SMHCC announces appointment of GM for new property

Lanson Place Mall of Asia general manager Laurent Boisdron

SM Hotels and Conventions Corp. (SMHCC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Laurent Boisdron as VP and general manager of Lanson Place Mall of Asia.

Boisdron has over 29 years of experience in the hospitality industry across Europe, the Middle East, United States, and Southeast Asia. Prior to his recent appointment, he 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 and managed hotels, Americas; and hotel manager, Radisson Blu Chicago.

Boisdron’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.