Christian Metzner appointed General Manager of W Kuala Lumpur
W Hotels Worldwide, part of Marriott International has announced the appointment of Christian Metzner as General Manager of the highly anticipated W Kuala Lumpur, as the iconic brand prepares to debut its unique style of modern luxury in the Malaysian capital this summer.
Metzner recently joined W Kuala Lumpur from The Andaman, a Luxury Collection Resort, Langkawi, where he has been the General Manager since 2014, and brings with him a wealth of experience having been part of Marriott International for the past 15 years.
German-born Metzner’s career with Marriott International began in 1996 at the Arabella Sheraton Complex South Germany in Munich, and he has since held numerous positions within the company across two continents, including leadership roles in Beijing, Tianjin, Langkawi and now in Kuala Lumpur. Opening hotels are not new to Christian; prior to his move to Malaysia, he was part of the pre-opening team at The Westin Beijing Financial Street and The Westin Tianjin.
“I am delighted and honoured to lead the opening crew for W Kuala Lumpur. We are going to inject so much energy into this city with our new hotel’’ said Metzner, General Manager, W Kuala Lumpur.
“We are bringing guests closer to the music, design, fashion and fuel (the brand’s take on fitness and healthy lifestyle) scene in Kuala Lumpur while providing insider access to what’s new/next, and our signature Whatever/Whenever® service, delivering whatever guests want, whenever they want it, in this incredible city,” he added.
W Kuala Lumpur redefines the local scene with glamour and sophistication amid the Golden Triangle’s sensational shopping and entertainment. For more information please visit www.whotels.com/kualalumpur.
About W Hotels Worldwide
Born from the bold attitude and 24/7 culture of New York City, W Hotels, part of Marriott International, Inc., has disrupted and redefined the hospitality scene for nearly two decades. Trailblazing its way around the globe, with over 50 hotels, W is defying expectations and breaking the norms of traditional luxury wherever the iconic W sign lands. With a mission to fuel guests’ lust for life, W ignites an obsessive desire to soak it in, live it up and hit repeat. The brand’s provocative design, iconic Whatever/Whenever service and buzzing Living Rooms create an experience that is often copied but never matched. Innovative, inspiring and infectious, the brand’s super-charged energy celebrates guests’ endless appetite to discover what’s new/next in each destination, to see more, feel more, go longer, stay later. W Hotels Worldwide is proud to participate in the industry’s award-winning loyalty program, Starwood Preferred Guest®. Members can now link accounts with Marriott Rewards®, which includes The Ritz-Carlton Rewards® at members.marriott.com for instant elite status matching and unlimited points transfer. For more information on W Hotels, visit whotels.com/theangle or follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
About Marriott International, Inc.
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and encompasses a portfolio of more than 6,500 properties in 30 leading hotel brands spanning 127 countries and territories. Marriott operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts all around the world. The company also operates award-winning loyalty programs: Marriott Rewards®, which includes The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest®. For more information, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com. In addition, connect with us on Facebook and @MarriottIntl on Twitter and Instagram.