April 2019 (Abu Dhabi, UAE) – Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara is pleased to announce the appointment of Adrian Stoppe as the new general manager. Adrian joins the photogenic resort, which has recently been awarded as the World’s Most Instagrammable Hotel by the preeminent travel publication Luxury Travel Advisor.
Previously general manager at Anantara Si Kao Krabi Resort, Anantara Dhigu Resort, Anantara Veli Resort and Naladhu Private Island Maldives, Adrian has held management positions on three continents during a varied and challenging 20-year hospitality career. His globetrotting career path so far has taken him to leading hotels in Germany, USA, Austria, Thailand, Malaysia, and Maldives.
While acting as general manager at Anantara Si Kao Krabi Resort, Adrian successfully repositioned the hotel to become a regional leader in sustainability and CSR, and won the property a Minor Hotel Sustainability Award for the development of their Dugong Education and Conservation Centre.
“I am excited to join Anantara Qasr Al Sarab and begin working with the talented teams that make this resort such an exceptional place to stay,” says Adrian. “Hopefully I can help drive even more successes for the resort, both within official industry circles and in the hearts and minds of our guests.”
Away from the workplace he enjoys leisure time with sports and fitness activities, and cooking.
Anantara Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort beat 63 other scene-stealing properties around the world to be named World’s Most Instagrammable, directly competing against luxury properties in the Maldives and Southeast Asia to make it to the final bracket against North America / Europe’s top contender. The resort’s Instagram feed @anantaraqasralsarab is a showcase of golden dunes and classic Arabian architecture, with more than 22,700 followers.
Qasr al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara offers 206 rooms and suites, complemented by stunning views across Rub’al Khali, the world’s largest sand desert. The resort celebrates classic Arabian design, combined with luxurious modern amenities and experiences that immerse guests in local culture and heritage.
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