Press Release: The Legian Bali Welcomes Executive Chef Luke Macleod

25 March 2014

Seminyak, March 25, 2014 – Luxury resort The Legian Bali, managed by (GHM) General Hotel Management announces the appointment of Luke MacLeod as its new Executive Chef.

Chef MacLeod brings more than 15 years’ of international experience to his role, having worked with some of the highly regarded Michelin Star chefs like Alain Senderens, Michel Guerard and Alexandre Bourdas in France as well as in reputable hotel chains like the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group and the InterContinental Hotels and Resorts, lends an added dimension of interest and acclaim to Seminyak’s iconic hotel.

In his role as Executive Chef at The Legian Bali, Chef MacLeod will oversee all culinary aspects of the property’s various food and beverage offering which include The Restaurant, The Pool and Ocean Bar, The Lobby Lounge, In-Room Dining as well as The Club Lounge. In line with overall brand style of Asian interpretations in a contemporary context, Chef MacLeod will bring new culinary ideas by incorporating Asian influences and local ingredients in the hotel’s European food and beverage concept. Chef MacLeod’s cooking style is defined by assimilating flavours, quality ingredients and nature hence weekly visits to the local markets will be a must for him as he showcases the beauty of Balinese food and dining culture. Despite his strong French background, Chef MacLeod’s aim is to fuse French techniques with the best local ingredients on the island. “My vision for The Legian Bali is to bring the guest’s dining experience to the next level by developing the uniqueness of food, service, and ambience within the The Legian Bali’s food and beverage outlets.” he says.


The Legian, an all-suite hotel, sets a new standard for resort living with its contemporary approach to traditional Indonesian design. Set in landscaped tropical gardens, The Legian features 68 suites that are among the most spacious in Bali, all designed to exude the feel of high-end private residences. Among them is The Beach House. Indonesian sculptures and indigenous art abound throughout the resort’s public and private spaces.

The Legian offers a quiet haven along a sandy stretch of Seminyak Beach. It is a mere 25-minute drive from the Ngurah Rai International Airport and is situated on Bali’s southern coast, within walking distance of Bali’s trendiest shopping and nightlife areas. The Legian raises the bar on luxury amidst the serenity of the island’s natural beauty.


Established in 1992, GHM (General Hotel Management Ltd.) is known for conceptualising, developing and operating an exclusive group of hotels and resorts. With an expansive portfolio and more projects in the pipeline, GHM prides itself in providing guests with an unrivalled lifestyle experience.

Each GHM property is an original. A symbiotic relationship between the hotel and the local culture enables GHM to provide guests with a genuine, close-up experience of the best each destination has to offer. The signature GHM style melds contemporary interpretations of Asian designs and distinctive local touches to create inspired, memorable spaces.

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