With over 20 years in the hospitality and tourism industry, German national Sandra has worked in markets as diverse as US, Caribbean, UAE, Qatar, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey and Switzerland for Ritz Carlton, Starwood Hotels, Kempinski, and One & Only. Prior to joining Shangri-La Sandra was Director of Sales & Marketing for the Pre-Opening for One & Only Seef Bahrain.
In her new role, Sandra will be responsible for Sales, Event Sales, Catering Sales, Marketing, Communications, Reservations teams’ leadership, with a focus on driving revenue and contributing to the marketing and business strategy of the flagship property.
With extensive experience in development and task force, Sandra will further strengthen the reputation of both Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa and Shangri-La Al Husn Resort & Spa with partners, stakeholders and clients.
She will also lead the repositioning efforts of Shangri-La Al Husn Resort & Spa as a private standalone resort distinct from adjacent sister property Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa comprising of two hotel wings, Al Waha and Al Bandar.
In addition to her native language - German, Sandra is also fluent in English, Spanish and has a basic knowledge of French. She holds a Bachelors’ Degree in Hotel Management and a Masters’ Degree in Development Economics & International Development from Germany.
Welcoming Sandra to the new role, Resort General Manager Mr. Juergen Doerr said: “We are delighted to have Sandra join us in Muscat. I am confident that with her extensive experience, she will continue to maintain our position as a market leader.
Speaking of her appointment, Sandra said: “I am delighted to join these iconic properties in Muscat. For almost 12 years Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa and Shangri-La Al Husn Resort & Spa have set the standard for hospitality in Oman and I look forward to bringing both resorts in a new direction as we enter a new era with Al Husn evolving into an ultra-luxury offering distinct from adjacent sister property while strengthening Al Waha and Al Bandar hotels wings as the ultimate family holiday destination in the region.”
Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts currently owns and/or manages more than 90 hotels under the Shangri-La brand with a room inventory of over 38,000. Shangri-La hotels are five-star deluxe properties featuring extensive luxury facilities and services. Shangri-La hotels are located in Australia, Canada, mainland China, Fiji, France, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Sultanate of Oman, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. The group has a substantial development pipeline with upcoming projects in mainland China, Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Myanmar, Philippines, Qatar and Sri Lanka.