Industry Update
Appointment 4 June 2020

Iain Langridge

Promoted Divisional Managing Director Asia Pacific
At Belmond in Bangkok, Thailand

Iain Langridge

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.

Iain worked in that position for eight months and then joined Damac Hotels & Resorts in Dubai as Corporate Director of Operations, before returning to Louvre Hotels Group in 2017 as COO and Head of Development Asia Pacific.

Based in Belmond's regional headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand, Iain will manage the regional operations, finance, sales and marketing, and development teams across six countries in the region.

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

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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Christian Boyens - Decelopment director city hotels

12 February 2019 — LVMH entered hospitality by buying Cheval Blanc in 2006 - 4 hotels and an opening in 2020 in Paris - Bulgari brand in 2011 along with the jewelry department - 6 hotels and 4 in the pipeline and Belmond end of 2018 - 46 hotels trains and boats.
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