Prior to his Bangkok appointment, Torsten was General Manager at Swissôtel Foshan which opened in May 2008 to become Foshan’s first international deluxe hotel. In a matter of months, he led his team to win the Best New Opening Hotel of China Award at the 4th China Hotel Starlight Awards and earned himself the Best General Manager of China’s Hotel Industry Award at the same ceremony.
With a career that spans 10 countries in Asia, Europe and the Middle East, this German national first joined Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts in 2001 as part of the pre-opening team of Swissôtel Berlin, Germany. He then assumed the position of Director of Food & Beverage and subsequently, Executive Assistant Manager at Swissôtel Beijing Hong Kong Macau Centre.
Torsten’s earlier career experience includes stints at the Hotel Balmoral, Scotland, The Savoy in London, and with various international hospitality chains including Four Seasons, Sheraton, Le Meridien and Westin.
The 338-room award-winning Swissôtel Nai Lert Park sits nestled amidst a luxuriant sprawling 7-rai (2.8 acres) garden estate in the heart of Bangkok’s central business and diplomatic district just minutes away from the Skytrain station. In 2008, it was awarded Thailand’s Leading Business Hotel at the World Travel Awards, Asia.