Hotel Group

The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd (LHW)

The Leading Hotels of the WorldThe Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd. is the prestigious luxury marketing organization representing 400 of the world's finest hotels. Headquartered in New York City, the company maintains a network of 18 regional offices in key cities around the world. Anticipating the demands of the sophisticated consumer for a complete luxury lifestyle experience, the company has taken the initiative of creating numerous partnerships and brand extensions aimed at bringing together the foremost purveyor's of luxury goods and services. Capitalizing on the strength of the Leading brand, the company introduced its first brand extension - The Leading Small Hotels of the World - in 1999. In 2000, the company joined with Relais & Châteaux to create the Luxury Alliance - a unique and powerful strategic marketing enterprise comprised of a select collection of the finest luxury providers. It has also established six joint-venture companies: Leading Group Sales, Leading Quality Assurance, Leading Financial Services, Leading Interactive Reservations, Leading Career Services, and The Leading Hotel Schools of the World.
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Hotel Development

FAUCHON Hotel Kyoto

FAUCHON Hospitality, which debuted its first hotel in Paris in September of 2018, will open a second property in Kyoto, Japan, it was announced today by Jacques-Olivier Chauvin, President and CEO. FAUCHON has been a well-known brand in Japan for the past 47 years, and currently manages 28 shops, two cafes, and two bakeries with cafes throughout the country.

The RuMa Hotel and Residences

The RuMa Hotel and Residences, officially opens its doors in the vibrant heart of Kuala Lumpur's Golden Triangle, as the latest luxury hotel and residences by Urban Resort Concepts (URC). Seamlessly combining contemporary design with the expansive history and rich culture of Malaysia, The RuMa pays homage to its local heritage while redefining the luxury landscape in the vibrant capital.


Ted Teng to Step Down as President and CEO of The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd.; Shannon Knapp, Senior VP & CMO Named Interim CEO

The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd announced today that Ted Teng is stepping down from his position as President and CEO, effective April 12, 2019, after 10 years leading the company. The Leading Hotels of the World Executive Committee has named Shannon Knapp, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, as interim CEO, assuming responsibilities as of April 13, 2019.

The Leading Hotels of the World Introduces 11 New Members

The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd is pleased to announce the addition of 11 remarkable properties to its collection of more than 400 independent luxury hotels. Sharing a common dedication to personalized hospitality, the distinguished new members offer varied styles of architecture and design, and immersive cultural experiences delivered by passionate hoteliers.