Bandung – January 7, 2012. The Papandayan, recently awarded Indonesia Leading City Hotel in 2013 by ITTA (Indonesian Travel & Tourism Awards) has appointed Jean-Paul Riby as the new General Manager. He is a native from France, born in Bordeaux with more than 20 years of experience in the hotel industry.
He graduated from Hotel School of Management in France, and followed higher education at the Cornell University. His career started at the “Hotel de Paris” in Monte-Carlo, since then he has assumed a variety of management positions in some of the finest hotels in Italy, United Kingdom, Indonesia, Vietnam and Kingdom of Bhutan. Prior to his arrival at The Papandayan, he was the opening General Manager of the most prestigious private island in the Kingdom of Cambodia, Song Saa Private Island.
Mr. Jean-Paul Riby speaks several languages fluently including, Indonesian, English, Italian, Spanish, and French being his mother tongue. Besides that, his experience of living and working in such a wide variety of countries and cultures has had a profound impact on his outlook on life and on his management style.
He is a self-motivated person and a good communicator who has the ability to lead and inspire his team. He firmly believes in the power of teamwork. As he puts it, “I like to inspire and give general directions to my team but let them use their own creativity to find solutions. Providing the guidelines and the inspiration is my responsibility. If you hire good people and train them well, you can count on them to find creative solutions to most challenges. This approach results in a staff that is happy and performs well.”
About The Papandayan
Rediscover The Papandayan, and experience all this vibrant, fun-filled city has to offer. Now a stylish and trendsetting 5 star boutique hotel offering services with the personal touch, creating an ambience and committed to delivering the promise of moments of magic during every stay. Our impeccable staff pride themselves in exceeding your every expectation. Strategically located in the center of the thriving business hub at Jl. Gatot Subroto 83, it is set away from the congested one-way thoroughfares, offering many avenues of accessibility to the property.
As the winner of “Indonesia Leading City Hotel – Bandung” by Indonesia Travel & Tourism Award (ITTA), The Papandayan has won the award for two consecutive years. Featuring 172 elegantly appointed guestrooms and suites thoughtfully designed to complement its location with natural elements of stone, wood and art – reflecting the local landscape and culture. Our Executive Floor accommodations and Lounge with breathtaking views combines intimacy, comfort, and exclusivity – with the personalized service and attention to detail including 24 hr Butler service.
Preserving its primary role to pamper guests, The Papandayan embraces its current motto “Where You Can Experience a Balance in Life”.