Seasoned hotelier Edward Shapard has been named the new managing director of The Langham, Chica go, a Forbes 5 star luxury hotel.
Shapard has previously worked in culturally diverse, cosmopolitan destinations such as Hong Kong, New York, Bermuda and Utah.
Shapard joins us from New York where he was General Manager for The Dominick Hotel, SoHo's only AAA Five Diamond Hotel and part of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts Legend Collection.
Previously he was Managing Director for Timbers Resorts where he was responsible for spearheading their efforts to expand their lifestyle offerings at each of their properties.
Prior to that, Edward has also held positions as General Manager for The St. Regis, Deer Valley, Park City, Utah, another AAA Five Diamond property as well as Elbow Beach Resort, Bermuda (previously managed by Mandarin Oriental). Early in his career, he spent some time in Hong Kong, where he worked as the Hotel Manager for Mandarin Oriental.
Shapard holds an MBA from RMIT University and a degree in Hospitality and Tourism from Tennessee State University.