The Langham, London
History, modernity and hospitality on Regent Street
Since 1865 the Langham London has been a veritable icon among London hotels, popular with heads of state, Hollywood celebrities, literary masters and business tycoons. Arthur Conan Doyle and Oscar Wilde once supped together here, and the tradition of afternoon tea was born in the dazzling Palm Court. The tradition of excellence continues today, enhanced by the recent £80 million restoration. Striking gilded interiors complement the contemporary European cuisine served at The Landau Restaurant, while the more glam Artesian bar serves a wide selection of creative cocktails. In December 2010, Europe’s first Chuan Spa will open inside The Langham.
The Langham, London has enchanted royalty, dignitaries and celebrities since 1865, when it opened as Europe's first 'Grand Hotel'. The Langham Hotel London today continues to impress discerning travellers with its legendary 'service with poise'. Guests are inevitably delighted by this charming Victorian London hotel and its exceptionally rich heritage. Features include exceptional dining facilities, the new Health Club and Spa, Langham Service Stylists, heirs to the role of butler, a 16-metre indoor pool, wi-fi through public areas and 24-hour IT support.
Rooms and Suites
The Langham London Hotel's 380 rooms and suites are extravagantly comfortable and conveniently equipped with every modern amenity. The latter include 32" flatscreen television, cable and satellite television programming, broadband Internet access, tea- and coffee-making facilities, a well-stocked minibar, and an in-room safe.
Suites likewise offer gorgeous and abundant space, with traditional décor and comfort, and with all the modern communications facilities and amenities conducive to productivity. All suite guests can enjoy access to The Langham Club Lounge, where a complimentary lavish continental breakfast awaits your attention, followed by an afternoon tea and in the evening, drinks & canapés.
In particular, The Infinity Suite, overlooking All Souls Church and with wonderfully high ceilings, is arguably the finest and largest two-bedroom hotel suite in London. The master bedroom features an inviting four-poster bed and two dressing rooms, while the second bedroom is an ensuite. The suite is also noteworthy for a magnificent infinity bath which offers the sublime relaxation of a spa in your room. This infinity bath cleanses, revitalises and harnesses the powerful effects of colours on mood to provide the ultimate chromatherapy experience. Bespoke furniture, stylish sculpture and discreet technology enhance the interiors. A separate lobby with cloakroom and kitchen ensures ideal entertaining.
Another characteristic suite type is the Langham Club Studio Suite, a tribute to the BBC nearby. This open-plan Suite celebrates two entertainment legends, with images exploring the life and work of actor and comedian Peter Sellers, and the violinist and conductor, Yehudi Menuhin, both of whom stayed and performed at The Langham.
Roux at the Landau
Father and son Albert and Michel Roux Jr are working together for the first time in nineteen years, in a new project with The Langham. Roux at the Landau has a dedicated entrance on Portland Place opposite BBC Broadcasting House, while the stunning interiors were designed by David Collins. Rous protégé Chris King has been chosen as Chef de Cuisine: his career includes Le Gavroche, Thomas Keller's Per Se in New York, and Roux at Parliament Square. Michel Roux Jr says of the new Chef: “Chris King is a rising star, and his menus reflect the Roux trademark style of classically-constructed French dishes, blended with today’s tastes for lighter choices. He has a modern approach to combining ingredients, and a contemporary style of presentation.” Some classic British dishes, which are customer favourites, will also feature on the menu. For reservations, call +44 (0)20 7965 0165, or book online at www.rouxatthelandau.com
Chris King’s team also creates the food for Postillion, the discreet and enchanting private dining room, which is available for dining for up to 18 persons.
The wine list at Roux at The Landau is enhanced with the addition of some selected wines hand-picked by legendary Le Gavroche former General Manager Silvano Giraldin.
Artesian, the glamorous bar at The Langham and the West End’s chic social hub, is perfect for a drink before eating at Roux at The Landau. Multi-award winning mixologist Alex Kratena conjures up innovative and classic cocktails, alongside London’s largest collection of rums and an extensive Champagne list.
The Terrace Garden
This subterranean English courtyard, fringed by a peerlessly iconic glimpse of Mayfair, promises to be one of the most exclusive outdoor destinations as the sun beams down for The Terrace Garden’s summer launch. Raised beds and planters are bedecked with elegantly manicured box hedges, topiary bay trees and the perfume of seasonal flora lining the external courtyard garden. Luxurious outdoor furniture affords bijoux private seating enclaves for intimacies to be shared over classic Champagne cocktails, Pimms cup and the heady scent of Davidoff cigars.
Health and Fitness Club
The Health and Fitness Club features a beautifully-designed 16-metre swimming pool, sauna and steam rooms, as well as a well-equipped gym. You can experience an energetic workout in our fitness studio, a reinvigorating dip in our 16-metre indoor pool, or a relaxing spell in our sauna or steam room. Located on the lower ground floor, the fully equipped fitness studio ioffers state-of-the-art TechnoGym equipment, free weights as well as plasma televisions to keep you entertained. Open Monday-Friday, 6.30 a.m. - 10 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Hotel guests have 24 hour access to the gymnasium
Opening in January 2011, Chuan Spa is London’s first hotel spa that uses Traditional Chinese Medicine incorporating the five elements of wood, fire, earth, metal and water to deliver a unique service to its guests. This tranquil haven, complete with a Chinese garden-inspired ambience, offers many different health and beauty treatments, including packages for VIPs and couples. Their service is wonderfully personalised, offering guests a one-on-one consultation with their therapist over a cup of element tea. This is the ideal moment to discuss a plan designed to rebalance the five elements, followed by time to unwind in the vitality pool, sauna and steam room before commencing one of the signature treatments. Harmonise your body and soul whilst enriching personal happiness at this urban retreat in West End, London.
Meetings and conferences
The Langham London is comprehensively equipped to stage meetings, conferences, banquets and receptions, and indeed, all sorts of events have taken place here during its long and distinguished career.