(26 January 2022) - Langham Hospitality Group has appointed Philip Ding as Head of Operations, Vice President China. Based in the Shanghai Corporate Office for mainland China, he will oversee the China portfolio of hotels and resorts, leading all aspects of China’s operations including sales, revenue, marketing, food and beverage, human resources, finance as well as design and technical service. As the strategic lead for China, he will leverage his extensive experience and market knowledge to enhance operations, as well as support pipeline development.
Mr Ding has over 25 years of deep and extensive experience in travel and hospitality. Most recently he served as Head of Commercial Performance, Greater China for InterContinental Hotels Group. He also led several milestone projects at InterContinental Hotels Group including the inauguration and launch of Hualuxe Brand and prominent hotel projects in the gateway cities in United States of America.
Born and raised in China, Mr Ding holds a MSc Tourism and Hospitality Management from Sheffield Hallam University (U.K).
“With Langham Hospitality Group’s continued strategic focus on China where we currently have half our portfolio, we are adding talent and allocating additional resources to enhance and support our operations and expand our presence in China,” said Brett Butcher, Chief Executive Officer of Langham Hospitality Group. “With multi-disciplinary exposure and experience in operating existing and developing new brands, I am confident that Philip will take our China operations to a new level.”
Philip Ding, Head of Operations, Vice President China said: “I am delighted to be entrusted with the opportunity to lead Langham Hospitality brands in China and further the group’s commitment to owners and developers as well as enhancing the guest experience.”
“China has shown remarkable resilience with its speedy recovery from Covid-19, opening doors again to future growth and development opportunities for Langham Hospitality Group,” he added.
About Langham Hospitality Group
As the wholly-owned subsidiary of Great Eagle Holdings, Langham Hospitality Group encompasses a family of distinctive hotels under The Langham Hotels and Resorts and Cordis Hotels brands, with more than 30 projects currently either confirmed or in a developed stage of negotiation from Asia, Europe and North America to the Middle East. The Group takes its name from the legendary Langham in London which was widely recognized as Europe's first Grand Hotel. For over 150 years, this flagship hotel has represented sophisticated and gracious hospitality, a philosophy that reflects elegance in design, innovation in hospitality, sincere service and captivation of the senses across all properties. For more information, please access the website at LanghamHospitalityGroup.com.
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