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August 26, 2010

Langham Place, Pazhou, Guangzhou Set To Open In 2013

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

Guangdong, China -Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle Magazine

Langham Hotels International has announced it will open in 2013 the only hotel connected to the Guangzhou International Convention and Exhibition Center, home to the Canton Import and Export Fair and Asia’s largest Exhibition space. The landmark property, Langham Place, Pazhou, Guangzhou has been designed to capitalize on the extensive business and leisure opportunities in the region.

The management agreement for this strategically-located hotel is with the leading Hong Kong property developer, Nan Fung Group, which is also developing a sister tower of similar structural design for commercial use. This 20th property in Langham’s fast growing portfolio has been hailed as a modern architectural gem.

The 488-room property will feature inspiring interiors from world-renowned interior design company, Yabu Pushelberg, who has been responsible for some of the most exciting projects for luxury retail and hospitality brands in the last decade. The trendsetting design will add a backdrop of international sophistication to meetings and events in this modern world-class facility. The hotel will feature exceptionally large meeting spaces including a 3,000sq m Great Room as well as stunning alfresco spaces for chic outdoor events.

Langham Place will seamlessly link to the city and its neighbors with both its own entrance to the subway station and as the only property linked directly to the exhibition center and Canton Fair with a private, air-conditioned walkway. Brett Butcher, Chief Executive Officer of Langham Hotels International said: “Together with Nan Fung Group, we are creating China’s most stimulating hotel in what is already being hailed as an iconic architectural design, delivering international guests a recognizable and innovative brand from which to do business in the region or enjoy an inspiring getaway.”

Mandy Gao, General Manager of Guangzhou Zhan Feng Real Estate Development Company (a subsidiary of Nan Fung China) said: “It was important for us to work with a partner who would understand our desire to create one of the most talked-about properties in China and bring a brand that matched our iconic outlook to inspire the guests today and meet their needs for tomorrow. Langham Place meets those criteria.”

Within the contemporary designer setting, guests will discover a signature Cantonese restaurant spanning two floors with 13 private rooms, a vibrant, interactive international restaurant with a sense of theater that’s open for any occasion and a stunning, lifestyle restaurant and bar built above the lobby atrium for lounging and sparkling after-hours entertainment. The inspiring concept high above the lobby includes a specialty Restaurant, Cigar Room, Private Dining and an entertainment club. The hotel will also introduce Portal – Work & Play – a pioneering lounge bar concept that recognizes today’s travelers often work and play in the same space.

For wellness lovers, the hotel will feature the group’s signature Chuan Spa, taking guests on a journey of well-being with holistic pampering treatments based on the philosophy of Traditional Chinese Medicine. The leisure facilities will also include a swimming pool with a retractable roof.

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