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 Langham Hotels International Appoints Two Senior Executives for
its Development Team, Harry Littlewood and Stefan Heintze
(Hong Kong – February 2007) – In support of the group's aggressive expansion plan, Langham Hotels International (LHI) has appointed two senior executives for its development team to further extend its business ventures worldwide. 

Harry Littlewood, Director of Development 

Mr. Littlewood has spent 12 years working in Hong Kong and Guangdong province, China accumulating extensive experiences in the China market and developing a thorough understanding of Chinese business practices. Mr. Littlewood started his career in the hospitality industry with Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong and subsequently joined Luhu Golf and Country Club, Guangzhou, where he was responsible for the pre-opening of new restaurants and food & beverage operations. Throughout his career he has assumed operations management positions in different sectors including real estate, education and luxury auto development. Before joining LHI, Mr. Littlewood was Operations Manager of Hong Yue An Group, Guangzhou, where he was involved in negotiations with Ferrari, Rolls Royce and Porsche AG for securing brand representation and retail in the South China region. 

Mr. Littlewood will report to Mr. Helmut Knipp, Senior Vice-President, Development of LHI. In his new position, he will identify suitable business development opportunities for the group and conduct feasibility studies covering financial, strategic and operation aspects. 

Stefan Heintze, Director of Development / Special Projects

Graduated from Lausanne Hotel School, Mr. Heintze possesses over 14 years of experience working in international hotels and leading private clubs in Asia, including Thailand, Hong Kong, China and Taiwan.   He started his career with Kempinski Hotel Beijing Lufthansa Centre, where he acquired valuable hotel pre-opening and restaurants set-up experience.   Mr. Heintze then joined CCA International and had managerial job rotation among various clubs managed by the group in Asia including the position as Operations Analyst at their headquarters in Hong Kong.   Mr. Heintze also held senior management roles in hotels and resorts in Asia.   He was Resident Manager of Pathumwan Princess Hotel, Bangkok and Dusit Resort Pattaya Hotel respectively, both managed by the Dusit Group and prior to joining LHI, Mr. Heintze was Pre-opening and Opening General Manager of Palmerston Suites Tianjin Hotel in China.

Mr. Heintze will report to Mr. Helmut Knipp, Senior Vice-President, Development of LHI.   In his new role, Mr. Heintze will focus on handling special corporate projects and market researches for LHI's new developments worldwide. 

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. 


Winnie Tang
Public Relations Manager
Langham Hotels International
Tel: (852) 3552 3937 

Also See: Helmut Knipp Named Senior Vice President – Development, Langham Hotels International / September 2006
Langham Hotels International Makes Several Executive Appointments; Andrew Jessop Appointed Vice President – Brands / April 2006

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