Andrew Langston has joined JLL Hotels & Hospitality to lead its asset management business in Indochina. Based out of the firm’s Bangkok office, Mr Langston will work closely with the firm’s teams in Thailand and Singapore, focusing on growing its asset management portfolio and operator selection business, as well as providing counsel on hotel operations, contract negotiations, brand standards and owner relationships.
Scott Hetherington, CEO, JLL Hotels & Hospitality, Asia, says: “We’re delighted to have attracted a big talent like Andrew into the business. He’s well-known and highly respected in the hospitality sector and I’m confident that with his skills and expertise we’ll continue to grow our asset management platform in the region and globally.”
Mr Langston brings over 20 years of operational experience to the JLL Hotels & Hospitality team. Most recently, he served as Vice President, Hotel Operations Asia Pacific for Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts, where he oversaw all hotel operations, future developments and openings of hotels for the region, as well as sourcing new management agreements and representing Banyan Tree to hotel owners.
Prior to this Andrew held a number of managerial positions with InterContinental Hotels Group, including General Manager appointments in Thailand, Australia, the Philippines, Singapore and Papua New Guinea.
Earlier in his career, Andrew lived and worked at Buckingham Palace in London. As a footman, he attended to Her Majesty the Queen and to other family members, including the Prince and Princess of Wales.
“With Andrew’s appointment, we are excited to build on the great success that our asset management team has been able to achieve in Singapore, Indochina and the Maldives, and believe his addition will help further elevate JLL as the preeminent expert in asset management and operator selection in the region,” says Tasos Kousloglou, Executive Vice President, Asset Management, JLL Hotels & Hospitality, Asia.