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Langham Hospitality Group appoints new COO

Experienced hotelier Bob van den Oord was most recently managing director at The Langham, London.

Van den Oord is a veteran hotelier with more than 20 years' experience at the Langham Hospitality Group.
Van den Oord is a veteran hotelier with more than 20 years' experience at the Langham Hospitality Group.

Langham Hospitality Group has appointed Bob van den Oord as COO, a newly created position in the group to support the company’s hotel operations and core business functions that are spread over four continents.

Reporting directly to CEO Stefan Leser, van den Oord will in his new role 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 F&B, 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.

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).

Prior to his tenure in London, he was managing director at The Langham, Hong Kong and concurrently took on the corporate role as vice president, brands at Langham Hospitality Group and played an integral part in shaping the brand guidelines for both The Langham Hotels and Resorts and Cordis Hotels and Resorts. He first joined the group in 1999 as resident manager of Le Meridien Boston (now The Langham, Boston.)