A dream that began in the early 1990's has inspired the pursue of a bigger ambition. It started off from the coast of Medewi, situated in the west part of Bali island, where the founding father had a vision of 'Hujan Dollar' or 'Dollar Rain'. It was when tourism has just begun to flourish on the island, especially for a surfing destination as the Medewi coast at that time was famous amongst both the local and international surfers. Then, Medewi Beach Cottages were established. A small remarkable resort that later became the pioneer of everything which made the family started to enter the hospitality industry and hotel business.
In 2004, the tourism of Bali grew even more prosperous. By then, the famous destination became Kuta beach, even until now. This made the family to move the business focus and invested in a land nearby the Ngurah Rai International Airport, not far from the beach. The following year, the first hotel was open, known as The Vira Bali Hotel.
In 2015 the business was reconstructed under PT. Vira Jaya Angkasa or VJA Enterprise. Within 2016 until 2018, the hotel business and management had been completely transformed professionally. The hotel went under major transformations, refurbished and born anew. It became The Vira Bali Boutique Hotel & Suite.
The company persistently expanded the business and diversified the assets from land acquisitions and sourcing of new property developments, remodeling the business under PT. Karya Dwi Setia. The expansion includes a new hotel identity along with F&B, properties, and other investments in automotive and creative industry. The company has been growing and spreading its wings towards other regions of Indonesia, mainly Bali, Semarang, Kudus, Ungaran, Bandungan and Jakarta.
AWAN - derived from Bahasa Indonesia which translates to 'cloud'.
It reflects our philosophy towards the company values, which consists of four pillars.
AWAN - a cloud, would provide safety and shelter upon the surfaces of the earth wherever it goes. The silhouettes offer coolness on a sunny day and bring the rain that freshen the land. With such a simple task, it gives an example of how in everyday life, it should be effortless to offer shade and shelter towards everything. Be it other people, animal, and the environment. To be able of giving, without expecting in return.
AWAN - a cloud, has various shapes and sizes that follows the direction of the wind. They gather and form a large cloud, together travelling the sky. This shows an example of how unity is the key to create a large unit, to dream big and go far. Unity in diversity, to work together toward success.
AWAN - a cloud, may seem tiny from where we stand, looking at them so far above. It looks smaller than a house, but in reality a cloud is much, much bigger than a house. An illustration on how not to judge something based only on what the eyes can see, as perspectives may deceive. Have attitude and integrity.
AWAN - a cloud, begun its journey from the ground and work its way up. It starts from the particles of water vapours that swarms the air, forming a cloud in the sky. Which when it rains, it washes the land again, back to the ground. They voyage the earth, but then leaves the throne of the sky. A characteristic that is humble, not forgetting one's origin, and giving back what one has gained.
Mr. Albert Dwijaya is the Director. Responsible for the finance and management of thecompany(s) as well as the implementation of the company's strategies and policies.
Mr. Albert Dwijaya holds a Bachelor degree of Electrical Engineering with second class honors, division A, major in Electrical, Computing and Manufacturing Engineering from Queensland University of Technology, Australia in 2009. Then he continued his study and holds a Master degree of International FInance from Deakin University, Australia in 2011. He has experienced work in both Australia and Indonesia in the area of Engineering, Banking, Hotel, Hospitality and Creative Industries.
Mr. Robert Dwijaya is the Operational Director. Responsible for the project and operation of the company(s) as well as the implementation of the company's strategies and policies.
Mr. Robert Dwijaya holds a Bachelor degree in Industrial Design with second class honors and an electives study of Architecture from Queensland University of Technology, Australia in 2010. He has experienced work in both Australia and Indonesia in the area of Architectural and Product Designs, Electronics & Technologies, Automotives, Food & Beverage and Creative Industries.
Mr. Denny, is the Corporate General Manager at AWANNGROUP. He is responsible for the corporate strategies and policies; and implementation of hotels operation. He has joined the company since the pre-opening of Awann Sewu Boutique Hotel in 2020 and assigned as the General Manager of Awann Sewu Boutique Hotel. He has more than 15 years of experience in hotel and hospitality industries, specialization in sales marketing fields and pre-opening hotels. Before joining to AWANNGROUP Hotels, he worked in Tentrem Hotel Management and few strategic positions as Business Development Manager in Crowne Plaza Semarang, Director of Sales in Novotel Semarang and Holiday Inn Bandung, later assigned as Director of Sales & Marketing in Hyatt Regency Yogyakarta and last position as pre-opening Director of Sales & Marketing in Marriott Yogyakarta.
Mr. Denny holds a university degree of Science Information and Technology from Dian Nuswantoro University, Semarang in 2005.
Mrs. Puri Angeline, 46, is the General Manager of The Vira Bali Hotel. She is responsible for the management and operation of the hotel as well as the implementation of the hotel’s strategies and policies. She was joined to the hotel since the pre-opening of The Vira Bali Hotel in 2004 and assigned as the hotel General Manager. She has more than 20 years experience in hotel and hospitality industries. Before joining to The Vira Bali Hotel, she worked in Grand Mirage Resort Bali (now known as Mirage Resorts Bali) in last position as Senior Sales and Marketing Manager.
Mrs. Puri Angelina holds degree of computing and secretarial study from Eksa Business Services, Bali in 1991. She also took a hospitality study from AHI Hotel Yield Management Asia Pacific Seminar by Horand Vogel Associates in 1996, and a professional training program of Integral Sales and Marketing Training by Irene Chia - Integral Training Co. In 1997.
Mr. Zamroni, is the Director of Finance at AWANNGROUP. He is responsible for the corporate finance strategies and policies of the company as well as the implementation of the hotel’s finance and administratives. He has joined the company since the pre-opening of Awann Sewu Boutique Hotel in 2020 and assigned as the Director of Finance. He has more than 15 years of experience in hotel and hospitality industries, specialization in finance and accounting fields. Before joining AWANNGROUP Hotels, he worked in Novotel Semarang and later worked in Pullman Jakarta Central Park in last position as Assistant to Finance Controller.
Mr. Zamroni holds a university degree of accounting and business management from STIE Bank BPD Jateng, Semarang in 2003.