The Langham, Chicago has been selected as No. 1 Hotel in Chicago by Travel + Leisure’s 2016 World’s Best Awards


Four hotels from the Langham Hotels & Resorts portfolio have been selected as top hotels in the U.S. by the readers of Travel + Leisure for its 2016 World’s Best Awards  - The Langham, Chicago; The Langham, Hong Kong;  The Langham, Melbourne and The Langham, Sydney. In addition, Langham Hotels & Resorts was named one of the World’s Best Hotel Brands.  

We are thrilled to not only see our hotels on the Travel + Leisure World’s Best list but to also see our luxury brand, Langham Hotels & Resorts, has been recognized,” said Robert Warman, chief executive officer of Langham Hospitality Group. “This award is a testament to the legendary service provided at all of our hotels, and to the loyalty we inspire among our guests, who voted for us to receive this distinction.”  

Langham Hotels & Resorts is #12 out of 15 on the World’s Best Hotel Brands list. The Langham, Chicago, one of the most celebrated hotels in the US since it opened it first opened its doors, is #8 out of 15 on the Best City Hotels in the United States and #1 out of 10 on the list of  Best Hotels in Chicago. This is its third year on the Travel + Leisure World’s Best list since its opening in 2013. The Langham, Hong Kong, which underwent a dramatic renovation in 2014, is #4 out of 10 on the list of Best Hotels in Hong Kong. And not one but two Langham hotels made the list of the 10 Best City Hotels in Australia and New Zealand -  The Langham, Sydney at #4 and The Langham, Melbourne at #1. This is The Langham, Sydney’s first appearance on the World’s Best list since its opening in late 2014; this is The Langham, Melbourne’s 7th appearance in the #1 spot, its 8th appearance on the list overall.  

Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards honor the hotels, destinations, and companies that define the very best in travel. Originating in 1995, the international publication’s annual poll asks discerning readers to cast their votes on the top hotels, destinations, and companies that define the very best in travel. 

The Langham, Chicago is a modern hotel situated in an iconic, Mies Van der Rohe landmark building on the riverfront and close to the city’s retail hub, major attractions and business district. Best known for fusing luxury and comfort, the hotel is home to 316 spacious guest rooms and suites with majestic views of the city and Chicago River. Signature amenities include Chuan Spa, the only Traditional Chinese Medicine-based spa brand in the city; a fitness center offering a 67-foot swimming pool,  Jacuzzi, saunas and a steam room; the Pavillon Lounge; Travelle Kitchen + Bar; the 4,000-square-foot Langham Club with butler service; and 15,000 square feet of meeting and event space. Additionally, hotel is a hub for artistry, with over 150 original pieces of art displayed at the property.  

The Langham, Hong Kong epitomizes timeless European elegance and is located in the heart of vibrant Kowloon. Situated next to Canton Road in the Tsim Sha Tsui district, the hotel is surrounded by the luxury flagship stores of the world’s most famous designer labels and mere minutes away from the historic Star Ferry with glittering Victoria Harbour as its backdrop. The hotel features 498 luxurious guest rooms and suites finished with the finest fabrics, hardwood floors, and hand-woven carpets, and fully equipped with Blissful Beds, iHome docking stations and wireless broadband internet connection. Attractions range from the legendary Three Michelin-starred T’ang Court Cantonese restaurant, “The Langham Afternoon Tea with Wedgwood” at the Palm Court lobby lounge and artisanal cocktails at the award-winning bar concept from London called Artesian. Guests can relax at the rooftop swimming pool or retreat to The Langham Club lounge that offers all-day canapés and refreshments.  

The Langham, Melbourne is located in the heart of Melbourne, on the Yarra River. The 25-floor hotel has 387 luxuriously-appointed rooms, including 11 suites and 7 Terrace Rooms with private balconies boasting unparalleled views of the Melbourne skyline, including historic Flinders Street Station and Federation Square. Famous among locals for its award-winning buffet experience, Melba, The Langham also boasts a luxurious Chuan Spa, featuring a menu of TCM-inspired treatments, and arguably the best Club Lounge in Australia.  

Enjoying a pre-eminent address in the city, The Langham, Sydney is considered among the best in the world.  All 98 guestrooms and suites are elegantly styled and embody understated elegance.  From the splendid Grand Langham Room – the largest standard room in Sydney at 527 square feet - to the two-bedroom Residence Suite (1,184 square feet) with a private chef’s kitchenette, to the opulence of The Observatory Suite (1,313 square feet) every room features impeccable design, quality finishes and meticulous attention to detail. The social hub of The Langham, Sydney is Palm Court, where the Langham tradition of Afternoon Tea is served; with Kent Street Kitchen, featuring a a modern European-inspired menu and dining concept that blends old world techniques with new world sophistications acting as its perfect counterpoint. The popular Day Spa at The Langham Sydney features facials, massages and body treatments based upon TCM principles; and for high society weddings, special social events and luxury product launches, The Langham, Sydney provides 4,305 square feet of flexible space, including a beautifully-outfitted 2,594 square-foot Grand Ballroom. 

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About Langham Hospitality Group 

As the wholly-owned subsidiary of Great Eagle Holdings, Langham Hospitality Group encompasses a family of distinctive hotels under the Langham Hotels and Resorts, Cordis and Eaton brands with more than 30 projects currently either confirmed or in a developed stage of negotiation from Asia, Europe and North America to the Middle East. The Group takes its name from the legendary Langham in London which was widely recognized as Europe's first Grand Hotel. For 150 years, this flagship hotel has represented sophisticated and gracious hospitality, a philosophy that reflects elegance in design, innovation in hospitality, genuine service and captivation of the senses across all properties. For more information, please access the website at


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