Stanford joins designer hotel collection Ovolo Group, welcoming its first property in Indonesia

Australian national, Mark Stanford has been appointed as General Manager of MAMAKA by Ovolo – the first urban lifestyle resort in Bali, opening in November 2020. Mark brings a wealth of hospitality experience and knowledge spanning over 25 years, he specialises in resort and hotel operations management with a passion for luxury and alpine resorts.

Mark has been a leader in the creation of eight hotels and resorts, five of which have been in the role of General Manager, and three of which have been in Bali, with sights sets high at MAMAKA by Ovolo. A beachfront urban resort, a first in Bali, that will rock and reinvigorate the Kuta-Legian neighbourhood, Mark has been at the helm, leading the pre-opening team to manage the development of the hotel and deliver an extraordinary hotel experience which is an escape, embodying Ovolo’s mantra of connecting emotionally with guests.

“It is a great pleasure to have this opportunity in the first Ovolo property in Indonesia, especially in the beautiful island of Bali, and I cannot wait to provide our guests with unforgettable experiences in Ovolo’s unique way,” Mark said. He also added, “MAMAKA by Ovolo will be the first urban lifestyle resort in Bali for the modern traveller, and together with our next-level culinary scene from the Pan Asian street food at Street 32 as well as the first and highest rooftop beach club haven with an amazing view.”

His exceptional track record of defining company direction, developing new and repeat businesses, and meeting objectives within company targets have consistently improved guest services, experiences, and revenues. His depth of knowledge and a strong sense of commitment is further enhanced by his strong leadership skills, extensive international experience, his professional integrity, and his “disruptive” approach to guest experiences and service.

MAMAKA by Ovolo will open for Indonesian travelers in November 2020 and located in Jalan Pantai Kuta No. 32, Kuta – Bali, becoming the first Ovolo Hotel in Indonesia.

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About MAMAKA by Ovolo

Good Soul. Good Times. Good Vibrations are at Kuta Beach.

MAMAKA by Ovolo is a beach-front urban resort for modern travellers, foodies and social-surfers alike, perfectly positioned in the thriving neighbourhood of Kuta Legian. With a refreshing take on design and experience, it’s an escape embodying Ovolo’s mantra of staying connected with our guests.

Explore the vibrant bazaars, world-class shopping malls, galleries, quaint indie cafes and laneways offering the unexpected – it’s the ultimate place for stepping out and living the Bali life. Chill out or max out from morning until night at the many all-day dining and drinking options offering dynamic culinary experiences, buzzing bars and amazing views of Bali’s beaches and beyond.

Just like Bali, MAMAKA offers the unexpected. Get to know the Kuta break with Quicksilver Surf Academy, hit the wellness centre to keep fit or strengthen you core on a mechanical surfboard. Top it off any time of the day with all the flavours of Asia at Street 32, Kuta Beach’s modern PanAsian cocktail bar and eatery serving Asian street food classics.

Return to effortlessly designed rooms with interiors subtly reflecting Bali’s cultural heartbeat and relationship with nature. MAMAKA by Ovolo is the answer Kuta Legian has been waiting for, it will enrich your own Bali journey with good vibrations.

Featuring 191 playfully and effortlessly designed rooms and suites with interiors subtly reflecting Bali’s cultural heartbeat and relationship with nature. The hotel consists of 74 Bali High rooms, 74 Kokomo rooms, 28 Summer Garden Terrace rooms, and 12 Swagger Suites rooms and 3 Top Gun Suites. Room sizes range from the Bali High and Kokomo at 25 sqm, whilst the Summer Garden Terrace, the same size has the addition of a private terrace overlooking the gardens. The Swagger Suites are a spacious 50 sqm, while our expansive 2-bedroom Top Gun suites are 91 sqm with all suites boasting views of iconic Kuta beach.

About Ovolo Group

The Ovolo Group was founded by entrepreneur Girish Jhunjhnuwala and first entered the real estate market in 2002; then further expanded into the hotel industry in 2010. Ovolo Hotels quickly became one of Hong Kong and Australia’s most dynamic independent owner operated hospitality firms by providing guests with the best in effortless living across hotels and food and beverage outlets.

A collection of contemporary hotels that keep you connected to the little luxuries you love, all effortlessly included. The company prides itself on being in touch with the modern traveller through award-winning interior designs, detail-driven comforts, complimentary value-added services like the mini bar, breakfast, Wi-Fi, and more, and cutting-edge technology – all done in signature Ovolo style. At the 2019 HM Awards, Ovolo Hotels were acknowledged for Hotel and Accommodation Excellence, receiving the accolade “Hotel Brand of the Year”.

A proud Hong Kong brand, Ovolo Group remains a family-owned and privately-operated business operating four hotels and three restaurants in Hong Kong, and seven hotels and five restaurants across Australia in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and Brisbane. Ovolo is also developing a new hotel in Melbourne, Australia Ovolo South Yarra.

Ovolo also has the By Ovolo Collective within its portfolio of hotels, a distinctive collection of four hotels each one unique, each one special, the more guests explore, the more they’ll find. These include Nishi Apartments in Canberra Australia, Mojo Nomad Aberdeen Harbour in Hong Kong, The Sheung Wan Hong Kong, and Mamaka Kuta Beach Bali Indonesia launching late 2020.

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