NEW CAPTAINS ON DECK AT ALILA
Pre-opening GMs for properties opening in 2014
21 Agustus 2013
Alila Hotels and Resorts have announced a series of appointments at Alila properties across the group. Five new General Managers have been named alongside three Director of Sales positions.
Vijai Singh has come on board at the historic Alila Fort Bishangarh as pre-opening General Manager. The property, due to open Q2 2014, was previously a fortress lovingly restored and transformed into a luxury resort. Coming in from LUX* Maldives, Singh has held a number of management roles in luxury hotels and resorts including Taj Hotels, One and Only Resorts, The Westin and The Rania Experience.
Jork Bosselaar has been appointed as pre-opening General Manager at Alila Jabal Akhdar, Oman. Already an established member of the Alila family, Bosselaar first joined Alila Hotels and Resorts in 2006 as General Manager of Alila Manggis before moving to Alila Ubud in 2008. With a fantastic track record, Bosselaar is the perfect choice to introduce the Alila brand into the Middle East when the resort opens in early 2014.
Andrew Tan has joined Alila as General Manager at Alila Jakarta. Having worked in Indonesia for eight years, Tan has considerable hospitality experience in Indonesia and has also lived, worked and studied in Malaysia, USA, Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai, Miami, San Francisco and Taiwan.
Marco Groten will move to Alila Villas Uluwatu as General Manager in August. Groten first joined Alila in February 2009 as the opening General Manager for Alila Villas Soori. During his time at Soori, Groten successfully introduced the West Bali Journeys and established the property as one of Bali’s premier resorts. In his new role he will continue to build on the strong foundations the current team has put in place at Alila Villas Uluwatu.
Further to the property management team, Demeiter Vaubell, has joined the pre-opening team at Alila Jabal Akhdar as Director of Sales & Marketing. Meanwhile, Taufik Rachman, Regional Director of Sales, oversees cluster sales & marketing operations for Alila resorts in Indonesia and Ankur Rastogi, Regional Director of Sales will manage sales and marketing operations for Alila properties in India.