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

November 1, 2013 Hotel Openings No Comments Email Email

The CBD in China’s third largest city, Guangzhou, has welcomed a touch of Langham luxury. Opening last week, the strikingly designed 500-room Langham Place, Guangzhou stakes its place as the eighth hotel for the group in mainland China, the 20th in its global portfolio.

“We are delighted to officially open and introduce the Langham Place brand in this dynamic city,” says Brett Butcher, chief executive officer of Langham Hospitality Group.  “As a leading trading hub with 21st century infrastructure, Guangzhou represents an important milestone in our group’s continuous growth in mainland China and we are well on track to grow our Langham Place brand in key destinations around the world,” Butcher said.

image015Designed 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 features in all the guest rooms and public spaces throughout the hotel.

Located on Pazhou Island at the south-eastern part of the city, the hotel is a two-minute stroll from the China Import and Export Fair Complex – home to the world’s largest annual trade fair – the Canton Fair. Langham Place, Guangzhou is situated next to the Xingangdong metro station and is half-hour drive from Guangzhou South High Speed Railway station, and only 40 minutes from Guangzhou International Airport.

Boasting the largest ballroom in the city, the Langham Place, Guangzhou has 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. The Nanfung International Conference and Exhibition Centre is directly below the hotel, adding another 20,000 square metres over three floors. The hotel’s lush marble path lined outdoor promenade is dotted with water features and surrounded by rich greenery and flowers. With views of the Pearl River and the vibrant city as a backdrop, this venue is perfect for outdoor events.

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Above L-R, Ming Court and The Open Kitchen

Guangzhou locals and hotel guests can look forward to a wide variety of innovative dining and entertainment options at Langham Place, Guangzhou. Guests can enjoy all-day dining at The Open Kitchen, with buffet and a la carte specialties on offer. Ming Court is a fine dining Cantonese restaurant, inspired by its two Michelin-starred namesake at Langham Place, Hong Kong. For those craving Western food, Alfresco will satisfy, offering guests a selection of flamed grilled seafood and steak. Sky Bar is an open air venue where guests can enjoy sweeping views of the city over a cocktail from the seasonal drinks. Business guests can take advantage of the secretarial services at Portal, a clever hybrid of the lounge and business centre that serves an array of refreshments.

Ranging in size and starting from 42 square metres, all guest rooms and suites at Langham Place, Guangzhou are furnished in a contemporary style with clean lines and muted hues. With an elegantly appointed bedroom, a spacious living room, fully equipped kitchenette and dining a room that seats six guests comfortably, The Penthouse spans 260 square metres on the top floor of the hotel.

All guests staying on the executive floors will have access to Club L, a private lounge with attentive round the clock services including complimentary breakfast, snacks, canapés, afternoon tea and use of the boardroom. A standout unique feature of this lounge is the alfresco terrace that features panoramic views of the city.

In keeping with The Langham Hospitality Group’s award winning spa concepts, the Chuan Spa at Langham Place, Guangzhou features six treatment rooms including two dedicated for couples, as well as the signature Contemplation Lounge and Dream Room as additional relaxation spaces. Treatments 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.

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