Appointed Cluster General Manager
At Anantara Kalutara Resort and Avani Kalutara Resort, Sri Lanka
Minor Hotels Group has appointed Darren Darwin as Cluster General Manager, overseeing the Anantara Kalutara Resort and Avani Kalutara Resort in Sri Lanka.
Darren, a British national, has over 30 years of 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 Caribbean.
Darren began his career in hospitality at InterContinental Hotels Group in England before moving to Barbados as Resident Manager of the 500-room Almond Beach Village. From there Darren became pre-opening General Manager of the InterContinental Sofia and later moved to Wyndham and Rezidor to open hotels in Oman and Russia respectively. In 2014 he returned to Oman as GM of the Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort.
Darren holds an MBA with Swiss Hospitality School Glion, in addition to Executive Leadership, Hotel Real Estate Investments and Asset Management Diplomas with Cornell University.