Langham Hospitality Group has appointed Stefan Leser as ceo. Based in Hong Kong, the 30-year industry veteran has been tasked with overseeing the group’s portfolio of hotels, resorts and residences, providing strategic guidance in implementing organizational processes for all divisions, and leading the group’s international expansion.
Leser’s decades of experience in the travel and hospitality industries most recently includes the role of group ceo and board member at Jumeirah Intl.. At that Dubai-based company, Leser was responsible for projects such as The Terrace at Burj Al Arab and the completion and launch of Jumeirah Al Naseem, the hotelier’s newest luxury hotel overlooking the Arabian Gulf.
Prior to joining Jumeirah, Leser held senior roles at Swiss travel services provider Kuoni Travel Holding Ltd.. As a member of Kuoni’s executive board and executive vice president of the outbound and specialists division, Leser directed the company’s travel businesses, covering the Nordics, the U.K., Benelux, India, China, Hong Kong, and Switzerland. Prior to joining Kuoni, Leser spent six years working in the information technology industry with Swissair and EDS Corp.
“Langham Hospitality Group has a solid reputation with a fine collection of hotels in four continents,” says Leser. “The company is definitely ripe for expansion into new markets, and I look forward to leading the team to deliver highly personalized service and support the future growth of the group’s portfolio of hotels and residences.”