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InterContinental Bali Resort announces their new Director of Food & Beverage, François van der Merwe

François van der Merwe joins InterContinental Bali Resort as the new Director of Food & Beverage, bringing his extensive experience and innovative approach to elevate the dining experience at this luxury destination.

InterContinental Bali Resort new Director of Food & Beverage, François van der Merwe

InterContinental Bali Resort is set to enhance its gastronomic experiences with the appointment of a new Director of Food & Beverage, anticipating exciting new innovative dining concepts at this luxury getaway!

The Jimbaran resort welcomes François van der Merwe as the resort’s new Director of Food & Beverage. François brings years of experience from multiple renowned global brands across the continents. Before joining the InterContinental Bali Resort, he served as Vice President of Operations for famous establishments in Saudi Arabia, such as EL&N Café, Leila, Greenbox, Al Tazaj and Umaymaty.

François joins the InterContinental Bali Resort, bringing with him expertise and a passion for elevating culinary experiences. His focus on improving bottom-line profits is complimented by a leadership style centred on people development and delivering the highest standards of customer experiences. 

François believes in “Enabling the Extraordinary” through robust frameworks, teamwork, integrity and business excellence. He also has a unique ability to assess business operations, implement strategic plans and deliver improved productivity and reliability.

Previously, François also served as the Director of Food & Beverage at The First Collection

Hotel in Dubai and held key management positions at luxury properties throughout the United Arab Emirates and South Africa.

Excited to collaborate with the talented team at InterContinental Bali Resort, François van der Merwe is honoured to continue his exceptional career journey at this world-class resort in Jimbaran. We can’t wait to see what’s in store for the future!

For more information, visit the InterContinental Bali Resort’s official website and social media page.


InterContinental Bali Resort

Address: Jl. Raya Uluwatu No.45, Jimbaran, Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Instagram: @intercontinentalbaliresort

Tel:+62 361 701888

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