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John Dick Appointed General Manager for
The Langham Hotel, Auckland, New Zealand

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15 February 2005 - Auckland & Hong Kong ----- Langham Hotels International announced today the appointment of John Dick as General Manager for its newly rebranded five star property, the Langham Hotel, Auckland, effective 22 February 2005.
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“We went on a worldwide search to find the right calibre General Manager for our New Zealand property and are delighted that John will be joining our dynamic management team to help grow our brand and ensure the continued excellence of the property” stated Eric So, Executive Vice President for Langham Hotels International.

John Dick has extensive general management and hospitality consulting experience both in the United Kingdom


John Dick
and New Zealand and is very close to the five-star Hotel market in Auckland guaranteeing that he understands the nuances of the market and the needs of our guests.

"I am delighted to be joining the Langham team and look forward to leading the Hotel on a continuous quest for re-defining the benchmark for luxury in hotels in New Zealand, including heralding some exciting new developments under the Langham brand" John Dick said.

"The membership of The Leading Hotels of the World is a clear indication of Langham Hotels International's commitment to providing the highest standards of service in a truly elegant setting.  The demand for world class products and services in New Zealand is well evident, and we aim to not only meet that demand but exceed our guest expectations at every opportunity," Dick added.

Langham Hotels International is a hospitality ownership and management company which operates the luxury Langham Hotels brand and other hospitality interests in prime locations within Hong Kong and overseas. LHI is wholly owned by the publicly listed Great Eagle Holdings Limited (HKSE: 41), which was founded in 1963 and was listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 1972.  LHI’s extensive international hotel portfolio currently comprises eight properties with over 4,760 rooms in six gateway cities across the four continents, namely, London, Boston, Hong Kong, Toronto, Melbourne and Auckland. 

Contact:
Chris Destrieux
Director of Sales & Marketing
Langham Hotel, Auckland
Tel: (64 9) 920 6918
Email: chris.destrieux@langhamhotels.com
www.langhamhotels.com
Also See: Langham Hotels International Rebranding Sheraton Hotels in Australia and New Zealand, The Langham Hotel, Melbourne and Langham Hotel, Auckland / December 2004
Great Eagle Holdings Limited Will Assume Management and Rebrand as Langham the Sheraton Towers Southgate in Melbourne, Australia and Sheraton Auckland Hotel & Towers in Auckland / March 2004


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