Area General Manager appointed for Bali, Indonesia
Swiss-Belhotel International has announced the appointment of Mr. Chris MacLean, General Manager for Swiss-Belhotel Bay View, as Area General Manager for Bali, Indonesia.
No newcomer to Swiss-Belhotel International, in 2007, Mr. MacLean was appointed as Pre Opening / General Manager for Grand Swiss-Belhotel Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia. In November 2009, Mr. MacLean relocated to Jakarta to take up the position of General Manager for Swiss-Belhotel Mangga Besar, a modern 4-star hotel and is also within easy reach of Jakarta's main business districts and entertainment areas.
A highly professional and experienced executive in the international hotel and hospitality industry, Mr. MacLean received recognition for his commitment and achievements in 2011 by being awarded Swiss-Belhotel International's coveted 'General Manager of the Year Award'.
Since December 2012, Mr. MacLean has been General Manager for Swiss-Belhotel Bay View, one of the finest accommodation choices in Nusa Dua, Bali. Swiss-Belhotel Bay View is a 4-star apartment hotel set in a hill top location on Nusa Dua Hills, offering stunning views of Nusa Dua Beach and Benoa Bay. The hotel is within easy reach of the beaches of Nusa Dua, Tanjung Benoa, Uluwatu, Jimbaran and the entertainment areas of Kuta and Jimbaran.
Concurrent with his present position, Mr. MacLean has now been appointed as Area General Manager for Bali. In this capacity, he will assume responsibility for financial performance, service standards, staff satisfaction, guest satisfaction, asset management and owner relations for all Swiss-Belhotel International hotels and resorts in the Bali area. He will also provide support and guidance for Swiss-Belhotel International General Managers in the Bali area to achieve their performance targets. In addition, Mr. MacLean will conduct regular meetings with General Managers, Directors of Sales and property owners to review and analyse sales and marketing strategies, rate structures and actions to ensure the optimum performance of each hotel.
“Mr. MacLean has extensive experience and knowledge of the hospitality industry, particularly in Indonesia. His experience, management skills and knowledge of Indonesia's tourism and travel market will be a valuable asset to him in his new position as Area General Manager for Bali, and to
Swiss-Belhotel International,” commented Swiss-Belhotel International Chairman and President, Mr. Gavin M. Faull.
Mr. Faull added, “Swiss-Belhotel International is proud of its presence and success in Indonesia. Our continually expanding property portfolio in this wonderful country illustrates our strong commitment to being a part of and a contributer to the growth and development of Indonesia's travel and tourism industry. In addition to being an active participant in each of the communities in which we operate, we see it as our responsibility to contribute to that community’s economic progress and environmental preservation and, in the process, help to maintain a sustainable business environment.”
Swiss-Belhotel International currently manages a portfolio of more than 110 hotels, resorts and projects located in China, Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Iraq, Oman, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates. Awarded Indonesia's Leading Global Hotel Chain for three consecutive years and Most Favourite 4-Star Hotel, Swiss-Belhotel International is one of the world’s fastest-growing international hotel and hospitality management groups. The Group provides comprehensive and highly professional development and management services in all aspects of hotel, resort and serviced residences. Offices in Hong Kong, Dubai – United Arab Emirates, Shanghai - China, Sydney – Australia, Hanoi - Vietnam, Jakarta - Indonesia, Bali - Indonesia, Bangkok - Thailand and Auckland - New Zealand.