Good afternoon John! first of all, I would like to thank you for your warm welcome and your time, so, if you don't mind, I'll ask you some questions about your hotel and your work.
Good afternoon, Lana. It is my pleasure to spend some time on this lovely afternoon. Thank you for staying with us, first of all. We really appreciate it.
John, could you please tell me about your career development? How did you become the General Manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Bali?
- I have been fortunate to live and work in Bali for a few years now, and I joined The Ritz-Carlton last year. Frankly, I was not expecting to move to Bali. I have worked with Marriott International (Ritz-Carlton's parent company) for over 20 years in different locations. An opportunity at the Courtyard Seminyak opened up, and I thought: why not? So I moved to Bali 5 years ago; in early 2021, I transferred to The Ritz-Carlton Bali as General Manager – what a contrast to work in hustling-bustling Seminyak and now this serene tranquil Nusa Dua area.