Miami, Florida (February 21, 2017) – The Langford Hotel is pleased to welcome Olivier Servat as general manager, bringing a wealth of leadership experience to the historic downtown hotel.
An industry veteran with more than 20 years in luxury hotel brand development and operations, Servat has spent the last two in Miami, having most recently served as general manager of Melia Hospitality International. There he was responsible for budgeting pre-opening activities for two 5-star hotel properties, Melia Costa Hollywood Hotel and ME by Melia Hotel, and managed all aspects of project planning across developer, general contractor and management company during the construction process. Prior to his time in Miami, Servat was based in Washington D.C., where he worked as a senior consultant at Steigenberger Hotels AG, as well as served the general manager at Starwood Hotels & Resorts’ W Hotel, Washington D.C.
Servat’s impressive hotel experience also extends internationally to France, Morocco and Nigeria, where he was responsible for managing operations on behalf of several luxury hotel brands. In Paris, Servat served as the opening general manager of the W Hotel, Paris-Opera, and the hotel manager of both Le Meridien Etoile and Le Meridien Montparnasse. In Nigeria, he successfully launched Le Meridien Abuja as the opening general manager, and in Morocco, Servat helmed daily operations as general manager at Datalink S.A., and as the deputy general manager at Le Meridien Royal Mansour.
In his position as general manager at The Langford Hotel, Servat will play a key role in the daily decision making and strategy on behalf of the AAA Four-Diamond award-winning boutique hotel and will be responsible for revenue generation, guest and associate satisfaction as well as direct management of hotel and service quality.
“I am thrilled to be joining The Langford Hotel as its general manager and for the opportunity to grow and strengthen its reputation as downtown Miami’s first historic hotel,” said Servat. “The Langford Hotel has been the leader in the area, and I look forward to joining such a strong, dedicated and accomplished staff in planning for the future.”
Servat’s hospitality career is complimented by his extensive leadership involvement in the hotel and tourism industry. He was awarded the “JAZ” by Steigenberger hospitality award in 2016 for Best Brand Marketing Operation, and the Gold Key Design Award for Best Lounge/Bar and Best Hotel Design in boutique categories. Throughout his career in hospitality, Servat is known to consistently achieve outstanding guest satisfaction, associate engagement and house profit, and looks forward to maintaining that streak at The Langford Hotel.
The Langford Hotel is located at 121 SE 1st St., Miami, FL, 33131.