May 24, 2016 – Hong Kong-based Langham Hospitality Group reaches another milestone with the opening of The Langham, Haikou on 28 May, 2016. Set in the capital of Hainan, China, The Langham, Haikou takes its place as the eighth hotel in China for the global hotel management company, and the 20th globally, joining other Langham Hotels and Resorts in key cities such as London, New York, Chicago, Shanghai, and Sydney. A new landmark of elegant and classic luxury in the city skyline, The Langham is strategically located in the Guomao district that is in the heart of the city.
"We are delighted to introduce The Langham Hotel to the rapidly growing city of Haikou,” says Robert Warman, chief executive officer of the Langham Hospitality Group. “Together with the developer, Hainan Xinruidu Industry Investment, we are committed to creating a luxury hotel experience and sophisticated lifestyle destination that will be the centre piece of this exciting new urban development.”
Designed by U.S.-based architects SRSS, guests may expect classic detailing, generous spaces and tasteful interiors at The Langham. With 249 rooms and suites spread out over 14 floors, guests staying for business or leisure may enjoy breath-taking views over the city or South China Sea. All the rooms and suites feature specially commissioned art pieces, plush textiles and are elegantly styled with a palette of creams and gold to create havens of warmth and refinement. Each room is equipped with the Langham signature Blissful bed, motorized drapes and separate large format rain showers. Guests of the Club Lounge may also enjoy an extra level of personalised service and privileges including breakfast, afternoon tea, evening cocktails and the use of the boardroom.
For guests who require the ultimate in luxury accommodation, The Chairman Suite (356 square meters) features two bedrooms with unobstructed views of the South China Sea, with separate sitting, dining and cooking areas allow for private entertainment, as well as an oversized jacuzzi in the main en-suite bathroom.
Erich Kaiserseder, general manager of The Langham, Haikou said “Our mission is to be recognised as the top luxury hotel in Hainan as I sincerely believe we have the best hotel and colleagues to achieve that goal. I’m excited and proud to head an experienced, passionate and talented team as we get ready to welcome our first guests with the finest service befitting the Langham brand.”
Catering to diverse appetites, The Langham Haikou invites guests to experience a range of international cuisines and dining options. Inspired by the studios and workshops of the Renaissance masters, the all-day dining restaurant Atelier features a truly interactive open kitchen, smoke house and an oyster and champagne bar. With soaring floor to ceiling windows flooding the dining room with natural light, guest can enjoy the company of chefs in the same space, delivering tailor made delicacies.
As the namesake restaurant of the group’s Michelin-starred Chinese restaurant in Hong Kong – T’ang Court offers authentic Cantonese and Hainanese culinary dishes. Beyond the elegant dining hall itself, the glass-enclosed wine cellar and private dining rooms provide the perfect venues for intimate gatherings.
Taking full advantage of the sixth floor English style garden, Star Bar & Restaurant is a stylish destination for a casual drink or barbecue dinner. Featuring a unique al fresco dining setting, the barbecue grill and open bar offer a beautiful, tranquil setting for a romantic dinner. A lively playlist combined with superb city views make it the perfect place to socialize and relax in the capital city.
Centrally located on the first floor, the Palm Court is the setting for the signature Langham Afternoon Tea with Wedgwood. Celebrating an elegant tradition that began at The Langham, London in 1865, the afternoon tea comprises a selection of premium teas served with tempting delicacies including English scones topped with delicate cream and rose petal preserves.
With tasteful touches of Art Deco motifs, the lobby bar Liquary is a welcoming retreat of classic elegance, as well as an excellent place for guests to enjoy pre and post-dinner drinks, evening cocktails and cigars. Created as a means of assisting with the education of guests as to the origins, history and traditions of liquor, the Liquary also serves as a library and lounge where patrons can enjoy their favourite beverage, as well as reading and learning about it at the same time.
The hotel’s exceptionally well appointed and naturally lit meeting spaces and venues are the ideal choice for special events. There is a variety of multi-functional spaces, covering over 1,564 square meters including one grand ballroom and three multi-function rooms, spacious ballroom foyer, VIP room and Bridal Suite. The dedicated events butlers are always on hand to ensure that event organizer will enjoy the event with his guests stress and worry free.
The group’s signature award-winning Chuan Spa offers therapies based on the principles of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) using the five elemental forces of wood, fire, earth, metal and water. The spacious spa includes five private treatment rooms, featuring steam room and jacuzzi, a foot massage treatment room, making it an unrivalled retreat for those in need of pampering. Other recreational facilities include a fitness centre with the latest workout equipment and an outdoor swimming pool, a calming retreat to relax in the sunlight or exercise with a leisurely swim.
The Langham, Haikou is part of an integrated complex comprising of a hotel and commercial offices. It is a 30-minute drive to Haikou Meilan International Airport and Railway Station. Adjacent to centuries-old volcanic clusters, tropical wildlife parks and nature reserves, the hotel is an icon of classic design and modern hospitality.
As the capital city of Hainan Province, Haikou is enjoying rapid economic development, and as a tropical locale, the city is establishing itself as one of China’s top tourist destinations. As the growing economic, financial and tourism hub of Hainan Province, Haikou also presents outstanding opportunities for the hospitality industry.
For more information, please visit the official website of The Langham, Haikou.