Langham Hospitality Group

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Langham Hospitality Group
Subsidiary
Industry Hospitality, tourism
Founded 1865
Headquarters Hong Kong
Parent Great Eagle Holdings
Website www.langhamhotels.com

Langham Hospitality Group is a luxury hotels operator dating back to 1865, when The Langham, London originally opened as Europe's first 'Grand Hotel'.

Today, the group covers four continents, with projects located in cities and resorts around the world, including Auckland, Bahamas, Bangkok, Beijing, Boston, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Jakarta, London, Los Angeles, Melbourne, Phuket, Pune, Samui and Shanghai. The group's rapid expansion continues with its two brands The Langham and Langham Place, as well as its affiliate brand Eaton.

Langham Hotels International is wholly owned by the Great Eagle Group, one of Hong Kong's leading property companies, which was founded in 1963 and is now listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

History[edit]

The Langham, London

Langham's history dates back to 1865, when The Langham in London opened as the then-largest building in London and Europe's first 'Grand Hotel'. 10 stories and 156-feet high, the first Langham hotel featured 15,000 yards of Persian tapestry, hot and cold running water in every guestroom, the world's first hydraulic lifts, known as 'rising rooms', and even an early form of air-conditioning. Upon opening The Langham, the then Prince of Wales hailed the hotel as having "everything a man, woman or child could desire under one roof".[citation needed]

The Langham has since hosted royal, political and cultural dignitaries and celebrities, including French Emperor Napoleon III and wits and writers Oscar Wilde and Mark Twain.[citation needed]

Company[edit]

Cordis, Mongkok, Hong Kong

Langham Hotels International is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Great Eagle Hospitality Group. It not only oversees the operations and performance of its own hotels, but also provides professional management services to its developer- or owner-partners.

The Great Eagle Hospitality Group is the hospitality arm of Great Eagle Holdings Limited. One of Hong Kong's leading property and hotel companies, Great Eagle Holdings invests in, develops and manages office, retail, residential and hotel properties in Asia, North America and Europe. The organisation is also active in property management and maintenance services as well as building materials trading.[citation needed]

Great Eagle Holdings was founded in 1963 with the incorporation of The Great Eagle Company Limited, which was listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 1972. In 1990, following a reorganisation, Great Eagle Holdings Limited, incorporated in Bermuda, became the listed holding company of Great Eagle in place of The Great Eagle Company Limited.

The Great Eagle Hospitality Group has an extensive hotel portfolio with over 5,000 rooms, virtually all of them managed by Langham Hotels International.

The group's collection of hotels currently in operations consists of nine luxury properties across four continents: including Auckland, Boston, Hong Kong, London, Melbourne, Los Angeles, Shanghai and Thailand.

Eaton Hotels, also in Hong Kong and China, represents the third and more accessible[clarification needed] brand under Great Eagle Hospitality. The Group additionally owns the 1,590-room Chelsea Hotel in Toronto.

Brands[edit]

Lobby of The Langham Huntington, Pasadena

The Langham Hotels and Resorts

Hotels:

Closed:

  • The Langham, Yangtze Boutique, Shanghai (Change of ownership as of March 2013, renamed to The Yangtze Boutique Shanghai)

Langham Place Hotels and Resorts

Hotels:

  • Langham Place Hotel, Beijing, Capital Airport
  • Langham Place, Datong (2014)
  • Langham Place, Guangzhou (2013)
  • Langham Place, Haining (2014)
  • Langham Place, New York (2013)
  • Langham Place, Ningbo (2013)
  • Langham Place, Xiamen (Feb 2014)

Cordis Hotels
An upscale brand hotel.

  • Cordis, Hong Kong at Langham Place - initially opened as Langham Place, Hong Kong in 2010 and rebranded as Cordis in 2015, becoming the first hotel within Cordis' portfolio.
  • Cordis, Shanghai, Hongqiao (2017)

Eaton Hotels (affiliate brand)

Eaton Hotels

Originally segmented as a multi-tiered brand model which features Eaton Luxe and Eaton Smart for a presence in the Upscale and Midscale markets until the closure of the only two Eaton Luxe hotels. The new Eaton brand is now seeking for a new segmentation for lifestyle.[clarification needed]

Hotels:

Closed:

  • Eaton Luxe, Nanqiao, Shanghai (opened in 2010, then closed with the takeover of management by the owner Greenland Holdings)
  • Eaton Luxe, Xianqiao, Shanghai (opened in 2012, then closed with the takeover of management by the owner Greenland Holdings)
  • Eaton Smart, New Delhi Airport (2011)

Eaton Residences rental apartments for business travellers in Hong Kong with three locations:

  • Happy Valley (Blue Pool Road)
  • Happy Valley (Village Road)
  • Wan Chai (Wan Chai Gap Road)
Chuan Spa

Chuan Spa is Langham's branded spa offering, currently available in Hong Kong, Chicago, Boston, Melbourne, Auckland, Shanghai and Samui.

Michelin-starred restaurants[edit]

The hotel chain operates three Michelin-star Chinese restaurants in Hong Kong. T'ang Court in The Langham, Hong Kong, with two-star Ming Court in Langham Place Hotel with two stars, both of which were received in the 2013 Hong Kong and Macau edition of the Michelin Guide.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lim, Le-Min (2 December 2008). "Michelin Hong Kong Gives 3 Stars to 2 Restaurants (Update1)". Bloomberg. Retrieved 6 December 2012. 

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