Monday 18 August 2008

Langham Hotels International Announces Exciting Property Developments

In an enchanted evening at Sydney's Queen Victoria Building last night, Langham Hotels International announced a host of exciting new developments as highlighted below.


The Langham, Yangtze Boutique, Shanghai, China

Langham Hotels International's (LHI) first boutique hotel – The Langham, Yangtze Boutique, Shanghai is on schedule to open at the end of 2008. This is LHI's fourth new hotel announcement in China, which also marks the start of the group's new boutique hotel line under The Langham brand.

The Langham Yangtze Boutique is located in the heart of Shanghai's central business district, a stone's throw from The People's Square and adjacent to Nanjing Road. It is a small luxury hotel originally designed as an iconic masterpiece of art deco and neo-classic architecture by renowned architect Li Pan in the 1930s, and was once named "The Third Largest Hotel in the Far East".

Langham Place Hotel Beijing, China

Langham Hotels International's first Langham Place Hotel in China, in the country's capital, Beijing, is on schedule to open in spring 2009, marking a significant first step for Langham Hotels International's development in China and a milestone for the group's expansion in the region.

Langham Place, Beijing is located in Chao Yang District, the prime business district in Beijing, close to Chang An Avenue and the foreign embassy district. The Hotel forms a part of the Chao Yang Plaza, a large-scale signature project including two complexes – South and North – with a total surface area of 400,000 square metres developed by Union Land.

Langham Place Miora Resort + Spa, Kalim Bay, Phuket

Langham Hotels International has signed a management contract for an all-villa boutique resort at Kalim Bay in Phuket, Thailand overlooking the Andaman Sea. The latest addition to the growing Langham portfolio will be the first boutique resort managed by an international 5-star brand in Phuket. It also puts the luxury hotel operator on track to operate at least five properties in Thailand within five years.

Scheduled to open in early 2010, Langham Place Miora Resort + Spa, Kalim Bay, Phuket will comprise of 78 stunning villas including penthouses set on a hilltop location overlooking Kalim Bay, Phuket.


Langham Place, Beijing Capital Airport, China

Strategically located adjacent to the new Terminal 3 of Beijing's only international airport, the five-star Langham Place hotel will promise a revolutionary luxury airport hotel experience to world travellers and business guests.

The new Langham Place Hotel will open its doors to meet the market's robust demand for luxury hotels. As the political, cultural and economic capital of China, Beijing has long been the magnet for business and leisure travellers.

Langham Place Vineyard Resort + Spa, Waiheke Island, Auckland, New Zealand

Langham Hotels International (LHI) has signed a new management agreement, taking Langham Place, a sister brand of The Langham, outside Asia for the first time. The luxury hotel operator will manage the five-star boutique Vineyard Resort + Spa on behalf of Isola Estate on Waiheke Island. The exclusive enclave is 30 minutes off the coast of Auckland, New Zealand, and will open in 2010.

The resort will nestle amongst the 26 award-winning vineyards of Waiheke Island, including its own, to offer a paradise for travellers and conference planners seeking a fine gastronomic and premium wine experiences.

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