E: What are your responsibilities?
H: I take care of Alila Seminyak’s Food and Beverage outlets, such as (but not limited to) in-room dinning, events and, of course, our two spectacular outlets, Beach Bar and Seasalt. I have to make sure the team is well-trained and can deliver our brand promises. Having said that, I have to walk the talk!
E: What makes a typical day?
H: A double espresso, a “good morning” greeting with a big smile and high fives to the team, taking a walk around all the food and beverage outlets, checking on guest satisfaction and supporting the team when they need a hand! That normally happens every breakfast and dinner at Seasalt, as well as during sunsets at Beach Bar!
E: Your best attributes?
H: Positivity and energy. I believe, with these two attributes, you can rule the world!
E: Team player or team leader?
H: A bit of both. A good leader has to be a good team player. Fair enough, don’t you think?
E: Who has been the most influential figure in your career to date?
H: My mother. She always pushed me… I always remember she said to me: “If you want to see the world, go and work in the hospitality industry, and don’t forget if you do nothing, nothing will come eventually.”
E: Name one really special thing about your hotel.
H: As Mark Edleson, the Alila founder, said: “Our goal is to send our guests home with spiritual and emotional memories, not just souvenirs.”
E: How do you unwind?
H: The gym and then the pool.
E: Dead or alive, who would you like to take out to dinner?
H: Super Mario! Hahaha…
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