Tue, August 18, 2015
The Langham, Chicago is pleased to announce the appointment of Gaylord Lamy as its Director of Operations, effective immediately. A 20-year veteran of the hospitality industry, Lamy will oversee the hotel’s daily operations and manage the overall performance of its amenities, including the food and beverage outlets. With his appointment, The Langham, Chicago is primed to strengthen its presence in the Midwest landscape as a must-visit vertical resort for memorable experiences.
“Gaylord was previously our Director of Food and Beverage and he delivered nothing but excellence to our colleagues and guests,” says Managing Director Robert Schofield. “We are excited to have him in this new role, where he can continue educing superior performance from our amazing staff and enrich the legendary guest experiences we are known for.”
Prior to joining the Langham brand, he worked for Le Meridien Etoile and Hotel Meurice, meeting the food & beverage needs of these Paris-based hotels. In 2004, he was hired by The Langham, Boston and held numerous positions within the brand’s domestic and international properties. Most recently, he served as the Director of Food and Beverage for The Langham,
Boston followed by The Langham, Chicago, before being promoted to Director of Operations for The Langham, Chicago.
“Coming from the food & beverage sector, I am most excited about seeing and being involved with the other side of the hotel’s operations and processes,” says Lamy. “The opportunity is one I truly treasure and a challenge I look forward to.”
A native of France, Lamy earned a degree in food & wine service from Lycee Tecomah in Versailles and a degree in bartending from Lycee Auguste Escoffier in Cergy-Pontoise. Now a resident of Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood, Lamy remains dedicated to familiarizing himself with other cultures.
The Langham, Chicago
The newest North American addition to Langham Hospitality Group’s luxury portfolio, The Langham, Chicago resides within the landmark, 52-story riverfront AMA Plaza (formerly IBM building) that is designed by the renowned architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Offering 316 guest rooms and suites, this is the company’s first purpose-built hotel in the United States and the fourth property in the U.S. The Langham, Chicago features a 22,000 square feet Health Club housing Langham’s signature Chuan Spa; two restaurants, Travelle and Elle on the River, the Pavilion Lounge for afternoon tea; Langham Club with butler service, light meals and business facilities and 15,000 square feet of meeting space including the elegant Devonshire Ballroom. The hotel features a fine art collection with more than 150 pieces of distinctive artworks. Reservations for Langham hotels can be made online at www.langhamhotels.com. For further information about The Langham, Chicago, visit www.chicago.langhamhotels or dial 312-923- 9988.
Langham Hospitality Group
As the wholly-owned subsidiary of Great Eagle Holdings, Langham Hospitality Group encompasses a family of distinctive hotels under the Langham Hotels & Resorts, Cordis and Eaton brands that are located on four continents. The Group takes its name from the legendary Langham in London which was widely recognized as Europe's first Grand Hotel. For almost 150 years, this flagship hotel has represented sophisticated and gracious hospitality, a philosophy that reflects elegance in design, innovation in hospitality, genuine service and captivation of the senses across all properties. For reservations, please contact a travel professional or access the website at www.langhamhotels.com.
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The Langham, Chicago
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