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TEENAGER WINS ICONIC LANGHAM PHOTO COMPETITION
Winners of Competition announced

May 9, 2011

Langham Hospitality Group has announced the winners of the international iconic Langham photo competition. The competition, launched in 2010, aimed to capture images which reflected the iconic spirit of the location. The winning photo was submitted by 16-year old Sandra Liu, a Vancouver native who lives in Hong Kong.

She beat hundreds of other entries from amateur and professional snappers to win the coveted top prize of four nights in a Langham destination of her choice and business class return airfares with Cathay Pacific. Her image captured a vibrant Hong Kong night scene in the autumn.

Sandra said: "My interest for photography only started about a year ago. Honestly, I haven't publicly accomplished much, but I love travelling and taking photos of different things, and right now, photography is just my absolute main interest."

Bob van den Oord, Vice President – Sales & Marketing said: "The competition drew a great response from the photographers who gave us many amazing images to select from. The quality of the images were remarkable and showcased our destinations where have hotels at their finest."

The destination winners are:

Hong Kong - Sandra Liu won with her dynamic Hong Kong night scene. At 16, she is still new to photography having only taken up the hobby a year ago.

Auckland - Craig Garner won with his composition of Early Morning Fog on One Tree Hill, Auckland, an iconic destination made famous by the rock band U2 with the song of the same name.

Melbourne – Myles Prangel l, another young prodigy, is currently completing a Bachelor of Arts in Photography at Charles Sturt University at the Wagga campus, his home town. Although still an undergraduate, Myles has produced a portfolio of work that has opened the eyes of many people.

Beijing – Yeung Wah Hing , 64, captured The Reader under the Wall. He is an avid photographer and loves entering competitions.

Shanghai – Zhang Min Jie works in working in advertising in Chengdu, China. His love affair for photography began in his senior year at high school. He believes beauty can be found everywhere in life. His image of the Shanghai World Expo China Pavilion was the destination winner.

Samui – Hansa Tangmanpoowadol won with his image of a Fisherman's Village in the Angtong district.

Los Angeles – Ahikam Seri won with his striking image of LA's Hollywood Boulevard. Ahikam Seri is a documentary photographer, based in Jerusalem. His work is regularly published in European and US media, and has received awards from National Geographic, Nikon and PDN, among others.

Boston – Janet Landry-Borden captured two sides of Boston architecture with capture entitled Brownstone and Glass, the old and the new, the epitome of Boston Architecture and its way of life. Janet E. Landry-Borden is a photographer and artist from Avon, Massachusetts. She has worked in the field of art for over 30 years.

London – Sid Tawadey is an accomplished artist and experimental photographer. His work Rene Magritte London won him a stay at the iconic Langham in London. He has previously won the London Photo 2010 Award and the International Award for Digital and Photographic Art.

All the winning images can be viewed at iconiclangham.com

Hong Kong: Sandra Liu (Grand Prize winner) Auckland: Craig Garner
Beijing: Yeung Wah Heung
Shanghai: Zhang Min Jie
Melbourne: Myles Prandell
Samui: Hansa Tangmanpoowadol Los Angeles: Ahikam Seri
Boston: Janet Landry Borden London: Sid Tawadey


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 and 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 member 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 member hotels 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 either Langham or Eaton properties 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