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Appointments at Anantara


Sanders - GM, Anantara Peace Haven, Tangalle

Ross Sanders has been appointed General Manager at Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort.

Sanders, who is Scottish, brings to the role 13 years of varied and diverse experience in the hospitality industry.

He started his hotel career as a Guest Relations Manager at Pangkor Laut Resort, Perak, Malaysia.

“I am delighted to take on this new role with Anantara Tangalle and to have the opportunity to lead the team on the next stage of this wonderful journey” said Sanders. ‘’With Sri Lanka emerging as one of the hottest travel destinations on the planet, I am thrilled to be here to help craft authentic and exceptional Anantara experiences for our guests to enjoy and to treasure,” he said.

In his spare time, Ross keeps himself fit and motivated through competing in triathlons and pushing himself to the limits.

Selvesis - Area General Manager, Anantara, Sri Lanka

Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas has appointed Giles Selves as the Area General Manager in Sri Lanka.

In this position Selves will oversee Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort, Anantara Kalutara Resort and Avani Kalutara Resort.

An MBA graduate from the Hotel and Touristic Fachschule in Chur, Switzerland, with over 20 years of experience within the international hotel and tourism industry. Giles started his hospitality journey at the Sheraton Park Tower, A Luxury Collection Hotel in London as a headwaiter.

Giles, who is British, is no stranger to Anantara, having joined the luxury brand in August 2015 as General Manager for Anantara Mai Khao Phuket Villas and Anantara Vacation Club Phuket in Thailand.

“I am excited to have the opportunity to lead Minor Hotels’ expansion in Sri Lanka at such an exciting time for luxury tourism on the island,”said Selves.

“I look forward to working with the hotel teams to ensure that all stakeholders are able to maximise from the great opportunities that lie ahead,” he said.