Movenpick Hotels and Resorts has appointed a new chief development officer.
The hotel group said Andrew Langdon will be tasked with driving growth and expansion in markets across Asia, Middle East, Africa and Europe.
The role is a new position created by the Swiss hospitality management company.
Langdon previously led the company in Asia over the past two years in the position of senior VP Asia when he oversaw a period of expansion with nine operating hotels and 20 more in the pipeline.
Prior to joining Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts he was executive VP at Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) Hotels and Hospitality Group in Asia.
“We are well under way to exceeding our 2020 target with 36 properties planned or under construction to add to the 83 hotels we currently operate, furthermore we are well on the way to reaching our objective of signing up to an additional 20 more hotels and resorts in 2017 alone.” said Langdon. “Asia will continue to be central to our growth strategy with recent milestones accomplished with the opening of Bali, Indonesia, Colombo, Sri Lanka and Bangkok, Thailand, already this year, with a further five hotels to open in the Philippines, China and three more in Thailand in 2017.”
Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts currrently operates 83 hotels representing 20,695 rooms, with 36 projects, representing 9,626 rooms in the pipeline for completion. This is will be an increase of 53% in terms of rooms by 2020.