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Jamal Hussain named GM of Regent Bali; Rene Mayer DoS

Friday, December 27, 2013
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Regent Bali, the all-suite and villa resort in the tranquil area of Sanur, welcomes Mr. Jamal Hussain as the assistant vice president and general manager, and Mr. Rene Mayer as the director of sales and marketing.

Mr. Hussain comes to the Regent Bali from Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts, where he held senior positions in Maldives, Bintan, Singapore and Bali. Mr. Hussain’s resume includes tenures with prestigious properties located in Europe and Asia, and brings with him a wealth of 36 years of experience in the hospitality industry. Some of these properties include: Hilton Vienna, Grand Hyatt Jakarta, Grand Hyatt Taipei, Peninsula Hong Kong, privately owned Palace of The Golden Horses in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; and Banyan Tree properties in Maldives, Bintan and Bali.

Mr. Hussain graduated with a diploma in tourism & hotel management from Schloss Klesheim in Salzburg, Austria, and started his career in the hospitality industry with Hilton Vienna, Austria. Having begun his career in food and beverage, Mr. Hussain worked his way up to the position of general manager at Palace of the Golden Horses, Malaysia in 1997.

With years of valuable experience, Mr. Hussain had the opportunity to lead and be part of several opening teams for new hotels and resorts. He also played an integral role in obtaining awards and accolades for the properties that he led. Mr. Hussain added to his resume the Green Resort Award in 2007 by The President of Maldives to Banyan Tree and the Green Hotel Award in 2011 by the Indonesian Ministry to Banyan Tree Bintan. He also led his last property to achieve the prestigious “Indonesia Leading Luxury Resort 2012-2013” award.

“I’m thrilled to join the Regent Bali family and work alongside so many talented team members,” states Mr. Hussain. “Bringing my past experiences working in the hospitality industry to this already thriving brand will be an exciting opportunity, and I know Regent Bali will only continue to impress.”

Mr. Hussain joins the management team at Regent Bali including Mr. Rene Mayer, who was recently promoted to global director of sales at Regent Hotels & Resorts, and is currently the director of sales and marketing at Regent Bali. Prior to joining Regent, Mr. Mayer was director of sales and marketing at Sofitel Plaza Hanoi, where he focused on the collective goals of the luxury hotel chain. Previously, Mayer served as director of global sales worldwide for Vienna International Hotels & Resorts, Austria and cluster director of sales for Hilton Mainz International, among others. Mr. Mayer holds his masters in hospitality management from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and a business studies degree in economics, marketing and sales from VWA Frankfurt, Germany.

Located on the southeastern coast just 8.7 miles from Ngurah Rai International Airport, the 120-unit, all suite and residence Regent Bali is nestled on ten acres of lush tropical gardens directly along 218 yards of pristine golden beach. Featuring 94 exceptional suites, 1 two-bedroom beachfront pool villa and 25 villa residences, each private retreat is traditional, timeless and boasts contemporary Balinese-style interiors, spacious outdoor living rooms and sea or tropical garden views. For more information please visit the website at www.regenthotels.com/Bali.

Editor’s note, please click on the following link for an image of Jamal Hussain and Rene Mayer:

About Regent Hotels & Resorts
Regent is a global luxury hospitality brand including hotels, resorts, residences and cruises. In 2010, the Regent brand returned to its Asian roots with its acquisition by Taipei-based FIH Regent Group. The Regent experience combines Eastern simplicity and Western elegance all melded together with gracious and intuitive service, bespoke amenities and traditional hospitality. Regent Hotels & Resorts currently operates hotels in Bali, Beijing, Berlin, Phuket, Singapore, Taipei, and Turks and Caicos, with hotels and resorts under development in Kuala Lumpur and Montenegro. Florida-based Regent Seven Seas Cruises operates an award-winning fleet of medium-sized luxury cruise ships that visit over 300 ports worldwide. In 2011, all hotels in the Regent-managed portfolio were listed as the best luxury hotels in the world by the Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards, becoming the first and only international luxury hotel group to ever achieve this recognition. And in 2013, the group was fifth in the worldwide ranking of the World Luxury Index measuring the most searched and sought-after luxury hotels. For more information, please visit www.regenthotels.com.

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