Bali-based Area Managing Director for Starwood Hotel & Resorts – Indonesia, Stephen John Ford, will be leaving Indonesia early in 2006 to assume a new assignment as Vice-President, Area Managing Director, for Starwoods overseeing operations in India, Nepal and Bangladesh. The New Delhi-based posting is effective from February 1, 2006.
During his two-years in Bali, Ford was responsible for operation of 10 Starwood properties in eight Indonesian cities, operating from a base in Bali. During his tenure the Sheraton Laguna Resort was voted “Best in Class 2004” under the Starwood Engagement Index - marking the hotel as a very positive working environment by its staff. Conde Nast Travelers 18th Annual Readers' Choice Awards 2005 also saw the Resort named to the best 100 hotels in the world and the among the top give resorts in Asia.
Ford has more than 35 years experience in the hospitality industry, having worked throughout Asia, South Africa, USA and the UK. Prior to joining Starwood, he held a management position with Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts Group, Southern Sun and Zimbabwe Sun.
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