Industry Update
Appointment24 February 2020

Stephen Lech

Appointed Executive Chef
At The Langham, Sydney, Australia

Stephen Lech

The Langham, Sydney has announced the appointment of Stephen Lech as the new Executive Chef. In this role, Stephen will lead the culinary programme for all aspects of the hotel from banquet events and weddings, the hotel's cocktail venue; Observatory Bar and the recently opened luxury buffet, interactive dining restaurant; Kitchens on Kent.

Australian-born, Stephen brings twenty-years' experience with him to the role from completing his training at The Sydney Harbour Marriot hotel, to working his way from Chef De Partie to Head Chef at Intercontinental, Sydney to more recently, being part of the pre-opening team of three new restaurants in the Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney with Trippas White Group.

Time spent in London at Hilton Park Lane and the five-star country resort, The Grove gave Stephen that extra experience of running a large buffet, producing top a la carte dishes to organising substantial outdoor catering events for up to five-hundred guests.

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.
more information
Recent Appointments at Langham

Bob van den Oord - COO

6 August 2020 — Langham Hospitality Group announced today the appointment of Bob van den Oord as Chief Operating Officer (COO) to support the company's hotel operations and core business functions that are spread over four continents.
read more

Shane Jolly - General Manager

20 July 2020 — With more than two decades' experience in hospitality, Jolly was most recently the hotel manager at Cordis, Auckland where he successfully oversaw the successful completion of the extensive renovations for the hotel's 410 rooms and popular food and beverage outlets.
read more

Marcel Holman - Managing Director and Regional Vice President, Operations – China

19 May 2020 — Veteran luxury Marcel Holman N.A. has been appointed Managing Director of The Langham, Hong Kong and Regional Vice President, Operations - China for The Langham Hotels and Resorts where he will be driving the strategy, operations and processes for all China hotels under the luxury brand.
read more