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Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has appointed Andrew Langdon to the newly created position of chief development officer.

Langdon takes on the challenge having led the company in Asia over the past two years in the position of senior vice president Asia where he oversaw a period of aggressive expansion with nine operating hotels and 20 more in the pipeline.

Prior to joining Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts he was executive vice president at Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) Hotels and Hospitality Group in Asia.

Asia remains a key expansion market for the Swiss hospitality group and Andrew’s focus will continue to be on the region while driving growth opportunities in the Middle East, Africa and Europe to meet the company’s global vision of operating more than 100 properties by

"We are well under way to exceeding our 2020 target with 36 properties planned or under construction to add to the 83 hotels we currently operate, furthermore we are well on the way to reaching our objective of signing up to an additional 20 more hotels and resorts in 2017 alone," said Langdon.

"Asia will continue to be central to our growth strategy with recent milestones accomplished with the opening of Bali, Indonesia, Colombo, Sri Lanka and Bangkok, Thailand, already this year, with a further five hotels to open in the Philippines, China and three more in Thailand in 2017."

Other milestones this year have been the signing of properties in new countries for us such as in the Maldives, Sylhet, Bangladesh, two in Muscat, Oman, and a project in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

In an interview with Hotelier Middle East at Arabian Travel Market, Langdon said that discussions are ongoing for  bringing the serviced apartment brand Mövenpick Residences to the Middle East.

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