CARLOS MONTERDE, THE GENERAL MANAGER OF FAIRMONT JAKARTA
Carlos Monterde has been appointed as general manager of Fairmont Jakarta, which is slated to open in the first quarter of 2015. Previously the hotel manager of Fairmont Singapore, he saw to the smooth transition of the property in 2007 from Raffles The Plaza to the current brand. The Spanish national joined the group in 2005 as executive assistant manager in charge of food and beverage at Fairmont Singapore, before being promoted to hotel manager in 2007. His passion for the environment has seen him involved in creating a partnership with Waterways Watch Society to clean Marina Reservoir. He has also organized events for charities including the Spastic Children’s Association, Make-A-Wish Foundation and Children’s Cancer Foundation. Having lived in Asia for 18 years, Monterde has worked for reputable brands such as Marriott and Hilton. He studied Hotel Management with Centre d’Estudis Tecnics Turistics, Barcelona, Spain. In addition to spending time with his two daughters, the single father dedicates his waking hours outside of work to training for triathlons, and has participated in many including the Full Ironman Western Australia.