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Langham Hotels International opens Global Sales Office in Beijing

Langham Hotels International opens Global Sales Office in Beijing ( Luxury hotel operator, Langham Hotels International (LHI) is demonstrating its commitment and confidence in China business by investing in a new Global Sales Office (GSO) that opened on March 1, 2009. The latest investment comes hot on the heels of the news that its first China property, The Langham, Yangtze Boutique, Shanghai will open officially on May 1, 2009.

The new office will be located in the heart of Beijing in the prestigious Chaoyung district – one of the city’s key government, business and entertainment hubs. Alison Styles, vice president – sales said: “The opening of the Global Sales Office in Beijing has always been part of Langham Hotels International long-term strategic plan for China. The GSO is situated in the heart of one of our major international markets and puts us closer to our customers and key clients, which translates into more innovative and efficient service as we offer hospitality solutions that more closely matches their needs. With properties confirmed in Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Beijing, this presence is vital to help us develop our regional business while expanding our luxury hotel operations.”

The office will be headed by Simon Wang – director of sales, Beijing. Mr. Wang has over 15 years hotel experience with extensive exposure in Urumqi, Dalian, Shanghai and Beijing. His focus will be corporate and MICE segments. Iris Du will be director of sales, travel trade, focusing on wholesale and airline markets.

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 15 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 their 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 guests with a value-for-money proposition that delivers a stylish, modern level of comfort with a spirited, can-do service.

Langham Hotels International is a wholly-owned company of Great Eagle Holdings, 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 or

The Langham, London

Langham Place, Koregaon Park, Pune (2010)

Hong Kong
The Langham, Hong Kong
Langham Place, Mongkok, Hong Kong
Eaton Hong Kong

The Langham, Boston
The Langham, Huntington Hotel&Spa, Pasadena

The Langham, Yangtze Boutique, Shanghai (2009)
Langham Place, Beijing (2010)
Langham Place, Beijing Capital Airport (2010)
Langham Place, EDZ, Guangzhou (2010)

The Langham, Auckland
Langham Place Vineyard Resort + Spa, Waiheke
Island, Auckland (2010)
The Langham, Melbourne

Langham Place Miora Resort + Spa, Kalim Bay,
Phuket (2010)

Sherona Shng Vice President - Communications Langham Hotels International Tel: (852) 3552 3938 Fax: (852) 3552 3902 Email: Ainslie Cheung Director of Public Relations (International) Langham Hotels International Tel: (852) 3552 3823 Fax: (852) 3552 3902 Email:

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