Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara Appoints Thomas Fehlbier as General Manager

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‘Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara’, the luxury brand’s first resort in Qatar, developed by Al Rayyan Hospitality, has recently appointed Mr. Thomas Fehlbier as its new General Manager.

Prior to joining Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara, Thomas Fehlbier served as General Manager of Anantara Hua Hin Resort & Spa in Thailand. Commenting on his appointment, Mr. Fehlbier said, “I am very excited to be a part of this amazing property and it’s truly my honor to have the opportunity to lead an exceptional team. I look forward to driving its next wave of transformation and will strive to further strengthen its position as a leading brand in the region. Our aim is to reinforce Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara’s vision of offering an unparalleled stay experience and will always look for new ways to make our guests’ stay more memorable than ever before.”

Fehlbier brings with him a wealth of experience within the luxury hospitality business with over 25 years of experience in managing leisure resorts and global hotel chains across Asia, Europe and the Middle East. He has previously held senior management positions with AVANI Sepang GoldCoast Resort & Spa in Malaysia, Intercontinental Hotel Group Europe, Starwood Hotels & Resorts and the Jumeirah Beach Hotel in the UAE amongst others.

Fehlbier started his hospitality career as a professional Chef with a Michelin star restaurant in a boutique hotel in Germany in 1989, and slowly grew the ranks within the industry having worked across several key departments such as Business Development, Sales & Marketing, Food & Beverage, Process Renovation Management, Revenue and Finance.  

Born and brought up in Germany, Mr. Fehlbier holds the German citizenship and is an IHF Certified Convention Manager.

 

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