Indonesia’s Bawah Reserve Appoints Raymond Saja as General Manager
Bawah Reserve, a pristine paradise of 6 private islands in Indonesia's Anambas Archipelago, is thrilled to announce the appointment of Raymond Saja as the new General Manager. In his new role Raymond will look to position the resort as the "new" Maldives with a strong emphasis on wellness, sustainability, eco-awareness and a successful balance with luxury. Saja aims to ensure guests have an indulgent private island experience while simultaneously educating and raising awareness around the property's strong commitment to conservation stewardship and sustainability. Singapore Airlines has launched a direct flight from Newark to Singapore in October of 2018 making travel from the east coast more convenient and faster than ever. Saja who is originally from the US, is looking forward to welcoming even more Americans to the destination.
"I am honored to join the Bawah Reserve family and work with this magical property," shared Raymond Saja, General Manager at Bawah Reserve. "In this fast-paced shrinking world, few places like Bawah exist, and it is one of our main goals to conserve these islands and their surroundings. I am looking forward to building on the owner's vision, to share the Bawah experience and continue to preserve and protect the Anambas.
An entrepreneurial hotelier, Saja brings more than fifteen years of success within international luxury hotel operations specializing in providing guests with exceptional and unique experiences. His extensive experience has taken him across four continents from the United States to Australia where he has lead projects for Leading Hotels of the World properties including the Hotel Plaza Athenee New York and Karma Kandara in Bali. While most of his previous projects have been based in Thailand and Indonesia, Saja has also overseen rebranding projects in the German Alps, Saint Tropez, Perth, Fiji, and Cornwall, England.
Bawah Reserve is the newly opened, super luxe eco-resort set in the remoteness of the Anambas Islands amidst the crystal waters of the Natuna Sea, Indonesia. With 36 suites, and only accessible via private seaplane, it promises the true private island feel vacation where guests can relax on their own pristine beaches.