Conrad Bali Resort & Spa has announced the appointment of Gede Gunawan as Director of Sales & Marketing.
Gunawan, an Indonesian national, has spent his 15 year hotel career with a number of five-star hotels in Bali, occupying a number of senior management positions.
Beginning his career in the hospitality industry in 1991 with Nusa Dua Beach Hotel, he moved 2 years later to the Bali Hilton International as a Sales Executive. In 1996, he received a Gold Award and was named Sales Person of the Year for Asia & Pacific by Hilton International Asia ĖPacific. He was subsequently promoted to Director of Sales of the Bali Hilton in 1997.
Prior to joining the Conrad Bali Resort & Spa, Gunawan served as General Manager of the Bali Tropic, a four-star all-inclusive resort located on Tanjung Benoa in Bali.
In his new role Gunawan will oversee the entire sales & marketing department, supervising 20 sales team members, including proactive sales, reactive sales, reservations and public relations.
Gunawan graduated from the Academy of Hotel & Motel Association in Boston, Ma., USA, with a certification in Sales & Marketing in 1998, and obtained a degree in Master of Business Administration from Overseas International Education Centre of Warnborough University, UK, in March 2003.
When not promoting his new hotel, Gunawan is busy perfecting his golf swing and spending time with his wife, Maria, and their two twin daughters.
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