News for the Hospitality Executive
The Langham in London Restored to its Original Elite Status
a Two Year £80 million (US $116 million) Restoration
February 2009 - Following a two year restoration, The Langham London is proud to announce that it will be reborn, after an £80 million refurbishment, restoring the hotel to its elite status of London’s luxury hotels.
The hotel will re-emerge with 382 larger luxurious rooms (reduced from 425, as some of the smaller rooms have been combined to create spacious Grand Rooms), updated Palm Court Restaurant, a restored Grand Ballroom, new state-of-the-art meeting rooms, and Europe’s first Chuan Spa (set to open early 2010). The transformation of these areas will be completed and be presented to the public for a soft-opening in April 2009.The Langham London remains fully operational throughout this period of restoration, with a reduced number of rooms and suites and a temporary entrance and lobby located on Regent Street.
The Langham, London
1c Portland Place
London, Great Britain
The first phase of the multi-million pound refurbishment was completed in 2007 which resulted in the opening of Artesian, the chic and glamorous bar and a stylish restaurant, The Landau, both designed by David Collins Studio. Both great successes lauded not only for their design but chef Andrew Turner’s now famous grazing menus and the award winning wine and cocktail lists at the bar and restaurant.
Originally opened by the Prince of Wales (later, King Edward VII), in
1865, The Langham, London was not only the capital’s first purpose built
Grand Hotel, but also the first in Europe. When it opened, it had the accolade
of being one of the largest public buildings in London, 7 floors, containing
600 rooms, and the first ever hydraulic lifts. Situated at a commanding
position on Portland Place, at the top of Regent Street, The Langham has
been at the forefront of sophisticated and glamorous hospitality for over
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
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