The brand welcomes new General Managers at resorts in Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Qatar and the UAE
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Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas has announced four executive appointments in its portfolio of luxury properties in Asia, the Indian Ocean and Middle East. The brand welcomes new General Managers at resorts in Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Qatar and the UAE, three of whom are seasoned Anantara hoteliers and one new addition to the team.
Erik Billgren has been appointed as the General Manager at Anantara Mui Ne Resort, Vietnam. A new member of the team, Billgren brings with him over a decade of hospitality experience and property management of luxury, award-winning hotels, resorts and residences in Vietnam. Prior to joining Anantara, he worked as Hotel Manager at New World Hoiana Hotel & Residences, Hoi An. A Swedish national, Billgren holds a bachelor’s degree in Commerce in Hospitality Management, with a major in Hotel Management from Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School, Leura, Australia.
João Corte-Real has joined Anantara Kalutara Resort as General Manager. He has held senior management positions with Lisboa Regency Chiado Hotel and Tróia Resort in Portugal, as well as Hotel Timor in Dili, the capital of East Timor. He joined Anantara in 2015 as General Manager at Anantara Lawana Koh Samui Resort in Thailand, including overseeing a full renovation and relaunch. Prior to that, he was based in his native Portugal working with sister brand Tivoli Hotels & Resorts, where he was Cluster General Manager at Tivoli Palácio de Seteais and Tivoli Sintra Hotel. In May 2018, he moved to Brazil as General Manager, Tivoli Mofarrej São Paulo Hotel.
Gauderic Harang has re-joined the brand and will oversee Anantara Sir Bani Yas Resorts in the United Arab Emirates as the new General Manager. Harang holds an MBA in Hospitality Management from ESSEC Business School. His appointment helps ensure the continued positioning of the three resorts, drive authentic and indigenous luxury experiences, allowing guests to immerse in Sir Bani Yas Island’s royal legacy, heritage and wildlife.
Mohammed Wazir has been appointed as the General Manager at Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara. His journey with the brand began in 2015 at this same unique island property in Doha where Mohammed held the position Hotel Manager. He then moved to Thailand as Hotel Manager at Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel. In early 2020 Mohammed was thrilled to move to his home country of Oman in his most recent position before moving back to Qatar. In his new position Mohammed oversees the resort’s daily operations, strategic planning and ensuring the highest level of services, and will lead the team into 2022, FIFA World Cup year and a key year for Doha and the country of Qatar.
BW Online Bureau,