The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa has appointed Derek Charles Gomez
as Director of Food & Beverage.
In addition to overseeing The Westin
Langkawi Resort & Spaís F&B outlets, Derek will also
manage the F&B operations at the Langkawi International Convention Centre (LICC).
Armed with a
bachelorís degree in Hospitality and Catering Management from the
University of Toulouse in France, Derek worked previously as F&B
director with the InterContinental Hanoi Landmark72.
Prior to Hanoi, he was the F&B director at
the InterContinental Saigon and worked at the InterContinental Danang Sun
as Assistant F&B Director.
Derekís 15-year career has also seen
him work at the Four Seasons in Riyadh as an outlet manager and a
Restaurants & Bar Director at the Renaissance Kuala Lumpur, where
he created and maintained an inventory system for the hotelís bars
and wine cellar. He also worked at the Four Seasons Langkawi from
To cap off his achievements, Derek is a
sommelier certified by the internationally-renowned Court of
Master Sommeliers and a wine specialist acknowledged by the
Society of Wine Educators.