Langham Hotels International today announced plans to open The Langham, Xintiandi, Shanghai, marking the debut of its second property in the city.
Located in the elegant and lively Xintiandi district, with its glamorous designer boutiques, art galleries, eclectic restaurants and bars, The Langham will occupy an outstanding new landmark building with interiors by leading hospitality designer, Peter Remedios. The 24-story property at the entrance to the bustling hub of Shanghai’s thriving lifestyle scene features panoramic views over the renowned Shikumen storefronts of Old Shanghai that are literally across the road.
The Langham’s 357 elegant rooms and 23 suites will feature charming yet practical luxurious touches that have been a hallmark of The Langham since it was founded in 1865. Three new restaurants and bars will also open; these include XTD - a lifestyle bar set on a terrace overlooking Xintiandi complete with cabanas and day beds for lounging and Ming Court - serving a gourmet’s choice of Cantonese and Shanghainese specialties. Cachet – an innovative concept introducing five stylish experiences in one distinctive space will touch the senses from dawn until the early hours. These include a lounge for the perfect signature Langham afternoon tea, a Café for international culinary dining, a Juice Bar for a refreshing pick-me-up, a Martini Bar for an evening tonic and Alfresco – an outdoor terrace to see and be seen.
Guests can also enjoy pampering treatments in Chuan Spa – the world’s only global luxury spa operation based on the healing philosophies of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Alternatively, guests can work out in the modern, 24-hour gym or take a dip in the 25-meter indoor pool.
The Langham, Xintiandi features a modern ballroom and 8 large meeting spaces which can be tailored to ensure every event captivates the senses.
This new flagship is the 21st property in the rapidly expanding Langham Hotels International global portfolio. Brett Butcher, Chief Executive Officer for Langham Hotels International said: “We’re delighted to be expanding The Langham brand in China with an iconic new property marking the start of a journey that will see the group become recognized as a leader in luxury hospitality in China.”
Langham Hotels International opened The Langham, Yangtze Boutique, Shanghai on May 1, 2009 to critical acclaim, winning six major awards in its first year. Meanwhile, the first Langham Place property will open at Beijing Capital Airport in August 2010.