News for the Hospitality Executive
HONG KONG (August, 2011) – Langham Hospitality Group has created two new regional director of sales and marketing roles to support its growing international operations on four continents. It has named Robert Touzel as the Regional Director of Sales and Marketing for Europe and North America while Jack Lim is the Regional Director of Sales and Marketing for China.
The Regional Directors of Sales and Marketing will help to grow the market share of the operational hotels, capture share for new hotels and ensure regional opportunities are maximized.
Bob van den Oord, Vice President, Sales & Marketing for Langham Hospitality Group said: “These new regional roles will support our ongoing growth across the globe. They will work closely with our existing properties to facilitate and direct new marketing initiatives which will be region-specific. These new appointments will also ensure efficient and co-ordinated marketing operations as we support pre-opening properties as well.”
Robert Touzel – Regional Director of Sales & Marketing – Europe and North America
Formerly Director of Sales and Marketing of The Langham London, Robert was instrumental in leading the group’s flagship property to become recognized as one of the city’s leading hotels in the run up to next year’s Olympics following its GBP80 million refurbishment. Robert has extensive North American experience with other luxury hotel operators in the United States.
Jack Lim – Regional Director of Sales & Marketing – China
Singaporean national, Jack has over 20 years experience in China and key Asian markets and has held senior leadership positions in the travel and hospitality industries. With a deep understanding of the market garnered in sales, contracting and supplier relations, Jack’s roles have included the regional director of global sales in Greater China and Taiwan for a large global hotel chain and Asia Pacific Head of hotel contracting at Gulllivers Travel Associates GTA.
About Langham Hospitality Group
Langham Hospitality Group encompasses a family of distinctive hospitality brands which include hotels, resorts, residential serviced apartments, restaurants and spas, located on four continents. It takes its name from the legendary Langham in London which was opened in 1865 as Europe’s first Grand Hotel. For almost 150 years, this flagship hotel has represented sophisticated and gracious hospitality, a philosophy that reflects elegance in design, innovation in hospitality, genuine service and captivation of the senses across all properties.
The brands include the luxurious Langham and international five-star Langham Place, the upscale Eaton Luxe, midscale Eaton Smart and the award-winning Chuan Spa. The Langham is where guests can enjoy service with poise and be enchanted by our innovation and traditions while Langham Place, the fun sibling of The Langham, is about living the 21st century through design, technology and attitude, epitomising stimulating and artistic hospitality. Eaton, a premium member brand, aims to surprise and delight our guests with a value-for-money proposition that delivers a stylish, modern level of comfort with spirited, can-do service.
Currently 26 member hotels are open or in the pipeline across four continents.
Langham Hospitality Group is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Great Eagle Holdings (Stock Code: 0041) which was founded in 1963 and listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 1972. Reservations for either Langham or Eaton properties can be made by logging onto langhamhospitalitygroup.com.
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