The Langham Hotel, Sydney reopens next month following refurbs

By Chris C., November 14 2014
The Langham Hotel, Sydney reopens next month following refurbs

The Langham Hotel, Sydney will again welcome guests from December 2, following over four months of extensive refurbishments.

With a $30 million price tag, there's been a complete redevelopment of the lobby, dining areas, guest rooms and a residential-style ballroom, with design aesthetics hinting sophistication and timeless elegance.

Bringing the hotel in line with its international sister properties – including those in Guangzhou, Xiamen, and soon, Dubai – Palm Court and the Chuan Spa will be also introduced.

The 96-room residence claims to boast the largest guest rooms in Sydney at 49 square metres with both balconies and opening windows, with the hotel also providing direct access to the Sydney Harbour foreshore.

From its central Kent Street address, guests can enjoy sweeping harbourside views to the west and lush parkland views to the east while housed in proximity to some of the city’s most iconic destinations.

Upon entering the newly renovated Langham Sydney, guests will be greeted by a fresh and light space of luxurious and rich materials that hark back to the historical splendour of days gone by:

The Langham Sydney's new lobby
The Langham Sydney's new lobby

The lobby will feature a stunning floor of Calacatta marble with a simple art deco-inspired design and a large central reception desk of gold leaf crackled porcelain.

Gone is the existing staircase – removed to facilitate the new layout which doubles floods the area with natural light.

From illustrious beginnings at The Langham, London nearly 150 years ago, Palm Court will offer Sydneysiders an exclusive afternoon tea experience – Afternoon Tea with Wedgwood.

By the evening, Palm Court provides a sophisticated backdrop for a signature Langham cocktail shaken up at the leather and stone bar.

Adorned by shades of teal and citrus golds, the space aims to evoke a sense of English heritage in an elegant yet striking environment bathed in natural light.

Headed up by recent acquisition, Chef de Cuisine Daniel Rudolph, Kent Street Kitchen will deliver a unique and one-of-a-kind contemporary fine dining experience.

With an interactive cooking space, the restaurant will showcase innovative cuisine using premium local produce.

High-end residential accents are found throughout including rich oak flooring, walnut and leather chairs, customised lighting, freestanding wine libraries and an array of celebrated Australian artworks curated exclusively by Sotheby’s.

The existing Day Spa will be transformed into a Chuan Spa – a Langham signature which is consistently rated among the best luxury spas in the world.

Chuan Spa’s philosophy is based on the foundations of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), to create an optimal balance of the Five Wu Xing elements: fire, water, earth, metal and wood.

These core principles are believed by some to harmonise the body and soul, enriching our capacity for personal happiness and fulfilment.

On the treatment menu are facials, massages and body treatments based upon TCM principles, as well as advanced skin care treatments from German beauty pioneers, BABOR.

The all-inclusive Chuan Spa offers a holistic approach to health, fitness and wellness, with a fully-equipped health club, Jacuzzi and steam rooms at travellers' beck and call.

The Langham, Sydney’s existing 20m indoor pool – complete with pale stone columns and a star-dappled sky ceiling – will remain.

Each spacious guest room will feature an eclectic mix of furniture, along with appointed areas for rest, relaxation and dining.

Fitted with Langham’s signature Blissful Beds and framed by a sophisticated linen-studded headboard, guests have the best chance at catching a restful night’s sleep.

A guest room at the Langham, Sydney after renovations
A guest room at the Langham, Sydney after renovations

Like Kent Street Kitchen’s residential feel, high ceilings, panelled walls and custom-made furnishings aim to make travellers feel at home.

For conferences and events hosting up to 200 people, The Ballroom is also on the renovation list – soon to feature rich gold amber against a soft sophisticated silver grey.

Cream and gold panelling and grand crystal chandeliers are also planned for this lavish venue.

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Chris C.

A former contributor to Executive Traveller, Chris lives by the motto that a journey of a thousand miles begins not just with a single step, but also a strong latte, a theatre ticket, and later in the day, a good gin and tonic.

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01 Oct 2013

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It's a very nice hotel with plenty of charm but it was just getting too run down - last time I was there the room was scuffs galore. So the renovation is much deserved!

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08 Sep 2012

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Sounds lovely.

'Kent Street Kitchen' sounds a little casual for a fine dining restaurant doesn't it? I get images of a Singapore hawker market rather than a $200 a head plus restaurant. I remember when it was called Galileo. Much nicer.

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