Lanson Place Hospitality Management Limited Appoints Head of Finance and Head of Development
22 October 2013, Hong Kong – Lanson Place Hospitality Management Limited (Lanson Place) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Jo Leung as Head of Finance and Ms. Loraine Berry as Head of Development effective from 16 October 2013.
Ms. Jo Leung will be responsible for supervising and directing Lanson Place’s Group Finance and IT, assisting in the formulation and implementation of the Group’s strategy, expansion and monitoring the business and financial performance, as well as the asset management of Wing Tai Properties Limited’s hospitality investments.
Jo possesses over 25 years of experience in finance and management in the hospitality industry. Prior to joining us, she was Area Director of Finance – East China at Hyatt International, and held other executive positions at various luxury hospitality groups including Ritz Carlton, Intercontinental Hotel Group and Shangri-la Hotels.
Ms. Loraine Berry has over 20 years of experience in business development, sales and marketing in hospitality. She joins us from Langham Hospitality Group where she was responsible for the company’s expansion plan in Asia Pacific as Director of Development. She has also held numerous executive roles in other reputable international Hotel companies such as Marriott International, Accor and Hilton.
Loraine has been appointed as the Head of Development of Lanson Place to drive the company’s strategic growth plan as well as identify and evaluate potential new projects for management contracts as well as new investment or joint-venture opportunities in China and the rest of Asia.
Mr. Marc Hediger, Chief Executive Officer of Lanson Place said, “I am delighted to welcome both Jo and Loraine to the Lanson Place family. With their strong background and wealth of experience, I am confident that the Group will further solidify and move forward with its selective expansion plan and growth.”
About Lanson Place Hospitality Management Limited
Lanson Place is a wholly owned subsidiary of Wing Tai Properties Limited, a publicly listed company in Hong Kong (HKEx stock code:369), currently manages nine properties (three of which Wing Tai has equity in) under the Lanson Place brand, comprising high-end serviced apartments and a boutique hotel in Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.
Lanson Place properties are generally located in close proximity to the central business district as well as shopping and entertainment precincts. Lanson Place aims to offer attentive and personalized service with the convenience of a luxury hotel and the comfort and privacy of home.
The Group will continue to grow the “Lanson Place” brand as a pan-Asian brand and will continue to explore investment and management opportunities mainly in gateway cities in the Asia-Pacific region. Lanson Place Bukit Ceylon Serviced Residences in Kuala Lumpur has recently opened in August 2013 while Lu Xiang Yuan Serviced Suites in Shanghai is scheduled to open in mid 2014.