Movers and Shakers

Doris Greif appointed managing director at The Langham

UK: Langham Hospitality group has announced that Doris Greif will be the new managing director of their flagship property The Langham. Greif was chosen due to the previous MD, Bob Van Den Oord, gaining a new role as Langham’s COO. The promotion comes with the additional title of regional VP of


The Langham, Gold Coast to open in 2021

AUS: Langham Hospitality Group has announced it will manage its third luxury hotel in Australia, along with 170 serviced apartments. The Langham, Gold Coast will feature 169 rooms and suites on the beachfront in Surfers Paradise.  The building will be developed by AW Holding Group, with DBI Design the appointed

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The Beaumont appoints chairman and MD

UK: Sir Nicholas Soames has been named as The Beaumont’s chairman and Duncan Palmer as managing director, joining the hotel ahead of its reopening this summer. Soames has been on the board of The Beaumont since April 2020 and will transition to his role of chairman on 21 April. He


The Bower Byron Bay sold to new investors

AUS: The Bower Byron Bay has been sold to a set of investors based in the Australian gold coast. CBRE, who brokered the deal, noted that this is the first sale and exchange to take place during the Australian pandemic period. The hotel is one of a variety of Byron


Hold the door: The rise and fall of the elevator

BHN reporter Eloise Hanson explores how hoteliers are preparing to manage the flow of people riding hotel elevators, as well as the extra steps taken to ensure a safe environment. The onset of the coronavirus has prompted a tidal wave of change, especially for businesses where service is intrinsic to

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Hotel Marketing Association appoints chair

UK: The Hotel Marketing Association (HMA) has appointed Petra Clayton as its chair, succeeding Ed Purnell and Julian Ebbutt. Clayton, CEO and founder of hospitality marketing agency Custard Communications, was formally appointed on 1 June 2020. Clayton said: “This has to be one of the most intense and pivotal years

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HKS London appoints senior interior designers

UK: Su Doggett and Carl Simmonds have joined the London studio of global architectural practice HKS as principal and director of hospitality interiors respectively. Over the last 25 years, Doggett and Simmonds have delivered luxury projects including new build and refurbishment schemes in city centre locations and deluxe resorts. Doggett


Treehouse London to open 1 November 2019

UK: The 95-bedroom property, located on Langham Place, has been designed through the “optimistic lens of childhood.” Treehouse London is the result of a collaboration between Starwood Capital and Cairn Group. SH Hotels & Resorts, a subsidiary of Starwood, will manage the Cairn Group-owned hotel. Its playful design will feature