LANGHAM HOSPITALITY GROUP APPOINTS FIRST VICE PRESIDENT - DEVELOPMENT TO TAP MIDDLE EAST MARKET
September 28, 2011
Langham Hospitality Group has appointed Sam-Erik Ruttmann to the position of Vice President – Development (Middle East) as it continues its drive for growth along the "New Silk Road" of China, India and the Middle East.
Sam-Erik has enjoyed a career spanning 30 years in the luxury hospitality sector. His most recent career appointment was Regional Vice President of Development for a Thai-based hospitality brand, helping to set up its development office in the region. He has also enjoyed leadership positions at property level for luxury hospitality brands with General Manager roles in Indonesia, Kuwait, Finland and Thailand.
Andrew Jessop, Vice President – Development (Worldwide) said: "Sam-Erik has an excellent track record in securing new luxury projects and in-depth experience in pre-opening projects including technical services. He will be an invaluable asset to Langham Hospitality as we seek to grow our luxury portfolio along the 'New Silk Road'."
About Langham Hospitality Group
Langham Hospitality Group encompasses a family of distinctive hospitality brands which include hotels, resorts, residential serviced apartments, restaurants and spas, located on four continents.
It takes its name from the legendary Langham in London which was opened in 1865 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.
The brands include the luxurious Langham and international five-star Langham Place, the upscale Eaton Luxe, midscale Eaton Smart and the award-winning Chuan Spa.
The Langham is where guests can enjoy service with poise and be enchanted by our innovation and traditions while Langham Place, the fun sibling of The Langham, is about living the 21st century through design, technology and attitude, epitomising stimulating and artistic hospitality.
Eaton, a premium member brand, aims to surprise and delight our guests with a value-for-money proposition that delivers a stylish, modern level of comfort with spirited, can-do service.
Currently 27 member hotels are open or in the pipeline across four continents.
Langham Hospitality Group is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Great Eagle Holdings (Stock Code: 0041) which was founded in 1963 and listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 1972.
Reservations for either Langham or Eaton properties can be made by logging onto langhamhospitalitygroup.com