Marcel Holman Appointed Managing Director of The Langham, Hong Kong and Regional Vice President, Operations – China
Veteran luxury Marcel Holman N.A. has been appointed Managing Director of The Langham, Hong Kong and Regional Vice President, Operations - China for The Langham Hotels and Resorts where he will be driving the strategy, operations and processes for all China hotels under the luxury brand.
A Dutch national with over 25 years' experience across pre-openings, hotel renovations, operations and food and beverage, Holman's most recent role was as Vice President, China for The Sukhothai Hotels & Resorts and general manager of The Sukhothai Shanghai to which he applied his profound understanding of the luxury hospitality market in China.
Prior to that, Holman held leadership roles at Shangri-La hotels for more than 11 years, the pinnacle of which was the successful completion of the USD52 million renovation project and the relaunch program of Shangri-La's Far Eastern Plaza Hotel, Taipei. In 2015, he was instrumental in the conceptualization, preparations and execution of Shangri-La's first external food and beverage complex (MEGA 50) consisting of three lifestyle venues and a ballroom. Putting his considerable experience in Asia to excellent use, Holman has also assumed the leadership role as General Manager - Projects for the Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts properties in Singapore, Shanghai and Jakarta.
"We are delighted to have Marcel lead the teams in his dual role," says Stefan Leser, Chief Executive Officer of Langham Hospitality Group. "We believe his wealth of experience will be a tremendous benefit to the continuing brand presence of The Langham brand name in Greater China and his leadership skills will be a great asset as the hotel and the industry continues to evolve."
Holman started his international hospitality career in 1993 in various operational roles, followed by consecutive assignments at InterContinental Hotels Group, Rotana Hotels, and Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts in Australia, Greater China and the United Arab Emirates. During his diverse career, Holman has been involved in six hotel openings and three hotel renovation projects in senior roles. He studied International Hotel Management in The Netherlands and holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from University of Melbourne, in cooperation with GlobalNxt University Singapore.