The Great Eagle Group is one of Hong Kong’s leading property companies; the Group also owns and manages an extensive international hotel portfolio branded under The “Langham” and its affiliate brands. Headquartered in Hong Kong, the Group develops, invests in and manages high quality office, retail, residential and hotel properties in Asia, North America and Europe.
The Group’s principal holdings include a 51.43% interest (as at 31 December 2010) in Champion Real Estate Investment Trust, which owns 1.56 million square feet of Grade-A commercial office space in Citibank Plaza in the Central business district of Hong Kong, as well as the office tower and shopping mall of Langham Place comprising a total floor area of 1.29 million square feet in the prime shopping district of Mongkok, Kowloon. In the United States, the Group owns three office buildings with a total floor area of 534,000 square feet. The Group is also active in property management and maintenance services as well as building materials trading.
The Group’s extensive international hotel portfolio currently comprises thirteen luxury properties with over 5,000 rooms, including ten luxury hotels branded under The Langham and Langham Place brands in the gateway cities of Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, London, Boston, Los Angeles, Melbourne and Auckland; two Eaton Hotels in Hong Kong and Shanghai; and the Delta Chelsea Hotel in Toronto. Langham Hotels International Limited (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Great Eagle) manages all the hotels with the exception of the Toronto property.
The Group was founded in 1963 with The Great Eagle Company, Limited as its holding company, shares of which were listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 1972. The Group underwent a re-organisation in 1990 and Great Eagle Holdings Limited, a Bermuda-registered company, became the listed company of the Group in place of The Great Eagle Company, Limited.