Langham Hospitality Group to manage new luxury hotel in Foshan, China

by James Wilkinson

Langham Hospitality Group has signed a deal to manage The Langham, Foshan, a brand-new hotel to be based in China’s Greater Bay Area.

Part of the One Sanlong Bay development – which includes luxury residential units as well as Grade A and prime-commercial office spaces – Foshan’s first high-rise urban resort is scheduled to open in 2028.

Langham Hospitality Group Chief Executive Officer, Bob van den Oord, said the primary aim of the 160-room luxury facility will be to capture the city’s natural beauty, with a focus on captivating guests with panoramic views over the banks of the Dong Ping River.

“The Greater Bay Area is a key international powerhouse where Langham Hospitality Group enjoys a strong and growing presence with all of our brands represented,” he said.

“Introducing The Langham to the first-tier hub city of Foshan is an important strategic move for us in this context, and one that will set a new benchmark for luxury experiences.”

Guests of The Langham, Foshan will be able to enjoy Cantonese dining in T’ang Court, a sibling of the 3-Michelin starred and Black Pearl establishment with the same name in Hong Kong.

Further, guests can indulge in The Langham’s signature afternoon tea, a British classic that pays tribute to the home of the original afternoon tea, The Langham, London.

Chuan Spa, LHG’s proprietary wellness brand based on the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine, will also find a new home in the high-rise urban resort, allowing guests to relax with the majestic river views following a rejuvenating treatment.

The property will additionally feature an extensive number of meeting and event spaces for Foshan’s prestigious gatherings and social functions. They will include one of the largest ballrooms in the city, with an area of 800 square metres.

Historically, Foshan traces its history to the Ming Dynasty and earned a reputation for its open green spaces and for being one of China’s four top commercial hubs in the 18th Century.

The city is also known as the birthplace of Cantonese Opera, the cradle of Kung Fu and home to the family of Bruce Lee. The southern edge of Foshan boasts the peaks, caves, and the waterfalls of scenic Mount Xiqiao.

The Langham, Foshan will join Langham Hospitality Group’s nine other properties in the Greater Bay Area, either open or under development.