Appointed General Manager
At Anantara Mauritius Resort
Coetzer is no stranger to different environments and to tackling new frontiers. Having grown up in South Africa, his career in hospitality started out leading safaris in Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe. He then returned to South Africa where he furthered his career in a number of acclaimed South African game reserves. In 2007, Coetzer joined Starwood Hotels & Resorts as Resort Manager at W Retreat & Spa Maldives, before being promoted to General Manager at W Retreat Koh Samui in Thailand. He then held various other GM positions with Starwood in China and a Vice President of Operations role for the Naked Retreats Hotel Group, based in Shanghai, China.
With a focus on guest satisfaction and a knack for pleasing high end, discerning travellers, Coetzer's career has spanned over twenty years and taken him to more than seven countries. In his most recent cluster role, Coetzer also focused on introducing several sustainable initiatives such as the adoption of Solar Power and the launch of the Minor Hope programme for underprivileged Maldivian students.