"The birth of a legend" is a term not many entities can genuinely lay claim to with authority and integrity. In the case of Langham Hotels International, however, this epithet is well deserved, as the roots of this family tree reveal an impeccable pedigree that is historically significant to the international hospitality industry.
No other luxury hotel group can lay claim to the rich heritage of the original Langham Hotel and the extraordinary values it has inspired in the hotels that came after it.
From the day the first Langham Hotel opened in 1865, it astonished Victorian London with the scope of its luxury, technology and grandeur. The hotel also presented many world firsts, on unprecedented scales and always with elegance and grace.
Langham Hotels International History (PDF)