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Muscat, Oman – 1 May 2017,Shangri-La Al Husn Resort & Spa has appointed Milan Drager as General Manager of Shangri-La Al Husn Resort & Spa. With 20 years of experience in the industry, the German national joins the team to lead the repositioning of the iconic Muscat hotel after more than a decade in operation. 


New to the Middle East, Drager joins from Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney, the 565-room luxury city hotel, where he was Resident Manager since 2014. In his new role, he will oversee the repositioning of Shangri-La Al Husn Hotel as a standalone hotel, differentiated from nearby sister properties, Al Waha Hotel and Al Bandar Hotel, which comprise Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa.  


As General Manager of Shangri-La Al Husn Resort & Spa, Drager holds full responsibility for financial results and operational resources. With a proven track record in rebranding and repositioning hotels, he has the skill set to take Shangri-La Al Husn Resort & Spa to new levels of luxury.

Drager commented on his appointment: “For over 10 years, Shangri-La Al Husn Resort & Spa has delighted international guests with its refined luxury offering. The teams have done a remarkable job bringing this unique hotel to the forefront of tourism in Oman. 


“I look forward to continuing this legacy while further positioning Shangri-La Al Husn Resort & Spa as a standalone hotel and as Muscat’s premier destination hotel for travellers seeking a sophisticated holiday experience.” 



Previously, he worked with other luxury hotel brands including Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Ritz Carlton Hotels, and Mandarin Oriental Hotels across markets as diverse as Switzerland, California, Spain, the Caribbean, Hawaii, Australia and Asia. 


In 2011 Drager graduated from École Hôtelière de Lausanne in Switzerland with an executive MBA, which led to his appointment with Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts as EAM at the Tokyo flagship property. From there he joined the taskforce to assist in the opening of Shangri-La Residences Yangon, followed by the re-branding of Sule Shangri-La, Yangon, both in Myanmar. 


With a proven track record in effective hotel management, Drager applies focus to value adding and implementing success strategies. His areas of expertise include project management, change management, strategic management, pre-openings and implementing standards and values. 


Perched on a cliff top overlooking the Gulf of Oman and set against the dramatic backdrop of a rugged mountain range, for 11 years, Shangri-La Al Husn has extended a warm welcome to international guests seeking an authentic luxury holiday experience. Following a rejuvenation, Shangri-La Al Husn will showcase a refreshed new look in key locations throughout the resort and will offer enhanced guest experiences and revitalised dining offerings. 



Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts currently operates over 100 hotels with a room inventory of over 41,000.  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, Qatar, Singapore, Sri Lanka, 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 Australia, Bahrain, mainland China, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia and Saudi Arabia.  For more information, please visit

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Caitriona Gaffney
Director of Communications


(968) 2477 6250


Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa P.O. Box 644, Muscat Postal Code 100 Sultanate of Oman


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