It has been announced that Langham Hospitality Group has appointed Bob van den Oord as Chief Operating Officer (COO). van den Oord will support the company's hotel operations and core business functions that are spread over four continents.
This position is newly created at the group and van den Oord will report directly to Chief Executive Officer, Stefan Leser.
van den Oord brings over two decades of experience to this new role, he was most recently the managing director at The Langham, London as well as the Vice President, Operations.
As COO, van den Oord will oversee regional vice presidents, managing directors and general managers to elevate the operational success of the Group in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and the Middle East. Moreover, van den Oord will steer the food and beverage, spa, rooms and quality divisions to ensure that hotels across the continents meet and exceed the Langham Hospitality Group's and its customers' expectations.
"I am honoured to lead as COO for Langham Hospitality Group as it has been an important part of my life for more than 20 years," said van den Oord.
"As we look toward long-term recovery, future growth and opportunity for our group and industry during these challenging times, I feel incredibly fortunate to work with outstanding colleagues who are dedicated and passionate in their service delivery and care for our guests and each other."