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LAMGHAM HOSPITALITY GROUP APPOINTS NEW GENERAL MANAGERS TO OPEN KEY CHINA PROPERTIES

April 27, 2011

Langham Hospitality Group has appointed seasoned professionals Sven Isberg as the General Manager of The Langham, Shenzhen and Franck Nalleau as the General Manager of Langham Place, EDZ, Guangzhou to lead the pre-opening and beyond of their respective properties.

Sven Isberg to lead Southern China's first Langham

German national, Sven Isberg, with almost 30 years experience, will lead the team to open The Langham, Shenzhen. His international career has spanned Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific.

Most recently, Sven has spent 7 years in China as a General Manager where he gained extensive pre-opening experience, rebranding and regional cluster management experience.

Scheduled to open in 2012, The Langham, Shenzhen is in the Futian district of Shenzhen which is located in the Pearl River Delta Special Economic Zone, home to one of China's key ports and is a gateway city into the region.

The Langham, Shenzhen, will feature 352 luxuriously elegant guestrooms and suites, many of which will enjoy stunning views of Shenzhen Bay. Among the services The Langham guests can expect will be a grand two-storey Langham Club lounge offering classic butler service and T'ang Court, a signature Cantonese restaurant with six private rooms and sibling of its two-Michelin star sister in Hong Kong.

Franck Naulleau to lead Southern China's first Langham Place

French national, Franck Naulleau has 20 years hospitality management experience in Asia including Indonesia and Vietnam. During this time, he has held leading roles in pre-opening and rebranding projects.

He was general manager of several properties in China before becoming General Manager of Langham Place, EDZ, Guangzhou.

The new Langham Place in Guangzhou Economic Development Zone (EDZ) is located in the Luogang District, a key economic development in eastern Guangzhou which has been positioned as the city's most vibrant centre of innovative modern manufacturing, logistics and advanced technology.

Langham Place, EDZ, Guangzhou, set for 2012, will feature 320 chic and contemporary rooms and suites, offering business travellers the ultimate in urban modern living with inspirational thought-provoking design and top-notch gadgetry. Langham Place's total wired approach will enable its guests to stay connected effortlessly 24/7 with the outside world – for business or sheer pleasure. The connected lifestyle will blend in perfectly with Luogang's position as the advanced technology incubator of Guangzhou.

Sven Isberg, General Manager –
The Langham, Shenzhen
Franck Naulleau, General Manager –
Langham Place, EDZ, Guangzhou


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.

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 28 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 can be made by logging onto langhamhospitalitygroup.com

EUROPE:
The Langham, London

ASIA:
Hong Kong

The Langham, Hong Kong
Langham Place, Mongkok, Hong Kong
Eaton Smart Hong Kong

NORTH AMERICA:
The Langham, Boston
The Langham, Huntington Hotel & Spa, Pasadena
The Langham, Chicago (opening soon)
Langham Place, Resort + Spa, Port St. George, Bahamas (opening soon)

China
The Langham, Xintiandi, Shanghai
The Langham, Yangtze Boutique, Shanghai
The Langham, Dalian (opening soon)
The Langham, Shenzhen (opening soon)
Langham Place, Beijing Capital Airport
Langham Place, Beijing (opening soon)
Langham Place, EDZ, Guangzhou (opening soon)
Langham Place, Pazhou, Guangzhou (opening soon)
Langham Place, Ningbo Culture Plaza, Ningbo (opening soon)
Eaton Luxe, Nanqiao, Shanghai

PACIFIC:
The Langham, Auckland
The Langham, Melbourne
INDIA:
Eaton Smart, New Delhi Airport Transit Hotel (opening soon)
Eaton Smart, Lavasa (opening soon)
Langham Place, Koregaon Park, Pune (opening soon)
Langham Place, Lavasa (opening soon)

MIDDLE EAST:
Langham Place, Doha, Qatar (opening soon)
Thailand
The Langham, Sukhumvit, Bangkok (opening soon)
Langham Place, Phayathai, Bangkok (opening soon)
Langham Place Miora Resort + Spa, Kalim Bay, Phuket (opening soon)


Sherona Shng
Vice President - Communications
Langham Hospitality Group
Tel: (852) 3552 3938
Fax: (852) 3552 3902
Email: sherona.shng@langhamhotels.com
Ainslie Cheung
Director of Public Relations (International)
Langham Hospitality Group
Tel: (852) 3552 3823
Fax: (852) 3552 3902
Email: ainslie.cheung@langhamhotels.com