Abu Dhabi, June 2020: Anantara Sir Bani Yas Resorts is pleased to announce that Rachid Bakas has been appointed as the new Resort Manager as of June 2020.
With more than 16 years of seasoned experience under his belt, Rachid will lead the teams overseeing three Anantara Resorts on the Island.
“It has always been a pleasure to work with such a dynamic and motivated team in these magnificent Island properties. We will continue to provide our guests with memorable experiences and uphold the timeless Anantara luxury standards while enhancing brand value into the future” said Rachid Bakas, Resort Manager of Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Resorts.
Rachid joined Anantara Sir Bani Yas Resorts in April 2014 as Front Office Manager. Since then with his effective management and dedication, he climbed up the ranks to Rooms Division Manager, then Director of Rooms and has now been promoted to Resort Manager to lead the three properties to deliver a memorable experience for local guests and international travellers alike.
Prior to joining Anantara Hotels, he held several management roles in Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts over a span of eight years based in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
Rachid is passionate about enhancing guest experiences and nurturing his talented team. He is committed to maintaining Anantara’s luxury service excellence and delivering unparalleled experiences in the upcoming years.
He is a proven scholar with a Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality Management from High International Institute of Tourism – Tangier with a Global Diploma in Economics and two more Bachelor Degrees in Mathematics Sciences and Firms Management.
Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Resorts are located on the biggest natural island within the UAE. The Island portfolio consists of the 30-key Anantara Al Yamm Villa Resort, the 30-key Anantara Al Sahel Villa Resort and Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara with 64 keys.
The Island is home to over 17,000 animals from 30 different species, many of which the International Union for Conservation of Nature classifies as critically endangered or vulnerable to the wild, including Sand Gazelles, Blackbuck Antelope, Urial Sheep, Barbary Sheep and the Arabian Oryx. Sir Bani Yas Island is also home to Giraffes, Cheetahs, Hyenas, Ostriches and many bird species.
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Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Resorts is part of ADQ, one of the region’s largest holding companies with a diverse portfolio of major enterprises spanning key sectors of Abu Dhabi’s non-oil economy.