Hong Kong, March 7th, 2003 - The Langham Place Hotel will open its doors in the bustling heart of Mongkok on July 1st next year, becoming the first new five-star property to appear in Kowloon for over a decade.
The 700-room hotel, which has more than 50 luxurious suites, is 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-cochère 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.
nteriors by Bilkey Llinas are 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 are framed by floor to ceiling windows allowing the most magnificent of views into every room. A stunning glass wall between bathroom and bedroom allows a flood of natural light into the bathroom and the opportunity for guests to watch TV while taking a long 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) 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 equipped with kitchens - perfect for long-stay business guests and families.
The Lifestyle Spa and Health Club are located on the three top floors of the hotel and have stunning views across Kowloon, Hong Kong Island and Lantau. The luxury Spa, being designed by Spa Chakra, has seven treatment rooms offering a range of complete holistic, beauty, health and wellness therapies.
One unique and sensational experience will include “foot spas” with elite tranquillity chairs that allow clients to immerse their feet in soothing aromatic water prior to a pedicure, offering a sensational experience while relaxing and taking in the sweeping views.
The Lifestyle spa is linked to a health club, Spa Café and rooftop 20-metre swimming pool with hot tub and private cabana decks for total relaxation and discreet privacy
On the 5th level, an exciting and unique outlet, Portal - Work and Play, offers a fashionable entertainment and business environment. In addition to the bar (which offers live entertainment), there is an integrated business area with the latest hi-tech facilities such as complimentary broadband internet lounge and a fully equipped business centre! This novel innovation is perfect for business travellers who wish to conduct business network in a leisurely environment. In addition, wireless communications facilities in the trend-setting outlet extend throughout all public areas in the hotel.
The Place restaurant will provide al fresco dining in a beautiful garden area featuring waterfalls and tropical plants - and is expected to become “one of Hong Kong’s great hotel restaurants”. Another dining option attached to The Place is Aroma, a ‘Starbucks-style’ coffee house.
Meanwhile, the contemporary Yat Tung Heen Cantonese restaurant will underline Hong Kong’s reputation for serving the best Chinese food in the world. The venue intends to make its mark as one of Hong Kong’s top Cantonese restaurants and will include flexible private rooms catering for 12 to 200 diners.
Banqueting facilities include the Langham Place Ballroom with floor-to-ceiling windows, beautiful crystal chandeliers and state-of-the-art multi-media technology, allowing simultaneous recording and projection of an event.
Another six function rooms - each equipped with drop down multi-media projectors and screens - are designated for meetings and events, ranging from an elegant boardroom for smaller groups, to a classroom for 30 or a wedding or annual dinner with over 20 tables. On the 42nd floor, the Star Room offers superb views against the magnificent backdrop of Hong Kong Island.
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.”