MICHAEL J BURCHETT
Michael is a 45-year veteran of the hospitality industry. He spent 17 years of his career with Regent and Four Seasons in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, China, USA and Indonesia. He was the opening General Manager for Four Seasons Jimbaran & The Regent Jakarta (now Four Seasons).
Michael continued his career as Vice President Operations with Royal Garden Resorts in Thailand responsible for hotels in Bangkok, Pattaya, Hua Hin, Phuket and Vietnam under the Four Seasons, Marriott and Anantara brands.
In 2003 he returned to Bali to open Conrad Bali, where he spent 9 years establishing Conrad amongst Bali’s leading hotels. He established MJB Hoteliers in 2012, specializing in Hospitality Management and Consulting Services. In addition to new-build and existing projects, MJB Hoteliers was contracted to set up and manage Mantra Group in Indonesia. MJB Hoteliers remains actively involved in supporting Wyndham Destinations across Asia Pacific.
Michael is an active participant in various professional Associations and the community, as he states consistently: “being privileged to live in Bali and travel through Indonesia has given me the opportunity to give something back to the community that has given me so much”.
He was instrumental in driving the recovery program for Bali during his three terms as Chairman of the Bali Hotels Association (BHA) 2004-2008, and remains an active Member of BHA; past Vice Chairman of the Indonesian Hotel & Restaurant Association (PHRI); past President Rotary Nusa Dua; past Bailli de Bali Chaine des Rotisseurs & current Board Member of Chaine des Rotisseurs Indonesia.
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS & DEVELOPMENT
Rosmalia has over 43 years of hospitality experience in Japan, South Korea, China, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Middle East, with responsibilities ranging from country operations to property management, regional and corporate revenue, marketing, sales, and project management.
She has extensive experience in hospitality start-ups from city hotels and retreats to luxury lifestyle integrated resorts, with a portfolio of restaurants, bars, marina, villas, cottages, private residences, golf course, ski terrain, sports club, yacht club, golf & country club, snow sports academy, wellness centre, dive centre, meetings and convention facility.
Rosmalia, a Singaporean, has held senior leadership positions at Jumeirah, W Hotels and The Luxury Collection, Mandarin Oriental, Melia Hotels, The Fullerton, Pan Pacific, and Kempinski Hotels. She was Senior Vice President, Marketing for Melco China Resorts, and was the former Chief Marketing Officer at PT. Lippo Karawaci Tbk. Prior to joining MJB Hoteliers, Rosmalia was Director of Revenue, Sales and Marketing for Asia-Pacific at Wyndham Destinations.
She serves as board member of The Learning Farm, a Boston-based non-profit organization for vulnerable youths, and is an elected international board member of Aidhub.org, an Australian based non-profit organisation that provides global technology platform for managing aid and non-profit programs.
Paolo, an Italian national, has over 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry. After spending many years in Europe, he relocated to Asia in 1992 and has since worked in a number of Asian countries, including Indonesia, Korea, Bangladesh, Thailand, and Singapore. He has extensive work experience with international luxury hospitality brands, including Mandarin Oriental, Sheraton, Pan Pacific, and Dusit.
Prior to joining MJB Hoteliers and Sojourn in 2021, Paolo served as general manager of Wyndham Casablanca, Jakarta, for two years at Wyndham Destination. He is a professional in the hospitality industry who understands the significance of collaborating with owners and managers to create a dynamic team capable of achieving outstanding results.
Paolo has a solid operational foundation, emphasizing a hands-on approach and attention to detail. He has expertise in developing pre-opening strategies, innovative F&B design, and client relations.
Additionally, Paolo is a certified health and nutrition life coach. As a plant-based triathlete, he continues to compete in Ironman competitions and a variety of running and swimming races. He speaks English, French, Bahasa Indonesia, and Italian fluently.
MANAGING DIRECTOR – ISLAND ESCAPE VILLAS
Made Darmawan is the Director of Island Escape Villas and the driving force behind the company’s sales & marketing initiatives. He oversees the new developments, corporate strategy and brand direction.
Made has over twenty one years of experience in operations, sales & marketing, finance, project development in the leisure industry in the United States and Indonesia. Before concentrating on Island Escape Villas, Made has been associated with a number of successful brands in the leisure industry including Hilton, Conrad, Banyan Tree, Alila, Four Seasons Resorts and Mantra Group Australia. Made is a graduate of College of the Canyons in California
Made’s experience attracted him back into operations in Executive Management positions with Mantra Group and Alila Hotels & Resorts. Prior to joining MJB Hoteliers he played a pivotal role in rebranding Chedi to Mantra at Sakala Resort & Beach Club as Resort Manager. Now heading up the development of Island Escape Villas.