Appointment Signals Strategic Regional Focus

(Hong Kong, May 25, 2022)  Markus Aklin has been appointed Vice President - Development, Asia Pacific, marking Langham Hospitality Group’s plan to accelerate growth in Asia Pacific following the successful opening of The Langham, Jakarta and the imminent opening of The Langham, Gold Coast.

Brett Butcher, Chief Executive Officer of Langham Hospitality Group said: “South East Asia and the Pacific are important regional markets where we can enhance our footprint and build deeper relationships with owners and investors who will benefit from a global owner-operator like Langham Hospitality Group.

“Markus is a highly respected development professional in Asia Pacific with an exceptional track record. He will be an invaluable asset to grow our brands with developers and owners in the region,” he added.

A Swiss national, Markus had led development in Asia Pacific for over 10 years for Onyx Hospitality Group. As Vice President, Development, he successfully executed the market entry strategies into eight regions.

He commenced his career in the region managing operations and pre-opening projects in 2003.

Markus has relocated to Hong Kong from Bangkok and will report directly to the Chief Executive Officer.

Markus is fluent in Thai, German, English and French. He is a graduate of the Swiss Hotel Management School Lucerne in Switzerland and has an EMBA from Sasin School of Management, Bangkok, Thailand / Kellogg School of Management Northwestern University Chicago, USA.


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