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Langham Hospitality Group Appoints LoYoung as Regional Vice President, China


February 21, 201l - Langham Hospitality Group has demonstrated its commitment to the China market with the appointment of Lo Young to the newly-created role of Regional Vice President, China to lead the operations and expansion.

Mr. Young has over 28 years of hospitality experience spanning from food & beverage, rooms and operations gained from well-known international hotels group in various major cities like Hong Kong, Macau, Taipei, Singapore, Guangzhou and Tianjin.

He is former regional responsibilities included supporting over 50 hotels under a number of brands covering China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan and Korea. He also served as Regional VP - South China where he oversaw more than 30 hotels operations in China, supporting hotel openings, re-branding, and managing owner relationships.

He returned to Hong Kong in 2009 after more than 5 years in Shanghai. His most recent role was VP Operations for a Hong-Kong based hotel management group.

As Regional Vice President - China, Mr. Young will leverage his extensive China experience to lead the rapidly growing hotels operations for all Langham Hospitality Group brands in China.

Brett Butcher, Chief Executive Officer of Langham Hospitality Group said: "The group sees the 'New Silk Road' of China, through to India and the Middle East as the backbone of growth plan and expansion in the next five years.  Lo's previous background combined with his wealth of experience in China will make him an invaluable asset to the group s pursuit of future opportunities in the region.

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,and Yat Tung Heen restaurants.

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 29 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 for Langham hotels can be made by logging onto langhamhotels.com or for Eaton Hotels log onto eatonhotels.com.

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Contact:

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

 

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Also See: Langham Hospitality Group to Open Four New Hotels in India; the First, Under the Eaton Smart Brand, Scheduled for Q1 2011 / January 2011

Langham Hotels and Oxford Capital Group Relaunch Development of New Hotel Along Chicago's Riverfront, The Langham Chicago Hotel; The 52-story Mixed Use Building to House 330-guestrooms and Open in 2012 / January 2011

Langham Hotels Signs Management Agreement for the 140-room Langham Place Hotel Under Construction in Ningbo, China / September 2010

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts Opens the 563-room Shangri-La Hotel, Ningbo / August 2009

Langham Hotels Opening the 357-room The Langham, Xintiandi in Shanghai, China / August 2010
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