The Langham, Melbourne Conde Nast Traveller's 2016 Readers' Choice Award


October 19, 2016 – Condé Nast Traveller today announced the results of its 29th annual Readers’ Choice Awards with The Langham, Melbourne recognised as the number two hotel in Australia and New Zealand and Melbourne’s only hotel to be in included in the Top Ten list.

The Langham, Melbourne’s sister properties in London, Boston, Chicago, Pasadena and New York were also named in the Top Ten lists in their respective cities.

Over 300,000 dedicated readers – nearly twice as many as last year -- cast votes for 7,394 hotels, 606 cities, 500 cruise ships, and 236 islands, in an average survey time of 8.4 minutes. The result? The 1,402 best travel experiences in the world.

‘’This accolade firmly cements our reputation as being one of Melbourne’s leading hotels. We are delighted by this award and thank our guests for taking the time to vote for The Langham, Melbourne,” commented Ben Sington, Managing Director of The Langham, Melbourne.

“In other exciting news, we are looking forward to hosting guests during the World Cup of Golf in November and taking care of opera buffs who will be attending Opera Australia’s ambitious production of Wagner’s Ring Cycle at the Arts Centre Melbourne in December. In addition to our proud partnership with Opera Australia we are thrilled to be the official hotel partner of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival which celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2017,” added Sington.

The Langham, Melbourne has recently welcomed to the hotel Steve Grein as Executive Chef and is hosting a spectacular event on Melbourne Cup Day on Tuesday 1 November at the acclaimed Melba restaurant.

The Langham, Melbourne prides itself on delivering service with poise. Teamed with its signature service and unparalleled facilities including an expansive outdoor sundeck, pool and boasting suites with spacious outdoor terraces, there is no question, the hotel’s
favourite times of year are spring and summer.

The Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry and are commonly known as “the best of the best of travel.” Under Editor in Chief Pilar Guzmán, the Readers’ Choice Awards have become more selective and specific to the passions that inspire today’s travellers.

The Readers’ Choice Awards are announced in the November issue of Condé Nast Traveller , on newsstands from October 25, 2016. The full list is published exclusively online, at www.CNTraveller .com/rca.

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Background Notes
The Langham, Melbourne at Southbank is located at the heart of Melbourne’s diverse performing arts scene, and is a proud partner of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, Melbourne Recital Centre, Opera Australia and the Melbourne International Jazz Festival.

The 25‐floor hotel has 388 luxuriously appointed rooms including 126 river view rooms, 57 executive club rooms, 6 balcony rooms with 19m² private balconies, 7 Terrace Rooms with 50m² private balconies, 11 suites and one Presidential Suite; each attended to by the hotel’s signature Service Stylists. Boasting stunning views of the Melbourne city skyline, the Yarra River, historic Flinders Street station and Federation Square, The Langham, Melbourne offers a luxurious and timeless inner‐city experience.

The Langham, Melbourne has been named the top city hotel in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific by Travel & Leisure (US) magazine (2016), named #2 in Top Ten list of hotels in Australia and New Zealand by the readers of Conde Nast Traveller (U.S.) in 2016 and has been a constant feature on Travel + Leisure (US) World’s Best lists (2008 – 2016). BRW awarded The Langham, Melbourne as one of Australia’s most innovative companies (2013) and the hotel has been recognised by notable consumer‐voted awards including TripAdvisor’s Traveller ’s Choice Awards 2012 (No.1 in the Top 25 Luxury Hotels in Australia). The Langham, Melbourne is also actively retaining EarthCheck Gold Certification in 2015 and maintaining place as a Leader in the unique worldwide group of sustainable tourism operators that are certified to the internationally recognised EarthCheck Company Standard with the exclusive EarthCheckTM.

The Langham, Melbourne is also acclaimed for its award‐winning Chuan Spa, interactive dining restaurant – Melba, and chic bar & lounge – ARIA. Reservations may be made by visiting or calling 1800 641 107.