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BTB's Wiwin Suyasa Joins Discovery Kartika Plaza

Executive Director of Bali Tourism Board Named Executive Assistant Manager at Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel

(9/10/2006) Wiwin Suyasa, the high-profile and energetic Executive Director of the Bali Tourism Board (BTB), has been appointed Executive Assistant Manager at Bali's 312-room Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel.

A native of Bali born in Tabanan, Wiwin started his hotel career in 1988 as a Sales representative of Pertamina Cottages (now The Patra Bali) before joining the Sheraton Group in 1990. Progressing rapidly through the ranks at Sheraton, Wiwin moved from an Account Executive role at the Sheraton Laguna, before being assigned to the Sheraton Senggigi in Lombok in 1991. In 1993 he returned to Bali to serve as the Market Analyst for Sheraton Bali Resorts. In the same year, he moved to the Jakarta Sheraton Sales Centre before being called back to Lombok in 1994 as Director of Sales.

In 1996, Wiwin left Sheraton and moved to The Holiday Inn Resort Lombok as Director of Sales & Marketing before assuming an operational role Aerowista, a sister company of Garuda Indonesia Airline, as Resident Manager of Sanur Beach Hotel. Later, he moved to Jakarta to become Executive Director of Satriavi, the travel and tour operator division of Garuda.

In 2002, Wiwin started his own business, Vision Pl@nner, a hospitality business and human resources development consultancy before accepting a 3 year appointment as General Manager of the Intan Lombok Village.

Eager to help his island, Wiwin took up the unpaid voluntary position of Executive Director of the Bali Tourism Board (BTB) in October 2005. According to sources at the Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel, Wiwin will continue to assist the BTB as well as fulfill his new role with the hotel.