Industry Update
Appointment22 February 2012

Paul Walters

Appointed General Manager
At The Langham, London, United Kingdom

Paul Walters Most recently, Walters was based in Hong Kong at the groups head office as Vice President – Brands, where since 2007 he was responsible for a portfolio of three brands – the luxury Langham brand, the contemporary five star Langham Place brand and the midscale Eaton brand. Walters previous appointments include W Hotels, where he was responsible for establishing the first W hotel outside of the US; Orient Express, GHM Hotels and Hyatt Hotels & Resorts. “We are delighted to welcome to London a General Manager with the experience that Paul has,” said Katie Benson, Regional Vice President - Europe and North America for Langham Hospitality Group. “During his time with Langham Hospitality group in Hong Kong, he has gained invaluable knowledge in the ethos of our brand and we look forward to building on the already enviable reputation of The Langham flagship property with Paul at the helm.” Walter’s career has also seen him perform consultancy services to the five star hotel market in Australia across numerous disciplines including Marketing, Operations, Human Resources and Purchasing

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.
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