Centara Hotels & Resorts has appointed hospitality veteran Andrew Langston as senior vice president, business development, to help execute its five-year expansion plan.
The British national, who has over 34 yearsâ€™ experience in hospitality management and development, will report to deputy CEO Markland Blaiklock.
Langston was most recently executive vice president, strategic advisory & asset management, at Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels & Hospitality Group, working throughout Asia from the company’s Thailand base.
He has also held senior management positions with major hotel groups such as Banyan Tree and Intercontinental Hotels group.
Earlier in his career, he served the British royal family as a footman at Buckingham Palace, a role which included looking after the Queen of England, Diana the Princess of Wales and Prince William, among others.