Didier Tourneboeuf appointed General Manager of Qasr Al Sarab in Abu Dhabi

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Friday, 21 August 2009

Didier Tourneboeuf has been appointed General Manager of Qasr Al Sarab, the new Anantara Resort & Spa, in Abu Dhabis Liwa Desert.

Didier joins Qasr Al Sarab from his position as General Manager of Le Royal Mridien, Abu Dhabi.

Didier, a French national, has a very strong background in hotel openings having worked as part of the launch teams at Mridien hotels in Australia, the US, China, Thailand, Indonesia and Cambodia.

Didier is a graduate of the renowned Strasbourg Hotel School in Switzerland and is married with a grown-up son.

Qasr Al Sarab is located in the renowned Empty Quarter a vast expanse of towering sand dunes stretching from the southern reaches of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia into Oman and the UAE. The hotels design will reflect the simple grandeur of an old desert fortress. The hotel is slated to open in late October.

Dillip Rajakarier, Chief Operating Officer of Minor Hotel Group, the owners of Anantara, said, We are delighted that Didier has joined the Anantara team. His background in hotel openings is second to none and his experience of the UAE market will be a great asset to us as we move towards our second launch in Abu Dhabi, following the successful opening of the Desert Islands Resort & Spa in October last year.

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