Alila Seminyak announces a number of new additions to the team, including the newly appointed Director of Food & Beverage Laurens van der Heijden. Previously working as assistant director of food and beverage at Cheval Blanc | LVMH Group – Maldives, at his new post Laurens will oversee and elevate Alila Seminyak’s F&B portfolio, bringing exquisitely diverse culinary experiences to guests.
Laurens is a seasoned F&B professional with 12 years of experience focusing on guest satisfaction and a strong team culture. His career spans across international luxury hospitality groups, such as Conrad Hilton in Brussels, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts in China and Cambodia, Patina Hotel and Capella Hotels & Resort in the Maldives, and more.
“I am excited to join Alila Seminyak – a brand renowned for its extensive and superlative F&B portfolio,” said Laurens. “I look forward to elevating guest expectations, while working on new concepts and sustainable experiences, continuing the brand’s promise of delivering outstanding service with unforgettable flavours.”
Outside of the industry, Laurens enjoys activities like football, hiking and skiing. He also enjoys travelling in his leisure time. He’s fluent in Dutch, English and French, as well as able to speak Spanish, Mandarin and German.