Thu, October 1, 2015
The Langham, Sydney has taken out a global award in London last month as Most Prestigious Global Press Conference Venue; winning ahead of New York Palace and Raffles Dubai.
This win comes after a strong repositioning year for the hotel since re-opening doors after a grand transformation, with a strong push to convert high level celebrity clientele towards the hotel by running one of Australia’s most impressive VIP and media programs, which has proven very successful amongst the A-List crowd.
“We wanted to reposition as Sydney’s luxury, celebrity and fashion hotel and this global award absolutely acknowledges our efforts this year with very high profile media events” commented General Manager, Sonia Lefevre.
Prestigious Star Awards, the only global luxury venue award program currently operating, selects 20 venues from a long list of 2,000 as voted by event bookers and experts from around the world. The program celebrates the quality, performance and reputation of the world’s best venues qualified to host the most memorable events with all venues being verified by Prestigious Venue Ambassadors in each continent.
The 20 winning venues in the 2015 Prestigious Star Awards were announced at the Oriental Club in London:
1. Most Prestigious Gala Dinner Venue
Winner: Hampton Court Palace, Surrey
2. Most Prestigious Conference Venue
Winner: One Great George Street, London
3. Most Prestigious Meeting Venue
Winner: Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam, Amsterdam
4. Most Prestigious Christmas Venue
Winner: One Whitehall Place, London
5. Most Prestigious Private Dining Venue
Winner: Royal Albert Hall, London
6. Most Prestigious Reception Venue
Winner: Gran Meliá Rome Villa Agrippina, Italy
7. Most Prestigious Engagement Party Venue
Winner: The Waldorf Astoria, New York
8. Most Prestigious Wedding Venue
Winner: Vidago Palace Hotel, Portugal
9. Most Prestigious Romantic Venue
Winner: Shangri-La, Maldives
10. Most Prestigious Birthday Party Venue
Winner: The Roof Gardens, London
11. Most Prestigious Fashion Event Venue
Winner: Victoria and Albert Museum, London
12. Most Prestigious Networking Event Venue
Winner: Atlantis The Palm, Dubai
13. Most Prestigious Product Launch Venue
Winner: Thornbury Castle, London
14. Most Prestigious Film Location Venue
Winner: Hotel Plaza Athenee, New York
15. Most Prestigious Press Conference Venue
Winner: The Langham, Sydney
16. Most Prestigious Corporate Incentive Venue
Winner: Donnafugata Golf Resort & Spa, Italy
17. Most Prestigious Training Venue
Winner: Ashdown Park, London
18. Most Prestigious Exhibition Venue
Winner: The Hurlingham Club, London
19. Most Prestigious Sporting Venue
Winner: Goodwood, Sussex
20. The World's Most Prestigious Venue
Winner: Necker Island by Richard Branson, Virgin Islands
“We congratulate The Langham, Sydney for demonstrating all the assets of a world-class press conference venue; a private oasis in the heart of the city for A-List names with bespoke spaces set up specifically for media events and a VIP program written by a PR Director with 15-years PR experience with high level talent, makes this hotel undoubtedly an international leader for major press events” said Jessamie Dunton-Rose, Director of Prestigious Venues this month.
“This was further confirmed by the high calibre, A-List names that have been at the hotel in the last year for press junkets and press conferences; Nicole Kidman, Cate Blanchett, Khloe Kardashian, Gigi Hadid, Dita Von Teese, Drew Barrymore, Toni Collette and Robbie Williams to name but a few”.
“Congratulations on achieving excellence in your first year of re-opening and on becoming the media venue of choice in Australia" commented Ms. Dunton-Rose.
This award comes after a number of incredible wins in 2015, in particularly the prestigious US Robb Report listing for Top 100 Hotels In The World which saw The Langham, Sydney as the only property for Australia and New Zealand listed.
“Langham Sydney is well and truly establishing itself as Sydney’s most exclusive address when it comes to high level clientele; and on a very international level at that” remarks Lefevre.