Two milestone "firsts" for the company: Luxury property on Palm Jumeirah will be the Group's first in the region, and the first resort in the global portfolio.Langham Hospitality Group announced today an agreement with DAS Real Estate to manage The Langham resort in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Located on the crescent of Palm Jumeirah and scheduled to open in 2015, this 323-room resort marks double landmark "firsts" for the Hong Kong-based hotel company: it is the group's first foray into the Middle East and the first resort in its global collection.
With the interiors designed by the Aedas Limited, The Langham, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai will showcase tasteful furnishings reflective of the brand's heritage as one of the premier grand hotels in Europe. With a prime waterfront location directly facing the Arabian Gulf and the impressive Dubai Marina skyline, all the rooms and suites will have expansive outdoor terraces and sea-front views that will take full advantage of the emirate's year-round sunny climes. Catering to couples and large families, the resort will have 53 well-appointed one- and two-bedroom suites that range from 63 to 236 square meters; 22 of them will feature individual plunge pools.
Designed to become one of the city's social centres for dining, The Langham will offer guests a wide variety of innovative restaurants and bars, most of them with al fresco waterside dining. Headlining the culinary options will be Palm Court, an elegant lounge modeled after its namesake at The Langham, London - the first grand hotel to serve the traditional afternoon tea in 1865.
Other dining experiences include a Japanese restaurant, a waterfront seafood outlet, a niche breakfast room, an Arabic and Italian fusion café, an all-day restaurant featuring international buffet and a la carte selections, a beach restaurant and a juice bar that offers light snacks and refreshments. The hotel will also feature a Club Lounge offering complimentary food and beverage presentations throughout the day and dedicated concierge service.
Setting a new standard for leisure travellers, The Langham, Palm Jumeirah will feature one of the region's largest hotel recreation facility covering almost 4,000 square meters over two floors.
For an unrivalled retreat of relaxation, the group's signature award-winning Chuan Spa will showcase a remarkable 26 treatment rooms as well as therapies based on the sound principles of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM.) The expansive fitness centre features a free form pool, exercise studio, and a full range of strength- and cardio-training equipment. Catering to family holiday makers is a 445-square meter Kids Club with a fun slide, play zone and themed party area.
A distinctive feature of The Langham, Palm Jumeirah is the dedicated Travellers Lounge which will provide all the facilities and comforts for early arrival or late departure flyers. Designed as a sanctuary and an extension of the luxury resort experience, guests are welcome to take full advantage of the well-stocked library, entertainment selections, light dining service, business centre and shower/change rooms with the compliments of the resort.
Adding to the mystique, The Langham signature pink roses will be specially grown at the resort with the assistance of a refrigerated irrigation system. Native palms, fruit trees and water features will provide an oasis of serenity for guests and local visitors.
"We are very much looking forward to introducing The Langham's rich heritage and impeccable service values to Dubai," said Robert Warman, chief executive officer of Langham Hospitality Group. "The trifecta of this hotel's spectacular location on the iconic Palm Jumeirah, Dubai's winning bid to host the World Expo in 2020, and The Langham's beautiful design aesthetics, make it the perfect time to debut our first resort in this dynamic destination."