Langham to manage new New Zealand hotel

Langham Hotels International (LHI) has signed a new management agreement to manage the five-star boutique Vineyard Resort + Spa on behalf of Isola Estate on Waiheke Island, an exclusive enclave 30 minutes off the coast of Auckland, New Zealand, which will open in 2010.The resort will nestle amongst the 26 vineyards of Waiheke Island including its own, forming the basis of a paradise for travellers and meeting planners seeking a gastronomic and wine lover’s experience.  The management agreement with Isola Estate marks the sixth Langham Place branded property in the world.

Langham Place Vineyard Resort + Spa, Waiheke Island, Auckland is designed by one of New Zealand’s leading hotel architects, CDA Architecture. The boutique resort will feature modern Tuscan-style characteristics and showcase 78 contemporary condominium-style rooms and suites, a Chuan Spa, state-of-the-art gym, tennis courts, a premium quality restaurant as well as extensive meeting and banquet facilities for up to 300 people.

Dr. KS Lo, Chairman of Langham Hotels International said: “The Langham brand is well-established in Auckland with an enchanting property in the heart of the city. We’re pleased to be introducing its vibrant sibling brand, Langham Place to New Zealand, offering a stimulating and adventurous choice for the region.”

“Langham Place will help to open up new global luxury travel markets when it opens with its exciting blend of inspiring hospitality. Waiheke Island will capture imaginations with an incredible aerial arrival experience that will be matched only by its vineyards and facilities,” he added.