Butcher returns to CEO role at LHG
Brett Butcher has become the new CEO of Hong Kong-headquartered hotel company Langham Hospitality Group – having previously held the same role between 2009 and 2014.
Langham Hospitality Group (LHG) has made a key appointment to help it navigate the post-Covid era.
New leadership at the helm
In his role as CEO of LHG, Brett Butcher will oversee and guide hotel operations, lead hotel owner relations and progress new management contracts in key locations. He last held the position for five years from 2009, before leaving the group in 2014, and returning in 2017 as CEO of GE Hospitality Asset Management.
LHG, a wholly owned subsidiary of Great Eagle Holdings, is behind the Langham and Cordis brands.
Dr KS Lo, executive chairman of Langham Hospitality Group, said: “We are delighted to have Brett lead the Langham Hospitality Group portfolio again. Brett is an experienced hotelier with significant experience in luxury hospitality, and he is ideally suited to lead the company through our Covid19 recovery phases and implement a solid succession plan for the group.”
A wealth of experience
Hailing from Australia, the new CEO holds a bachelor of business degree from the University of Queensland. With LHG, Butcher previously served as senior vice president of sales, marketing and brand, as well as managing director of Langham Place, Mongkok, Hong Kong. Prior to that, he held operational and executive roles for almost 20 years across the Pacific, North America and China.
“Langham has a solid reputation of managing quality hotels and delivering positive guest experiences,” said Butcher. “The group has developed respected hotel brands, each of which is ripe for expansion into new markets.
“This year, we opened hotels in Langham Place, Changsha, Cordis Hangzhou, and a fully refurbished The Langham, Boston. We will welcome our first guests in the next two months at The Langham, Jakarta and at the new 240-room Pinnacle Tower extension at Cordis, Auckland, as well as the stunning beach-facing The Langham, Gold Coast in Australia in early 2022.
“This robust global deployment of our brands in major capitals and cities augurs well for our ambitious expansion plans. I look forward to leading the Langham team and working with likeminded investors while delivering exceptional guest satisfaction and financial operating results.”
Following the appointment, Butcher will continue in his role as CEO of GE Hospitality Asset Management.
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Langham Hospitality Group encompasses a family of distinctive hospitality brands, which include hotels, resorts, residential serviced apartments, restaurants and spas, located on four continents.