Lanson Place Hospitality Management Limited Appoints Paul Hugentobler as Group Director of Operations
29 September 2017, Hong Kong – Lanson Pace Hospitality Management Limited (Lanson Place) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Paul Hugentobler as Group Director of Operations, effective from 1 September 2017.
Mr. Paul Hugentobler, Group Director of Operations
Paul is a seasoned hotelier with over 30 years of luxury hotel management experiences with reputable international hotel chains namely InterContinental and Hyatt International in over 8 countries. Throughout his tenure, he has over 20 years of experience assuming general manager roles and was responsible for directing project pre-opening and running hotel operations in various key Asian cities such as Shenzhen, Hong Kong, Macau, Taipei and Bali. Prior to joining Lanson Place, he was the Regional General Manager of InterContinental managing 10 hotels in Shenzhen and the West Guangdong region.
Based in Hong Kong, Paul will be responsible for overseeing Lanson Place Group’s operations in all regions including China, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore; supervising and directing the Group’s guest experience and IT functions, formulating and executing the Group’s strategy, as well as expanding and monitoring the Group’s business and financial performance, operations and pre-opening projects.
Mr. Marc Hediger, Chief Executive Officer of Lanson Place, said, “I’m delighted to welcome Paul to the Lanson Place family. With his wealth of experiences in hotel management and an excellent understanding in far eastern markets, cultures and customs, Paul will play an active role in ensuring smooth and profitable property operations and driving the Group’s continued expansion and growth in the Pan-Asia region.”
Paul is a Swiss national and he speaks fluent English, French and Mandarin Chinese.
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About Lanson Place Hospitality Management Limited
Lanson Place is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Wing Tai Properties Limited (Wing Tai), a publicly listed company in Hong Kong (HKEx stock code:369), currently manages eleven properties (two of which Wing Tai has equity in) under the Lanson Place brand, comprising high-end hotels and serviced apartments in Shanghai, Chengdu, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Hong Kong.
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.