Mr. Andrew Turner has been appointed as General
Manager of Anantara’s first property in China, the Anantara Sanya
Resort & Spa which is scheduled to open in early 2011.
Turner has a wealth of resort opening and
managerial experience across many different cultures. He joins Anantara from a General Manager role at Solis Lough
Eske Castle in Donegal Town, Ireland.
Since graduating from The Hotel School InterContinental, Sydney in
1993, he has gained over 15 years’ international hotel management experience.
Turner has held management roles with The
Ritz-Carlton in Australia, the US, Egypt, Qatar and China as well
as assisting in numerous hotel openings including the Capella
Hotel and Resort, Castlemartyr, Ireland.
Turner’s climb up
the hospitality career ladder continued in the Middle East with
his first General Manager appointment at The Ritz-Carlton Sharm El
Sheikh, Egypt and as Hotel Manager at The Ritz-Carlton in Doha
Qatar, culminating in a wealth of opening and leadership
Peter Carmichael, Senior Vice President of
Anantara, said, “Anantara is renowned for introducing
discerning travellers to the most enchanting destinations on our
planet, and as our first property in China, Anantara Sanya
highlights both our key destination choices, as well as Anantara’s
global expansion roll out. We are therefore delighted to welcome
such a well respected industry figure as the resort’s GM, and also
to immersing guests in one of the oldest cultures in the world
through Anantara’s signature experiences.”
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