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New Management Team in Charge at Banyan Tree Ungasan Bali


Banyan Tree Ungasan Bali has recently announced a bevy of key appointments at their luxury boutique property on Bali’s southernmost peninsula.

Jamal Hussain – General Manager

Returning to Bali is Jamal Hussain as general manager. Joining Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts in June 2007 as the area general manager for the Maldives and Sri Lanka, where he oversaw four premier island resorts, in 2010 he was assigned to Indonesia as area general manager for the Laguna Bintan, which comprised the Banyan Tree Bintan, Angsana Bintan and Laguna Bintan Golf Club.

His previous Bali assignment was as general manger of Hard Rock Hotel, Bali.

A veteran hotelier with assignments the Maldives, Europe and Asia to his credit, Hussain brings 30 years experience in the hospitality.

A graduate in Tourism & Hotel Management - Schloss Klesheim, Salzburg, Austria, Hussain started his career in the hospitality industry with Hilton Vienna, Austria.

A Malaysian national and married with two teenage daughters, Jamal Hussain is an avid sportsman, recently earning a PADI certified open water diver.

He is fluent in English, Bahasa Indonesia, Bahasa Melayu and German.

Melinda Taylor – Director of Sales and Marketing

Serving as Director, Sales and Marketing at the Bali property since October 2011, Melinda Taylor’s professional portfolio has been expanded to include responsibility for leading, coordinating and supervising the Sales, Marketing, MICE Departments and Public Relations at Banyan Tree Ungasan. She is responsible for all strategies relating to “top line” revenues and the positioning of the resort.

Prior to joining Banyan Tree Ungasan, she served as Director of Business Travel at The Ritz-Carlton Millenia, Singapore.

A graduate from Management Development Institute of Singapore, she also holds a Diploma in Marketing Management (Oklahoma City University). With 22 years experience in the hospitality industry, she began her career as tour desk Officer for World Express Ltd, becoming a hotelier when she joined Royal Holiday Inn Crowne Plaza, Singapore in 1993.

A Singapore national, she speaks English and Mandarin,

Melinda Taylor enjoys wake boarding during her leisure hours.

Made Darmawan – Direct, Sales

In charge of leading, coordinating and supervising the Banyan Tree Ungasan’s Sales Department, Made Darmawan’s comes to the hotel from his previous post as Director of Sales at Conrad Bali.

Previous hotel experience includes assignments in Bali and the U.S.A.

A graduate in Hospitality Management from College of the Canyons, California, U.S.A., Darmawan has 15 years experience in both operation, and sales and marketing. Beginning his career as a guest relations officer at Hilton Garden Inn Valencia, California, he broadened his hospitality experiencing by moving to food & beverages and night audit positions

An Indonesian national who is married with one daughter, Made Darmawan enjoys exploring his island birthplace. He speaks fluent English and Bahasa Indonesia

Nicolas Belzic – Director of Food and Beverage

Responsible for the overall food & beverage operations at the resort, Belzic first joined Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts in 2008 as Assistant Food & Beverage Manager at Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru, Banyan Tree Madivaru, Angsana Ihuru and Banyan Velaa in Maldives. Later he was promoted to area food & beverage manager in Maldives (north properties).

A seasoned food & beverage professional with over ten years experience, his resume includes stints with prestigious properties in New Caledonia, U.S.A., Monte Carlo and Australia.

A graduate in Hospitality Management from Lycée Hotelier St Ivy, France, Belzic is a French national.

Single, Belzic enjoys water activities such as surfing, diving and snorkeling.

He speaks French and English, as well as basic Spanish.

[Banyan Tree Ungasan Bali

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