Industry Update
Appointment 4 January 2019

Michael Hobson

Appointed Chief Executive Officer
At Lanson Place in Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR)

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Michael Hobson

Lanson Place Hospitality Management Limited ("Lanson Place") is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Hobson as Chief Executive Officer, effective 7 January 2019.

Lanson Place is the hospitality arm of Wing Tai Properties Limited (SEHK stock code: 369), currently managing award-winning luxury boutique hotel and premium serviced residences in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Chengdu, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Melbourne.

Commenting on this appointment, Edward Cheng, Chairman of Lanson Place and Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive of Wing Tai Properties Limited said " Michael's deep hospitality and brand experience will further strengthen the Group's senior management team as well as the expansion of the Lanson Place brand so as to capture the business and leisure opportunities in today's fast-growing hospitality market".

Prior to joining Lanson Place, Michael was Chief Marketing Officer of the publicly listed Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group and has played a pivotal role in their global development and brand efforts over a career spanning 25 years.

Lanson Place

Lanson Place is a wholly owned subsidiary of Wing Tai Properties Limited, a publicly listed company in Hong Kong (HKEx stock code: 369), currently manages nine properties (four of which Wing Tai has equity in) under the Lanson Place brand, comprising high-end serviced apartments and a boutique hotel in Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.
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