Langham Place hotel opens in New York

By David Flynn, May 10 2013
Langham Place hotel opens in New York

The acclaimed Langham Place hotel brand plants its feet in New York this week with the opening of Langham Place, Fifth Avenue.

It’s pretty hard to top that iconic address, while the specific location – 400 Fifth Avenue, on the intersection of Fifth Avenue and 36th Street – puts the Langham Place close to the Empire State Building plus New York’s financial and commercial hubs, not to mention the shops, restaurants and many funky corners which make NY one of the world’s most exciting cities.

Regular visitors to New York may recognise the address – Langham Place, Fifth Avenue is in fact a rebranding of The Setai Fifth Avenue.

The Langham portfolio already includes hotels in Los Angeles and Boston, with Chicago and Toronto joining the group in July 2013.

Langham Place, Fifth Avenue will boast 214 guestrooms and suites claimed to be among the largest in the city plus a number of well-planned spaces for executive meetings and social events  services.

Langham Place, Fifth Avenue claims its rooms are "among the largest" in New York
Langham Place, Fifth Avenue claims its rooms are "among the largest" in New York

“The pièce de résistance is the unrivaled gourmet experience found at Langham Place, Fifth Avenue’s signature, Michelin-starred restaurant Ai Fiori” the chain promises.

“An elegant fine dining restaurant open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Ai Fiori – which means “among the flowers” in Italian – features a menu that celebrates the French and Italian Riviera, courtesy of the world-renowned Altamarea Group and Chef Michael White.”

There’s also the Measure lounge “featuring a menu of American and British comfort food re-imagined with a modern twist by Chef Jeffrey Seizer, formerly of Maialino and Union Square Café.”

Food and drinks will be served throughout the day at Measure, starting with a continental breakfast in the morning, while the evening closes out with live jazz performances starting from 8pm alongside a seasonal cocktail menu.

Still to come will be an updated to the hotel’s lobby décor and, next year, Langham Place’s Chuan Spa. 

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David Flynn is the Editor-in-Chief of Executive Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis.

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