The Island House in The Bahamas Appoints New General Manager James Wyndham
The Island House has appointed a new General Manager, James Wyndham, effective immediately. Wyndam, a native of Australia, has an impressive career in hospitality spanning 25 years and several continents. He was most recently the General Manager of Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley, the flagship of the One&Only Nature Resorts, where his goal was to create extraordinary guest experiences.
Wyndam's extensive career experience includes stints at multiple international luxury hospitality groups in the USA, Australia, and Dubai. While at One&Only, he played a key role in the opening of One&Only Hayman Island and was head of guest relations for Atlantis Dubai. His experience with Accor, Ritz Carlton, Four Seasons, and Jumeirah and includes sales, food and beverage, as well as general manager positions. He also worked with the Australian Government as Trade Commissioner and Deputy Consul General in the United Arab Emirates.
Wyndam has received numerous accolades during his career, including being named General Manager of the year in 2018 by the CEO of Kerzner International, the company behind One&Only Resorts. Under his management, One&Only Nature Resorts won Travel+Leisure top awards, including one of four best in Australia, and was named finalist for Virtuoso Best of the Best.
Wyndam studied hospitality, tourism and travel services management at Macleay College and worked in hospitality management all over the world for groups such as Accor, Ritz Carlton, Four Seasons, and the Jumeirah Group.
"We are thrilled to welcome James Wyndham to The Island House," said The Island House Owner and Director Lauren Holowesko. "His extensive experience in luxury hospitality will help us take The Island House to a new level of service for our guests and the community."
The Island House, located on New Providence, The Bahamas, only five minutes from the Nassau airport, is an award-winning luxury boutique hotel, located in the same neighborhood as several ultra-private residential communities. With exquisite design by Champalimaud and highlighting Bahamian artists throughout, The Island House stands out among Bahamian resorts, having been designed with both visitors and the local community in mind. Located on ten landscaped acres, the resort features 30 spacious rooms and poolside suites, exclusive private beach access, six rental apartments, two renowned restaurants - Shima and Mahogany House - as well as the new Mahogany Pizza, The Coffee Bar, a wine and gourmet food market, an art house cinema, a lap pool, a yoga and movement studio, squash courts, and The Outpost, a flexible workspace. The Island House also features the first Bamford Spa in the Western Hemisphere, a full-service spa designed around the renowned British brand of organic spa products.
The Island House was named to the Fodor's Finest Hotels 2020, a collection of 100 of the best hotels in the world, as well as Caribbean Boutique Hotel of the Year by the Caribbean Journal.