Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort Appoints New General Manager
Dagmar Symes brings a wealth of experience in both the hotel and luxury retail industries across Europe and the Middle East.
Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort has appointed Dagmar Symes as the new General Manager from September 2018. Dagmar brings a wealth of experience in both the hotel and luxury retail industries across Europe and the Middle East.
Starting her career with the Leading Hotels of the World, Dagmar previously worked in various luxury properties in France, Switzerland and her native Germany. Dagmar obtained her first General Manager position at Hotel Chateau Grand Barrail in Saint Emilion, France. She then moved on to twelve years of management in the luxury jewelry business and worked in flagship stores of renowned brands such as BVLGARI and Louis Vuitton in Germany and France, before returning to the hospitality industry in 2010 as Hotel Manager for Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski, Munich.
Dagmar’s career with Kempinski brought her to the Middle East when she was appointed as the pre-opening General Manager for Kempinski Summerland Hotel & Resort in Beirut, Lebanon. After five beautiful years in Lebanon it was time to move on. Her morning view now consists of canyon views at Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar in Northern Oman.
Prior to joining Minor Hotels, Dagmar held the position of Cluster General Manager at Phoenicia InterContinental Hotel in Beirut, Lebanon and Le Vendome InterContinental Hotel. In her role at Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort, Dagmar will be responsible for introducing and overseeing Anantara’s vision of offering unparalleled experiences for its guests, creating remarkable stories for each individual.
Perched 2,000 metres above sea level on the curving rim of a great canyon, Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort is a secluded haven for the intrepid and discerning traveller. Guests hover over an extreme landscape of rugged beauty while they discover a cultured treasury of authentic indulgences and immersions in the destination’s rich heritage. The highest luxury resort in the Middle East and amongst the highest in the world, Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort is a luxurious base from which to explore this extraordinary corner of Oman.
Anantara is a luxury hospitality brand for modern travellers, connecting them to genuine places, people and stories through personal experiences, and providing heartfelt hospitality in the world’s most exciting destinations. The collection of distinct, thoughtfully designed luxury hotels and resorts provides a window through which to journey into invigorating new territory, curating personal travel experiences. From cosmopolitan cities to desert sands to lush islands, Anantara connects travellers to the indigenous, grounds them in authentic luxury, and hosts them with passionate expertise, currently boasting over 30 stunning properties located in Thailand, the Maldives, Indonesia, Vietnam, China, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Mozambique, Zambia, the UAE and Qatar, with a pipeline of future properties across Asia, the Indian Ocean, Middle East and Africa.
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