Langham Place Opens in Guangzhou

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Langham has expanded its portfolio of hotels in China with the opening of the Langham Place, Guangzhou.

Located in the new central business district on Pazhou Island at the southeastern part of the city, the hotel is a mere two-minute stroll from the China Import and Export Fair Complex, home to the renowned annual Canton Fair, the largest trade fair in the world.

The 500-room Langham Place, Guangzhou stakes its place as the eighth hotel for the group in mainland China and the 20th in its global portfolio.

We are delighted to officially open and introduce the Langham Place brand in this dynamic city, said 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 groups continuous growth in mainland China and we are well on track to grow our Langham Place brand in key destinations around the world.

To underscore its convenient location for corporate travellers, conference attendees, and holiday makers, Langham Place, Guangzhou is situated next to the Xingangdong metro station, and the shopping and commercial hub of Tian He is just 10 minutes away; the hotel is a half-hour drive from Guangzhou South High Speed Railway station, and only 40 minutes from Guangzhou International Airport.

Designed by global award-winning architects Aedas, 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 feature in all the guest rooms and public spaces throughout the hotel.

As befitting its events-centric location, Langham Place, Guangzhou boasts one of the largest ballrooms in the city with 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, ideal for pre-conference cocktails or wedding assemblies. Adding to this impressive space is another  20,000 square metres spanning three floors of the Nanfung International Conference and Exhibition Centre directly below the hotel. Meeting and social planners will also appreciate the hotels outdoor promenade that is surrounded by lush greenery and flowers, lined with marbled paths and water features, with the Pearl River and vibrant city view as a backdrop, making it a perfect venue for outdoor events.

Locals and guests of the hotel can look forward to a wide variety of innovative dining and entertainment options at Langham Place, Guangzhou. The Open Kitchen, an all-day dining restaurant will offer buffet and a la carte specialties; Ming Court, the fine dining Cantonese restaurant is inspired by its two Michelin-starred namesake at Langham Place, Hong Kong; a flamed grilled seafood and steak restaurant at Alfresco will satisfy Western palates; the open-air Sky Bar will be where guests can enjoy the panoramic views of the city and sample handcrafted cocktails and exclusive seasonal drinks; Portal is a clever hybrid of the lounge and business centre which serves refreshments and also offer secretarial services to multi-tasking guests.

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

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.

Langham, Langham Place, Guangzhou

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