Mr. Jonas, congratulations on the prestigious Best Premium Resort 2023 Bali Award! Is it easy to manage such a beautiful resort like Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua?
Managing a resort as exquisite as Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua is a wonderful privilege, but it certainly isn’t without its complexities. While its beauty is a remarkable asset, achieving and maintaining excellence in every aspect of our operation requires constant dedication, meticulous attention to detail, and an exceptional team. It’s a rewarding challenge that we embrace with passion and commitment to ensure every guest’s experience is as extraordinary as the resort itself.
What are the advantages you offer to the guests of Sofitel over the other resorts in Bali?
Sofitel are renowned as one of the finest resorts worldwide, three unmissable features define this resort that has become one of our advantages is we offer a breathtaking tropical landscape, the delightful beachfront offering a serene sea view for relaxation, and, most importantly, the dedicated team of Ambassadors who ensure unforgettable memories for our guests, reflecting the true essence of the true hospitality value of Sofitel.
What are your plans for the complex next year?
We understand that modern travelers are seeking meaningful ways to recharge. They prefer tailored experiences that align with their needs, allowing them to connect with local communities. Our goal is to create new and exciting dining destinations that showcase local flavors and culinary traditions. Additionally, we are also committed to expanding our wellness program. By incorporating authentic Balinese rituals and therapies, we will provide guests with the opportunity to rejuvenate their mind, body, and soul. With this strategic direction, we in Sofitel are excited to lead the way in delivering tailored, meaningful, and unforgettable experiences for travelers in the years to come.
Tell us about your career in the travel industry
Throughout my career, I’ve had the privilege of working in nine different countries, and Bali, Indonesia, had been a dream of mine, though the timing was never aligned. When the opportunity arose to join Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort, I eagerly seized it because the hotel’s iconic charm perfectly resonated with my vision and aspirations.
What do you foresee for the Bali hospitality industry in the future?
I am extremely optimistic about Bali’s tourism. With its abundance of natural beauty, cultural richness, and warm hospitality, Bali has always been a sought-after destination for travelers worldwide. Indonesia, in particular, offers a unique blend of tropical paradise, diverse landscapes, and vibrant local experiences. We are committed to providing a safe and luxurious haven for travelers seeking relaxation, adventure, and cultural immersion. We believe that as travelers begin to rediscover the beauty of Asia, they will not only contribute to the region’s economic growth but also create lasting connections with its people, culture, and nature.