The Langham Auckland
has been awarded best New Zealand City Hotel at the 2007 HM Awards for Hotel and Accommodation Excellence.
The awards recognise hospitality distinction throughout New Zealand, Australia, and the South
Other finalists in the best New Zealand City Hotel were Mollies Auckland, Hilton Auckland, Stamford
Plaza Auckland, Intercontinental Wellington, The George Christchurch and Sofitel Queenstown.
The Langham Auckland's managing director Mr John Dick received the award in Sydney
earlier this week, saying, "I am overjoyed to receive this award. We have worked hard to develop the Langham brand in New
Zealand. We have invested a lot of money into the property but there is no doubt that our point of
difference is our staff. It is their passion, pride and their continual endeavour for perfection that
allows us to stand out."
Over 600 different properties were nominated for this year's awards in 39 separate categories. There were two categories exclusively for New
Zealand properties which included best New Zealand City Hotel and best New Zealand Regional Property (won by Treetops Lodge
The Langham brand entered New Zealand in January 2005 and has since invested more than NZ$14 million in to their Symonds Street
property. The Langham has gone against the current minimalist décor trend and instead created an elegant, opulent environment offering
guests an authentic five-star experience.
The Langham Auckland's sister property The Langham Melbourne was awarded best Hotel Day Spa at the awards.
The Langham Auckland is a full-service, five-star, 410 room property. It is one of only two New
Zealand 'Leading Hotels of the World', an association representing some
of the world's finest five-star hotels. The hotel also features four restaurants
and lounges including Partingtons (the current New Zealand Restaurant of the Year, NZ Culinary Fare), a health club, heated outdoor pool,
complimentary inner-city shuttle and a luxury limousine fleet.
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