GHM appoints first local female general manager

Martha Elwell By Martha Elwell
02 October 2017 | Updated 02 October 2017

Indonesia: Deasy Swandarini named general manager of Ubud resort

General Hotel Management (GHM) has appointed Deasy Swandarini as general manager of The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah in Ubud, Bali.

Balinese by birth, Swandarini joins GHM after having spent much of her career in several of Bali's highly regarded resorts including The Mulia and The Ritz-Carlton Bali. She was most recently the general manager of Kamandalu, Ubud where she repositioned the hotel's brand identity. Swandarini will be the first local female general manager at the resort.

Hans R. Jenni, director and president of GHM, said: "Like the Hadiprana family, we look upon this resort more like a home; we know our guests and staff feel likewise. We believe that an individual like Deasy would be an excellent fit for this distinctive resort: she has a sparkling personality that makes her the perfect host, great connections with the local market, and she's backed by a diverse experience working with both local and international hotel chains… she will be a great ambassador for The Chedi Club in Ubud."

The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah is an intimate 20-villa resort, nestled in Ubud's rice paddies. It was built 30 years ago by famed Indonesian architect, Hendra Hadiprana. The private estate still houses Hadiprana's extensive art collection. The hotel has a strong relationship with locals and prides itself on providing a family atmosphere.

Deasy said: "From the moment you set foot in The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah, you can sense the soul of this place and you'd realise what a special place this is. It is a privilege to be tasked to manage this resort, especially as its first local GM, and I am looking forward to welcoming more guests to experience this haven."

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