The Westin Manila Sonata Place has appointed Alexander Dietzsch as the General Manager to oversee the pre-opening operations of the 303 hotel rooms and 344 residential units in Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City.
A German national, Dietzsch brings with him a wealth of managerial experience, having most recently assigned as Lead Consultant, successfully overseeing, the pre-opening operation and structure of two casino hotels, a leisure hotel, 17 F&B outlets and a convention center in Cebu’s Nustar Integrated Resort from June 2020 to June 2022.
Dietzsch is very well suited to manage a city hotel environment having developed his skillset as the resident manager of The Westin Resort Nusa Dua Bali where he led the high volume resort operation and maintained the five-star level of quality and guest service experience.
His interest in hospitality began at an early age after pursuing his Hotel Management Diploma in IHK Frankfurt in 2003. He started his career as F&B assistant in a five-star hotel in Baden-Baden, Germany, while honing his skills working his way up the managerial ladder, inspiring his passion to become a hotel manager. He was trained and worked in Westin Hotels & Resort, rising through the ranks from assistant banquet manager at The Westin San Francisco Airport, USA, to becoming the director of F&B in The Westin Grande Sukhumvit Bangkok culminating in his role as resident manager in The Westin Nusa Dua Bali and now as the general manager in The Westin Manila.
Located in San Miguel Avenue and Lourdes Street, The Westin Manila Sonata Place is a 32-storey high hotel that will comprise of 246 guest rooms and 57 suites, while the 50-storey residential tower sits alongside will house the 344 private residential units ranging from one- and 3-bedroom apartments to penthouses. The hotel will have two restaurant outlets, 6 meeting rooms, a bar, and spa and gym facilities.
Married and a father of two, Dietzsch speaks French, English, Basic Japanese and Basic Bahasa Indonesia. We will be hearing most from him when Robinsons Land Corp., the owning-company of The Westin Manila Sonata Place, opens and welcomes guests in the first quarter of 2023.