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Langham Hospitality Group Enters Qingdao, China with
Two Properties Totaling 700 Guestrooms

The Langham Place and Eaton Luxe, Rio Carnival, Qingdao
will Sit in the Twin Towers Opening in 2013

October 11, 2012
- International luxury hotel operator Langham Hospitality Group expands its foot prints in China by announcing two properties - Langham Place and Eaton Luxe, Rio Carnival, Qingdao, marking the addition of its 18th and 19th hotels in the country.

Set amidst of the dynamic Rio Carnival - a new hub for luxury accommodation, dining, shopping and entertainment, Langham Place exemplifies the epitome of stimulating hospitality and Eaton Luxe offers the experience of a balanced lifestyle to discerning travellers.

The two hotels will feature a total of 700 elegantly appointed guestrooms, duplex villas and lofts in the twin towers; Michelin starred Chinese restaurants Ming Court and Yat Tung Heen; and the hotel group’s signature spa brand – Chuan Spa that offers exclusive spa experiences that are based on the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Each hotel will house two ballrooms and a host of function rooms with state-of-the-art facilities.

Brett Butcher, Chief Executive Officer of Langham Hospitality Group said, “We bring to Qingdao a heritage of 150 years of luxury hospitality with the new Langham Place and Eaton Luxe. The Langham history dates back to 1865 when our flagship hotel, The Langham, London opened as Europe’s first grand hotel. We believe that it is this heritage of luxury hospitality that was built over time that sets us apart from the competition.”

Mr King Pak Fu, Executive Director, Carnival Group International Holdings Limited said, “The Rio Carnival project will bring a host of prestigious international brands into Qingdao, creating a new gem and lifestyle world-class complex. Partnering with Langham Hospitality Group’s Langham Place and Eaton Luxe hotels, will redefine luxury living in the centre of the city.”

Langham Place, Rio Carnival, Qingdao and Eaton Luxe, Rio Carnival, Qingdao will become the city’s architectural landmark as they open in 2013, the hotels will sit in the twin towers of the Rio Carnival enjoying the magnificent seascape in Qingdao.

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 Langham Place, the upscale Eaton Luxe, midscale Eaton Smart and the award-winning Chuan Spa.

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 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 28 member hotels 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.
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Sherona Shng
Vice President - Communications
Langham Hospitality Group
Tel: (852) 3552 3938
Fax: (852) 3552 3902

Fiona Szeto
Director of Public Relations (Asia)
Langham Hospitality Group
T (852) 3552 3846
F (852) 3552 3902

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Simon Manning Appointed as Vice President - Sales and Marketing for Langham Hospitality Group / April 2012

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Langham Hospitality Group Signs Management Agreement with Xiamen Huiguangyuan Langham Place Hotel Management for the 330-room Langham Place, Xiamen to Open in China in Late 2012 / January 2012

Langham Hospitality Group Appoints Fiona Szeto as the Director of Public Relations (Asia) / January 2012

Langham Hospitality Group Signs Agreement with Greenland Group to Open the 214-room Eaton Luxe, Xinqiao, Shanghai in China / January 2012

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Langham Hospitality Names Robert Touzel and Jack Lim as Regional Directors of Sales and Marketing / August 2011

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Langham Hospitality Group Opens 93-room Eaton Smart, New Delhi Airport Transit Hotel inside Terminal 3 of the New Delhi Airport in India / June 2011

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

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