Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia

Jeff Cho, Director of Development – South East Asia and Pacific

Jeff first joined StayWell in 2010 as part of the pre-opening team at Park Regis Singapore where he was involved in the hotel operations and general management.

Jeff is an internationally groomed hotelier with over 12 years industry experience working in a multitude of locations domestically and overseas including Dubai, Seoul, Las Vegas and Singapore for some of the world’s largest hotel groups including InterContinental Hotels Group and Hilton Worldwide.

Jeff’s experience in projects spans the full spectrum of hotel development including mixed use developments, refurbishment, rebranding and re-launch projects, acquisition, conversion projects through various contract types such as management agreements, marketing agreements (franchise), leases and management letting rights.

Jeff’s responsibilities include identifying new hotel management and expansion opportunities for the group and undertaking feasibility of the development deals whilst maintaining relationship with key external parties such as developers, owners, bankers, consultants, brokers and agents to strengthen the group’s portfolio and growth strategy in Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia.

Holding a Bachelor of Science in Hotel Administration, coupled with an extensive hospitality skill set Jeff is armed to succeed and drive the strategic development for the group.

George Bedwani – Group Development Advisor – Australia

George joined StayWell in October 2015 as Group Development Advisor – Australia and works hand in hand with the Australian Development Team to strengthen the group’s portfolio in Australia.

George is a highly regarded industry veteran with extensive hospitality experience and has held previous roles at the former Sebel Townhouse Sydney, General Manager for Southern Cross Sydney and Melbourne, Group General Manager of Accor’s Darling Harbour hotels and General Manager of the Hotel InterContinental in Sydney.

Additionally, George has held positions at Cypress Lakes Resort Golf and Country Club, Elysia Health Retreat Hunter Valley and most recently Chief Operating Officer of Transmetro Corporation Limited, an ASX listed company which operates the Metro Hotels chain responsible for management of 14 hotels and apartments. George is also a hospitality advisor for Tourism Accommodation Australia (TAA) and Australian Hotels Association (AHA) NSW.

Sylvia Tanuwidjaja – Business Development Manager – Indonesia

Sylvia recently joined StayWell to assist and drive growth in our developments in Indonesia and Greater Asia area.

Bringing a vast background of business development experience in the mining industry, importing industry, as well as the retail industry and automotive industry, Sylvia has worked in numerous environments and markets and brings a wealth of knowledge to the Development Team.

Sylvia is challenged with sourcing opportunities to assist the company’s aggressive growth plans, with the key objective to strengthen the group’s portfolio.