Industry Update
Appointment13 April 2017

Giles Selves

Appointed Area General Manager
At Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas in Tangalle, Sri Lanka

Giles SelvesGiles, who is British, is no stranger to Anantara, having joined the luxury brand in August 2015 as General Manager for Anantara Mai Khao Phuket Villas & Anantara Vacation Club Phuket in Thailand. An MBA graduate from the Hotel and Touristic Fachschule in Chur, Switzerland, with over 20 years of experience within the international hotel and tourism industry, Giles started his hospitality journey at the Sheraton Park Tower, A Luxury Collection Hotel in London UK as a headwaiter. His strong career in food and beverage included roles as Food and Beverage Manager at The Westin Turnberry Resort in Scotland and Director of Restaurant and Bar Development for Starwood Hotels & Resorts in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. From here he moved to become Operations Manager on the preopening team at The Romanos A Luxury Collection Resort and the Westin Resort, Costa Navarino in Greece. Having successfully completed the opening in Greece, he moved to his first role in Asia as Hotel Manager for the opening of the St. Regis Bangkok, Thailand. His first General Manager position was in Indonesia where he completed the opening of Keraton at the Plaza, a Luxury Collection Hotel in Jakarta.
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EHL Swiss School of Tourism and Hospitality SSTH

Giles Selves (Class of 2009) is a graduate of EHL Swiss School of Tourism and Hospitality SSTH in Passugg - Switzerland
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