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Brett Butcher returns as Langham Hospitality Group’s CEO after seven-year hiatus

Langham Hospitality Group (LHG) has welcomed back Brett Butcher as CEO, more than seven years after finishing his first stint in the top role.

Butcher first joined LHG in 2001 before working his way up to becoming chief executive in 2009. He then left the group in 2014 to join GE Hospitality Asset Management in 2017 as its CEO, a position he will continue to hold.

Dr K.S. Lo, executive chairman of LHG, 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 COVID-19 recovery phases and implement a solid succession plan for the group.”

Commenting on his return, Butcher said: “Langham has a solid reputation of managing quality hotels and delivering positive guest experiences. 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 like-minded investors, while delivering exceptional guest satisfaction and financial operating results.”

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