Langham to open new Gold Coast hotel

by James Wilkinson

Langham Hospitality Group is set to manage its third luxury hotel in Australia, following the signing of a new property in Queensland.

Opening at the end of 2021, The Langham, Gold Coast will feature 169 well-appointed rooms and suites, and the group will also manage the Jewel Residences by The Langham featuring 170 serviced apartments designed and built to the award-winning brand’s exacting specifications.

With their prime location on the beachfront in Surfers Paradise, the hotel and serviced apartments are in the central and tallest of the three landmark towers of the Jewel development. It is the first and largest development with direct beach access to be built in the coastal city within the last 30 years.

The Langham, Gold Coast is located between the third and 20th floors while the residences are on the 22nd to 49th floors which promises stunning city and ocean views.

The grand structure and shimmering exterior of the Jewel are reminiscent of three colossal quartz crystals, visible for miles from the Nerang River to the Gold Coast hinterland. The crystalline forms of the towers are inspired by the gemstone shards discovered in the region which dates back thousands of years.

“Combining the cosmopolitan vibrancy and relaxed lifestyle for which the Gold Coast is renowned will certainly position The Langham as the quintessential luxury urban resort,” said Langham Hospitality Group CEO, Stefan Leser.

“We are very much looking forward to complementing our legendary service standards with the warmth of this beautiful city to make our all guests’ experiences celebratory and memorable.”

From the deluxe room to the elegant Presidential suite, The Langham, Gold Coast has a range of accommodation to suit guests on corporate or leisure stays. Upping the ante on the suite stakes, all 18 suites at The Langham feature an impressive 180-degree uninterrupted views of the Pacific Ocean.

The colour palette of the hotel interiors distinctively reflects the “coast meets city” theme, with its soothing blend of teal, azure and tan shades derived from the local flora and fauna. The salt and sun bleached timbers, metal and glass materials give a natural yet contemporary finish which seamlessly integrates with and complements the modern architecture.

“The Langham, Gold Coast and The Jewel Residences are unlike any other resort or serviced apartments currently available on the Gold Coast. It will be the ultimate place to stay, offering unparalleled luxury experiences for families, couples, honeymooners holidaying here,” said Langham Hospitality Group Chief Sales and Development Officer, Simon Manning.

“And for the locals, it is the perfect setting to celebrate special occasions or beachfront staycations.”

The Langham, Gold Coast is also positioned to be the new social centre of the local community with the introduction of new dining and lifestyle experiences.

The culinary journey at The Langham, Gold Coast will be a gastronomic dining experience that will suit every discerning palate. The property will feature restaurants, a casual “grab and go” café, a lobby lounge, a pool bar and a podium sky terrace with bar overlooking the ocean.

Headlining the culinary offerings will be T’ang Court, the signature Cantonese restaurant which will extend the prestigious reputation of its Michelin starred counterparts at The Langham hotels in Hong Kong and Shanghai. The restaurant will feature two private dining rooms which are ideal for exclusive events while the main area seats 90 guests.

A tradition made famous by The Langham in 1865 is the signature afternoon tea served at Palm Court, the lobby lounge and bar. Modeled after its namesake at The Langham, London which was the first grand hotel to serve this delightful presentation, The Langham, Gold Coast will set the definitive standard in serving stylish and elegant afternoon teas in the city.

For a more casual dining experience, the all-day dining restaurant serves international cuisine, and sun-worshippers may lounge at the pool bar and the 80-seat outdoor bar which boasts a panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean.

On the wellness front, Chuan Spa will offer treatments inspired by Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) philosophies in a tranquil, meditative setting. This 500-square metre spa will offer seven private treatment rooms as well as a health and beauty centre and a fully equipped fitness centre, an indoor free form and outdoor swimming pool.

As the perfect setting for weddings, conferences, meetings and special social or corporate events, The Langham, will showcase a 700 square metre ballroom with an additional four meeting rooms with a total of 450 square metres and a multi-function room at 500 square metres.