Industry Update
Appointment28 October 2020

Mark Stanford

Appointed General Manager
At MAMAKA by Ovolo in Bali, Indonesia

Mark Stanford

Australian national, Mark Stanford has been appointed as General Manager of MAMAKA by Ovolo - the first urban lifestyle resort in Bali, opening in November 2020. Mark brings a wealth of hospitality experience and knowledge spanning over 25 years, he specialises in resort and hotel operations management with a passion for luxury and alpine resorts.

Mark has been a leader in the creation of eight hotels and resorts, five of which have been in the role of General Manager, and three of which have been in Bali, with sights sets high at MAMAKA by Ovolo. A beachfront urban resort, a first in Bali, that will rock and reinvigorate the Kuta-Legian neighbourhood, Mark has been at the helm, leading the pre-opening team to manage the development of the hotel and deliver an extraordinary hotel experience which is an escape, embodying Ovolo's mantra of connecting emotionally with guests.

His exceptional track record of defining company direction, developing new and repeat businesses, and meeting objectives within company targets have consistently improved guest services, experiences, and revenues. His depth of knowledge and a strong sense of commitment is further enhanced by his strong leadership skills, extensive international experience, his professional integrity, and his "disruptive" approach to guest experiences and service.

Ovolo Hotels

Founded by Girish Jhunjhnuwala in 2002, Ovolo has become one of Hong Kong"s larger independent hotel and serviced apartment operators in little over a decade by providing business and leisure guests with the best in effortless living.
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