W Bali is excited to announce the appointment of Philipp Haupenthal as Director of Beverage & Food, overseeing the operation of the hotel’s award-winning outlets, including the two world-class restaurants, Starfish Bloo and FIRE; Woobar and W Lounge.
Bringing more than 12 years of hospitality experience, the German born food and beverage enthusiast has worked at an array of prestigious properties. Philipp started his early days in Germany at Mercure Hotel Saarbruecken City; Le Royal Meridien Hamburg, and Dorint Hotel am Heumarkt, Cologne before he decided to move to Thailand. In 2013, he started as Manager Restaurants & Bars at Sheraton Krabi Beach Resort. Two years after, he got transferred to a sister property at The Westin Grande Sukhumvit as a Food & Beverage Manager.
Prior to joining W Bali – Seminyak, he held the position of Director of Beverage & Food at W Koh Samui, where he created the hotel’s own music festival called “Backstage Festival”. Ready to re-create the energetic W scene, beside managing all day-to-day operations, Philipp is in control of ensuring exceptional customer service and as well as understanding the brand’s service culture.
Commenting on the appointment, Craig Seaward, General Manager of W Bali – Seminyak said: “We are thrilled that Philipp has joined the B&F team and look forward to him leading the team, developing more innovative ideas and demonstrating knowledge of the brand specific service culture. With a luxury background, we are sure he will bring much value to the hotel and our world-class dining venues”.
In his free time Philipp loves to travel, to enjoy the nature and to be active outdoors.
W Bali – Seminyak, Jl Petitenget, Seminyak Bali, p. +62 361 3000 106