Luxury style: The Langham, New York’s new Club lounge a winner in Manhattan

by James Wilkinson

The Langham, New York, Fifth Avenue is upping the ante when it comes to luxury style, thanks to the opening of a new club lounge that’s firmly elevating the guest experience.

The Langham Club is located on the 4th floor, overlooking Fifth Avenue, and serves to provide guests with an exclusive space complete with all the modern conveniences and attentive service for with which The Langham is synonymous, according to the property’s Managing Director, Richard Bussiere.

“We strive every day to create the ultimate luxury experience for our guests,” he said. “The addition of The Langham Club rounds out that effort in the best possible way, with the creation of a literal next level of luxury for our guests.”

Guests who book Executive Club Rooms, Executive Club Rooms with Kitchen, Junior Suite with Empire State View, One Bedroom Empire State View Suite, a Penthouse or the Presidential Suite will automatically receive access to The Langham Club as part of their stay.

Guests in any other room type can add The Langham Club experience to their stay for US$175 per person per day (during high season) and US$150 per person (during low season).

Children ages 10-17 can access The Langham Club for $75 USD per day; children under 9 years old can access the Club for free.

Bussiere said all guests of The Langham Club will be able to experience a wide range of privileges, including all-day refreshments featuring culinary presentations from the talented culinary team at The Langham, New York; premium bar service; access to a private haven for meeting and relaxing throughout the day; and complimentary pressing of up to three clothing items upon arrival.

Designed by Richmond International, the same firm responsible for the recent renovation of The Langham, Boston and The Langham, London, as well as for the interiors at The Langham, Chicago, The Langham Club features luxe interiors reminiscent of a private members only club.

Signature elements include plush couches and hidden nooks for reading and working; a private library complete with The Langham’s signature Writer’s Corner, a nod to the literary history of the brand’s flagship hotel in London; and ample space for dining and drinking throughout the day.

Upon entry, guests are greeted with a residentially inspired area with a fireplace and an informal check-in area tucked into a corner for discreet, personalized service. The whole area is ensconced in warm timber, reminiscent of the woodwork found throughout the hotel’s guest rooms.

Bussiere said the large central buffet station offers a” mouthwatering display of individually presented viennoiserie and baked treats, flanked either side by a hot food display station and a drinks station”.

Decorative screens, these inspired by the location’s grand towers, anchor this space, while allowing views through to the lounge and dining area.


The Langham, New York, Fifth Avenue is centrally located at 400 Fifth Avenue, between 36th and 37th Streets. Its 234 guest rooms and suites are some of the largest in the city and The Langham boasts a residentially-inspired aesthetic, topped off by a multi-million dollar permanent art collection featuring the works of Alex Katz and two luxurious penthouses designed by French retailer Roche Bobois, who also designed the hotel’s Presidential Suite.

Ai Fiori, the Michelin-starred restaurant from the famed Altamarea Group occupies the 2nd floor of the hotel, and its Sky Terrace outdoor restaurant is on the 11th floor, boasting menus of classic and modern Riviera-inspired cuisine, an award-winning wine list and innovative cocktails.

The Langham also has the capabilities to host meetings, events and social gatherings of all sizes in The Gallery at The Langham, a full floor of function space on the hotel’s third floor.


The best way of getting to New York in comfort and style.

United Airlines’ Polaris Business Class features brilliant service, meals, seats and entertainment


United Airlines flies daily to New York’s major airports (Newark, La Guardia and John F Kennedy) from across the globe, with many aircraft featuring the airline’s brilliant Polaris Business Class suite.

Each United Polaris Business Class suite-like pod (available on selected Boeing 777, 787 and 767 aircraft) features direct access to the aisle, a 180-degree flat-bed that measures 6’6” and 23 inches wide with infinite seat recline options and one-touch lumbar support, ample storage, multiple surfaces that enable passengers to dine while working, universal A/C power as well as 2-USB ports, a 16-inch high-definition entertainment screen, electronic privacy dividers for seats in the center of the cabin, mood lighting and an illuminated ‘Do Not Disturb’ sign.

Additionally, a marble-topped bar unit offers customers in business class a place to grab a mid-flight drink or snack.

The airline says this seat “represents the latest in the continued roll-out of United Polaris, the airline’s most significant product transformation in more than a decade, featuring a reimagined, sleep-enhancing experience for intercontinental travellers”.

United is fast becoming one of the world’s leading airlines for business and luxury travellers, thanks to the latest Polaris suites, as well as its lounges and new routes across the world.