SM Hotels and Conventions Corp. (SMHCC) Announces the Appointment of Laurent Boisdron as General Manager of Lanson Place Mall of Asia



SM Hotels and Conventions Corp. is pleased to announce the appointment of Laurent Boisdron as VP & General Manager of Lanson Place Mall of Asia.

Laurent has over 29 years of experience in the hospitality industry across Europe, the Middle East, the United States, and Southeast Asia. Prior to his recent appointment, Laurent spearheaded the pre-opening and opening teams of Sable Navy Pier, Curio Collection by Hilton as the General Manager in Chicago, Illinois. Prior to that, he was the General Manager of SMHCC’s luxury property, Conrad Manila from 2018 to 2020. He also held various positions from the Radisson Hotel Group, namely: General Manager – Radisson Blu Cebu; Corporate Director of Operations for Owned & Managed Hotels – Americas; and Hotel Manager – Radisson Blu Chicago.

Laurent’s work has been recognized through the years, as validated by his numerous awards: 2021 Hotel Management’s GMs To Watch (USA), 2019 CMO Asia Award for one of the Best General Managers in the Philippines, 2017 Asia Pacific Hotel of the Year Award (Radisson Blu Cebu), and the 2015 President’s Award for outstanding quality for Radisson North America, among others.

Slated to open in 2023, the first Lanson Place property in the Philippines is located in the heart of SM Mall of Asia.  The property will feature a 247-room hotel and a 143-room serviced suites, providing guests with direct access to extensive retail, F&B and entertainment facilities.  Lanson Place Mall of Asia is within close proximity to the flagship SMX Convention Center Manila as well as the iconic eCom office buildings, making it ideal not only for leisure guests but for business travelers and MICE delegates as well.

About SM Hotels and Conventions Corp. (SMHCC)

SM Hotels and Conventions Corp. (SMHCC) was established in April 2008 with the primary purpose of developing and managing the hotel and convention properties of SM Prime, one of the largest integrated property developers in Southeast Asia. SMHCC is guided by its mission to be the leading hotel and convention company in the Philippines and its vision to build and operate hotels and convention centers that take pride in Filipino warmth and hospitality.

SMHCC’s encouraging growth has propelled the company’s goal to double its portfolio throughout the country within the next five years. It is geared toward becoming a brand powerhouse that ultimately seeks to create an indelible mark in the country’s tourism industry.

Currently, the SMHCC portfolio is comprised of nine (9) hotel properties with a combined inventory of more than 2,200 rooms and over 41,000 sqm. of leasable convention space. The list of properties under SMHCC includes Taal Vista Hotel, Pico Sands Hotel, Conrad Manila, Radisson Blu Cebu, Park Inn by Radisson Clark, Park Inn by Radisson Davao, Park Inn by Radisson Iloilo, Park Inn by Radisson North EDSA, Park Inn by Radisson Bacolod, and the SMX Convention Centers and trade halls.

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About Lanson Place Hospitality Management Limited

Lanson Place is a wholly owned subsidiary of Wing Tai Properties Limited (Wing Tai), a publicly listed company in Hong Kong (HKEx stock code: 369). Wing Tai currently manages 7 properties (in which Wing Tai has equity in two) under the Lanson Place brand, comprising luxury Personal Hotels and Residences in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Kuala Lumpur, and Singapore, as well as two upcoming properties in Manila and Melbourne (to be opened in 2023).

Lanson Place provides comfortable, private sanctuaries for extended stay guests at central locations in major global cities. Infused by a family-like service tradition, Lanson Place creates warm and sheltered places with a club-like feel where communities form and bond. Guests can enjoy a home-away-from-home experience. The Group aims to grow the Lanson Place brand across the Asia-Pacific region and continues to explore both investment and management opportunities in major gateway cities.