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Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan

  • Sayan, Ubud, Bali, 80571, Indonesia

Uday Rao

General Manager
“My family is in the hotel business and I practically grew up in hotels. I love the experience of meeting new people from all walks of life from all over the world.”

Four Seasons Tenure

  • Since 1991
  • First Four Seasons Assignment: The Ritz-Carlton Chicago (A Four Seasons Hotel)

Employment History

  • Viceroy Resort, Maldives; Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai; Four Seasons Hotel Singapore; Four Seasons Resorts Maldives; Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas; Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Chinzan-so (formerly a Four Seasons); The Ritz-Carlton Chicago (A Four Seasons Hotel)


  • Delhi, India


  • Business Management, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan; BA in Business Administration, Coe College, Iowa, USA

Languages Spoken

  • English, Hindi and conversational Japanese

A long-time Four Seasons team member, Uday Rao is very excited about his role as General Manager of Four Seasons Resorts Bali at Sayan and Jimbaran Bay.

Uday was born in India and his name means “sunrise,” honouring the fact that he was born at dawn. When he was 16, he immigrated to San Diego, California. After studying business management in the United States and Tokyo, Japan, he naturally gravitated to the world of hotels. As he explains, “my family is in the hotel business and I practically grew up in hotels.”

Uday started with Four Seasons in 1991 in Chicago, working as an overnight receptionist, then ascended through various positions, transferring to Tokyo, Singapore, Dallas and the Maldives. He returned to India in 2006 to open Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai, serving as Hotel Manager.

Though he has occasionally worked with other hotel companies, Uday keeps coming back to Four Seasons. “I have spent more than 20 years with Four Seasons in various parts of the world at various stages of my career. There’s no better place for me than Four Seasons. This is where I belong and feel the best fit with the company culture, the philosophy and the people.”

Uday is very pleased to be living in Bali. “During my stints in Singapore and Tokyo, I visited Bali many times. Each time, I felt closer to the country and more connected with the people and culture.” Now he’s thrilled at the opportunity to live here.

“Bali is impressive in endless ways – the setting, the size, the people that work here. This place is magical and very spiritual.”

As the General Manager of the two Resorts, Uday is responsible for day-to-day operations – from overseeing front office, housekeeping and restaurants to security and engineering – ensuring a smooth and memorable guest experience.

When Uday is not being social and meeting guests around the Resorts, he enjoys quiet times at home. “I’m very content as a home body – listening to blues music, sipping a glass of Bordeaux and cooking. Bali provides the perfect amount of quiet and serenity. But when I can travel, I never hesitate to jump on a plane and explore someplace new.”