Michael James Burchett has been named General Manager of Conrad’s newest luxury resort, Conrad Bali Resort & Spa, consisting of 313 rooms & suites and 20 private villas. This luxury resort is scheduled to open in March 2004.
A 28-year hospitality veteran, Burchett began his hospitality career with Rank Hotels Ltd. UK, in London, for 5 years. He then joined Regent International Hotels (Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts), with whom he dedicated 17 years, from 1980-1997, in senior management positions, project management and four openings (two as General Manager, Four Seasons Resort Bali, one of the world’s top 10 Resorts By Condé Nast Traveller UK in 2002 and The Regent Jakarta). He returned to his hometown of Perth, Western Australia for two years in 1997, followed by projects and appointments in India, Singapore and Thailand with Carlson Group (Regent International Hotels), Beaufort Singapore and Royal Garden Resorts as Vice President Operations.
Burchett was born in Perth, Western Australia. His career in the hotel business was determined early while working in his family’s hotels in Western Australia. After completing school, he studied Commerce for two years at the University of Western Australia, before traveling to London for a traineeship with Rank Hotels Ltd.
“It is wonderful to be back in Bali and to have the opportunity to open this luxury resort in the Conrad Portfolio,” Burchett commented on his first assignment with Conrad Hotels.
Clem Barter, President of Conrad Hotels added, “Michael Burchett has an impressive experience of hotel management and knowledge of the Indonesian culture. He is an ideal candidate for this new Conrad hotel”.
Bali’s newest luxury destination, the Conrad Bali Resort & Spa is destined to become a recognized icon on this paradise island. From the main entrance to the resort lobby, visitors will be welcomed with stunning views over the 2000sqm lagoon pools, 300m stretch of beach, and turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. Set in fifteen acres of landscaped tropical gardens and swimming lagoons, the resort represents a new direction in style and elegance, combining Balinese traditional architecture with contemporary design. 313 spacious guestrooms & suites are located in three low-rise wings, overlooking the Ocean from the private balconies. The resort also has 20 private villas, each with their own pool, are surrounded by gardens and lagoons. The resort services and facilities include a wide range of culinary experiences, the JiwaSpa, a fully equipped health and fitness center as well as two lighted tennis courts and a Kid’s Club, and the latest in conference and communication facilities.