Louise O'Brien - Regional Public Relations Director - Langham Hospitality

Louise O’Brien is the Regional Public Relations Director for Langham Hospitality Group in North America, directly overseeing the public relations efforts for five hotels in North America, and acting as the liaison for all North American press initiatives on behalf of the Langham Hospitality Group hotels around the world. Prior to joining the team at Langham, Louise was a Vice President at DKC, in the hospitality and lifestyle divisions, focusing on launching hotels, restaurants and bars in New York, Chicago, Miami and around the world. She spent the previous portion of her nearly 15 year career as a destination specialist, serving as an Account Director on the South African Tourism account at Hawkins International in New York; Media Relations expert on the Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority account for R&R Partners in Las Vegas; and Media Relations Manager for the French Government Tourist Office (now Atout France), servicing the entire United States. Louise started her career at KWE Associates, which was her first introduction to both public relations and the world of hospitality and tourism. A passionate traveler, she has visited nearly every continent and speaks conversational French and Spanish – or at least she tries. A graduate of Hofstra University, Louise majored in Philosophy and English and was a member of the Alpha Theta Beta sorority and served as Editor in Chief of The Chronicle, Hofstra’s weekly newspaper. Louise is a native of New York City.