Langham Hotels Appoints Key Corporate Executives

23rd Jun 2004

Langham Hotels
International (LHI), the wholly-owned hotel operating and asset management
subsidiary of publicly listed Great Eagle Holdings Limited (HKSE: 41),
announced today the appointment of three senior executives for the
functions of Development, Sales and Marketing, and Operations at the
Group’s corporate level. To cope with the rapid expansion of this new
five-star international hotel chain, Kevin Murphy is appointed as Senior
Vice President - Development, Brett Butcher as Senior Vice President -
Sales and Marketing, and Nigel Roberts as Senior Vice President -
Operations, effective from 1 July 2004. Dr Lo Ka Shui, Deputy Chairman and Managing Director of Great Eagle
Holdings Limited and Chairman of Langham Hotels International, stated,
‘‘These key appointments reflect Langham Group’s commitment to own and
operate high quality hotels, and to further the expansion of Langham
Hotels International.’’ Lo added, ‘‘With the successful launch of the
Langham brand in January 2003, we will continue to focus our worldwide
development of deluxe hotels in gateway cities.’’

Kevin Murphy, Senior Vice President - Development, will spearhead the
Langham Group’s development of management contracts worldwide and hotel
investment in gateway cities around the globe.

Brett Butcher, Senior Vice President - Sales & Marketing, will head the
LHI’s worldwide sales and marketing functions, particularly in brand
building, corporate communications, e-business development, the hotel
chain’s sales and marketing strategies, customer relationship management
and partnership marketing. Butcher will retain his role of being the
Managing Director of Langham Place Hotel, Mongkok, Hong Kong and Eaton
Hotel Hong Kong.

Nigel Roberts, Senior Vice President - Operations, will be responsible for
ensuring the highest standard of fine hospitality service and qualifying
LHI’s emergence as a truly global deluxe portfolio. His responsibility
will cover LHI hotels in London, Boston, Melbourne, Auckland and Hong
Kong. Roberts will continue to be the Managing Director of Langham Hotel,
Hong Kong.


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