We all have that one place where we call home. Some never leave their birthplace, while others have gracefully relocated and embraced a new set of living conditions, customs, and of course culture. For Richard Daguise, Jakarta has been his home for more than a decade. Being born and raised in France, Richard actually had a background in psychology before climbing up the hospitality ladder that eventually led him to become the CEO and Managing Director of Mesa Hotels and Resorts that’s based in Jakarta.
As the de facto leader of an up-and-coming hotel group, Richard’s day-to-day life revolves around ensuring that the vision and mission of Mesa Hotels and Resorts are materialized. Currently, Mesa operates five properties around the world that includes Grand Kemang Hotel in Jakarta, MesaStila in Central Java, The Edge in Bali, to even Emeralda Ninh Binh in Vietnam and Finca Cortesin in Spain.
A seasoned traveler will no doubt be aware that hotel groups tend to share a common philosophy in the daily operations and also services across all their properties. However, Mesa is different in a way that they don’t adhere to one strict philosophy. “I think it’s more how to inspire people and how to actually give them what they want and give them the experience rather than giving them just one product or one line,” Richard said. “We try to differentiate ourselves by becoming a more experimental company, with not giving one specific product to a specific market. We want to cater to all types of people.”
It’s evident that Richard wants Mesa Hotels and Resorts to be remembered for experiences that are unique to each property around the world. In the seven years with Mesa, he admitted that whenever he goes to one of the hotels, the ambiance, atmosphere, and the lasting impression are always different. It is this notion that drives him forward in creating a hotel group which caters to all segments of the market.
Looking to the future, Richard mentioned because Mesa is relatively new, it’s still a challenge to gain the trust of potential guests. Regardless, the bar has already been set for 2016 as he’s targetting to operate at least five new properties under different owners this year alone. “I think you’ll hear more about Mesa this year. I have a lot of cards in my pocket, but I’m not playing them yet. I’m very superstitious,” he finished with a grin.
10 things Richard likes about Jakarta:
- A shopping heaven
Compared to other cities in the world that I’ve been to –and I’ve traveled a lot, Jakarta’s shopping options are just incredible.
- The cinematic experience
Honestly, I’ve never seen any movie cinemas out there that are better than the ones in Jakarta. If you go to Paris or Singapore, forget about it. You don’t even want to go to the movies there.
- Jakarta’s own archipelago
The Thousand Islands is an area that I really love. They give me the option and opportunity to enjoy the sea and their fabulous beaches.
- Eat all the food
The variety of restaurants that are offered in the city is just tantalizing.
- Keeping busy
I don’t go out that often, but I think the social life in Jakarta is great. There’s always something happening and you can hardly get bored.
- Break a sweat
I do a lot of sports and therefore the availability of sport centres is important. I appreciate that the city has a lot of gyms and also places to play tennis.
- The charm of a bygone era
I consider the old city Batavia as a gem. I really like the area because of its rich history and the buildings there are just fantastic.
- One-of-a-kind street
I like going to Jalan Surabaya. Although I never buy anything because it’s expensive, I just love wandering around the area and look at the items that are on sale.
- Smiling, happy faces
The Indonesian people by nature are very hospitable, sociable, and they will embrace you with warmth regardless where you come from.
- Everything you can ask for
All things included, life in general is what makes Jakarta so special. There’s nothing you can’t find or do here. You have it all here. I can now easily find a baguette and cook dishes as they would be in France. Life is good in Jakarta.
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