Langham's new CEO on reaching 500 Hotels
Langham Hospitality, which recently announced plans to pump up its portfolio from 22 hotels to a whopping 500 hotels in the next 10 years, isn’t really aiming for the impossible, Robert Warman, new CEO of the Hong Kong-based group recently told HOTELS. The former president and CEO of the Capella Hotel Group and 18-year veteran of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Co. said the ambitious expansion will be powered by a predominance of management deals in combination with opportunistic acquisitions. Perhaps most importantly, growth will be significantly powered by a new brand targeting Chinese business travelers, the name of which will be revealed in the near term. What Warman could disclose at this time was that one of the group’s existing Hong Kong properties would be rebranded into this new offering.