Reports on Tuesday from two Australian news sources suggesting that Kerzner International was negotiating to acquire the Hayman Island resort in Australia were erroneous, according to sources with both the resort’s current owner and Kerzner.
Mulpha Australia, the owner of Hayman Island, told HOTELS Magazine, it remains a long-term investor in Australian tourism and has absolutely no plans to sell Hayman. Kerzner representatives also told HOTELS it is not negotiating to acquire the property.
At the same time, Mulpha representatives did state it has entered into a management agreement “with a prestigious international hotel company to take Hayman into the next era and ensure it continues to be Australia’s most prestigious private island resort.”
An announcement about the management deal will be made next week.