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PASADENA, Calif. - June 13, 2016 -  The Langham Huntington, Pasadena, Southern California's iconic landmark hotel, has announced the appointment of Vern Lakusta as Director of Hotel Operations and Jeff Gillick as Director of Sales and Marketing to its senior management team. Each brings their own unique hospitality industry experience and knowledge to the Pasadena hotel.

Vern Lakusta, formerly Director of Food and Beverage at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena, is appointed to take on the role as Director of Hotel Operations where he will function as the strategic business leader of all hotel operations. Lakusta brings more than 20 years of extensive operational experience to the hotel and has worked with a number of hospitality brands including the W Hotel in Los Angeles, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts throughout California and Canada, and the London West Hollywood, among others. Lakusta completed his course of studies in Hospitality Management at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario.

Jeff Gillick, a seasoned hospitality professional, joins the hotel as Director of Sales and Marketing, with a background of over 20 years in the industry. In his role, Gillick will oversee the Sales and Marketing team and be responsible for developing and implementing strategic plans to achieve the hotel's objectives.  Most recently, he served as Director of Sales and Marketing for other notable hospitality groups such as, Bacara Resort & Spa, The Boulders Resort & Spa, and Wyndham International, to name a few.  Gillick attended the University of Nevada Las Vegas, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management.

"We are delighted to welcome these new leaders to the Langham Huntington, Pasadena," said Steven Parker, Managing Director for The Langham Huntington, Pasadena. "Their extensive experience in luxury hospitality and proven record of success will be a tremendous asset to the hotel."

For more information about The Langham Huntington, Pasadena please visit http://pasadena.langhamhotels.com

About The Langham Huntington, Pasadena, Los Angeles

Capturing the grace and elegance of classic Southern California, The Langham Huntington is an iconic landmark hotel located at the base of the picturesque San Gabriel Mountains National Monument, just minutes from downtown Los Angeles in beautiful Pasadena. A renowned Pasadena hotel for 100 years, the property features 380 guestrooms including 38 suites, eight cottages, world-class dining and an award-wining Chuan Spa featuring treatments inspired by Traditional Chinese Medicine and cutting-edge skin care technology. For more information, visit http://pasadena.langhamhotels.com.

Contact: Susan Williger

susan.williger@langhamhotels.com / (626) 585-6440

Contact: Marissa Mota

marissa.mota@langhamhotels.com / (626) 585-6480

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