Singapore-based luxury hotel group COMO Hotels and Resorts is pleased to announce the appointment of two new General Managers, who will oversee day-to-day operations at COMO Shambhala Estate in Bali and COMO Metropolitan Bangkok in Thailand.
COMO Shambhala Estate — COMO’s flagship wellness centre in Ubud, Bali — will be managed by Ram Hiralal. Ram is no stranger to COMO, as she assisted with the pre-opening of COMO Parrot Cay in 1998. Her background has always been in the hospitality industry — she began her career with HPL at the Concord Hotel Kuala Lumpur in 1991 before joining Four Seasons in 2003, working in various resorts before her final role as Resort Manager at Four Seasons Koh Samui. She joins COMO Shambhala Estate just as it reinvigorates its position as a leading wellness centre and launches four new wellness programmes.
Simultaneously, the group announces the promotion of Rohaan Chandra as new General Manager for COMO Metropolitan Bangkok, Thailand, after almost three years as the property’s Hotel Manager. Rohaan was born into a family of hoteliers, spending his formative years growing up in a hotel. He studied at Les Roches Hospitality School in Switzerland and Cornell University in New York. Prior to joining the COMO team in 2015, he had worked in the hotel industry for 12 years, at both The Setai in Miami and The Legian in Bali.
“We are very pleased to welcome Ram back to COMO to run our flagship wellness property, as well as promote Rohaan to General Manager of our urban hotel in Bangkok,” says COMO Vice President of Operations, Kevin J. Abramowicz: “Both have an in-depth understanding of the luxury hotel industry in Asia. I am confident that they will add a new dimension to the guest experience, helping us achieve our group-wide targets with passion and style.”