Industry Update
Appointment25 January 2017

David Grossniklaus

Named Senior Director for Development in Middle East, Africa & India
At Belmond in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

David GrossniklausBelmond announced the appointment of David Grossniklaus as Senior Director of Development Middle East, Africa and India, effective December 1, 2016. Based in Belmond’s newly-opened development office in the heart of the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) in the United Arab Emirates, Mr. Grossniklaus will focus on growing Belmond’s footprint across the region with new hotel developments and conversion opportunities.
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Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL)

David Grossniklaus (Class of 2003) is a graduate of Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) in Lausanne - Switzerland
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LVMH Hotel Management

French luxury behemoth Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy (LVMH), announced in December 2018, the acquisition of London-based luxury hotel group Belmond. LVMH, the parent company of fashion houses including Christian Dior, Marc Jacobs and Givenchy as well as premium spirits, cosmetics and more, is looking to expand its empire in the hospitality business, which currently includes the Bulgari hotel brand, as well as Cheval Blanc.
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Recent Appointments at LVMH Hotel Management

Iain Langridge - Divisional Managing Director Asia Pacific

4 June 2020 — Iain, who has more than 20 years of international hospitality experience, has spent most of his career at Louvre Hotels Group, a subsidiary of Jin Jiang Hotels. He first joined that company in September 2008 as Senior Regional General Manager before being promoted in 2014 to Director of International Operations.
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Rob Roche - Director of Sales and Marketing

15 February 2019 — Rob joins the team with more than 20 years of experience across luxury hotel brands that include St. Regis, Rosewood Hotels and Resorts and Four Seasons Hotels. Most recently while working with The Peninsula Beverly Hills, he was responsible for implementing strategic goals for the principle teams across its Reservations, Sales, Advertising, E-Commerce, Social Media and Public Relations departments.
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Colleen Huther - General Manager

15 February 2019 — Colleen joins the property with over 30 years of luxury hotel experience working for international hotel brands including Hilton, Accor, and Marriott. She joins Belmond from the Hilton Checkers in Los Angeles, CA where she was General Manager.
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