Bali (Paradiso) – Grand Nikko Bali takes great pleasure to announce the recent appointment of Thomas Maier as Director of Food & Beverage. He comes to the resort with over 10 years of culinary experience at a number of luxury hotel brands.
This is his first time working in Bali following a succession of similar roles with Anantara Xishuangbanna Resort & Spa, IHG Crowne Plaza Hotel & Suites Landmark and Kempinski Resort & Spa Sanya in China.
With his expertise and culinary vision, Thomas will ensure the entire F&B team of Grand Nikko Bali will continue to provide guests with the best service and cuisine. “It’s a real privilege to join Grand Nikko Bali and I celebrate the cultural diversity of the people here at the resort. I will be encouraging everyone around me to work as a team so we can exceed the expectations of our guests as well as the Nikko brand,” says Thomas who was based in China for more than 8 years and speaks fluent Chinese.
Born and raised in Austria, Thomas earned his Kitchen & Service Operations Certificate from the Hotel & Tourism Institute Modul Vienna. He began his career as a hospitality executive by managing his own restaurant in Vienna. Thomas was able to develop his kitchen skills and he later accepted F&B roles with renowned hotel brands in Shenzhen and Shanghai, China.
Thomas has assumed total responsibility for Grand Nikko Bali’s entire F&B team. He is also overseeing the daily operations of all restaurant venues including Benkay Japanese Restaurant, The Shore Restaurant & Bar and in-room dining services. Under Thomas’s leadership, the F&B team will play a more active role in functions and special events such as wedding celebrations hosted at the resort. He aims to take culinary services at Grand Nikko Bali to exciting new heights. (*)