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Chief exec changes at Sandy Lane

World renowned hotel, Sandy Lane, has made a new addition to its team in the guise of Michael Pownall as chief executive.Ê

In this new position, Mr. Pownall will oversee all aspects of the award-winning resort including the 112 luxury rooms and suites, the five-bedroom private villa, four restaurants, five bars, 47,000-square-foot spa and 45 holes of internationally acclaimed golf.

Dermot Desmond, chairman of the Sandy Lane board,commented; “We are pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Pownall as Chief Executive.Ê We greatly look forward to Michael extending his proven excellence and wealth of experience to Sandy Lane where he will lead the resort to continued success.”

With over 20 years management experience in the luxury hospitality industry, Mr. Pownall comes to Sandy Lane after eight years of service with Orient-Express Hotels in both South Africa and the United States.

“I am delighted to be joining this extraordinary property which has long been a treasured hideaway for the world’s most discerning travellers.Ê As Chief Executive, I look forward to bringing my international experience and knowledge to Sandy Lane’s excellent team and to continue to expand upon the legendary resort’s tradition of excellence,” stated Pownall.ÊÊ