SINGAPORE – Strategically located between the heart of the Marina Bay financial district and the cultural heritage site of Chinatown, The Westin Singapore welcomes James Walkden as the new General Manager.
James Walkden, General Manager
The Westin Singapore is pleased to announce the executive appointment of James Walkden as General Manager. James will spearhead the operations and business strategies of the hotel as well as strengthen the brand position as the pre-eminent wellness hotel in Singapore.
A passionate hotelier with over 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry, James brings with him a wealth of experience from some of the most renowned international hotel groups such as Hilton, Four Seasons, Starwood, and Marriott International.
A British national with a strong background in Food and Beverage, James started his career with Hilton before moving to Sydney, Australia in 2000. He then moved to Asia in 2010 where he held the Hotel Manager position at W Hong Kong. James is also no stranger to the Westin brand, having previously held key positions at The Westin Sydney and as General Manager of The Westin Xi’an. In his most recent role, he was the Marriott International Area Director of Operations, Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific, a position he held for more than five years.
Recently relocated from Australia to the Lion City, James enjoys traveling and immersing in new cultures, unwinding at the gym, and spending quality time with family and friends.
About The Westin Singapore
As Singapore’s first integrated hotel located within an office building, The Westin Singapore occupies levels 32 to 46 of Asia Square Tower 2 commercial development in Marina Bay, the heart of Singapore’s bustling financial district. The Westin Singapore offers 305 guestrooms and suites, 4 distinct dining venues, an outdoor infinity pool with a stunning view over Singapore’s south coast, the Heavenly Spa by Westin™ and 1,350 square meters of versatile event spaces, all designed with guests’ well-being in mind.
For more information, please visit thewestinsingapore.com.
About Westin® Hotels & Resorts
Westin Hotels & Resorts, hospitality’s global leader in well-being for more than a decade, empowers guests to transcend the rigors of travel while on the road through the brand’s Six Pillars of well-being: Sleep Well, Eat Well, Move Well, Feel Well, Work Well, and Play Well. At more than 230 hotels and resorts in 40 countries and territories, guests can experience wellness offerings that include the brand’s iconic and award-winning Heavenly® Bed, TRX fitness equipment in the signature WestinWORKOUT® Fitness Studios, delicious and nutritious menu offerings on their Eat Well menu, and more. For more information, please visit www.westin.com and stay connected on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Westin is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy®, the global travel program from Marriott International. The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, exclusive experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments and unparalleled benefits including free nights and Elite status recognition. To enroll for free or for more information about the program, visit marriottbonvoy.com.
About Marriott International
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and encompasses a portfolio of more than 7,000 properties in 30 leading hotel brands spanning 130 countries and territories. Marriott operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts all around the world. The company now offers one travel program, Marriott BonvoyTM , replacing Marriott Rewards®, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest®(SPG). For more information, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com. In addition, connect with us on Facebook and @MarriottIntl on Twitter and Instagram.