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A new hotel for Hong Kong, The Langham Place Hotel Hong Kong

Travel News Asia 7 March 2003

A new hotel in Hong Kong, The Langham Place Hotel is set to open its doors in the bustling heart of Mongkok on July 1st next year.

The 700-room hotel, which will have more than 50 luxurious suites, will be the flagship of a mega 1.8 million sq. ft development that embraces the hotel. Other components of the project, which encompasses four city blocks in total, include a mall with over 300 shops and a 60-storey A-grade office tower. Rising 42-storeys from the heart of Kowloon, the Langham Place enjoys spectacular views over Hong Kong and Victoria Harbour.

Langham Hotels International (LHI), carried out extensive market research about the central Kowloon location prior to development, and is convinced of the great potential for both the business and leisure market.

Framed by 13,000-sq. ft. of park, lakes and waterfalls, with its own dedicated porte-cochre on Shanghai Street, the hotel is on the doorstep of Hong Kong's most famous street-markets.

"We have one of the most exciting locations in Hong Kong and will help our guests with daily walking tours to the nearby Ladies Market, Sports Goods Market, Bird Market and more" said Brett Butcher, General Manager of Langham Place Hotel. Mr. Butcher went on to say, "The famous 'Golden Mile' of Nathan Road leads to Tsim Sha Tsui and the waterfront from our hotel and, being conveniently located above Mongkok MTR station, convenient access to anywhere in Hong Kong will be effortless"

The new 15 storey mall, easily accessible from the hotel via by an air-conditioned walk-bridge, will offer some of the best shopping in the city that can be enjoyed in an innovative, elegant environment. Visitors to the Hotel wishing to take advantage of the fabulous facilities will be especially pleased to find 250 parking spaces within the complex- a rarity for hotels in Hong Kong.

Named after the legendary Langham Hotel in London and aligned with the first class strategy of LHI, Langham Place Hotel is determined to emulate the world-class facilities and service of its celebrated namesake.

Interiors by Bilkey Llinas will be based on a neo-classical interior design with the high ceilings inspired by the original Langham Hotel. Graceful architectural spaces are richly layered with hand-crafted mouldings and polished timber panelling while crystal chandeliers and vast mirrors will reflect polished stone floors and sumptuous hand woven carpets.

The contemporary design of the hotel's guest rooms will be framed by floor to ceiling windows allowing the most magnificent of views into every room. A glass wall between bathroom and bedroom will allow a flood of natural light into the bathroom and the opportunity for guests to watch TV while taking a relaxing bath. All rooms will boast free broadband access and personal safes sufficiently sized to accommodate a notebook PC with the additional feature of allowing charging while it is safely stored.

Langham Place Hotel's premium accommodation (354 executive rooms and 52 suites) will have bathrooms with separate bath and shower, 42" flat screen plasma televisions and three telephones, including a handy cordless phone which can be used anywhere in the hotel. Additionally, all suites are to be equipped with kitchens - perfect for long-stay business guests and families.

The Lifestyle Spa and Health Club shall be located on the three top floors of the hotel and will have stunning views across Kowloon, Hong Kong Island and Lantau. The luxury Spa, being designed by Spa Chakra, is to have seven treatment rooms offering a range of complete holistic, beauty, health and wellness therapies.

The Lifestyle spa will be linked to the health club, Spa Caf and rooftop 20-metre swimming pool with boasts hot tub and private cabana decks for total relaxation and discreet privacy.

In an endeavor to meet the needs of connected business and leisure travellers, the hotel will offer wireless communications facilities throughout all public areas in the hotel.

According to LHI's Vice President - Marketing & Development, Kevin Murphy: "The Langham Place Hotel is testament to our continuing belief in the potential of both Mongkok and Hong Kong for business travellers and leisure travellers alike. This prestigious development will become a vibrant, chic and very new heart of 'old Hong Kong', firmly placing Mongkok on the visitor's map."

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