The Langham, London

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CITY
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+44 020 7636 1000

‘I have the privilege of working in the most beautiful hotel, with fabulous facilities’, says Bob van den Oord, The Langham, London’s managing director. ‘But what distinguishes us is our team, how they work together every day to deliver extraordinary experiences, demonstrating genuine care for guests as you might expect, but also for each other.’ This focus on service has been a cornerstone for The Langham since it opened in 1865. One of the first purpose-built hotels, it catered for the travellers the railways were bringing into London, as well as the growing numbers of international visitors. ‘We’ve always been a hotel that innovates’, says van den Oord. ‘We were the first hotel to be lit by electricity, the first hotel to serve afternoon tea in our iconic Palm Court. More recently we’ve invested in updating our suites and created The Wigmore, a modern British tavern with a fresh menu of pub classics reimagined by Michel Roux Jr. In early 2018 we’ll unveil a new, more informal dining experience at our fine dining restaurant, Roux at The Landau.’ The Langham, London caters to the needs and desires of many different types of guest. The rooms have welcomed diplomats, dignitaries, celebrities: travellers from all over the world who value the superb West End location and the natural warmth of the service. The hotel offers stylish rooms and suites that range up to the restrained splendour of the Sterling Suite, with a master bedroom, drawing room, dining room, kitchen, media room, bathroom and up to five adjoining guest rooms. It’s the ultimate hotel penthouse, with bespoke furnishings from Britain’s finest craftsmen and a personal butler. There is a huge range of different experiences at The Langham. When it comes to the choice of food and drink, Roux at The Landau has just celebrated its tenth anniversary: or you can enjoy afternoon tea at Palm Court, or try their delicious supper dishes inspired by the classics of the grand cafés of Europe. The Wigmore is a convivial location to drink and dine more informally, while Artesian continues to enhance its reputation for serving some of the most creative cocktails London has to offer in an elegant setting. The Langham, London also has a beautiful urban retreat, Chuan Body + Soul, where treatments that nurture, balance and restore are created according to a philosophy that is steeped in the values and traditions of Chinese medicine. Facilities include steam rooms, saunas and a 16 metre swimming pool, all tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the city. But the hotel isn’t just a welcoming haven for overnight guests; it’s very much a hub for Londoners too, offering fabulous events spaces alongside drinking and dining options, including a listed Grand Ballroom and a beautiful courtyard garden: a delightful and unusual feature in such a central location. ‘We find that different types of people visit us for different reasons, but love discovering new features in the hotel,’ says van den Oord. ‘It’s this diversity of experiences and facilities, delivered with our characteristic warmth of service, which keeps bringing our treasured guests back again.’

The Langham, London