Mark Wouters Appointed Managing Director of The Langham Shanghai

By That's Shanghai, December 8, 2022

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Mr. Mark Wouters, who has over 20 years of experience and expertise in luxury brands of hospitality worldwide, has been appointed Managing Director of The Langham, Shanghai, Xintiandi, as of November 2022.


Mr. Wouters graduated from Hotel School "Ter Duinen" in Koksijde, Belgium and obtained a diploma in International Hospitality Management from the Hotel School The Hague in The Netherlands. He recently completed a Master of Business Administration in International Hospitality and Service Industries Management at Glion Institute of Higher Education, Switzerland, in 2019. 


As the Resident Manager of Niccolo Chengdu, he participated in the pre-opening team and successfully launched this benchmark luxury hotel in Chengdu, Sichuan. He joined Urban Resort Concepts in 2016 and was fully responsible for establishing URC's flagship property in Beijing, The PuXuan Hotel and Spa, Beijing. The hotel won the Condé Nast Readers' Choice Award in the same year and obtained a One Star for its Chinese restaurant from the Michelin Guide, Beijing. Starting from March 2021, he held the role as Managing Director of Anthology Group, a new joint venture formed by the founders of Urban Resort Concepts together with HOPSON Development, China. He was responsible for operating the company and all aspects pertaining to all hotel activities, hotel business development, owner relationships, budgets and the introduction of eight new properties. 


Mr. Philip Ding, Head of Operations, Vice President, China of Langham Hospitality Group, stated, "Mark has accumulated years of solid experience in hotel operations and management and has great achievements. We believe The Langham, Shanghai, Xintiandi will enter a new era under Mark's leadership."


Mark pursues a journey of self-challenge and leads the team to examine, summarize, innovate and improve service standards to create an extraordinary hospitality experience. In his spare time, he enjoys wine tasting and is familiar with the wine industry's development trend; he is an avid traveler who has lived and worked in Belgium, the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, the Middle East and numerous other countries. These international experiences have allowed him to continue to grow and gain a profound appreciation for multiculturalism.

About The Langham, Shanghai, Xintiandi

As the flagship hotel of the Langham Hotels & Resorts in China, The Langham, Shanghai, Xintiandi lies in the well-known fashion and leisure district of Shanghai, close to the Huaihai Road shopping street, surrounded by luxury boutiques, trendy international restaurants, popular bars, and historical Shanghai architecture while having easy access to transportation.

Blending old-world charm with modern amenities, the 28-story hotel offers 357 elegant rooms, 41 of which are suites, creating an enchanting luxury experience.

The hotel features the signature Michelin restaurant T’ang Court, the all-day international restaurant Cachet, the Lobby Lounge that serves Langham's signature afternoon tea, and the outdoor terrace Al Fresco for evening drinks.

Guests can also indulge in treatments at Chuan Spa, which features a philosophy of traditional Chinese medicine, or pamper themselves in the indoor pool and 24-hour gym. 2 modern and high-ceiling grand ballrooms and additional 6 large meeting room spaces can be tailored to high-level events and meetings.

About The Langham Hotels & Resorts

The Langham Hotels & Resorts is the perfect blend of modern sophistication and classic glamour, known for its exclusive pink elements, attentive service, contemporary art collection and award-winning culinary choices. Since the opening of The Langham, London in 1865, the brand has continued its distinctive British heritage, creating exceptional stays for guests in London, New York, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Sydney, Melbourne, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Hefei, Haikou, Ningbo, Haining, Xiamen and Changsha. For more information on the brand, please visit, and follow The Langham Hotels and Resorts on Instagram (@langhamhotels) and Facebook (@thelanghamhotels) and Twitter (@thelanghamhotel).

See a listing for The Langham, Shanghai, Xintiandi.

[All images courtesy of The Langham, Shanghai, Xintiandi.]

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