Born to Lead

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The next big thing from Pull­man Bali Le­gian Nir­wana is al­most here. Gen­eral Man­ager Franck Loi­son pro­vides us with a sneak peek into the es­tab­lish­ment’s grand plans

With 16 years of ex­pe­ri­ence work­ing in the hos­pi­tal­ity in­dus­try, Pull­man Bali Le­gian Nir­wana’s Gen­eral Man­ager Franck Loi­son is on a roll. Shortly af­ter grad­u­at­ing from ho­tel man­age­ment schools in Lausanne and Paris in 1995, he straight flew to Asia to strain ev­ery nerve and has lived in the con­ti­nent ever since. From be­ing an as­sis­tant to the F&B man­ager in Novo­tel Lo­tus Bangkok, Thai­land, to serv­ing as the di­rec­tor of F&B at the fa­mous Sof­i­tel Royal Angkor in Cam­bo­dia, Franck en­sured his suc­cess ev­ery step of the way. His ca­reer spans across large ho­tels in the South­east Asian re­gion, mainly un­der the Ac­cor Group, and he knew from the start that his cho­sen path would be ful­fill­ing. The Ac­cor Group has trusted him to lead its beach­front re­sort in Le­gian, Pull­man Bali Le­gian Nir­wana, since Au­gust 2013. A 351-room par­adise— tucked into the sandy Kuta Beach, with walk­ingdis­tance ac­cess to the heart of Kuta, in­clud­ing to the iconic Beach­walk Shop­ping Cen­ter, Pull­man Bali Le­gian Nir­wana tar­gets all kinds of dis­cern­ing trav­ellers, from fam­i­lies to honeymooners. Leisure five-star fa­cil­i­ties are a given there, fea­tur­ing, among oth­ers, a rooftop in­fin­ity pool com­mand­ing the views of the In­dian Ocean, a stylish swimming pool ringed with a man­i­cured gar­den, and a su­per-fun kid’s pool. In ad­di­tion, guests can also treat them­selves to a wide va­ri­ety of treat­ments at the sig­na­ture The Tjakra-7 Spa, which fea­tures a hy­dro vi­tal­ity pool to bal­ance their yin and yang. In the din­ing sec­tion, the ho­tel boasts the much talked-about Sem­bi­lan res­tau­rant, which is famed for its myr­iad op­tions of In­done­sian and Ba­li­nese food made of 100 per cent lo­cal and the fresh­est pro­duce. Through Franck’s lenses, re­peat guests opt for Pull­man Bali Le­gian Nir­wana be­cause the ho­tel guar­an­tees an in­deli­ble ex­pe­ri­ence, for the brands Pull­man and Ac­cor Group are syn­ony­mous with im­pec­ca­ble ser­vice and spe­cial of­fers, one of which, for in­stance, is the “Dis­cover Bali Lom­bok Cam­paign”, valid for stays be­tween March and Oc­to­ber 2015. The at­trac­tive pack­age, Franck ex­plained, pam­pers guests with air­port pickup; break­fast for up to two per­sons; wi-fi ac­cess; and a four-hour tour to cul­tural land­marks on the is­land of the gods. More­over, Franck also added that an in­te­grated com­mer­cial area, which will be speck­led with re­tail stores, din­ing and drink­ing haunts, and book­stores, is slated for launch by the end of this year, as part of the ho­tel’s ex­pan­sion plan. “It’s our re­spon­si­bil­ity to en­sure that our guests’ stays are mem­o­rable. To main­tain qual­ity as­sur­ance, we regularly hold meet­ings to eval­u­ate our ser­vice by try­ing to meet our guests’ needs and de­mands,” Franck said, adding that his team takes into con­sid­er­a­tion their feed­back care­fully to im­prove ser­vice. “Last but not least, Aus­tralian-bri­tish Philip Walker will be join­ing us as the Ex­ec­u­tive Chef over­see­ing all of our din­ing es­tab­lish­ments. You’re more than welcome to ex­pe­ri­enc­ing our hos­pi­tal­ity at its best.”

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