Meet the General Manager

General Manager Welcome Message

Dear Valued Guests,

“Selamat Datang” – Welcome to Banyan Tree Bintan.

Located just 45 minutes via a high-speed catamaran ride from Singapore and nestled on the beautiful white sands of Tanjung Said Bay overlooking the South China Sea, discover an unspoiled part of the Riau Archipelago – its amazing flora, fauna and bio-diversity and friendliness of the Indonesian people.

Take in the tranquil island life as you are pampered by the finest in Asian hospitality. Feel the sun on your skin and the tickling of sand between your toes. With contemporary and stylish accommodation, and a host of activities to boot, this is the perfect tropical retreat.

For adventure-lovers, there is a large selection of land and watersports activities available, including quad bikes, all-terrain vehicles, golf and many more. For spa-aficiondos, relax and rejuvenate in our award-winning Spa. For nature lovers, check out the many different species of birds, reptiles and other rare animals, sharing their habitat with our Resort, with a dedicated team of “Environment Rangers” caring for these animals.

Our environmental efforts play a large role in our resort’s philosophy. As part of Banyan Tree Bintan’s commitment to preserving the environment we have adopted pro-environmental standards and systems and we thank you for your contribution. Learn more about Banyan Tree’s Corporate Social Responsibility and our Green Imperative Fund.

With genuine Thai hospitality and a myriad of activities under the sun, my team and I look forward to having you as our guest at Banyan Tree Bintan. 

Sincerely,

Mr. Stefan Thumiger, Area General Manager, Banyan Tree Bintan


General Manager Biography

Mr. Stefan Thumiger joined the Banyan Tree group in 2008 as the General Manager for Pre-Openings based in the Corporate Office in Bangkok, Thailand. In this position he was involved in the planning of operational aspects of Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts projects in Seoul, Macau and Dubai. In May 2009, Mr Thumiger was tasked to open Banyan Tree Club & Spa Seoul, comprising of a High Society Private Members Club as well as a Hotel. He was appointed General Manager of Banyan Tree Tianjin Riverside in 2011 and is currently overseeing both Banyan Tree and Angsana Bintan as Area General Manager.

Before joining the Banyan Tree family, Mr. Thumiger has held a variety of positions in various luxury hotels before leaving Switzerland for Australia in 1992 where he joined the Burswood Resort Hotel & Casino, Perth, as Assistant Food & Beverage Manager. In 1997, his career led him to Indonesia where he opened a Hotel for Sol Melia as Food & Beverage Manager before moving on to Le Meridien Resort & Casino in Vanuatu in the South Pacific. In 1999, he joined Hilton International and opened the Hilton Sharm Dreams in Egypt before transferring the Ankara Hilton in Turkey. He was promoted to Director of Operations in 2004 and took up this position in Hilton Corniche in Abu Dhabi, UAE, and two years later moved to the Abu Dhabi Hilton in the same position.

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