Christian Westbeld will become the general manager of Raffles Hotel Singapore from October 1 to oversee the hotel restoration and its grand reopening scheduled in mid-2018.
Westbeld was also with Raffles Hotel Singapore from July 2009 to February 2011 as its executive assistant manager. From there, he moved to Raffles Beijing as Raffles Beijing before returning to Raffles Singapore in June 2013 as hotel manager until August 2015.
The veteran brings with him nearly 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry. He was most recently head of hospitality at MGM Macao, and was part of the pre-opening team for MGM Cotai.