Lamy brings to the role over 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry, including leadership roles at The Langham Hotels in Sydney, Boston and Chicago.
Veteran hotelier Gaylord Lamy has been named the new General Manager of The Langham, Jakarta which is set to open in September 2021 and marks the luxury brand’s debut in South East Asia.
A French national with extensive experience in food and beverage and operations, Lamy has previously worked in culturally diverse, cosmopolitan cities such as Hong Kong, Sydney, Paris, Boston and Chicago.
“I am truly delighted to lead this beautiful, brand new hotel in such a dynamic capital city,” said Lamy. “The Langham is poised to be the best luxury hotel in Jakarta and I look forward to introducing our brand’s legendary service culture and hospitality to both business and leisure travellers when we open.
Lamy first joined Langham Hospitality Group in 2004 in Hong Kong and rose up the ranks to director of food and beverage at The Langham, Boston; he then moved on to lead The Langham, Chicago – consistently named one of the best hotels in North America by Forbes, Conde Nast Traveler and Travel+Leisure – as director of operations. Most recently, he was the general manager of The Langham, Sydney where he was instrumental in positioning the hotel to be leading luxury hotel in the city.
Prior to Langham Hospitality Group, Lamy started his hospitality career in Paris with historic hotels such as Le Meridien Etoile and Hotel Meurice.
Lamy holds a degree in food and wine service from Versailles-based Lycee Tecomah and also in bartending from Lycee Auguste Escoffier in Cergy-Pontoise. An avid runner, yoga and tennis enthusiast, he is fluent in English, French and Spanish.
About The Langham, Jakarta
Set to become a landmark hotel in arguably the best location in Jakarta City, the 223-room Langham will be Langham Hospitality Group’s first property in the region. Combing glamour with urban sophistication- 223 guest rooms and suites and one 336 square meter Presidential suite all cleverly combine British charm with modern amenities designed to relax, inspire and surprise, in the middle of a dynamic world-class, 24hour, international gateway.
Leading designer collaborations of SRSS, Wilson Associates and Avroko bring a delicate balancing act between the refined, elegant, simple and pure. The Langham, Jakarta is a true custom-made hotel embodying the best of the East and West. It defies categorization and simply cannot be placed into a box with its own unique and original identity.
One of the stunning interior highlights is the dramatic chandelier by Lasvit, renowned creators of brilliant glass installations, highlighting the iconic spiral staircase at the sky lobby on Level 62.
The Langham will also feature exceptional restaurants and bars with celebrity chef partnerships that include Tom’s by Tom Aikens, the culinary maestro who has guided his restaurants to accolades by the Michelin Guide. T’ang Court, inspired by its Three Michelin Starred Cantonese restaurant namesake at The Langham, Hong Kong, will make its debut into Southeast Asia.
Afternoon tea aficionados may bask at the beautiful environs at Alice, the all-day dining restaurant and for those who are familiar with the Artesian at The Langham, London – recognized as the World’s Best Bar for several years – will delight in knowing that its latest outpost will be at the dazzling rooftop of The Langham, Jakarta.
The Langham Club lounge on the hotel’s 59th floor will be a private and luxurious haven for guests who prefer a discerning level of comfort with panoramic views of Jakarta City. There is a writer’s corner, a reading library and private arrival and departure facilitates with dedicated butlers for personalized service.
About The Langham Hotels & Resorts
Combining modern sophistication and timeless glamour, The Langham Hotels & Resorts is globally recognised for its exceptional intuitive service, contemporary art collections, award-winning culinary expertise and signature pink accents.
Drawing on the brand’s distinctive British heritage from the opening of the flagship hotel in London in 1865, The Langham continues the legacy by delivering exceptional experiences with a touch of playfulness in London, New York, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Sydney, Melbourne, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Hefei, Haikou, Ningbo, Haining and Xiamen. Learn about the brand by visiting LanghamHotels.com, and follow The Langham Hotels and Resorts on Instagram (@langhamhotels) and Facebook (@thelanghamhotels) and Twitter (@thelanghamhotel).
About Langham Hospitality Group
As the wholly-owned subsidiary of Great Eagle Holdings, Langham Hospitality Group encompasses a family of distinctive hotels under The Langham Hotels and Resorts and Cordis Hotels brands, with more than 30 projects currently either confirmed or in a developed stage of negotiation from Asia, Europe and North America to the Middle East.
The Group takes its name from the legendary Langham in London which was widely recognized as Europe’s first Grand Hotel. For over 150 years, this flagship hotel has represented sophisticated and gracious hospitality, a philosophy that reflects elegance in design, innovation in hospitality, sincere service and captivation of the senses across all properties.
For more information, please access the website at LanghamHospitalityGroup.com.