Christian Westbeld has been appointed as General Manager
of the Raffles Hotel Singapore,
effective 1 October 2017.
Christian has nearly 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry
spanning Germany, Bangkok, Manila, Dubai, Singapore, Beijing and more.
His journey as a hotelier started at the front office of one
of the top hotels in Germany and saw him rise through the ranks in Food & Beverage operations across the globe from The Peninsula in
Manila to The Fairmont in Dubai and subsequently, being part of
the pre-opening team in Raffles Dubai.
is no stranger to Raffles Hotel Singapore, having served as its
Executive Assistant Manager from July 2009 to February 2011 before
moving on to Raffles Beijing as Resident Manager. He returned to
Raffles Hotel Singapore in June 2013 as Hotel Manager until August
recently, Christian was based in Macau with MGM China Ltd, where
he led the Hospitality Operation at MGM Macau and was part of the
pre-opening team for MGM Cotai.
In his new role as General Manager of
Raffles Hotel Singapore, Christian will oversee the hotel through
extensive restoration and into the highly
anticipated grand reopening in the middle of 2018.
Jeannette Ho, Vice President of Raffles Brand and Strategic
Relationship, Accor Luxury Division, said, “We warmly welcome Christian back to the Raffles family. Christian is the consummate
hotelier and in the course of his various assignments, has gained
a comprehensive perspective on the intricacies of helming luxury
hotels. We look forward to Christian bringing his own inimitable
style and extensive market knowledge to successfully lead Raffles
Hotel Singapore, our flagship property, into another grand chapter.”
Christian graduated Summa Cum Laude from
the University of Maine at Augusta, and holds a Bachelor’s degree
in Business Administration, International Management. He also
holds a Diplom-Kaufmann FH from the University of Applied Studies
and Research Wernigerode in International Business Studies,
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