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Langham Hospitality Group Partners with eCornell for Talent Development

Date: May 31 2012

ITHACA, NEW YORK, May 31, 2012 -- Langham Hospitality Group, an international luxury hotel operator, has partnered with eCornell to provide online training for corporate and hotel executives through the Advanced Programme for Executives (APEX), the company's pilot global talent development programme launched this year.

"Adding eCornell to our APEX programme will definitely enhance the capabilities of our high-potential executives to handle future challenges and prepare them for reaching new heights in their careers," said Sharon Cheng, VP - Human Resources, Langham Hospitality Group. "We are delighted to build our own Langham programme on eCornell's platform to engage our executives in their learning and stimulate innovative ideas and discussions on our business agenda. This customized Langham programme demonstrates our commitment to people development and we look forward to creating impactful learning experiences for our executives."

"We're very pleased to be working with Langham, and especially excited for the opportunity to deliver a service that works within their established talent development framework," said Tom Abogabal, VP of Global Sales, eCornell. "Langham's impressive roster of executives and property managers are sure to elevate the level of discussion in our online forums, as well as the quality of the global community of learners. That "global community" and access to it, is a major reason why Langham and our global roster of clients work with eCornell. Langham knows that engagement is key, so we're eager to deliver an experience that encourages all participants to take on a results-driven, executive mindset."

eCornell's unique approach to e-learning combines the most effective elements of a world-class, Ivy League classroom with the flexibility of an online learning environment. eCornell courses—self-paced and 100 percent online—are "instructor-facilitated" to help guide a cohort of 20 to 30 participants through challenging, real-world exercises with practical on-the-job application. Classes enable learners to be immersed in learning that also fosters collaboration, interaction and networking.

About eCornell
eCornell, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cornell University, provides many of the world's leading organizations with online professional and executive development in the areas of leadership and management, human resources, financial management, healthcare, marketing and hospitality management. eCornell's proven course development model and asynchronous instructor-led course delivery provide for engaging, rigorous and interactive learning. The company has delivered online courses to more than 50,000 students in over 200 countries. For more information visit (enterprise buyers) or (small groups and individual students).

About Langham Hospitality Group
Langham Hospitality Group encompasses a family of distinctive hospitality brands that include hotels, resorts, residential serviced apartments, restaurants and spas, located on four continents.

It takes its name from the legendary Langham in London that 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 upscale Eaton Luxe, midscale Eaton Smart and the award-winning Chuan Spa.

The Langham is where guests can enjoy service with poise and be enchanted by 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 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 31 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) that was founded in 1963 and listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 1972.

Reservations for either Langham or Eaton properties can be made at .

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