Published on : Wednesday, November 17, 2021
João Corte-Real joins the team in Sri Lanka as Cluster General Manager overseeing Anantara Kalutara Resort and its neighbouring and sister property Avani Kalutara Resort.
A seasoned hotelier, João started his career in hospitality in 1996 with ENATUR – Pousadas de Portugal, a government enterprise for small luxury, traditional or historical hotels, and has since held senior management positions with Lisboa Regency Chiado Hotel and Tróia Resort in Portugal, as well as Hotel Timor in Dili, the capital of East Timor.
João joined Anantara in 2015 as General Manager at Anantara Lawana Koh Samui Resort in Thailand, including overseeing a full renovation and relaunch. Prior to that he was based in his native Portugal working with sister brand Tivoli Hotels & Resorts, where he was Cluster General Manager at Tivoli Palácio de Seteais and Tivoli Sintra Hotel. In May 2018 João moved to Brazil as General Manager, Tivoli Mofarrej São Paulo Hotel.
Anantara Kalutara Resort is a peacefully secluded coastal hideaway on Sri Lanka’s south west coast, just one hour from Bandaranaike International Airport. Designed by the late Geoffrey Bawa, the resort has a unique setting between the Indian Ocean and Kalu River boasting coastal, river and lagoon frontage, the perfect location connecting travellers to the country’s colonial charms, sacred heritage, the vibrancy of island life and wild nature.