Thu, May 14, 2015
The Langham, Sydney has been ranked this month by luxury US connoisseur publication, Robb Report, as being one of the Top 100 Hotels In The World. This announcement comes only six months after re-opening doors, post a grand transformation; with The Langham Sydney being the only hotel to make this prestigious list from Australia or New Zealand.
“We are humbled to be recognised on a global level; and in the company of the world’s finest luxury hotels” commented General Manager, Sonia Lefevre.
Respected US publication, Robb Report, compiles the world’s most spectacular and exclusive hotels, villas, and luxury retreats from around the globe once every two years in its biennale search for the Top 100 Hotels In The World. From Vienna’s decadent spectacle of fin-de-siècle architecture and artistry to Istanbul’s best hotel set in a former Ottoman palace on the Bosphorus Strait to Langham Sydney’s effortless waterside elegance in The Rocks.
“Sydney is a glamourous city, like Paris, London or New York and there is no secret we had hoped to cater to people who are aspirational about those style of cities; therefore to be recognised as one of the best hotels in the world so early in our repositioning journey, means we have certainly delivered what we set out to achieve” reveals Lefevre.
Langham Hospitality Group acquired The Langham, Sydney [previously The Observatory Hotel] into its portfolio in 2012 before confirming redesign plans in 2014. This luxury 98-room re-development was executed in four slick months with doors re-opening to reveal an incredible transformation at the end of 2014.
“A dramatic arrival experience, mixology with jazz after 5pm, the biggest guestrooms in Sydney, signature terraces with water views, Afternoon Tea with Wedgwood, pink bicycles and bespoke maps for local touring, plus a million dollar Sotheby’s art collection, dog friendly suites, private butler tennis afternoons – all very unique offerings for a Sydney hotel” comments Lefevre.
GA Design out of London played a critical part in designing every detail including every room, structure, interior fit out and each piece of furniture inside the hotel. From the gold and white shellac finish on the reception desk, to the multi-million dollar spa redesign, to the expansive marble fireplaces in each public space, to each chair, table, coffee table, bed head, chandelier, handmade rug, interior fit out and lamp shade.
“Each space, public or private, features sophisticated design features that are truly unique to this hotel” says Lefevre.
Art lovers are treated to a hand curated collection by Sotheby’s on the Ground Level, featuring an array of celebrated Australian artists including Sidney Nolan, Andrew Browne, Albert Tucker and Brett Whiteley. There are two notable dramatic vertical resin pieces by Asher Bilu in the Grand Lobby, which were recently in the artists home until they were selected for this exclusive collection.
Rooms start from $635 per night.
About Langham Hospitality Group
Langham Hospitality Group encompasses a family of distinctive hospitality brands which include hotels, resorts, residential serviced apartments, restaurants and spas, located on four continents.
It takes its name from the legendary Langham in London which was opened in 1865 as Europe's first Grand Hotel. For almost 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.
The brands include the luxurious Langham and Langham Place, the upscale Eaton Luxe, midscale Eaton Smart and the award-winning Chuan Spa.
The Langham is where guests can enjoy service with poise and be enchanted by our innovation and traditions while Langham Place, the fun sibling of The Langham, is about living the 21st century through design, technology and attitude, epitomising stimulating hospitality.
Eaton, a premium member brand, aims to surprise and delight our guests with a value-for-money proposition that delivers a stylish, modern level of comfort with spirited, can-do service.
Currently 29 member hotels are open or in the pipeline across four continents.
Langham Hospitality Group is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Great Eagle Holdings (Stock Code: 0041) which was founded in 1963 and listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 1972.
Reservations for either Langham or Eaton properties can be made by logging onto langhamhospitalitygroup.com.