Published on : Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand appointed Andrew Langston as Senior Vice President Business Development. Mr. Langston is a British national having 34 years’ experience in hospitality management and development under his belt. He will report to Deputy CEO Markland Blaiklock and take forward Centara Hotels & Resorts’ 5-year expansion plan. The plan includes domestic, regional and global development to double Centara’s revenues and the number of properties.
Andrew Langston brings on board his vast experience that spans across various disciplines and global network. He has held roles in Singapore, Philippines, Korea, Macau, China, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Vietnam, Laos, India, Sri Lanka, the Maldives, Thailand, and Australia. In the early part of his career he served as a footman at Buckingham Palace, where he looked after Her Majesty the Queen of England, Diana the Princess of Wales and Prince William amongst others. He chartered a north bound career graph and held senior positions in major hotel groups such as Banyan Tree and Intercontinental Hotels group [IHG].
Recently he held the position of Executive Vice President, Strategic Advisory & Asset Management, at Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels & Hospitality Group and managed their Asia operations.
Andrew Langston said, “Thailand has been my home for many years now so I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with a large, highly respected Thai hospitality group which has such exciting aspirations of significant and strategic growth, both within the Kingdom and globally. I’m looking forward to contributing to the continued rise of this esteemed organisation.”
Centara CEO Thirayuth Chirathivat opined, “Andrew’s extensive experience in hotel operations, asset management, investment, and negotiation will be invaluable to the future expansion of Centara Hotels & Resorts.”