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Kevin Robinson Becomes General Manager of The Langham, Chicago in Illinois

To Oversee the mid-2013 Opening of the 316-room Hotel


March 16, 2012
- Langham Hospitality Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Kevin Robinson as General Manager of The Langham, Chicago.  Kevin, age 36, will oversee the mid-2013 opening of the 316-room hotel, located in one of the city’s most famous downtown riverfront landmarks – a Mies van der Rohe-designed building located at 330 North Wabash Avenue.

Most recently, Kevin was the General Manager and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Elysian Hotels and Resorts.

“We are delighted to welcome such an accomplished hotelier as Kevin,” said Katie Benson, Regional Vice President - Europe and North America for Langham Hospitality Group.  “In his three years in Chicago, his achievements have been significant and we welcome his leadership at The Langham, Chicago as we continue to grow our brand in North America and establish a pre-eminent presence in this key city.”

Kevin’s career has seen him enjoy senior roles with luxury operators in North Africa, the Caribbean as well as the United States. Kevin is a graduate of the University of Denver, Daniel’s College of Business and is actively involved with his community as well as the University of Denver Alumni Club. Kevin and his wife, Micaiah, reside in Lake Forest with their three children Collin, Emily and Ashlynn.

About The Langham, Chicago
The Langham, Chicago, located in the heart of downtown Chicago at 330 North Wabash Avenue, will be housed in the 52-story IBM building.  As the last building to be designed by Mies van der Rohe, it was declared a Chicago Landmark in 2008 and entered into the National Register of Historic Places in March 2010.  The hotel’s 316 rooms, situated on floors 2-13, will be among the largest in the city starting at 520 sq ft and offering views of Lake Michigan and the Chicago River.  The property will feature all the amenities and services the brand is known for, including a daily afternoon tea, inspired by its sister property, The Langham, London, which opened in 1865, and is regarded as the first hotel to serve afternoon tea.   Other services include a club level and lounge, a designated specialty restaurant to follow in the footsteps of Langham’s other Michelin star winning restaurants, and a summer time alfresco restaurant on the plaza.  The Langham, Chicago will showcase 20,000 sq ft of elegant and sophisticated meeting facilities, and the group’s award-winning  Chuan Spa, a 9,000 sq ft facility featuring a fitness center, lap pool, and a full range of wellness treatments,  based on the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Contact:

Sherona Shng
Vice President - Communications
Langham Hospitality Group
Tel: (852) 3552 3938
Fax: (852) 3552 3902
Email: sherona.shng@langhamhotels.com

Fiona Szeto
Director of Public Relations (Asia)
Langham Hospitality Group
Tel: (852) 3552 3846
Fax: (852) 3552 3902
Email: fiona.szeto@langhamhotels.com

 
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