Langham Hospitality Group Officially Opens New Langham Place Hotel in Guangzhou, China

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    Making its debut this month in China’s third largest city is Langham Place, Guangzhou, strategically located in the new central business district on Pazhou Island at the southeastern part of the city. The hotel is a mere two-minute stroll from the China Import and Export Fair Complex, home to the renowned annual Canton Fair, the largest trade fair in the world. The 500-room Langham Place, Guangzhou stakes its place as the eighth hotel for the group in mainland China and the 20th in its global portfolio. To underscore its ideal location for corporate travellers, conference attendees, and holiday makers, Langham Place, Guangzhou is situated next to the Xingangdong metro station, and the shopping and commercial hub of Tian He is just10 minutes away; the hotel is a half-hour drive from Guangzhou South High Speed Railway station, and only 40 minutes from Guangzhou International Airport.

    Designed by global award-winning architects Aedas, Langham Place, Guangzhou is an urban architectural icon; the exterior of the 22-storey hotel conjures the vivid imagery of the unfolding of wings, evoking a sense of freedom and space. Exclusively curated contemporary art by local and international artists feature in all the guest rooms and public spaces throughout the hotel.

    As befitting its events-centric location, Langham Place, Guangzhou boasts the largest ballroom in the city with a combined meeting and event space of nearly 5,000 square metres. Perfect for conferences, exhibitions and social galas, The Great Hall is a 2,800 square-metre, pillar-free ballroom with an eight metre high ceiling and a dedicated 560 square-metre reception area, ideal for pre-conference cocktails or wedding assemblies. Adding to this impressive space is another 20,000 square metres spanning three floors of the Nanfung International Conference and Exhibition Centre directly below the hotel. Meeting and social planners will also appreciate the hotel’s outdoor promenade that is surrounded by lush greenery and flowers, lined with marbled paths and water features, with the Pearl River and vibrant city view as a backdrop, making it a perfect venue for outdoor events.

    A gourmet destination, locals and guests of the hotel can look forward to a wide variety of innovative dining and entertainment options at Langham Place, Guangzhou. The Open Kitchen, an all-day dining restaurant will offer buffet and a la carte specialties; Ming Court, the fine dining Cantonese restaurant is inspired by its two Michelin-starred namesake at Langham Place, Hong Kong; a flamed grilled seafood and steak restaurant at Alfresco will satisfy Western palates; the open-air Sky Bar will be where guests may enjoy the panoramic views of the city and sample handcrafted cocktails and exclusive seasonal drinks; Portal is a clever hybrid of the lounge and business centre which serves refreshments and also offer secretarial services to multi-tasking guests.

    Ranging in size starting from 42 square metres, all guest rooms and suites at Langham Place are tastefully furnished in a contemporary style with clean lines and muted hues. Spanning a generous 260 square metres on the top floor of the hotel, The Penthouse showcases an elegantly appointed bedroom, a spacious living room, a fully equipped kitchenette, and dining room that seats six guests comfortably. All guests staying on the executive floors will have access to Club L, a private lounge where they will have attentive round the clock services which include complimentary breakfast, snacks, canapés, afternoon tea and use of the boardroom. A standout unique feature of this lounge is the alfresco terrace which features panoramic views of the city.

    In keeping with the group’s award winning spa concepts, the Chuan Spa at Langham Place, Guangzhou will feature six treatment rooms including two dedicated for couples, as well as the signature Contemplation Lounge and Dream Room as additional relaxation spaces. Treatments will incorporate the principles of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) in a tranquil setting. Other recreational facilities include a fully-equipped fitness centre with steam and sauna rooms, an indoor swimming pool, and two mini golf courses.

    Daniel Fountain / 29.10.2013

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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