Mr. Andrew Langston is Vice President, Hotel Operations Asia Pacific, responsible for over twenty hotels and resorts throughout this region. He has been with Banyan Tree for five years, his first appointment with the company being as Area General Manager Bintan Island.
After two years he transferred to the Maldives as Assistant Vice President/Area General Manager responsible for the full operational spectrum of the Maldives, Sri Lanka and India. In April 2012 he was promoted to SAVP, which included the additional responsibility of Bangkok, Koh Samui and Laos, and in September of that same year to his current role.
Mr Langston previously served twenty years with the Intercontinental Hotels and Resorts (IHG) Group and had a variety of roles including Regional General Manager for their Northern Territory portfolio (this being Crowne Plaza Darwin, Crowne Plaza Alice Springs, Holiday Inn Esplanade Darwin, Holiday Inn Darwin, Gagudju Lodge Cooinda, Gagudju Crocodile Holiday Inn, Yellow Water Cruises, Warradjan Cultural Centre and Kakadu Gorge and Waterfall Tours).
Following that, Mr. Langston was appointed in 2006 as General Manager of the Holiday Inn Resort Regent Beach Cha-Am. A major accomplishment for him was to lead the re-branding and refurbishment of the hotel, before leaving to join Banyan Tree in 2008.
Born in Marlow, England, and educated at Holy Cross Catholic School in Kent, Mr. Langston attended nearby Thanet College where he trained extensively in Food and Beverage. Early in his career, in 1981, Mr. Langston had the privilege of living and working at Buckingham Palace.
As a footman, he attended to Her Majesty the Queen and other family members, including the Prince and Princess of Wales. On State visits, Andrew also met with many foreign dignitaries, presidents, prime ministers, and members of other royal families from around the globe.
Mr. Langston’s career path took a new direction when he re-located to Australia as an hotelier. Beginning at the Old Sydney Parkroyal and Manly Pacific Parkroyal respectively, his various appointments as General and Area General Manager have since taken him to unique and diverse locations such as Daydream Island Travelodge Resort in Queensland’s spectacular Great Barrier Reef, to the Islander Travelodge in Papua New Guinea, The Plaza Parkroyal in Singapore and the Holiday Inn Resort Clark Field in the Philippines.
Now based in Bangkok, he looks forward to experiencing more of the warmth and friendliness of its people and their rich, fascinating culture and traditions.