Set right in the heart of Kuta, Tribe Bali Kuta Beach is the latest addition to the island’s hospitality offerings and the brand’s flagship property in Southeast Asia. Tribe offers stylish contemporary hotels for everyone, with 165 guest rooms and suites representing urban luxury. At the helm of this hotel is Posma Silitonga, a skilled hospitality individual responsible for creating unforgettable stay experiences for guests. We sat with the humble leader to get to know him better and understand what makes this property stand out.
E: Can you tell us how you got into the hospitality industry?
A: My story with this industry started right before graduating from high school. Back then, I was looking for a career where I could work outside Indonesia. I strongly believed that having some work experience outside my comfort zone would shape me better, mentally, in the work field. Then I found out about this industry and found a great hospitality university in Bandung. After finishing school, I started working abroad on cruise ships, and that’s how my career in hospitality started.
E: What do you think is the key to being a good leader?
A: Integrity and responsibility, followed by the ability to positively influence others, to guide and facilitate them to make positive differences. This way, they not only see good things happen at work but also in their personal lives, with their families for example.
E: Do you have any memorable stories you could share from preparing for the opening of Tribe Bali Kuta Beach?
A: Building the pre-opening team for Tribe Bali Kuta Beach in a very short time has given me wonderful memories. Working with a diverse group of people was not easy, especially when they came from different backgrounds, with different hotel cultures. It was like a puzzle to help them have the same vision and understanding. Thankfully, with hard work and great effort from the amazing team, we successfully opened Tribe Bali Kuta Beach back in April.
E: Were there any challenges establishing Tribe Bali Kuta Beach and how did you overcome them?
A: The situation with the pandemic was something that no one could have ever expected, and it was not easy to handle. But, with support from Michel Vivier, Accor Group’s Vice President of Operations in Indonesia and Malaysia, Sylvain Pasdeloup, Accor Group’s Director of Operations for Bali and Lombok, and the team at Accor Group in Indonesia, I had the confidence to give to the team and worked tirelessly to prepare for the opening of the first Tribe Hotel in Indonesia and Southeast Asia.
E: How would you describe Tribe Bali Kuta Beach to those who are not familiar with the brand yet?
A: Tribe Bali Kuta Beach is a hotel with a stylish contemporary design, everything is functional and polished. As an artfully curated and design-driven hotel with a fair price, our mission is to deliver an edited experience of luxury hospitality for a new generation of modern travellers that makes travelling seamless with a standout experience.
Tribe Bali Kuta Beach
Jalan Pantai Kuta No.99, Legian, Kec. Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
T: (+62) 3612090730