Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas recently announced the appointment of Darren Darwin as the hotels’ Cluster General Manager. In this position, he will oversee Anantara Kalutara Resort and AVANI Kalutara Resort in Sri Lanka.
Darren – who is a British national – brings to his new role 30 years of diverse experience in the luxury hospitality industry. His career has taken him across the world, from the UK and Eastern Europe, to the Middle East and the Caribbean.
He holds an MBA from renowned Swiss hospitality school Glion, in addition to executive leadership, hotel real estate investments and asset management diplomas from Cornell University.
Darren is no stranger to Anantara, having joined the luxury brand in December 2014 as General Manager of Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort in Oman. Here, he led the opening of this highly successful and iconic resort, which rapidly established itself as one of the flagships of the Anantara brand. During his tenure in Oman, Darren was named General Manager of the Year 2017 at the highly competitive and prestigious Hotelier Middle East Awards.
As a seasoned, award-winning leader of multinational hotel teams, Darren will be responsible for ensuring that Anantara’s brand standards and ethos are reflected within the resort, providing discerning travellers with authentic Sri Lankan experiences.