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The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali Welcomes Spaniar Oriol Montal As General Manager
The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali has announced the appointment of Oriol Montal as general manager. A seasoned hotelier with over 20 years of experience, he has arrived on the island direct following a four-year assignment as general manager of the JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa.

Fluent in several languages, Oriol is a Spanish national and a graduate of the Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne in Switzerland. He first entered the hospitality industry in 1994 as assistant food & beverage manager at the Hotel Barcelona Sants. Later, upon joining The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Arts in Barcelona, Oriol remained in his hometown for several years working across several different departments. He then relocated to The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai as executive assistant manager rooms division.

Oriol assumed the lead role in hotel management as hotel manager for The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Arts, Barcelona Spain in 2003. There he oversaw a complete renovation project while the property remained fully operational. This was followed by a succession of appointments as general manager for leading golf and spa resorts with The Ritz-Carlton brand in the exotic destination of Sintra, Portugal and Tenerife, Spain. In 2011, Oriol became general manager at The Ritz-Carlton Osaka, in Japan, which has the brand’s largest Food & Beverage operation worldwide, including two Michelin-starred restaurants.

Throughout his extensive career with The Ritz-Carlton brand, Oriol was instrumental in the opening of four hotels in Puerto Rico, Germany, Turkey and the USA between 1998 and 2002.

Upon joining the Marriott brand as general manager for JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa, Oriol repositioned the property to become a leading family resort in Asia. His management skills were acknowledged with a Marriott Leadership Award 2015 Asia Pacific.

In his new assignment in Bali Oriol is the man in charge at The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali and the adjacent Bali International Convention Centre.

In describing his personal management style, Oriol describes himself as “a long-term leader” who endeavors to understand and respect local customs. He likes to maintain a visible presence within the hotel at all times by connecting with both associates and guests.

Oriol is joined in Bali by his wife and two young daughters. A passionate traveler and scuba diver, he is looking forward to experiencing all that Bali has to offer, including its unique cultural traditions.
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