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 Langham Hotels International Makes Several Executive Appointments; 
Andrew Jessop Appointed Vice President Brands
(Hong Kong 24 April 2006) --- Langham Hotels International (LHI) is pleased to announce the following executive appointments to support the group's expansion and development:

Andrew Jessop - Vice President - Brands

Mr. Andrew Jessop has over 20 years of hospitality experience working for luxury hotel groups in Thailand, Australia and China. He has participated in four property openings, three of which were in the upscale branch of The Luxury Collection and St. Regis. He has also led the Westin & W. Asia Pacific Brand Steering Committee. Prior to joining LHI, Mr. Jessop was General Manager of Sheraton Grande Laguna Phuket. 

Appointed as Vice President Brands, Mr. Jessop is responsible for brand management and brand pre-opening support for LHI. Mr. Jessop will lead steering teams to ensure the Langham brands are distinctively positioned within the high-end hotels segment. 

Trixie Scully - Director of Revenue Management and Analysis 

Ms. Trixie Scully has almost 20 years of hotel experience, specialising in the areas of Front Office, Reservations and Revenue Management. Before joining LHI, Ms. Scully was Area Director of Revenue Management Thailand for Starwood Hotels & Resorts, based at Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers, Bangkok, where she took a leadership role in regional pricing and distribution. Ms. Scully also worked at Sheraton Auckland Hotel & Towers and was part of the opening team at Sheraton Towers Southgate, Melbourne. Both properties have since been rebranded as Langham Hotels. 

In her new position, Ms. Scully will work closely with the Hotel Revenue Managers to ensure effective room distribution of the Langham properties, as well as to enhance LHI's worldwide reservation distribution systems. Meanwhile, she is also responsible for the Revenue Management function of Langham Place Hotel, Mongkok, Hong Kong. 

Alice Au - Director of Customer Relationship Marketing and Partnerships 

Ms. Alice Au has over 10 years of experience in the field of loyalty marketing. Before assuming her current position, she was Senior Manager for the Card Marketing in CITIC Ka Wah Bank and was heading the credit card usage team. Prior to that, she was responsible for managing PCCW's integrated loyalty club with over 1 million members, launching the company's various loyalty co-branded credit cards, liaising and maintaining alliance partnerships and joint promotions with Asia Miles, credit card companies and other partnering merchants. 

Ms. Au has been appointed to direct LHI's customer relationship marketing function and partnerships. She is responsible for the management of various loyalty programmes like the Langham Privilege Club, OUIDA and Langham Advantage Club, as well as the development of new loyalty programmes. Ms. Au will also maintain and develop LHI's growing airlines and credit cards partnerships to achieve maximum synergies. 

Andrew Jessop

Trixie Scully

Alice Au

Mandy Ning - Director of Sales - China 

Working in the hotel industry for more than 10 years, Ms. Mandy Ning has accumulated a wealth of sales and marketing experience on both corporate and property levels. She has held sales positions with The Royal Garden, Hong Kong, Harbour Plaza Hotels & Resorts and Sino Group of Hotels in Hong Kong. Prior to joining Langham, she was General Manager of a travel agent in Shanghai, in which she has built a solid network and knowledge of the mainland market. 

Ms. Ning is based in LHI's global sales office in Shanghai, and is responsible for the sales and marketing efforts plus public relations matters. 

James Lai - Director of Corporate Engineering 

Mr. James Lai is a veteran in building services, mechanical and electrical engineering with 30 years of experience. He has been involved in numerous construction and engineering projects for hotels and commercial complexes, including a number of hotel openings. A native Singaporean, Mr. Lai has worked in Hong Kong, Taiwan and major cities in Mainland China including Guangzhou, Shanghai and Xiamen. 

As Director of Corporate Engineering, Mr. Lai manages the engineering issues of the Langham group and monitors the technical services for the Langham properties. 

Mandy Ning

James Lai

Langham has a legendary hotel heritage dating back to 1865 when the Langham Hotel in London originally opened as Europe's first Grand Hotel. For 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. 

Langham Hotels International (LHI) features six properties with over 2,700 rooms in five gateway cities across the four continents, namely, London, Boston, Hong Kong (2), Melbourne and Auckland. In each city Langham Hotels is associated with the prestigious "The Leading Hotels of the World" group which represents some of the world's finest luxury hotels. 

LHI is wholly owned by Great Eagle Holdings Limited, a publicly listed company (HKSE: 41) which was founded in 1963 and was listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 1972. 


Sherona Shng 
Director of Public Relations 
Langham Hotels International 
Tel: (852) 3552 3938
Fax: (852) 3552 3902

Also See: Langham Hotels International First TV Commercial, The Butler, Depicts the the Langham London Opening in 1865 / April 2006
Kevin Murphy, Brett Butcher and Nigel Roberts Appointed to SVP Positions with Langham Hotels International / June 2004


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