Marco den Ouden
Appointed General Manager
At Alila Villas Soori in Bali, Indonesia
Marco arrived on the southwest coast of Bali from the shores of Maldives where he was previously General Manager of Huvafen Fushi. Starting his career in the late 1990s in his native Netherlands, the last 24 years have seen Marco build up a wealth of experience with brands including Holiday Inn and NH Hotels. From 2006-2009, Marco charted his own restaurant establishment, Coopvaert Rotterdam to become the city’s top three fine dining restaurants. He subsequently spread his wings to Asia, first taking on the role of International General Manager at Jin Jiang Hotel in Chengdu, then moving to Singapore as F&B Hospitality Consultant for the Les Amis Group.
Besides being proficient in English and his native Dutch, Marco’s global experience also enriched his linguistic skills in Mandarin, French, German and Italian. Marco will oversee all operations and staff at the award-winning Alila Villas Soori, a boutique luxury hotel and destination spa, featuring 49 luxurious villas, perfectly crafted to the panoramic ocean scapes and sea breezes. Located along the southwest coast of Bali, not far from the island's famous Tanah Lot Temple, the resort lies within the UNESCO protected rice terraces fronted by beautiful volcanic-sanded beaches overlooking the Indian Ocean.