Centara Hotels & Resorts has announced the appointment of Andrew Langston, a British national with over 34 years’ experience in hospitality management and development.
Langston will assume the position of senior vice president, business development, in the company’s development team, reporting to deputy chief executive, Markland Blaiklock.
He arrives with exceptional experience and a vast cross-discipline, global network.
He has held senior management positions with major hotel groups such as Banyan Tree and Intercontinental Hotels group and most recently he held the position of executive vice president, strategic advisory and asset management at Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels & Hospitality Group, for whom he was based in Thailand and working throughout the Asia region.
“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,” said Langston.
Centara Hotels & Resorts is Thailand’s leading hotel operator.
Its 60 properties span all major Thai destinations plus the Maldives, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Laos, China, Oman, Qatar and the UAE.
“Andrew’s extensive experience in hotel operations, asset management, investment and negotiation will be invaluable to the future expansion of Centara Hotels & Resorts,” said Centara chief executive Thirayuth Chirathivat.
“We are delighted to welcome someone of Andrew’s calibre and track record to spearhead our domestic, regional and global development efforts and we are confident that together we will make great strides towards realising our plan to double Centara’s revenues and number of properties over the next five years.”