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LANGHAM HOTELS INTERNATIONAL UNVEILS NEW DESIGNER LANDMARK IN XINTIANDI, SHANGHAI
The Langham, Xintiandi, Shanghai Builds on Brand’s Luxury Heritage

August 3, 2010

Langham Hotels International today announced plans to open The Langham, Xintiandi, Shanghai, in October, marking the debut of its second property in the city.

Located in the elegant and lively Xintiandi district, with its glamorous designer boutiques, art galleries, eclectic restaurants and bars, The Langham will occupy an outstanding new landmark building with interiors by leading hospitality designer, Peter Remedios. The property at the entrance to the bustling hub of Shanghai’s thriving lifestyle scene features panoramic views over the renowned Shikumen storefronts of Old Shanghai that are literally across the road.

The 24-storey luxury hotel pays tribute to the city’s heritage and traditions while embracing the best in today’s luxury comforts and attractions.

The Langham’s 357 elegant rooms including 23 suites will feature charming yet practical luxurious touches that have been a hallmark of The Langham since it was founded in 1865.The extravagant charms of the guestrooms are matched only by the enchanting service that generations of colleagues have provided across three centuries.

Three new restaurants and bars designed to indulge every desire for the finer things in life will also open. These include a lifestyle bar – XTD Elevated - set on a terrace overlooking Xintiandi complete with cabanas and day beds for lounging and Ming Court - serving a gourmet’s choice of Cantonese and Shanghainese specialities. Meanwhile, Cachet – an innovative concept introducing five stylish experiences in one distinctive space will touch the senses from dawn until the early hours. These include a lounge for the perfect signature Langham afternoon tea, a Café for international culinary dining, a Juice Bar for a refreshing pick-me-up, a Martini Bar for an evening tonic and Alfresco – an outdoor terrace to see and be seen.

To relax, guests can also experience pampering treatments in Chuan Spa – the world’s only global luxury spa operation based on the healing philosophies of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Alternatively, guests can work out in the modern gym that’s open conveniently 24 hours or dip in the 25-metre indoor pool.

The Langham, Xintiandi features one of the most modern high-ceiling grand ballrooms in the city and an additional 8 large meeting spaces which can be tailored to ensure every event captivates the senses. At the heart of this enchanting facility lies the interactive event centre and sales suite which sees every event custom-made with elegant precision and stylishly served by our meeting concierges.

This new flagship will be the 21st property in the rapidly expanding Langham Hotels International global portfolio. Brett Butcher, Chief Executive Officer for Langham Hotels International said: “We’re delighted to be expanding The Langham brand in China with an iconic new property marking the start of a journey that will see the group become recognised as a leader in luxury hospitality in China.”

Langham Hotels International opened The Langham, Yangtze Boutique, Shanghai on May 1, 2009 to critical acclaim, winning six major awards in its first year. Meanwhile, the first Langham Place property in China will open at Beijing Capital Airport in August 2010.



The Langham as viewed from Xintiandi


The Langham, Xintiandi facade


The Langham guestroom with views overlooking Xintiandi


About Langham Hotels International & 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, 21 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 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 four-star affiliate property, 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.

Langham Hotels International is a wholly-owned company of Great Eagle Holdings (Stock Code: 0041) 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 langhamhotels.com or eatonhotels.com.

EUROPE:
The Langham, London

INDIA:
Langham Place, Koregaon Park, Pune (opening soon)
ASIA:
Hong Kong

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

NORTH AMERICA:
The Langham, Boston
The Langham, Huntington Hotel & Spa, Pasadena
Langham Place, Resort + Spa, Port St. George, Bahamas (opening soon)
China
The Langham, Yangtze Boutique, Shanghai
The Langham, Xintiandi, Shanghai (opening 2010)
Langham Place, Beijing (openign soon)
Langham Place, Beijing Capital Airport (2010)
Langham Place, EDZ, Guangzhou (opening soon)
Langham Place, Pazhou, Guangzhou (opening soon)
Eaton Luxe, Nanqiao, Shanghai

PACIFIC:
The Langham, Auckland
The Langham, Melbourne
Thailand
Langham Place Samui at lamai Beach
Langham Place Miora Resort + Spa, Kalim Bay, Phuket (opening soon)
The Langham, Sukhumvit, Bangkok (opening soon)
Langham Place, Phayathai, Bangkok (opening soon)


Sherona Shng
Vice President - Communications
Langham Hotels International
Tel: (852) 3552 3938
Fax: (852) 3552 3902
Email: sherona.shng@langhamhotels.com
Ainslie Cheung
Director of Public Relations (International)
Langham Hotels International
Tel: (852) 3552 3823
Fax: (852) 3552 3902
Email: ainslie.cheung@langhamhotels.com