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LANGHAM PLACE, BEIJING CAPITAL AIRPORT ADDS EIGHT
PRESTIGIOUS HOSPITALITY AWARDS TO ITS MEDAL COLLECTION


Beijing, 9 May 2011

Langham Place, Beijing Capital Airport has been honoured with eight prestigious travel and hospitality awards since its opening late October 2010. The major new awards in 2011 include: "Best Airport Hotel in China" at the Skytrax World Airport Awards; "Best New Hotel in Beijing" at the TTG China Travel Awards; "Best Cantonese Restaurant" for Ming Court in Time Out Beijing's Food Awards (Chinese version); and "Best Ribs in Beijing" for Fuel in the The Beijinger Restaurant Awards.

In March, Skytrax announced the winners of its 2011 World Airport Awards, based on survey results from 11.38 million airline passengers across 100 different nationalities. Langham Place, Beijing Capital Airport was named "Best Airport Hotel in China", and was ranked sixth best airport hotel in the world. The rigorous and highly respected independent Skytrax survey evaluates traveller experiences at more than 240 airports worldwide across 39 different airport service and product factors, from check-in, arrivals and transfer through to accommodation and departure at the gate.

Also in April, TTG China – a respected travel trade publication – named Langham Place, Beijing Capital Airport as "Best New Hotel in Beijing" at its 2011 TTG China Travel Awards. Now in their fourth year, the TTG China Travel Awards honour the most outstanding travel services providers and partners in Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau, as voted by travel industry professionals.

On the culinary front, Time Out magazine – a leading authority on Beijing's lifestyle, dining and events scene – honoured Ming Court at the Langham Place, Beijing Capital Airport as "Best Cantonese Restaurant 2010" in its annual Time Out Beijing Food Awards (Chinese version). A panel of dining experts, who ate their way around Beijing to select the capital's finest gourmet experiences, judged the Awards. Ming Court Beijing carries on the proud tradition of Cantonese fine dining excellence started at Ming Court in Hong Kong, which received two Michelin stars in the latest Michelin Guide Hong Kong & Macau.

Another Langham Place, Beijing Capital Airport restaurant was a winner in English city magazine The Beijinger's 8th Annual Reader Restaurant Awards. Gastro pub Fuel won the popular vote of local and expat gourmands for "Best Ribs" in the Chinese capital.

"It is an honour to receive such outstanding recognition from the travel and hospitality industries and our guests. Langham Place, Beijing Capital Airport is proud to have created the world's first 'lifestyle airport hotel' in Beijing and to have established such a strong following within just six months of opening. We will continue to provide sparkling integrated lifestyle experiences throughout the hotel and strive for excellence in every aspect," says Mark Francis, General Manager of Langham Place, Beijing Capital International Airport.

The above awards are the latest in a growing haul of honours that the hotel has received since opening in October 2010. Langham Place, Beijing Capital Airport was nominated and selected as "Best New Hotel of the Year" in Voyage Magazine's 2010 Hotel & Resort Best Value Awards. Travel & Leisure China also recognised the hotel as the "Top Newly-opened Hotel 2010" in its annual World's Best Awards. Other accolades Langham Place, Beijing Capital Airport Hotel was nominated and selected for include the "Hotel Service Innovation Award" and "Most Popular Hotel of the Year Award", co-hosted by the China Tourism Leisure Association and Qunar.com.

For more information on Langham Place, Beijing Capital Airport visit:
beijingairport.langhamplacehotels.com

Director of Finance Mr. Zhou accepts the award for "Best Airport Hotel" from Chairman of Skytrax Mr. Edward Plaisted of Skytrax at hotel
Director of Communications Ms. Jessica Wang accepts the award for "Best Newly Opened Hotel" at TTG China Travel Award
From Left: Time Out Beijing Editor in Chief, Mr. Niu Wenyi, Langham Place, Beijing Capital Airport Director of Food & Beverage Mr. Michael Munro and Director of Communications Ms. Jessica Wang accepts the award for "Best Cantonese Restaurant" for Ming Court at the Time Out Awards Ceremony
Director of Communications Ms. Jessica Wang accepts the award for "Best Ribs Award" for Fuel The Beijinger's 8th Annual Reader Restaurant Awards

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, the award-winning Chuan Spa, and Yat Tung Heen restaurants.

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 28 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 Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Ltd in 1972.

Reservations for Langham hotels can be made by logging onto langhamhospitalitygroup.com.

For direct hotel media enquiries, please contact:

Director of Communications Public Relations Manager
Jessica Wang Joyce Chu
Tel: (86 10) 6457 5555 Tel: (86 10) 6457 5555
Fax: (86 10) 6457 7755 Fax: (86 10) 6457 7755
Email: jessica.wang@langhamhotels.com Email: joyce.chu@langhamhotels.com


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