LANGHAM HOSPITALITY GROUP SIGNS MANAGEMENT AGREEMENT WITH INDIA'S CITY OF THE FUTURE
Langham Place and Eaton Smart to Open in Lavasa in 2013
January 13, 2011
Langham Hospitality Group, the global luxury hotel operator, today signed an agreement with Lavasa Corporation, part of Hindustan Construction Corporation, to manage two 200-room properties in Lavasa. Under the agreement Langham will launch two of its hotel brands - Langham Place and Eaton Smart - in the hill city of Lavasa.
The properties which will open in 2013 will form part of the second phase in the, walkable city of Mugaon. The development's key focus will be on R&D centres, tourism and corporate and educational campuses.
Brett Butcher, Chief Executive Officer of Langham Hospitality Group who was in India to sign the agreement, said: "India is one of the most exciting hospitality frontiers in the world today. We're bullish as there are opportunities to expand at multiple levels for the luxury Langham brands and the upscale and midscale Eaton brands which will also have strong domestic appeal."
Nathan Andrews, Executive Vice President of Lavasa Corporation said: "Langham Hotels brings significant value to the Lavasa project. Their eco-friendly principles and the calibre of the hotel operations across the globe mirror the values we want to see in our new development."
Langham Hospitality Group, the owner and operator of luxury hotels on four continents, is set to take off in India with an aggressive expansion plan which will see it become a new force on the sub-continent.
"India is one of the world's most robust and dynamic economies. It stands at the heart of the New Silk Road between China and the Middle East. The trade dynamic between these three economic powerhouses means there are significant prospects for Langham Hotels to expand and become a well-known operator within five years," added Brett Butcher.
The first of the new hotels will open in the first quarter of 2011 under the Eaton Smart brand at New Delhi Airport as the country's first transit hotel followed later in the year by its modern, tech-savvy property – Langham Place in Pune.
About Langham Hospitality Group
Langham Hospitality Group encompasses a family of distinctive hospitality brands which include hotels, resorts, residential serviced apartments, restaurants and spas, located on four continents.
It takes its name from the legendary Langham in London which was opened in 1865 as Europe's first Grand Hotel. For almost 150 years, this flagship hotel has represented sophisticated and gracious hospitality, a philosophy that reflects elegance in design, innovation in hospitality, genuine service and captivation of the senses across all properties.
The brands include the luxurious Langham and international five-star Langham Place, the upscale Eaton Luxe, midscale Eaton Smart, the award-winning Chuan Spa,and Yat Tung Heen restaurants.
The Langham is where guests can enjoy service with poise and be enchanted by our innovation and traditions while Langham Place, the fun sibling of The Langham, is about living the 21st century through design, technology and attitude, epitomising stimulating and artistic hospitality.
Eaton, a premium affiliate brand, aims to surprise and delight our guests with a value-for-money proposition that delivers a stylish, modern level of comfort with spirited, can-do service.
Currently 29 hotels, including affiliates, are open or in the pipeline across four continents.
Langham Hospitality Group is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Great Eagle Holdings (Stock Code: 0041) which was founded in 1963 and listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 1972.
Reservations for Langham hotels can be made by logging onto langhamhotels.com or for Eaton Hotels log onto eatonhotels.com.