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Sol Kerzner

The builder of the$1.5bn Atlantis resort in Dubai, he is connected to the Friends actress, who was reportedly paid $1 million per-episode.

July 17, 2008 1:00 by

Sol Kerzner

The founder, CEO and chairman of Kerzner International Holdings, Kerzner has won international acclaim for his high-end resorts. The 72-year-old has been in the hotel/resort and casino industries for around 40 years. He founded both of Southern Africa’s largest hotel groups, and is credited with playing a big role in the development of the tourism industries in Mauritius and The Bahamas.

He has got several awards including Hotels Magazine’s 2004 Hotelier of the World and a lifetime achievement award from the Federated Hospitality Association of South Africa.

His $1.5bn Atlantis hotel in Dubai is all set to open its doors in September this year. The resort will feature a 1,539-room hotel, Aquaventure – said to become Dubai’s largest water-themed attraction, and the Ambassador Lagoon, which is will eventually house 65,000 fish. The hotel is being built on Nakheel’s Palm Jumeirah, which is headed by…

 
 

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