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LHI appoints regional vp, Europe and US
Langham Hotels International (LHI) has promoted Katie Benson to the position of regional vp - Europe and North America.
Ms Benson will also take over the role of managing director of the Langham London, which launches in April after an £80m restoration and refurbishment.
As well as taking responsibility for LHI's strategy in Europe and the US, Ms Benson will lead the repositioning of the London property.
Ms Benson joined Langham Hotels in 2000 as MD of the Langham Hotel, Melbourne, known as the Sheraton Towers Southgate until 2005. In 2007, Ms Benson was promoted to MD the Langham, Hong Kong.
Ms Benson has held executive positions at luxury hotels in Middle East, China and Australia. In 2006 she was named Australian Hotel Manager of the Year.