Gregory Gubiani has been appointed the new general manager of The Westin Kuala Lumpur, bringing with him more than 14 years in hospitality.
Gubiani was most recently general manager of Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral. Prior to that, he took up the helm as general manager of Le Méridien Bali Jimbaran, Indonesia, where he was involved from the hotel's pre-opening. He first moved to Southeast Asia in 2011 as hotel manager of Le Méridien Kuala Lumpur.
With Rooms Division background, Gubiani began his career as a resort host in an international five-star luxury resort in Maldives before moving on to be a Front Office Manager in French Polynesia.
He joined the then Starwood Hotels and Resorts, now part of Marriott International as Front Office Manager at Le Méridien Nouméa, New Caledonia and then to The Westin Melbourne, Australia, where he was appointed executive assistant manager in charge of rooms. Gubiani then took up a seven-month task force stint as acting general manager at The Westin Auckland Lighter Quay, New Zealand.
A French national, Gubiani is fluent in French, English, Italian and is knowledgeable in Spanish and German. He graduated from the School of Tourism and Leisure Management in Strasbourg, France.