Interview with Lami Tjandi General Manager Amarterra Villas Resort Bali Nusa Dua, Autograph Collection

Congratulations on the launch of Amarterra Villas Resort Bali Nusa Dua, Autograph Collection!
How do you feel to be the General Manager of the second Autograph Collection in Bali?
I feel incredibly proud and humbled to lead the second Autograph Collection in Bali, third in Indonesia. It’s a remarkable opportunity to bring the unique identity of this collection to life, and I’m excited to be part of this journey.

Out of all the luxury properties in Bali, what do you think make Amarterra Villas Resort Bali Nusa Dua, Autograph Collection stands out?
Amarterra truly stands out as the only international chain offering an all-villa resort in Nusa Dua, Bali. It embodies the ethos of Autograph Collection Hotels, known for their curated identity. Our rich unique story, combined with our commitment to providing bespoke service, set us apart from other luxury properties in Bali.

You have worked in the industry for some time, what is your biggest achievement that you have accomplished and what do you think is the secret to your achievement
I’ve had the privilege of working in the industry for some time, and my proudest achievement has been creating a positive environment for my team. I believe that when my team are happy and enjoy their work, it naturally translates into a better experience for our guests. The secret to my achievement lies in fostering a culture of collaboration, empowerment, and continuous improvement, all of which contribute to our shared success.

How do you cope with the competitions in Bali these days? What is your hotel doing to stay competitive?
In the dynamic hospitality landscape of Bali, staying competitive is a delicate balance. We keep our finger on the pulse of trends while remaining authentic to our identity. Creativity is key, and we strive to evolve while staying true to our core values. It’s a fine balance that keeps us at the forefront.

Who has inspired you in life, and why?
Without a doubt, my greatest inspiration has been my mother. Her unwavering perseverance in ensuring that my sisters and I received a proper education has been a defining force in my life. She taught me the value of humility and the importance of standing strong in the face of adversity. And this lesson continues to guide my approach to leadership and resilience.

When you’re at work, what puts a smile on your face?
When I’m at work, what truly warms my heart is seeing the smiles on my team’s faces and the satisfaction on our guests’. Their happiness is my biggest motivator.

How do you maintain a work and life balance?
Balancing work and life is essential. I cherish spending quality time with my family and friends, and I make it a point to cook for my loved ones each morning. Additionally, I look forward to unwinding with a friendly game of badminton every Sunday. It’s all about finding those moments that recharge and refresh me for the work week ahead.

What activities/hobbies do you enjoy outside of work?
I find balance outside of work by staying active, whether it’s through badminton, jogging, or embracing the outdoors. Lately, I’ve developed a keen interest in interior decoration, which allows me to express my creativity.

Can you share tips for women who would like to follow the same career path?
Certainly. My advice for women aspiring to pursue a similar career path would be to maintain discipline, stay focused on your goals, approach your work with unwavering passion, never cease your commitment to learning, and, most importantly, always stay true to yourself.