One & Only

About This Project

A 92 suite super luxury hotel including Presidential suites and grand Penthouse apartments located within a complex consisting of guest facilities, bars, restaurants, banquet room, gym and kids club.


Kerzner’s brief to Dennis Fabian was apparently to “respect” the site and the dominant design traditions which have been seen in the V & A Waterfront. Fabian and his team have responded to this challenge by incorporating in the hotel design classical features such as double columns, gentle arches and classically spaced and proportioned windows and apertures. By limiting the scale and height of the tower blocks here to tie in with those of its predecessors in the marina precinct and by cladding the lower levels in natural stone (the same stone quarried here in the Victorian era and used not only the breakwater but on many of the buildings), the design has further harmonized with the traditions of the V & A Waterfront.