INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Mr. Jonas Illing
Regional Operations Executive
Swiss-Belhotel International has appointed Mr. Jonas Illing as Regional Operations Executive to be based at the Indonesia Regional Office in Jakarta, Indonesia. Mr. Illing is a German Citizen.
A graduate of Swiss Hotel Management School Lucerne, Switzerland with a Higher Diploma in Hospitality Management, Mr. Illing started his career in the hotel industry 20 years ago as an apprentice chef. Through hard work and dedication he worked his way up to become Assistant Front Office Manager and then Office Manager. In 2011, he was appointed Internal
Operations Manager for an international 5-star resort and spa in Tanzania.
In this position Mr. Illing managed all operating departments with an emphasis on both the Food & Beverage and Rooms Divisions. Directing a team of 20 managers and more than 200 staff members, he developed and implemented training programs, service procedures and cost saving initiatives, and standardised and perfected S.O.P.s. Very much in line with his early career, he worked closely with the Executive Chef on menu engineering, kitchen staffing and food costs. He also directed the planning and management of all corporate and social functions and liaised with sales and marketing.
Fluent in German, French and English, Mr. Illing has worked at hotels and resorts in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Russia, the USA, Thailand and Tanzania, giving him broad experience in working with hotel colleagues and guests from a variety of different cultures. Mr. Illing describes himself as, “A very emphatic and congenial person who loves to deal with the
unexpected and can adjust to different and difficult situations easily. I love to serve; a guest with a smile on his face makes me happy and inspires me to work with passion.”
“Swiss-Belhotel International welcomes Mr. Illing and congratulates him on his appointment as Regional Operation Executive. His broad knowledge and experience in hotel management and operations will be a valuable asset to Swiss-Belhotel International,” commented Mr. Gavin M. Faull, Chairman and President.
About Swiss-Belhotel International
Swiss-Belhotel International is a rapidly expanding international management company with over 78 hotels, resorts and projects globally. Founded in 1987 and headquartered in Hong Kong (SAR), Swiss-Belhotel International manages properties in the Asia-Pacific and the Middle East including CHINA • VIETNAM • PHILIPPINES • MALAYSIA • INDONESIA •
AUSTRALIA • IRAQ • KUWAIT • OMAN • QATAR • KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA.
Ranked in the top 100 international hotel management companies, Swiss-Belhotel International has twice been awarded Indonesia’s Leading Global Hotel Chain 2010/2011 and 2011/2012, and Most Favourite 4-Star Hotel. Swiss-Belhotel International’s rapid expansion will see substantial growth in Indonesia and the Middle East as well as a focus on growth in China. For more information, please refer to the Group Website, www.swiss-belhotel.com.
Or contact directly:
Ms. Nor Komala
Group Communication Manager
Group Sales and Marketing Office
7th Floor, Suite 701, Hotel Ciputra Jakarta,
Jl. Letnan Jenderal S. Parman, Jakarta 11470, Indonesia
Telephone (62-21) 560 6040, 566 9710
Facsimile (62-21) 568 1548, 566 0139