Langham Hospitality Group announced today the appointment of Bob van den Oord as Chief Operations Officer (COO) to support the company’s hotel operations and core business functions that are spread over four continents. This is a newly created position at the group which reports directly to Chief Executive Officer Stefan Leser.
A highly respected hotelier in the industry, van den Oord brings over two decades of experience to his new role based at the corporate office in Hong Kong. He was most recently managing director at The Langham, London as well as regional vice president, operations (Europe, Middle East and the United States).
In his new capacity as COO, according to Langham, van den Oord will oversee the regional vice presidents, hotel managing directors and general managers to elevate the operational success of the group’s properties in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and the Middle East.
At the corporate level, van den Oord will steer the food and beverage, spa, rooms and quality divisions to ensure that the hotels around the world meet or exceed operational, guest service, strategic, branding and fiscal plans, while maintaining the highest standards of regulatory compliance.