Exciting news from the renowned beachfront resort, Westin Nusa Dua! With the newly appointed General Manager, the resort anticipates high service excellence in the field of hospitality.

Sander Looijen brings an extensive track record and a refreshing perspective along with his arrival at the premier globetrotting destination, The Westin Resort Nusa Dua Bali. With remarkable leadership qualities and a commitment to guest satisfaction, the entire resort team aims to provide an exceptional guest experience.

Prior to joining the resort, Sander began his journey with Marriott International in 2002 as a management intern at The St. Regis Shanghai. As his passion for the Food and Beverage industry grew, he secured positions with prestigious Marriott International hotels in the Asia Pacific region, particularly in the Food and Beverage Operations departments.

Years later, Sander was appointed Director of Restaurants and Bars at Marriott International, where he took over the Food and Beverage operations of more than 100 properties in Asia Pacific.

Following the milestone is another achievement that led him to become the Director of Area Operations in South Korea. In this capacity, he ensured operational excellence and fostered remarkable regional growth. Sander then landed the position of General Manager at Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa, where the resort was honored as one of the top 20 hotels in Thailand for luxury and service.

Recent career highlights include the role of Group General Manager at Sheraton Hong Kong Tung Chung Hotel and Four Points by Sheraton Hong Kong Tung Chung. With such dedication and leadership, Sander led the property to the prestigious “2021 Hotel of the Year” award in the Greater China region and Ctrip’s “Best New Hotel”. Furthermore, he successfully established the resort as Hong Kong’s dining and drinking hotspot.

In terms of individual contributions, Sander was honored with the remarkable GM Mustang Award, Greater China 2020, which is not the only recognition he has received. He was awarded the 2017 General Manager of the Year by Marriott International-Asia Pacific and the 2009 Event Leader of the Year by Marriott International-Asia Pacific. These accomplishments established Sander’s reputation as a distinguished leader in the hospitality industry.

Sander cultivated exceptional people management skills through years of experience. From team leadership to brand execution and strategic planning, his experience spans culinary trends and food and beverage concept development. In addition, he honed proficiency in event management. These qualities will elevate the dining experience of The Westin Resort Nusa Dua Bali and the Bali International Convention Center as the pride of the island.

On a personal level, Sander leads an active lifestyle, pursuing a variety of hobbies that reflect his passion for wellness and fitness, in keeping with the resort’s wellness approach. He is a fan of water sports, especially water polo. Additionally, he finds solace in open water swimming, which allows him to connect with nature. Sander will enjoy the warm embrace of Bali along with his wife, Ligia, and his three children, Arthur, Oliver and Ella.

With a shared commitment to providing exceptional service, fostering wellness and creating unforgettable moments, the Resort is pleased to embark on this collaborative effort with Sander Looijen as its latest General Manager.

Welcome to Sander Island and family!

For more information on The Westin Resort Nusa Dua Bali, please visit the resort’s official website and social media page.

The Westin Resort Nusa Dua Bali

ADDRESS: Kawasan Pariwisata Nusa Dua, BTDC Lot N-3, Nusa Dua

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