Langham Hospitality Group appoints first vice president – development to tap Middle East market

Sam Erik Ruttmann

Langham Hospitality Group has appointed Sam-Erik Ruttmann to the position of Vice President – Development (Middle East) as it continues its drive for growth along the “New Silk Road” of China, India and the Middle East.

Sam-Erik has enjoyed a career spanning 30 years in the luxury hospitality sector. His most recent career appointment was Regional Vice President of Development for a Thai-based hospitality brand, helping to set up its development office in the region. He has also enjoyed leadership positions at property level for luxury hospitality brands with General Manager roles in Indonesia, Kuwait, Finland and Thailand.

Andrew Jessop, Vice President – Development (Worldwide) said: “Sam-Erik has an excellent track record in securing new luxury projects and in-depth experience in pre-opening projects including technical services. He will be an invaluable asset to Langham Hospitality as we seek to grow our luxury portfolio along the ‘New Silk Road’.”
Source = Langham Hospitality Group
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