Ycona dream team

Ycona dream team

Our team motto? "Excellence is a choice!"


‘’Ycona strongly believes in the centrality of people in its organization. Our people are our strength. Their sense of belonging and ownership, pour essence. It is not important how nice our luxury villas are, if our employees are not devoted to performing above expectations in their spirit of genuine service towards our clients. Investing in Ycona employees is by far the most remunerative investment we do for the long-run.’’


During the development and construction phase, the Ycona team leveraged on a few key pillars such as:


  • Christian, from Italy is the Ycona resort construction director with a great experience in Zanzibar and unique skills in construction and modern projects leading a team of over 350 people at the construction site.
  • Enrico, from Italy is the Ycona Project Manager. He has been living and working in Zanzibar for 10 years in the tourism, real estate, investment, and project development sectors. He followed the development of the Ycona project from day one, and he is in charge of managing the relations with local entities and foreign investors.
  • Emmanuel, from Kenya is the Ycona HR Manager offering a long career and experience in boutique hotels in Zanzibar and Kenya. He worked for several years in Tulia, Zanzibar.
  • Christian, from Spain, with several years of experience in the hospitality sector and having worked in Zanzibar in Melia and Zuri as Operation Manager, is the Start-up Manager and is supporting in the optimal finalisation of our development, with a special care to logistic optimisation and the client experience.
  • Salvatore, from Italy, coming with great experience from Dubai Ramada resorts and Juanmi, from Spain, who worked as Executive Chef for Zuri Zanzibar, helped in the Development of our 4 restaurants.
  • Constant, from France, is the Ycona Development Landscape Architect. Graduated from the Landscape Architecture School of Versailles, Sorbonne University and Sciences Po Paris, he works on private landscaping projects in several exotic countries, trying to integrate the local culture and environmental specificities in his designs. He tries to push the limits of the duality garden / nature, with an eye to eco-sustainable practices, bringing his Swahili knowledge to achieve an iconic unique landscape.
  • Suleman, from Tanzania, is Ycona Head of Gardeners and is coordinating all the on-site gardening and landscaping activities, in strict liaison with Constant. He has worked in several resorts in Zanzibar and his passion and drive make his team of many talented gardeners unique.
  • The R-list Team - Rejanne, from France and Stephanie, from Mexico supported in Sales & Marketing planning and are passionate to make Ycona well known all over the planet, especially to Tour Operators and Luxury Agencies.
  • Maria, from Romania, with an extensive experience in the aviation and luxury sectors, worked in Tulia Zanzibar as Reservations and Boutique Manager, and is in charge of the Reservations and Wellness teams.  
  • Last but not least... the masterminds of the resort design: the owners, in strict collaboration with the Architect Andrea Viero and his team (Interni) from Italy.  


Are you ready to be part of Ycona? Do you want to grow with us and make Ycona the best luxury resort in Tanzania? 


Given the upcoming resort opening, The Ycona Dream Team is growing fast. We already identified about 20 key members but still actively looking for motivated, skilled and passionate talents to join us and make a difference in serving our beloved guests. The Ycona Team will grow up to 100 employees with over 90% local content.


We are looking for talented,  charismatic and enthusiastic professionals who strongly believe in the Ycona family dream and are passionate to bring new ideas, surprise our clients and take every task as an opportunity to improve and excel. Previous experience in East Africa and Zanzibar is highly appreciated.


For inquires and applications please write to: info@yconaluxuryresort.com