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Chef Michael Voltaggio of The Dining Room at The Langham Wins Top Chef

PASADENA, Calif. – December 10, 2009 – The Langham Huntington is thrilled to announce that Chef de Cuisine Michael Voltaggio of The Dining Room is the winner of season six of Bravo’s EMMY and James Beard Award-winning series, Top Chef. Chef Michael Voltaggio was one of 17 “cheftestants” to compete on the series, alongside his brother, Bryan Voltaggio. In a nail biting finale, Michael was named Top Chef.

“It was a bittersweet ending to a highly competitive journey,” said Michael Voltaggio. “It was an honor to be named Top Chef but even more of an honor to cook with such professionals as Jennifer, Kevin and of course, my brother, Bryan, in one of the most important meals of our lives. I am humbled by having the opportunity to witness such talent first-hand and I value the continued support of fans, friends, family and those who occupy the seats at our tables,” he continued.

Currently, Michael Voltaggio is Chef de Cuisine of the Michelin star-awarded Dining Room at The Langham Huntington Hotel, just minutes from downtown Los Angeles in Pasadena, California, which showcases his artfully-inspired Modern American cuisine. Some of his signature items on the menu include Pacific Yellowtail with soy-watermelon, sea sponge and fresh wasabi; Rougie Foie Gras with grapefruit-campari puree, parsnip and soy caramel; and Pastrami Pigeon with rye infused jus, brussels-kraut and puffed gruyere cheese.
The Dining Room is open for dinner Tuesday through Saturday starting at 6:00 p.m. The restaurant will continue operation into 2010 and is scheduled to undergo a full renovation in the second quarter, with exact dates of closure to be announced. The restaurant will reopen with a new name and a more modern, sophisticated look and feel developed by The Johnson Studio, more closely matching Chef Voltaggio’s exciting, innovative cuisine.

"We are thrilled about Chef Michael Voltaggio’s performance on Top Chef and continue to be impressed with the innovative culinary techniques he brings to The Dining Room,” said Martin P. Nicholson, Managing Director of The Langham Huntington, Pasadena. “We look forward to Chef Voltaggio taking the helm of our new restaurant in 2010 and providing exceptional culinary experiences for our guests.”

In addition to being named Top Chef, Michael Voltaggio’s other accolades include a Michelin star and a 3.5 star review in the San Francisco Chronicle for his cuisine at Charlie Palmer’s Dry Creek Kitchen; a 4 Star review from the Los Angeles Times as Chef de Cuisine of The Bazaar; and noteworthy recognition from local and national media including The New York Times, USA Today, The Washington Post, Food & Wine magazine, Gourmet and Travel + Leisure.

For more information or to make reservations, dial (626) 585-6218 or visit www.thediningroom-langham.com

Fans can also follow The Dining Room on twitter at http://twitter.com/thediningroom



About The Langham Huntington

Capturing the grace and elegance of a bygone era, The Langham Huntington is a landmark hotel located at the base of the picturesque San Gabriel Mountains, just nine miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles in beautiful Pasadena. A renowned Pasadena hotel since 1907, the property features 380 guestrooms including 38 suites, eight cottages, Michelin Star dining and an award-winning spa.

The group is pursuing an aggressive portfolio growth strategy using its distinctive brands and affiliate – The Langham, Langham Place and Eaton. Currently 15 hotels, including affiliates, are open or in the pipeline across four continents.
Langham Hotels International is a wholly-owned company of Great Eagle Holdings (Stock Code: 0041) which was founded in 1963 and listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 1972.

Reservations for Langham hotels can be made at langhamhotels.com or eatonhotels.com.

About Langham Hotels International & Its Affiliates

Langham has a legendary hotel heritage dating back to 1865 when The Langham in London originally opened as Europe’s first Grand Hotel. For over 140 years, this flagship hotel has been at the forefront of sophisticated and gracious hospitality. Today, all Langham Hotels worldwide inherit the same philosophy that reflects elegance in design, innovation in hospitality, genuine service and captivation of the senses creating a truly unique hotel experience.

The group is pursuing an aggressive portfolio growth strategy using its distinctive brands and affiliate – The Langham, Langham Place and Eaton. Currently 15 hotels, including affiliates, are open or in the pipeline across four continents.
Langham Hotels International is a wholly-owned company of Great Eagle Holdings (Stock Code: 0041) which was founded in 1963 and listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 1972.

Reservations for Langham hotels can be made at langhamhotels.com or eatonhotels.com.