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  Langham Hotels International Signs Management Contract
with Bangkok Mass Transit System to Manage Two New Properties
 
The Langham and Langham Place to be Introduced Simultaneously in Thailand


Langham Hotels International (LHI) has doubled its footprint in Thailand to four properties following the signing of a deal with Bangkok Mass Transit System Public Company Limited (BTSC) to manage two new five-star properties in the country’s capital.

The occasion marks the first time LHI’s two distinctive brands – The Langham and Langham Place - will be introduced simultaneously in one city when they open in 2012.



Contract Signing Ceremony
Dr K S Lo (Left) and Mr Keeree Kanjanapas (Right)


“We are proud to be broadening our presence in one of Asia’s most vibrant emerging economies, Thailand, with our illustrious new partner, BTSC,” says Dr K.S Lo, Chairman of Langham Hotels International. “These new hotels will represent the best of our two brands when they open in 2012, as we distill our brand essence from the last 144 years into these distinctive new establishments.”

Echoing Dr Lo’s optimism, BTSC Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Khun Keeree Kanjanapas said: “Introducing The Langham and Langham Place brands to Bangkok through this partnership perfectly complements our company’s growth
strategy in the region. A recognised brand name managed by a successful operator, such as Langham Hotels International, is a recipe for sure success.”

The Langham, Sukhumvit, Bangkok will enjoy prime position in the city’s central commercial district on Sukhumvit Road and offer a luxury heritage that befits one of Bangkok’s most prestigious addresses.

Built in the tradition of Europe’s first grand hotel, the property will feature 230 spacious guestrooms and suites as well as 80 Langham Residences.

Complementing the luxury accommodation will be a complete array of services and facilities that embody the elegance and timeless spirit of The Langham. These will include the sister of The Langham Hong Kong’s two Michelin Star Cantonese restaurant – T’ang Court, a second fine-dining restaurant, the Traditional Chinese Medicine-inspired Chuan Spa, swimming pool and fitness centre, as well as a grand ballroom and extensive meeting facilities designed to create a Bangkok’s most luxurious hotel.

The 400-room Langham Place, Phayathai, Bangkok, close to the city’s premier shopping location at Siam Centre is just 14 minutes from Suwannabhumi Airport thanks to the new Airport Rail link. The property captures the other side of the city’s vibrant nature with an emphasis on sparkling service that reflects the guests’ fun loving and sociable approach to life.

The hotel combines modern living by including visually-pleasing yet functional design elements as well as the latest technology to seamlessly meet the needs of early adopters to entertain, stay connected or increase productivity.

In addition to the most modern rooms in the city, the property will feature a DJ in the lobby to set the mood, easing you into a vibrant haven in the city.

Facilities also include the award-winning Chuan Spa, a fitness centre and swimming pool as well as the unique hybrid bar and business lounge concept of Portal – Work & Play – which recognises that today’s independent travellers often multi-task, work
and play within the same space.

Two new restaurants will also be introduced which will touch all the senses to truly capture the spirit of the stimulating hospitality.

Extensive meetings and banquet facilities complete the range of services at this centrally located property.

About Langham Hotels International & Its Affiliates
Langham has a legendary hotel heritage dating back to 1865 when The Langham in London originally opened as Europe’s first Grand Hotel.  For over 140 years, this flagship hotel has been at the forefront of sophisticated and gracious hospitality.  Today, all Langham Hotels worldwide inherit the same philosophy that reflects elegance in design, innovation in hospitality, genuine service and captivation of the senses creating a truly unique hotel experience.
 
The group is pursuing an aggressive portfolio growth strategy using its distinctive brands and affiliate – The Langham, Langham Place and Eaton. Currently 18 hotels, including affiliates, are open or in the pipeline across four continents.
 
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, epitomizing stimulating and artistic hospitality
 
Eaton, a premium four-star affiliate property, 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. Langham Hotels International is a wholly-owned company 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 www.langhamhotels.com or www.eatonhotels.com.

EUROPE: 
The Langham, London
 
INDIA:
Langham Place, Koregaon Park, Pune (2010)
  
ASIA: 
Hong Kong
The Langham, Hong Kong
Langham Place, Mongkok, Hong Kong 
Eaton Hong Kong 

NORTH AMERICA: 
The Langham, Boston
The Langham, Huntington Hotel & Spa, Pasadena

China
Langham Place, Beijing (2009) 
Langham Place, Beijing Capital Airport (2009) 
The Langham, Yangtze Boutique, Shanghai (2009)
Langham Place, EDZ, Guangzhou (2010) 
 
PACIFIC:
The Langham, Auckland
Langham Place Vineyard Resort + Spa, Waiheke Island, Auckland (2010) 
The Langham, Melbourne 
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Contact:

Sherona Shng
Vice President - Communications
Langham Hotels International
Tel: (852) 3552 3938
Fax: (852) 3552 3902
Email: sherona.shng@langhamhotels.com

Ainslie Cheung
Director of Public Relations (International)
Langham Hotels International
Tel: (852) 3552 3823
Fax: (852) 3552 3902
Email: ainslie.cheung@langhamhotels.com
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Also See: Langham Hotels International Signs Management Contract with Gurich Company in Koh Samui, Thailand to Open Designer Boutique Resort in November 2009 / July 2009

The Langham, Huntington Hotel & Spa in Pasadena, CA Appoints Jorgen Christensen, Director of Sales & Marketing & Jim O’Connell, Director of Sales / June 2009

Langham Hotels Opens First Boutique Hotel - The Langham, Yangtze Boutique, in Shanghai; Stefan Heintze the Opening General Manager / May 2009

The Langham in London Restored to its Original Elite Status Following a Two Year £80 million (US $116 million) Restoration / February 2009

Hong Kong’s Great Eagle Hotel Is Renamed The Langham Hotel Hong Kong After The London Legend / September 2003

Great Eagle Holdings Limited Completes Acquisition of the 380 room Ritz-Carlton Huntington for $170 million; Pasadena Landmark Rebranded The Langham, Huntington Hotel & Spa / January 2008
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