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Langham Hotel Joins The Leading Hotels Of The World

Langham Hotels International, the hotel operating and asset management arm of Great
Eagle Holdings Limited, is proud to announce that with effect
from 24 May 2004 the Langham Hotel, London will become a member of the
world’s most prestigious collection of luxury hotels, The Leading Hotels
of the World. Monday 24th May marks the beginning of a new chapter in the life of
London’s legendary hotel, The Langham.

May 24th is also the day when The Langham Hotel, London - currently known
as the Langham Hilton - will become the flagship of Langham Hotels
International. LHI is the hotel operating arm of The Langham’s existing
owners, Great Eagle Holdings Limited, based in Hong Kong. LHI currently
owns hotels in the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, the USA, Canada, Australia
and New Zealand.

The Leading Hotels of the World is a membership organisation of more than
400 of the world’s finest luxury hotels. To become a member a hotel must
meet exacting standards of excellence in all areas, and must undergo a
rigorous inspection process.

Kevin Murphy, LHI’s Vice President of Marketing & Development, commented:

‘‘We are highly pleased with the news that our London flagship hotel is
joining the prestigious Leading Hotels of the World, qualifying further
the new Langham Group’s emergence as a truly global deluxe portfolio.’’


Duncan Palmer, Managing Director of the Langham Hotel, London said:

‘‘This acknowledgement by The Leading Hotels of the World is a great
honour. We are delighted that the substantial investment by our owners, in
both the product and the management team, has resulted in our achieving
this level of recognition.’’

Diana Banks, Director of Sales and Marketing, added,

‘‘I am very much looking forward to driving business through The Leading
Hotels of the World. This association will enable us to strive for even
higher standard.’’

Duncan Palmer concluded:

‘‘We have an exciting schedule of innovation and changes, all of which
will be taking place over the next 18 months. These changes, together with
the incredible experience of our management team, will ensure that the
Langham Hotel, London maintains and exceeds the position it deserves, as
one of the finest hotels in London.’’