News for the Hospitality Executive
Langham Hotels Opens First Boutique Hotel - The Langham,
in Shanghai; Stefan Heintze the Opening General Manager
May 4, 2009 The doors of The Langham, Yangtze Boutique, Shanghai are now open, enablingguests to experience the glamour of the Golden Age of Old Shanghai in a unique Art Deco masterpiece.
The first, very fashionable guests to arrive were Francesco Sibilio, Head Designer and Alessandro Maione, Corporate Lawyer from Italian fashion brand Energie Denim.
Stefan Heintze, General Manager of The Langham welcomed the first guests to Shanghai’s latest boutique hotel and bestowed upon them the invitation to get “Absolutely Shanghaied” and enjoy the eponymously-named cocktails at the hotel’s bar, on the house for all future stays at the hotel.
For the first two months, all guests staying at the hotel will also be given the opportunity to get “Absolutely Shanghaied” with a beverage of their choice in the hotel’s glamorous bar as well as complimentary breakfast and broadband internet.
Mr Heintze said: “The hotel allows the guest to relive the glamour, elegance and fun of Shanghai’s Golden Age in the 1930’s. The parallels of Shanghai today and Shanghai in the 1930’s are uncanny, as both are times when Shanghai was, and now is, the most exciting city in the world. The style, services and facilities we offer reflect this exciting time in Shanghai’s development.”
Special opening room rates start at RMB1700 and guests can call the hotel directly on (86) 6060 0800 or make their own reservations on www.langhamhotels.com
General Manager Stefan Heintze with first guests
Francesco Sibilio, Head Designer and Alessandro Maione,
Corporate Lawyer from Italian fashion brand Energie Denim
Yesterday’s Charms with Today’s Amenities
The hotel’s Art Deco heritage fused with a modern Shanghai residence inspires the interior design which captivates the senses and has a wink of surprise. Each of the hotel’s 96 exquisite rooms and suites offers a personal sanctuary of comfort, distinguished by the opulence of Old Shanghai and the luxury of spacious surroundings.
The combination of Art Deco splendour and technological sophistication in these guestrooms makes The Langham, Yangtze Boutique a rarity amongst Shanghai hotels. Many rooms have the uncommon luxury of a private balcony or terrace allowing guests a privileged perspective of Shanghai’s bustling street life.
While the hotel amply demonstrates yesterday’s charms, it also showcases 21st century amenities. Every guestroom and suite features Broadband Internet and Wifi access, Internet Protocol Phones, iHome iPod docking station, DVD Player, 42” LCD TV
in bedroom and 19” a LCD TV in a spacious marble bathroom as well as a generously sized business desk.
Reflecting Shanghai’s cosmopolitan culture and needs of today’s discerning travellers the hotel features four sensational restaurants – T’ang Court – the newest sister of the two Michelin Star restaurant in Hong Kong, Ciao Dining Room – the perfect Italian and it’s baby brother Ciao Bambino, Mado Izakaya – a Japanese window to the world and Palm Court – the traditional home of afternoon tea. No matter what your culinary preference, these outlets deliver true gastronomic delights.
About Langham Hotels International & Affiliates
Langham has a legendary hotel heritage dating back to 1865
Langham in London originally opened as Europe’s first Grand
For over 140 years, this flagship hotel has been at the forefront of
and gracious hospitality. Today, all Langham Hotels worldwide
the same philosophy that reflects elegance in design, innovation in
genuine service and captivation of the senses creating a truly unique
Director of Public Relations (International)
Langham Hotels International
Tel: (852) 3552 3823
Fax: (852) 3552 3902
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