Trio appointed to bolster Ayana’s exco

Ayana Hotels has made three appointments to its executive committee covering the Indonesian islands of Bali and Flores.

Stefan Fuchs has been named general manager of Ayana Hotels in Bali. His new role involves projecting the company as a strong and reliable luxury hospitality service provider on a local and international scale.

From left: Stefan_Fuchs; Christian Jacquier; Michi Sonoda

Fuchs headed operations for the Islamic Conference and Asian Games in Doha, Qatar, and was part of the opening team of several Ritz-Carlton hotels in Russia, Japan, China and Bahrain. Between 2006 and 2014, he was with the Jumeirah Group.

The German native was in charge of diverse F&B projects such as the Expo 1998 in Lisbon and at Formula 1 Grand Prix events.

Next, Brazilian Swiss-Chinese Christian Jacquier has been hired as hotel manager of Ayana Hotels in Bali. Previously executive assistant manager of rooms in 2015, he will now support Fuchs in overseeing 775 guestrooms, suites and private villas.

Lastly, Michi Sonoda will assume the position of executive assistant manager sales and marketing at Ayana Hotels in Bali and Komodo.

The Japanese was promoted from director of sales and marketing to her current role, where she will be responsible from initiating to managing the sales and marketing strategy for Ayana Hotels and also aligning all strategic activities of sales, marketing communications and events and reservations with that of the owning company.

Sonoda traces her hospitality roots to a career in spa and retail with The Ritz-Carlton Bali in 1997.

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