Langham Hotels International today announced plans to open The Langham, Xintiandi, Shanghai, in October, 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 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 24-storey luxury hotel pays tribute to the city’s heritage and traditions while embracing the best in today’s luxury comforts and attractions.
The Langham’s 357 elegant rooms including 23 suites will feature charming yet practical luxurious touches that have been a hallmark of The Langham since it was founded in 1865.The extravagant charms of the guestrooms are matched only by the enchanting service that generations of colleagues have provided across three centuries.
Three new restaurants and bars designed to indulge every desire for the finer things in life will also open. These include a lifestyle bar – XTD Elevated - 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 specialities. Meanwhile, 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.
To relax, guests can also experience 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 gym that’s open conveniently 24 hours or dip in the 25-metre indoor pool.
The Langham, Xintiandi features one of the most modern high-ceiling grand ballrooms in the city and an additional 8 large meeting spaces which can be tailored to ensure every event captivates the senses. At the heart of this enchanting facility lies the interactive event centre and sales suite which sees every event custom-made with elegant precision and stylishly served by our meeting concierges.
This new flagship will be 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 recognised 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 in China will open at Beijing Capital Airport in August 2010.