Tamir Kobrin has been appointed as general manager of Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort in Portugal.
It marks Anantara’s first property in Portugal and the brand’s first foray into Europe.
Kobrin said:“This is an exciting opening for Anantara. Whilst Portugal is a well-known travel destination, Anantara’s authentic luxury will immerse guests in the Algarve’s classic charms, cosmopolitan flair and best-kept secrets from a serene retreat – assured of personalised services and world-class facilities.
“The resort has a stellar team in place gearing up for the April launch, and we look forward to showcasing Anantara’s hospitality excellence in such a charismatic country.”
Kobrin’s previous role was a two-year spell at Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort, the first Anantara property in Sri Lanka.
Before that he worked at the Ritz Carlton, Mandarin Oriental and Raffles as well as independent properties such as Aleenta, The King David Hotel and Hotel de Russie in Rome.
Before he joined the team at Anantara he opened two Leela Palace Hotels in India, in Udaipur and Chanakyapuri New Delhi.
Before earning a diploma in hotel management from Les Roches Hotel Management School, followed by the completion of a senior development programme at Cornell University, he began his career at the Three Kings Hotel in Basel, Switzerland. His first management position was with Raffles Grand Hotel D’ Angkor in Cambodia, as Resident Manager.