Langham Hospitality Group has named Stefan Leser as CEO. He has nearly 30 years of
experience in travel and hospitality, most recently as CEO at Jumeirah International. He has
also held senior roles at Kuoni Travel Holding, Ltd., the Swiss travel services provider.



RoomIt by CWT, the hotel distribution division of Carlson Wagonlit Travel, has appointed Jack Staehler as its new chief technology officer. He has held a number of vice president-technology
roles with Cendant Travel, Orbitz and Sears Holdings and most recently with RR Donnelly, a global provider of marketing and business communication solutions and services.



Omni Hotels & Resorts has named Cara Banasch as vice president of sales, leading all field and global sales teams and responsible for creating and implementing revenue generating strategies across the brand. Prior to joining Omni, Banasch was senior vice president of business development and strategy for the New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau. She has also worked for Starwood Hotels & Resorts.


Oakwood Worldwide, the furnished and serviced apartments provider, has appointed Mandeep Singh as COO, focusing on insuring that the company has the right operational structure,
process and reporting procedures while achieving business objectives. Before joining Oakwood, Singh worked for Woodspring Hotels, MasterCorp and Choice