Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort has announced the appointment of Mark Sterner as General Manager of the over 100-acre beach front resort between St Lucia’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed Pitons.
He takes over from Andre Boersma who held the position for the last eight years.
A five-year veteran of the Viceroy Hotel Group, German-born Mark is the son of hoteliers and grew up in Africa before attending hotel school in Hanover, Germany.
Prior to joining Sugar Beach, Mark was the General Manager and Hotel Manager of Viceroy Yas, Abu Dhabi, and was also General Manager of Viceroy Maldives for two years.
In his close to 25-year career in the hospitality industry, he has also worked at the Langham in London, K-Club in Barbuda, at Burj Al Arab in Dubai, Gleneagles in Scotland, Sandy Lane in Barbados, Little Dix Bay in the British Virgin Islands and The Carlyle in New York.
“I am excited about this new challenge and welcome the opportunity to extend my experience with Viceroy Hotel Group in the Caribbean and to work with hotel owner, Roger Myers at this truly world class resort,” said Mark who is accompanied by his partner Kelly McCune.
“St Lucia is a beautiful and lush island. The volcanic topography gives it a dimension that you just don’t get on other Caribbean islands,” he said. “But it’s the St Lucians, and the St Lucian hospitality that make this island so special. There’s a warmth here and genuine smiles from all the people I’ve met and this, along with the resort’s stunning location between the Pitons, will be the over-riding and defining factor in the continued success of Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort. I adore nature in all its glory and the best place to be is Sugar Beach.”