Industry Update
Appointment 3 October 2017

Simon Manning

Promoted Senior VP, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer.
At Langham Hospitality Group in Kowloon, Hong Kong (SAR)

Simon ManningIn tandem with its steady growth and expansion plans, Langham Hospitality Group is strengthening its sales and marketing division with the promotion of Simon Manningto senior vice president, chief sales and marketing officer. Manning is a seasoned hotel professional with more than 25 years of sales and marketing experience in luxury hotel groups. His experience includes assignments in North America, Middle East and Europe and Asia Pacific. Since 2011, Manning has been an integral member of the steering committee and management team, and has been closely involved in the achievements and growth of Langham Hospitality Group. He was tasked to re-build the sales and marketing functions when he first joined the group. Today, Manning had successfully integrated sales, revenue management, marketing communications, public relations, e-commerce, customer relationship management (CRM), and global programmes disciplines and department leaders, whose contribution and performance are integral to the success of the group. Prior to joining Langham Hospitality Group, Manning headed the sales and marketing division for The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company in the Asia Pacific region. Under his leadership, The Ritz-Carlton successfully expanded from three to 22 hotels in Asia, when the luxury hotel group launched world-renowned brands such as BVLGARI Resorts, The Ritz-Carlton Residences and the exclusive Ritz-Carlton Reserve.

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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