Hong Kong-based Langham Hospitality Group has tapped former Jumeirah International group chief executive officer Stefan Leser as the company’s new CEO.
Leser will be tasked with overseeing all aspects of the group’s global portfolio of hotels, resorts and residences and will provide strategic guidance to achieve the company’s vision and to drive expansion.
In his prior role at Jumeirah International, Leser was responsible for a range of significant milestone projects, including the opening of The Terrace at Burj Al Arab.
Before joining Jumeirah, he held senior roles for over a decade with Swiss travel giant Kuoni Travel Holding Ltd along with six years in the information technology industry with Swissair and EDS Corporation.
“Langham Hospitality Group has a solid reputation with a fine collection of hotels in four continents,” said Leser. “The company is definitely ripe for expansion into new markets and I look forward to leading the team to deliver highly personalised service and support the future growth of the group’s outstanding portfolio of hotels and residences.”