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The Langham Huntington, Pasadena Appoints New Director of Revenue Management

Sezin Kutlu Tacir Joins The Langham Team

PASADENA, CA. May 17, 2017 - The Langham Huntington, Pasadena, Southern California's iconic landmark hotel, has announced the appointment of Sezin Kutlu Tacir as Director of Revenue Management to its senior leadership team. Kutlu brings a high level of expertise in inventory management, strategic business evaluation and forecasting to the Pasadena hotel.

In her new role, Kutlu will lead all top-line generating efforts for The Langham Huntington, Pasadena, including pricing and strategy development for all segments. She has led revenue efforts at multiple hotels around the globe including The Ritz-Carlton in Israel and Turkey and Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts. Kutlu is a strategic and innovative revenue director bringing more than 16 years of experience in the hospitality industry.

"We are thrilled to have Sezin direct the revenue efforts for the hotel," says Steven Parker, Managing Director for The Langham Huntington, Pasadena. "Sezin brings an in-depth knowledge of revenue management to The Langham and we're excited to have her as a talented addition to the leadership team."

In her spare time, Kutlu enjoys an active lifestyle and has completed the Chicago Marathon, the Miami Marathon and a full Ironman in Klagenfurt Austria.

For more information about The Langham Huntington, Pasadena please visit http://pasadena.langhamhotels.com.

About The Langham Huntington, Pasadena, Los Angeles

Capturing the grace and elegance of classic Southern California, The Langham Huntington is Los Angeles' original getaway. The iconic landmark hotel is located in charming Pasadena, just minutes from downtown Los Angeles. A renowned Pasadena hotel for more than 100 years, the property features 377 guestrooms including 38 suites, eight cottages, world-class dining and an award-wining Chuan Spa featuring treatments inspired by Traditional Chinese Medicine and cutting-edge skin care technology. For more information, visit http://pasadena.langhamhotels.com.

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