The face of MMA Christiamani looked radiant with a smile when Bali Travel News made a visit to her workplace at the Inna Bali Hotel. Since filling in the new office in June 2013, the woman who serves as the General Manager is committed to preserve the hotel. What is her message? This woman of Yogyakarta-born on November 5, 1959 conveyed that managing a Dutch cultural heritage hotel needed sensitivity and should not be made arbitrarily. “Now, we are under the process of building and managing the front lobby. We do it by degrees and slowly as it needs quite a few funds,” she said friendly.
In managing the heritage hotel, she said, her party would still maintain the Dutch feel. “We are working to restore the feel of the past. Moreover, the Denpasar Municipality has appealed to preserve the details of the building. But our facilities stay to look nice and neat,” she explained. Christiamani explained, specifically for the lobby being built almost had the same concept as the existing hotel building. For example, the Dutch model column and lobby flooring remained to use that of the Dutch era. As for the older hotel building would be still maintained in terms of sanitation and comfort.
In addition to the building, she added, the menu of food and beverage were also considered. “We have the food menu like rijsttafel. This special menu is presented with a tray of the Dutch heritage where some pieces remain available. In the past, the menu was dedicated to the distinguished guests and the kings,” she said. Meanwhile, to increase hotel occupancy, she said, she offered periodic special and seasonal packages for Nyepi, Ramadan, Eid and the yearend. Besides, there was also a promo price usually applied every three months.
Before joining the Inna Bali Hotel, this GM nicknamed Christi and having a traveling hobby ever worked in several hotels in Indonesia such as at the PT Hotel Indonesia International Jakarta, Ambarukmo Palace Hotel Yogyakarta, Natour Garuda Yogyakarta, Inna Dibya Puri Semarang, Inna Tretes East Java, Inna Simpang Surabaya and the Grand Inna Muara Padang. (BTN/ocha)