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JOHN O'SHEA APPOINTED GENERAL MANAGER - THE LANGHAM, XINTIANDI, SHANGHAI

Shanghai, China, September 2012. Mr. John OShea has been appointed General Manager, The Langham, Xintiandi, Shanghai effective immediately. A distinguished hotelier, John has more than 30 years experience in the hospitality industry, 18 of which were as a General Manager or Managing Director of high profile hotels in his native country Australia as well as Thailand, Malaysia, Japan and China. Throughout his career he has consistently shown strong leadership skills which have seen many of the hotels under his guidance win international and regional awards during his tenure.
Although he has been based in Shanghai since 2007 and worked as Managing Director of a leading five-star hotel in Pudong, The Langham, Xintiandi is his first appointment as a General Manager with the Langham Hospitality Group.
As the groups flagship hotel for China, The Langham, Xintiandi, which opened in late 2010, has already positioned itself as a market leader in Shanghais luxury hotel market. In his new role, John will be responsible for overseeing the continued success of The Langham Xintiandi, a 357 room hotel with three restaurants and bars, 2,000 sqm of meeting space and Chuan Spa. In addition, he will also oversee 88 Xintiandi, a 53-room boutique hotel located within the vibrant Xintiandi entertainment district.
One of the highlight’s of his career to date was receiving the Magnolia Silver Award in 2010 from the Shanghai Municipal People’s Government in recognition for his outstanding contribution to the local community. The Magnolia Silver Award honours foreign citizens who live and work in Shanghai and have made significant contributions to the city’s economic development, social progress and international relations and cooperation. The Award was set up by the Shanghai Municipal Government in 1989 and remains the highest recognition for foreign citizens living in Shanghai.
John is a family man, enjoys entertaining, travelling and learning about new cultures; he lives in Shanghai with his wife Patricia and two young children.
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For more information:
Donna Campbell
Director of Communications
The Langham Xintiandi, Shanghai
P: (86) 1376 1105 461 or (86) 21 2330 2230
E: donna.campbell@langhamhotels.com
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 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 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 24 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.
Reservations for either Langham or Eaton properties can be made by logging onto langhamhospitalitygroup.com.