Worldwide: Luxury hotel company Langham Hospitality Group has promoted its regional VP of EMENA, Bob van den Oord, to chief executive officer (CEO).
Van den Oord will succeed current CEO Brett Butcher, who came to the role in summer 2021. Butcher will retain responsibilities with Langham’s parent company Great Eagle Holdings as well as CEO of the Listed Langham Hospitality Investment Ltd.
In his new role beginning 1 September 2023, van den Oord will expand the group’s global footprint across its four brands: The Langham Hotels & Resorts, Cordis Hotels, Eaton and Ying’nFlo. He has been with Langham for the last 20 years.
Speaking about his appointment, van den Oord said: “I am delighted and humbled to have been appointed to lead Langham Hospitality Group into a new era of success. We have an attractive brand portfolio of iconic hotels, with strong appeal to guests and partners. Supported by our talented colleagues around the world, we will continue to deliver enhanced guest experiences, drive business performance with exceptional results as we serve our guests every day.”
KS Lo, chairman and managing director of Great Eagle Holdings, said: “Bob is a dynamic business leader with a diverse background and excellent track record of delivery in the hospitality business. He possesses exceptional strategic capabilities, is highly operational effective, and over the years has built great relationships with all our stakeholders and owners. We look forward to Bob driving the development of Langham Hospitality Group’s portfolio as one of the world’s eminent hospitality groups, delivering long term growth and value for all our brands and partners.
“I would also like to thank Brett for his visionary leadership of Langham Hospitality Group. The changes he has initiated to the company’s global strategy, and organisational structure leaves the group better positioned for success in a post-pandemic world.”