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Langham, Yangtze Boutique, Shanghai appoints Stefan Heintze as General Manager

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Tuesday, 2 September 2008

Langham Hotels International has appointed Stefan Heintze as General Manager of the groups first boutique hotel - The Langham, Yangtze Boutique, Shanghai which is scheduled to open at the end of 2008.

Stefan was previously the Director of Brand The Langham Hotels and Resorts where he was responsible for developing and enhancing The Langham brand at a corporate level. He also served as Director of Development Special Projects for the group.

In this new role, Heintzes responsibilities will include overseeing the pre-opening and opening of The Langham, Yangtze Boutique located in the heart of Shanghais central business district, a stones throw from The Peoples Square adjacent to Nanjing Road.

The hotel will reopen as once the multi-million dollar renovation is complete.

Stefan Heintze, General Manager said, The Langham, Yangtze Boutique, Shanghai will re-emerge with the 140-year legendary luxury hotel heritage of The Langham brand whilst reflecting the splendour of history and romance of Old Shanghai. This landmark property will combine yesterdays charm with todays amenities.

The hotel will feature five restaurants and bars, 96 rooms and suites, including Chuan Residences which are directly connected to the hotels signature Chuan Spa which will pamper guests on their journey to wellness.

A seasoned hotelier and graduate of Lausanne Hotel School, Heintze has a wealth of international experience to his position with a career spanning 18 years with international hotels and leading private clubs. He started his career with Kempinski Hotel Beijing Lufthansa Centre where he acquired valuable pre-opening experience and food and beverage development. He has also held senior roles at Dusit Group.

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