Arriving in Bali in 2012 as the Resort Manager at Sayan, Uday was promoted to General Manager within just six months. Over the past three years, he has fallen in love with Bali. “Living here, my life has changed profoundly on a personal and professional level. So when the opportunity was presented to expand my role here, I did not hesitate at all.”

A native of New Delhi, Uday completed high school in India before immigrating to San Diego at the age of 16 to study business management in the United States, then in Japan. Post graduation, he got the travel bug and gravitated to the world of hotels. As he explains, “I practically grew up in hotels.”

“I’m very excited to take on the management of Jimbaran Bay,” says Uday. “Operationally it’s a challenge, given all the various elements that will be new to me – from the beachside Sundara restaurant, which is constantly growing in popularity, to the new culinary team encompassing a new Executive Chef and a new Executive Pastry Chef. Plus, there’s the new Cooking Academy, a new Spa concept and the new Tropicsurf surfing program. It’s genuinely thrilling to be part of all this.”