2006 is destined to be a year of many changes if the slew of new appointments marking the year's start are any indication of things to come.
All Seasons Resort
Popular Bali travel veteran Kaharuddin Salamun, more generally known as "Kahar," closed out 2005 by bidding good-bye to his appointment as Resident Manager at Le Meridien Nirwana Golf & Country Club to take up the top job at the newly-opened All Seasons Resort Legian Bali - the newest addition to the fast-growing stable of Accor branded properties in Indonesia.
Kahar has a distinguished track record of over 20 years in the Nation's hotel industry including period with Sheraton, Nikko and Le Meridien.
La Traverna Bali Hotel
La Taverna Bali Hotel, located on Bali's Sanur Beach, have announced the appointment of Roberto Bogni as Executive Chef.
A native of Italy, Roberto graduated from Senior School of Cooking in Varese, Italy. His Asian career commenced with the Lotus Restaurant Group in 1999 before joining The Maccaroni Club in Kuta.
Bali International Medical Center
Bali International Medical Center (BIMC) have appointed Mr. I Wayan Sudana to a promotional role for Bali's international-standard medical care facility. Working as Sales & Marketing Manager, Sudana will have the job of increasing world-wide awareness for the multi-storey facility offering emergency medical care, out patient care, hospitalization services for up to ten-bed, emergency ambulance services, pathology and laboratory services, pharmacy and a fully-equipped radiology department.
Prior to joining BIMC, Sudana acquired more than 20 years experience working in 7 countries in the tourism and hospitality industry. His varied career has included assignments with Club Med both in Indonesia and abroad, Le Meridien, Hyatt Corporation, Ramada Hotels and Dai-ichi Hotels.
In addition to his native Indonesian and Balinese, Sudana is also a fluent speaker of English and Japanese.
Meliá Bali Villas & Spa Resort
The General Manager of Meliá Bali Villas & Spa Resort, Alfonso Romero has announced a number of changes and new promotions in his property's Sales & Marketing Department.
PICHAI VISUTRIRATANA has joined the property as Director of Sales & Marketing. A veteran member of the Meliá team, Pichai has held sales and marketing roles at the Meliá Hua Hin, in Bangkok and the Meliá Hanoi.
Before joining to Meliá Bali, Pichai was the Director of Sales & Marketing in Nai Lert Park Bangkok, Raffles International Hotel.
WAYAN SUKAARTA joined Meliá Bali Villas & Spa Resort in September 2005 as Director of Sales in charge of Wholesaler markets. "Suka" is assisting the Director of Sales & Marketing. Prior work experience in the hotel industry includes stints with Holiday Inn Resort Balihai, Aston Resort & Spa, InterContinental Resort Bali and Sheraton Laguna Nusa Dua.
SHARON LEE - who has worked for the past 12 years for Meliá Bali Villas & Spa Resort, has been promoted as the Vice President of Sales Sol Meliá Asia Pacific. Sharon's new responsibilities will be to ensure all corporate guidelines are complied with in the sales and marketing area. She will continue to be based in Bali in her new assignment.
Sheraton Laguna Nusa Dua
Sheraton Laguna Nusa Dua have announced the appointment of Nick Porter to the Sales and Marketing Department. Mr Porter takes over from Janet McNab.
Porter will also assume the responsibilities of Assistant Executive Manager under the newly appointed General Manager, Mr Frank Beck.
Hailing originally from the United Kingdom, Porter has spent 11 years in Asia. His last appointment was at the Sheraton Perdana Resort, Langkawi, Malaysia as Director of Sales and Marketing. Porter has worked for Starwood Hotels and Resorts since 2000, including the position of Director of Sales and Marketing at the Sheraton Chengdu Lido Hotel, Chengdu, China.
He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Chinese and East Asian Studies.
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