InterContinental Resort Bali has announced the appointment of Kamal Chaoui as General Manager and Regional General Manager InterContinental Resorts - Southern Asia. Chaoui replaces Amadeo Zarzosa who has taken on a senior role with a new hotel development in Dubai.
Chaoui, a French national, first Bali assignment was in 1990 when he joined the Food and Beverage opening team of Grand Hyatt Bali. Shortly after the Bali opening, he was promoted to the position of Director of Food and Beverage. Leaving Bali in 1993 to become Executive Assistant Manager at the Hyatt Regency Santiago, Chile.
A graduate of Glion Hotel School, Switzerland with a Diploma in Hotel Management and the University of Nevada (USA) with a Bachelor of Sciences in Hotel Administration, Chaoui began his hotel career with Hyatt International Corporation. He has worked his way through the hotel hierarchy in Food and Beverage and General Manager positions that took him to Mexico, Australia, Indonesia, French Polynesia, Chile, Malaysia, and Morocco.
Chaoui then spent several years as Area General Manager for Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts managing the luxurious and award-winning resort, Banyan Tree Phuket. Most recently, based in Kuala Lumpur, Chaoui was Senior Vice President and Head of Hotels & Resorts Division for Berjaya Hotels and Resorts' 15 properties worldwide.
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