DoubleTree by Hilton Jakarta – Diponegoro announces the appointment of Andre Gomez as the new General Manager of DoubleTree by Hilton Jakarta – Diponegoro, with a dual role as Regional General Manager of Indonesia & Timor Leste.
As General Manager, Andre will lead the 253 strong team and be responsible for the operations and performance at DoubleTree by Hilton Jakarta. In his regional role, Andre will also oversee the performance of Hilton’s five hotels in Indonesia and 13 hotels in Hilton’s pipeline across the country. One of his immediate focuses in the role will be to drive the company’s brand entry into Timor Leste with the opening of Hilton Dili Palm Springs this year.
No stranger to Hilton, Andre joined the hospitality company in 2011 as General Manager of Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa; bringing with him 20 years of hospitality experience. Most recently, he was Area General Manager, Hainan South and General Manager Hilton, Sanya Yalong Bay Resort & Spa. Prior to that, he took the helm at Hilton Beijing Wangfujing as General Manager before relocating to India as Head of Operations for two years where he achieved successes such as establishing Hilton in the coveted Great Place to Work rankings and championing gender diversity across Hilton hotels.
Raised and educated in Australia, he is fluent in a number of languages, including English, Bahasa Malaysia/Indonesia, Cantonese and basic Tagalog.
“I am delighted to start my new role in Indonesia & Timor Leste and experience a part of the world that is tourist-friendly with lots of wonderful attractions; from beautiful countryside and unique culture & history, to beautiful beaches and bright nightlife. I look forward to join this journey in developing and delivering the Hilton experience in the ever-growing country, as we step into our next 100 years of hospitality,” said Andre.
The 250-room hotel features one of the largest lagoon swimming pool in Jakarta, complete with five dining options, wellness center and fully-equipped Kids Club. The hotel was recently awarded by World Travel Awards in three categories – “Asia’s Leading City Resort”, “Indonesia’s Leading City Hotel” and “Indonesia’s Leading Conference Hotel” – for the third consecutive year since 2017.
Ideally suited for business and leisure travelers, DoubleTree by Hilton Jakarta – Diponegoro is located five minutes from the Central Business District, near multinational companies, embassies, government offices and the city center’s popular shopping, dining and entertainment landmarks such as Plaza Indonesia and Grand Indonesia.
DoubleTree by Hilton Jakarta – Diponegoro has innovative dining and entertainment options including the all-day dining restaurant OPEN}, featuring three show kitchen stations serving Indonesian, Asian and Western cuisine; Sea Grain Restaurant & Bar, a casual Mediterranean restaurant and bar serving selections of Italian Pasta and Pizza, Spanish Tapas and Ultimate ‘Grill Experience’; a day club IINDIGO offers a mouthwatering lite bites to nibble with the wide range of drink-selections in a fresh-air environment; THE KOFFEE offers a wide selection of freshly brewed coffees, choices of tea flavors and an evolving array of freshly made sweet and savory delicacy. All menu options are offered to dine in as well as for Grab and Go.
The hotel has comfortable and convenient features in its spacious guestrooms and suites such as DoubleTree by Hilton Sweet DreamsTM beds, a 42-inch LCD TV and a large workspace with internet access and Wi-Fi connectivity. It also has a wellness center featuring a 24-hour fitness center fully furnished with LifeFitness® health equipment. Located next to the swimming pool and kids’ pool, the wellness center has spa facilities with three therapy rooms and attached whirlpools.