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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Back to Work: My 1st Press Release for LHG

(Figures it would be about a Toronto hotel.....)

The current Delta Chelsea Hotel in Toronto, on the corner of Yonge Street and Gerrard Street West
(Photo by Delta Chelsea Hotel)
December 19, 2012 - Hong Kong-based Great Eagle Group, owner of Delta Chelsea Hotel in Toronto, Canada, will assume management of the 1,590-room property under its subsidiary Langham Hospitality Group. Starting 1 July 2013, the landmark hotel will be rebranded The Chelsea Toronto. Ideally located near the central business district, shopping centres, theatres, art galleries, and well-renowned medical facilities, the upscale property will be the first Langham Hospitality Group hotel in Canada.

Having recently undergone a multi-million dollar renovation that includes all hotel corridors, selected guest rooms and the Market Garden restaurant, this latest addition to the group's global brand portfolio features well-appointed guestrooms and suites, more than 23,000 square feet of meeting space, a variety of dining options, an adults-only indoor swimming pool and fitness centre, and family-oriented leisure facilities such as Toronto's only indoor four-storey waterslide, and a Kids' Centre.

"Having been in the city of Toronto since 1996 with the acquisition of this landmark hotel, we are looking forward to manage The Chelsea next summer," says Chief Executive Officer Brett Butcher. "Our group's relationship and association with Delta Hotels and Resorts have proven to be both positive and productive, and we look forward to retaining this hotel's premier position in the domestic and international marketplaces."

"All the current employees will continue to be retained by the new management at The Chelsea," says Mr. Butcher. "We are strongly committed to all the colleagues at the hotel and we welcome the existing team to the Langham family."

As the most populous city in the country, Toronto is a strategic feeder destination to other major North American cities for Langham Hospitality Group. The decision to have a strong presence in Canada is in line with Langham's financial commitment and long term vision for the continent, as North America represents one of the largest source markets for the group's hotels. Travel partners, corporate executives and meeting planners will also benefit from the Langham's expanding global sales and marketing network as well as ongoing support from the group's established regional presence in New York.

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 Langham Place, the five-star Eaton Luxe, midscale Eaton and the award-winning Chuan Spa.

The Langham is where guests can enjoy service with poise and be enchanted by our innovation and traditions while Langham Place is about living the 21st century through superior design, technology and attitude, epitomising stimulating 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 29 member hotels are open or in the pipeline across four continents.

Langham Hospitality Group is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Great Eagle Holdings Limited (Stock Code: 0041) which was founded in 1963 and listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 1972.

Reservations for either Langham or Eaton properties can be made by logging onto

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