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.
“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.
Opening hotels are not new to Metzner; prior to his move to Malaysia, he was part of the pre-opening team at The Westin Beijing Financial Street and The Westin Tianjin
“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,” Metzner added.