In our encounters with Jakarta’s & surrounding hotel General Managers, we don’t really see too many female general managers, despite the number of women professionals in the industry. Yet, we met these amazing ladies who prove that female is also capable to join the game of advancing the hospitality industry, as well as being a reliable and great leader for their respective teams.
Cora Stuart – Keraton at The Plaza, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Jakarta
A Singaporean hotelier, Cora Stuart first began her career as an Assistant Tea Room Manager at The Westin Stamford and Westin Plaza in Singapore; to then expand her skills in Sales and Marketing as Convention Sales Manager. In 1997, she took on her first Director of Sales role at The Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore. Since then, Cora has worked for several Marriott International properties including; The Ritz-Carlton, Boston, The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain, and Bvlgari Resort Bali, and now at Keraton at The Plaza, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Jakarta. With more than 30 years of experience in the hotel industry, Cora has a rich understanding of various markets and hotel development. As well as honed her leadership acumen of various cultures and nationalities.
Set in upscale Jalan M.H. Thamrin and Plaza Indonesia, the hotel places guests steps from shopping, dining, and entertainment. Settle into the oversized luxury rooms, featuring Indonesian art, complimentary Wi-Fi, and Jakarta City views. Enjoy a five-star dining experience at Bengawan, our signature 7th-Floor hotel restaurant with international cuisine and stunning views of Jakarta City. Elsewhere in the hotel, discover modern event space for your next meeting or gathering. Here, all guests are promised an extraordinary experience.
Novi Samodro – The Dharmawangsa Jakarta
Graduated from Hotel Management Course at College of Canyon in USA and National Hotel Institute of Tourism in Bandung, West Java, Novi Samodro with her strong passion in Sales & Marketing background, and broad knowledge of the luxury hotel business, has an impressive 25 years experience in some of the prestigious International five star chain hotels such as Four Seasons, Intercontinental, Hilton and Shangri-La before joining The Dharmawangsa as Director of Sales & Marketing in July 2011. Before quickly progressing to Asst. Managing Director in January 2015 and finally reached an outstanding performance with her leadership as General Manager The Dharmawangsa Jakarta. Overseeing all aspects of the award-winning hotel, Novi will continue to build on the hotel’s reputation with its legendary Indonesian luxury experience.
The Dharmawangsa Jakarta, a luxurious 5-star hotel, is set in a peaceful prestigious oasis of serenity and timeless architectural design. Exemplifies the Indonesian aspiration to be thoroughly modern yet distinct at the same time. The hotel is also inspired by the Indonesian art and culture presented in the modern way of living with personalized service. Maintaining its position amongst the great hotels in Indonesia, especially Jakarta.
Lisa Sanjoyo – Mercure Jakarta Cikini
Lisa P. Sanjoyo has dedicated her professional life for Accor chain of hotels before becoming the General Manager of Mercure Jakarta Cikini. Lisa has been working in the hospitality industry since 1998. At that time, she started working in one of Indonesia’s leading local chain. In 2004, Lisa joined Accor group, assuming various positions in Ibis Slipi, Novotel Jakarta Mangga Dua Square, Mercure Jakarta Kota, until assumed position as General Manager of Ibis Jakarta Mangga Dua and finally, in Mercure Cikini since its opening last year. In leading her team, Lisa claims that she likes to be involved in all aspects, to the smallest aspects, from cutleries, artwork, flower arrangements, hygiene, everything. To her team, she also places herself not only as a superior, but also as a mother figure that can be caring and understanding, but also stern and disciplined.
Mercure Jakarta Cikini is the best choice for savvy business and leisure travelers. Centrally located in the key commercial area of Jakarta, its great location offers easy accessibility to all the lively city has to offer. Additionally, the hotel is a convenient base to explore cultural and historical, as well as the trendiest entertainments and premium shopping malls in Jakarta. The hotel features 207 rooms which are well – designed for everything you need for a great stay. With fabulous cuisine at the restaurant and a dazzling rooftop view swimming pool and bar.
Ruth Hutapea – Resinda Hotel Karawang, Managed by Padma Hotels
Ruth is the first female leader amongst other general managers under the management of Padma Hotels. She was graduated from one of the most reputable tourism universities – Sekolah Tinggi Pariwisata Bandung and her recent position was leading the Room Division as Director of Rooms in Hotel Mulia Senayan. Over more than 18 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Ruth has been working with several international and local hotel chains like Four Seasons, The Ritz-Carlton, Hyatt, Shangri-La and Mulia Group. In her new role, Ruth will manage a new concept of 2,7 hectares business hotel in a tranquil resort atmosphere that feature 256 spacious rooms and suites, the largest and elegantly appointed grand ballroom that can accommodate up to 2,500 guests and three astounding dining outlets: The Oryza – All-day Dining Restaurant, Tenkai Japanese Restaurant and Hai Wang Chinese.
Located two hours from the capital city of Jakarta and five minutes from Karawang Industrial estate, Resinda Hotel Karawang features 256 spacious and well-designed rooms and suites, the largest hotel ballroom in the area, well-appointed meeting facilities, three astounding dining outlets, and lagoon-inspired swimming pool. Conceptualized as a serene hideaway on 2,7-hectare land amidst the urban hustle and bustle of Karawang, Resinda Hotel Karawang will be supported by a well-equipped fitness center, a spa treatment room, Japanese Bath, Jacuzzi, steam room and Chilled room for personal indulgence.
Andi Gevika Rizki – Aston Rasuna Jakarta
Andi began her career as a staff at the Jakarta Ministry of Tourism overseas market affairs, although at that time she had not graduated from college. His hospitality spirit makes Andi migrate to a career in hospitality. This 2002 Bandung Tourism Academy Alumni began to pursue a career in hospitality after seeing her friend who worked at a hotel. She started from Mercure Hotel & Residence Slipi in 2003 as Sales Secretary to Account Manager. Following her career there, Andi then tried her luck at Aston International Hotels, Resorts, and Residences as a Regional Sales Manager and continued to Aston Rasuna, Grand Whiz Kelapa Gading, and The Grove Suites by Grand Aston Jakarta as Executive Assistant Manager. With her high capability in the hospitality industry and leadership, she finally appointed as the General Manager of Aston Rasuna Jakarta.
Aston Rasuna Jakarta is strategically located in the central business district of Kuningan, Jakarta. It is close to the business area, entertainment and leisure from major shopping malls to restaurants and nightclubs, international hospitals, embassies, and government buildings. This is an ideal residence that offers world-class facilities, featuring 211 luxury guest rooms with options range of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom suites. All suites are fully furnished with a bedroom, living room, kitchen and dining room, bathroom, and a private balcony.