Bob Schofield, 64, has been appointed managing director of The Langham, Chicago. He will oversee the mid-2013 opening of the 316-room hotel. Most recently, Schofield was the general manager of The American Club Resort in Kohler, Wisconsin. Prior to that, he was managing director of the Fairfax Hotel at Embassy Row in Washington DC, and The Umstad Hotel and Spa in Raleigh, NC. He has also served as executive vice president of operations and chief financial officer for L'Ermitage Hotels in Los Angeles. In addition, he has held vice-president-level finance positions with The Sheraton Corporation and Inter-Continental Hotel Corporation.