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AYANA Resorts in Bali and Flores Confirms Top Roles in Executive Committee

AYANA Hotels has recently confirmed the following senior appointment to the executive committees in Bali and Labuan Bajo, Flores.





Stefan Fuchs, General Manager – AYANA Hotels in Bali 

Born and educated in Germany, Stefan started his career in food and beverage roles in Europe, where he was in charge of diverse catering projects such as the EXPO 1998 in Lisbon and Formula 1 Grand Prix events. In the Middle East, he headed operations for the Islamic Conference and Asian Games in Doha, Qatar, and was part of the opening team for Ritz-Carlton Hotels in Russia, Japan, China, and Bahrain. 

Between 2006 and 2014, Stefan worked with the Jumeirah Group. Stefan’s stated goal for AYANA is to facilitate the company image as a strong and reliable luxury hospitality service.

Christian Jaquier, Hotel Manager  AYANA Hotels in Bali 

Born in Brazil and of Swiss and Chinese descent, Christian joined AYANA in Bali as Executive Assistant Manager of Rooms in 2014. He was promoted to the position of a Hotel Manager in 2019. Christian supports Stefan Fuchs with overseeing 775 guest rooms, suites, and private villas at AYANA Hotels in Bali.  Commenting on his role in Bali, Christian says: “AYANA is a unique destination resort that sets itself apart from other properties on the island by offering the very best of Bali in one stunning location. Guests can explore the Island of the Gods without having to leave. My top recommendations include watching the Kecak performance at Kampoeng Bali, sipping on a fresh coconut at Kubu Beach Club and signing the kids up for a Balinese dance lesson at AYANA Kids Club.” 

Michi Sonoda, Executive Assistant Manager, Sales and Marketing – AYANA Hotels in Bali and Flores 

Born in Japan, Michi started her career in the spa and retail with The Ritz-Carlton, Bali in 1997, which rebranded to AYANA Resort and Spa, BALI in 2009. In 2020, she was promoted from Director of Sales & Marketing to Executive Assistance Manager – Sales and Marketing, where she is responsible for the initiation, planning, directing, and management of the sales and marketing strategy for AYANA Hotels. She leads the activities of the Sales, Marketing Communications, Events and Reservations teams, ensuring that all the activities are aligned with the complex strategy of the owning company. 

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