii, China, Morocco, South Africa, Australia, Mauritius, Mexico, Maldives, among others.

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