News for the Hospitality Executive
Langham Hotels Appoints Stephanie Mehail to Hotel Manager
The Langham, Huntington in Pasadena and Hans Schaepman
Promoted to Hotel Manager at The Langham, Boston
BOSTON and PASADENA, Calif. - July 10, 2008- The Langham, Boston and The Langham, Huntington Hotel and Spa in Pasadena have reassigned their hotel managers with a coast-to coast exchange of Stephanie Mehail and Hans Schaepman.
Stephanie Mehail joined The Langham, Huntington Hotel & Spa in Pasadena from The Langham, Boston where she served as hotel manager since 2005. The new position will allow her to manage staff at a larger Langham property. Prior to joining Langham Hotels International, Ms. Mehail held the title of hotel manager for the Wyndham Boston. Ms. Mehail was with Wyndham International Hotels & Resorts since 1993 where she quickly advanced within the organization and held positions at a number of different properties.
Hans Schaepman has been promoted to hotel manager at The Langham, Boston from The Langham Huntington Hotel & Spa in Pasadena, formerly The Ritz-Carlton. He served as the executive assistant manager of the rooms division for two and a half years, overseeing housekeeping, front desk, guest relations, hotel activities and the spa. He worked for Ritz- Carlton for a total of 16 years in a variety of capacities in locations such as Sydney, Australia, Naples, FL, New York, NY, Miami, FL and Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt.
Nigel Roberts, senior vice president of operations for Langham Hotels International, explained the reason behind the exchange: “The newly created position of hotel manager at the recently re-flagged Langham Huntington Hotel and Spa, facilitates the redeployment of two of our senior managers and demonstrates our commitment to developing our internal talent. Stephanie’s experience and knowledge of our company was instrumental in making this decision. She brings valuable experience from her three years as hotel manager of the Langham, Boston, and her expertise will assist in the five-diamond Langham Huntington Hotel & Spa becoming fully integrated into The Langham family.”
“Hans’s well-deserved promotion to hotel manager recognizes his service at the former Ritz- Carlton as executive assistant manager of the rooms division. His move to Boston will provide a big step forward in the development of his career with The Langham under the guidance of the hotel’s managing director, Serge Denis,” he continued.
About Langham Hotels International: Langham Hotels International is the subsidiary of the Hong Kong-based Great Eagle Holdings, spearheaded by Dr. KS Lo, who is also the Chairman and Managing Director of Great Eagle Holdings. Spanning four continents, the group currently features 12 properties either open or under construction, with more than 5,000 rooms in 11 cities, namely London, Boston, Hong Kong, Melbourne, Auckland, Toronto, Beijing, Chang Chun, Koh Lanta, Shanghai and Pasadena. For more information, visit www.langhamhotels.com
|Also See:||Stephanie Mehail Named Hotel Manager for the Langham Hotel, Boston / December 2005|
|Serge Denis, Managing Director of the Langham Hotel Boston, Named General Manager of the Year (large properties) by the Massachusetts Lodging Association / February 2006|