Ingrid Hotanijaya Cluster Director of Marketing Communications Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort and Aloft Bali Kuta at Beachwalk

What do you enjoy most about what you do?
I enjoy many aspects of it, but truly, I enjoy having the opportunity to learn new things the most.

From your personal experience, what do you think it takes to succeed in this industry?
Positive paradigm, teamwork, and persistence to deliver the best.

When you are at work, what puts a smile on your face?
Aside from my morning coffee shot, I must say my dearest sales & marketing team and colleagues whom I proudly called as my extended family here in Bali.

What do you think your strongest personal quality is?
Compassion. I am compassionate in everything I do, and everything I say ☺

Tell us about the latest update from Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort and Aloft Bali Kuta at Beachwalk
As two of the leading family holiday destinations in Kuta, Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort and Aloft Bali Kuta at Beachwalk always have something exciting for everyone.
Are you a Sunday brunch person? Come and join our Sunday Social Brunch at Daily Social every Sunday from 12 noon onwards. After a lavish brunch, take a stroll to the biggest shopping center in Bali, Beachwalk, and end your day with a magnificent sunset view at Kuta Beach.
For music lovers, do not miss the DSLV KUTA party on 10th March 2023 at Aloft’s splash pool. Featuring cool DJ lineup, delicious bites & sips, cute floaties, and heaps of foam, you are in for a treat! Entrance fee at IDR 50K only per person and get a free bottle of beer. Marriott Bonvoy members get a free pass and a special drink!

Last but not least, if you are looking for a perfect place to stay during Nyepi with your family or friends, look no further than Sheraton Kuta’s Oasis of Serenity package or Aloft Kuta’s Silence Day, Aloft Way special deal.

What is the most memorable compliment you’ve ever received?
One of the most memorable compliments that I would remember forever was “You are my best story”. I received this heartwarming compliment from one of the best GMs in the world. We have gone through many ups and downs together, especially during the pandemic. From her, I learnt a lot to be a better leader and a better person, and I cannot thank her enough for everything.

What are the most challenging issues you are facing on your current job?
While head spearing the marketing and content strategies for two hotels, I am also currently challenged to broaden my scope of responsibilities, and lead a bigger team consists of amazing personalities. Challenging, but exciting.

Can you share tips for women who would like to follow the same career path?
I am a genuine believer that every goodness in life comes from a clear mind and loving heart. If you like to read books, I recommend the “Self-love Workbook for Women” by Megan Logan. It gives you many great advices on how to relieve self-doubt, build self-compassion, and simply embrace who you are.

What do you do to relax during your day off?
On my day off, I usually catch up with my personal stuffs, something that I cannot do during my weekdays. I spare my time to connect with my family via video calls. I either read books, Netflix, or play PC games, lol. I also make sure to sleep adequately and recharge my body.