Langham Hospitality Group announced the appointment of Bob Van Den Oord as Chief Operations Officer. He will be responsible for supporting the company's hotel operations and core business functions, which are spread across four continents.
Prior to his new position, Bob Van Den Oord brings over two decades of experience, most recently as Managing Director of The Langham in London and Regional Vice President of Operations (Europe, Middle East and USA).
To enhance the operational success of the group's properties in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and the Middle East, Bob Van Den Oord will oversee the regional vice presidents, hotel general managers and general managers.
Throughout his career, he has been involved in all aspects of managing successful hotels in major cities around the world. At the Langham in London, he has managed to significantly increase the hotel's revenue on an annual basis, implemented the "luxury pub" concept and created a cooking school, and oversaw the completion of the renovations of the hotel's rooms, suites and Langham Club Lounge.
He also assumed the role of Vice President of Brands for the Langham Hospitality Group and played a key role in the development of brand guidelines for The Langham Hotels and Resorts and Cordis Hotels and Resorts.