Brett Butcher has returned as CEO of the Langham Hospitality Group (LHG), having previously served in the same role for five years from 2009.
Butcher left LHG in 2014 and became CEO of GE Hospitality Asset Management Ltd in 2017, a position he will continue to hold.
An Australian national, Butcher has a comprehensive range of experience in various operational and executive roles for nearly 20 years across the Pacific, North America and China.
Providing guidance in the operations of the group’s hotels, Butcher will also be responsible for spearheading all hotel owner relations as well as soliciting new management contracts in key global destinations.
Dr K.S. Lo, executive chairman of LHG, said: “We are delighted to have Brett lead the Langham Hospitality Group portfolio again. Brett is an experienced hotelier with significant experience in luxury hospitality, and he is ideally suited to lead the company through our Covid-19 recovery phases and implement a solid succession plan for the group.”
Butcher added: “The group has developed respected hotel brands, each of which is ripe for expansion into new markets. The robust global deployment of our brands in major capitals and cities augurs well for our ambitious expansion plans.”
As the wholly-owned subsidiary of Great Eagle Holdings, LHG encompasses a family of hotels under The Langham Hotels and Resorts and Cordis Hotels brands, with more than 30 projects currently either confirmed or in a developed stage of negotiation in Asia, Europe, North America and the Middle East.