Langham Place to Open in 2013 at Guangzhou Expo

Langham Hotels International 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 capitalise on the extensive business and leisure opportunities in the region.

The management agreement for the 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 both designed by Aedas Architects. The 488-room property will feature interiors from interior design company, Yabu Pushelberg.

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 which is almost the size of three Olympic swimming pools as well as stunning alfresco spaces for outdoor events.

Other facilities include: a signature Cantonese restaurant spanning two floors with13 private rooms; an interactive international restaurant; and a
lifestyle restaurant and bar built above the lobby atrium. The hotel will also introduce Portal: Work & Play, a pioneering lounge bar concept that
recognises today¹s travelers often work and play in the same space.

The property will have the Langham group's signature Chuan Spa, based on the philosophy of Traditional Chinese Medicine. The leisure facilities also include a semi-indoor swimming pool with a retractable roof for water activities in all weather plus outdoor recreational facilities for families.

Brett Butcher, CEO 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 recognisable and innovative brand from
which to do business in the region or enjoy an inspiring getaway."

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