DAVID MOTTL NAMED EXECUTIVE CHEF OF
THE ST. REGIS LANGKAWI
MICHELIN-STARRED MOTTL WILL OVERSEE ALL CULINARY VENUES
AT LANGKAWI’S NEWEST LUXURY RESORT
Langkawi, Malaysia – March 2016: From the busy streets of St. Petersburg to the idyllic paradise of Langkawi, The St. Regis Langkawi’s new Executive Chef David Mottl has traversed the globe to call this mystical island his new home. Mottl is responsible for the smooth running of all culinary offerings at the resort’s over-water specialty restaurant Kayuputi, signature restaurant L’Orangerie, Gourmand Deli, The Drawing Room, St. Regis Bar, Decanter Wine Bar, as well as all the resort’s banqueting facilities.
Chef Mottl joins the team in Langkawi from his most recent post as the Executive Sous Chef at the W Hotel in St. Petersburg. A German national, Mottl brings with him over 20 years of culinary experience spanning across Germany, USA, Ireland, Switzerland and most recently Russia, winning him reputable awards and accolades. Since embarking on his culinary career in 1996, Chef Mottl has served several positions in seven acclaimed Michelin-starred restaurants.
Not a stranger to this part of the continent, well-travelled Mottl has discovered almost all Asian countries on his gastronomic mission to uncover local specialties – especially street food. This then sets a great groundwork for him to create Asian-inspired haute cuisine at Kayuputi. Diners will experience his culinary prowess through the imbuing of much-loved Asian food traditions with contemporary sophistication and modern techniques; the reinterpreting of familiar recipes into
sumptuous tapas, inventive mains and reconstructed dessert creations.
“Guests at The St. Regis Langkawi will definitely appreciate the creative array of exceptional Michelin-star quality of Asian fusion flavours with a Western touch”, said Mottl, who cites seafood and yuzu as his favourite ingredients.
Mottl’s interest in his culinary heritage dates back as far as he can remember. The second of three children, he helped his mother in the kitchen from the age of eight, preparing chocolate pudding and scrambled eggs with fresh mushrooms freshly picked from their family backyard farm. He believed that only exceptionally fresh ingredients, cooked with a dash of love, will deliver the best cuisine to every guest.
“We aim to develop the finest Food and Beverage team at The St. Regis Langkawi, setting the resort to be the best in its class when it comes to culinary experience. Our goal is to ensure that we continue to excel with the highest quality ingredients, innovative cuisine, the perfect ambience and an outstanding service, which guests will appreciate and return to discover more”, added Mottl.
When not working, Mottl enjoys cooking for friends and family and trying out new recipes on them. He is also passionate about food photography.
About St. Regis Hotels & Resorts
Combining classic sophistication with a modern sensibility, St. Regis is committed to delivering exceptional experiences at over 30 luxury hotels and resorts in the best addresses around the world. Since the opening of the first St. Regis Hotel in New York City over a century ago by John Jacob Astor IV, the brand has remained committed to an uncompromising level of bespoke and anticipatory service for all of its guests, delivered flawlessly by signature St. Regis Butler Service. From Bal Harbour to Bangkok, Saadiyat Island to Shenzhen, the St. Regis brand caters to a new generation of luxury travelers and continues to thoughtfully build its portfolio in the most sought after destinations at the heart of today’s grand tour. Plans for the brand to expand its legacy include much-anticipated St. Regis Hotels & Resorts in Asia, where St. Regis has announced plans to open hotels in Changsha, Chengdu, Haikou, Kuala Lumpur, Lijiang, Macao, Quingshui Bay, Sanya Haitang Bay and Zhuhai. Additionally in Europe and the Middle East, St. Regis will continue to
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About Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with 1,112 properties in nearly 100 countries and 154,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels, resorts and residences with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, W®, Westin®, Le Méridien®, Sheraton®, Four Points® by Sheraton, Aloft®, and ElementSM. The Company boasts one of the industry’s leading loyalty programs, Starwood Preferred
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