Keraton at The Plaza, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Jakarta recently announced the appointment of Cora Stuart as its first female General Manager.
The Singaporean hotelier brings with her over 30 years of experience in hospitality management across a variety of five-star properties in Singapore, Boston, Middle East, Indonesia, Malaysia and Philippines.
Cora first began her career as an Assistant Tea Room Manager at The Westin Stamford and Westin Plaza in Singapore and later expanded her skills in Sales and Marketing as Convention Sales Manager. In 1997, she took on her first Director of Sales role at The Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore. Since then, Cora has worked for several Marriott International properties including The Ritz-Carlton, Boston, The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain and Bvlgari Resort Bali.
After 17 years of experience in Sales & Marketing, and driven by challenge, Cora moved to broaden her operational skills as a Hotel Manager in Dubai, UAE. By 2009, Cora - with her management expertise - was appointed as the opening General Manager at the Media One Hotel, Dubai. It was there that she received the coveted award of “Best General Manager” by Hotelier Middle East magazine.
After great success in the Middle East, Cora’s journey continued with successful launches and openings of new brands and independent hotels in Philippines and Malaysia. With such diverse, passionate and strong leadership acumen, she has now returned to Marriott International, with Keraton at The Plaza, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Jakarta as General Manager.
“It is an honour to return to Marriott International and being part of the family at Keraton at The Plaza and PT. Plaza Indonesia Realty, Tbk. I look forward to spearheading the future of this captivating hotel, working with the team to maintain and enhance the luxurious standards in order to deliver the distinctive guest experiences”, she said on her new appointment.
Cora is not only the first female General Manager at Keraton at The Plaza, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Jakarta, but also the only female General Manager within Jakarta’s Marriott properties currently.
Keraton at The Plaza is a distinct and intimate luxury hotel offering a unique, modern interpretation of the rich Indonesian culture. Cora will oversee the hotel’s 140 award-winning guest rooms, suites and 54 luxurious private residences, as well as the Bengawan Restaurant, Keraton Lounge, La Moda, a stand-alone restaurant located at the adjacent shopping mall Plaza Indonesia, Keraton Spa and the inspiring Lima Five Lounge.