(18 Mar 2021) John O’Shea has been appointed General Manager of The Langham, Gold Coast and The Jewel Residences, Gold Coast, scheduled to open in 2022.
Born in Brisbane and raised in Queensland, Australia, John has more than 40 years of hospitality industry experience. He started his hospitality career in 1984 at the Sheraton Brisbane, and has since been involved in six hotel openings and worked at five resorts in key travel destinations across Asia Pacific.
His most recent role was managing director of Splash Beach Resort & Villas in Phuket, Thailand where he oversaw the resort’s renovation and re-branding, which comprised of 611 rooms, suites, penthouses and villas.
John first joined Langham in 2012 as General Manager of The Langham, Shanghai, Xintiandi. He was subsequently promoted to Managing Director of Cordis Shanghai, Hongqiao where he also held the corporate role of Vice President, Cordis Brand Experience and Operational Standards. Prior to that, John held senior leadership roles in hotels and resorts across Australia, China, Japan, Thailand, Malaysia and Fiji.
“A dedicated leader who has been with the group for over a decade, John is best placed to take the helm of The Langham and Jewel Residences, the two most highly anticipated openings on the Gold Coast,” said Stefan Leser, Chief Executive Officer, Langham Hospitality Group. “I am confident that John’s wealth of experience will not only continue to elevate The Langham brand in the region, but he will deliver the promise of impeccable service standards and luxury experiences for which the brand is renowned.”
John studied Science and Psychology in the University of Queensland and holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Bond University, Gold Coast.