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LANGHAM HOSPITALITY GROUP BEGINS 2014 ON AUSPICIOUS NOTE WITH OPENING OF NEW LANGHAM PLACE HOTEL IN NINGBO

2 January, 2014

To start the new year on a positive note, Langham Hospitality Group announces today the opening of Langham Place, Ningbo Culture Plaza. Strategically located within one of China's most dynamic and oldest cities with a rich history that dates back 7000 years, Langham Place forms an integral part of the new Ningbo Culture Plaza in which the city's art gallery, museum, sports center, theater, leading entertainments and boutiques are all conveniently located.

"We are delighted to expand our footprint in China with the opening of this new Langham Place in Ningbo," said Lo Young, regional vice president of China and Macau, Taiwan of Langham Hospitality Group. "This beautiful hotel marks our eighth in the country and the 21st worldwide for Langham Hospitality Group. With Ningbo as one of the fastest developing cities in China, the North Asian region continues to be an important market in our development strategy in 2014 and beyond."

Ranging from 45 to 175 square meters, Langham Place, Ningbo comprises 143 stylish and spacious guestrooms including 13 suites, all of which have views of the city or river. Blending a contemporary style and bespoke elements, each guest room embodies urban glamour and exudes a comfortable residential mood. Business and leisure guests may expect an executive working desk, free Wi-Fi, a 42-inch flat-panel high definition TV, coffee and tea-making facilities and a spacious bathroom with separate bath and walk-in shower as part of their Langham Place experience.

Renowned as an "art gallery masquerading as a hotel," each Langham Place hotel features an impressively curated art collection; the new Ningbo hotel is no exception. Discussions are underway to procure contemporary and unconventional seasonal exhibitions of latest works by local and regional artists that will be displayed at a dedicated gallery and at selected public areas throughout the hotel.

Gourmets will find the Langham Place, Ningbo Culture Plaza the ideal venue to enjoy authentic culinary delights. Reminiscent of its two Michelin-starred namesake at Langham Place in Hong Kong, Ming Court serves delectable Cantonese and local specialties. The restaurant features a spacious wine room with an extensive list of excellent quality varietals, and 14 elegant private dining rooms, the largest of which is 330 square meters and may cater up to 100 guests.

The Place is the hotel's all-day dining restaurant, where lavish spreads of international buffets are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner. For those who enjoy cuisine from the land of the rising sun, Table One offers fresh sashimi and sushi, tempura and teppanyaki. Social gatherers may get together at the lobby lounge Blend which is an ideal setting for a morning coffee, afternoon tea or pre- and post-dinner cocktails.

The hotel sets a new benchmark for grand events and inspiring celebrations in Ningbo. A perfect locale for a romantic wedding or a memorable celebration, the 820-square meter Ningbo Ballroom offers a picture-perfect backdrop complete with river views and luxurious interiors. Conference and social gala guests may hold their events within the hotel's combined space of more than 1,180 square meters which includes the Ningbo Ballroom and three function rooms that range from 100 to 130 square meters each. All the venues are equipped with the latest audio-visual equipment, including built-in LCD projectors and video conferencing capabilities, and the Langham Place, Ningbo's dedicated and professional service team will ensure all details are checked to make every event a resounding success.

The hotel group's Chuan Body + Soul Spa offers signature treatments inspired by centuries old Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) philosophies designed to balance the mind, relax the body and rejuvenate the soul. The spacious spa features four treatment rooms including one dedicated for couples and a Contemplation Lounge. Guests may feel soothed and refreshed in the spa's serene, meditative setting and calming private treatment rooms. All Chuan Body + Soul treatments will incorporate the principles of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) techniques for the ultimate in relaxation and holistic wellness. The spa center also has a fully-equipped fitness centre and an outdoor swimming pool.

 
Exterior night-view of Langham Place, Ningbo Culture Plaza   Lobby of Langham Place, Ningbo Culture Plaza
The Penthouse of Langham Place, Ningbo Culture Plaza

About Langham Hospitality Group

As the wholly-owned subsidiary of Great Eagle Holdings, Langham Hospitality Group encompasses a family of distinctive hospitality brands which include hotels, residential serviced apartments, restaurants and spas, located on four continents. The Group currently owns and/or manages 21 hotels under The Langham, Langham Place, Eaton and 88 Xintiandi brands with more than 30 hotel projects currently either confirmed or in a developed stage of negotiation from China through Asia and India to the Middle East. For reservations, please contact a travel professional or access the website at www.langhamhospitalitygroup.com.



Media contact:
Zoe Zhang
Marketing Communications Executive
Langham Place, Ningbo Culture Plaza
Tel: +86 574 8703 1908
Email: zoe.zhang@langhamhotels.com
Serene Tan
Regional Director of Public Relations – Hong Kong & SEA
Langham Hospitality Group
Tel: +852 3552 3846
Email: serene.tan@langhamhotels.com