I have visited a few Langham hotels around the world and always feel at home in the palatial pink accommodation. The Langham Hong Kong is particularly grand and luxurious, thanks to the recent 30 million dollar transformation by London firm GA Design.
The spectacular sparkling lobby is a welcome contrast to the muggy, crowded streets of the city. Some walk in just to marvel at the beauty of the room and while we were staying a wedding photoshoot was making use of the beautiful backdrop. Visitors can choose to enjoy this area for tea and macaroons (Laduree have designed a bespoke ginger flower variety specially for the hotel) or indulge in a cocktail at the Artesian bar.
There are 498 rooms to choose from including 23 standard suites and 4 signature suites. We felt very privileged to be staying in a Langham Club Room, which offers numerous benefits in the Club Lounge. This exclusive and plush area serves breakfast, afternoon tea and evening canapés and cocktails. The service here was personal and attentive, which made me feel immediately at ease.
Every inch of the hotel feels new and glamorous. Our bedroom was pristine and perfect; a regal room decorated in subtle shades of biscuit and beige. Throughout there with accents of pink – a vase of hydrangeas and a handmade pink chocolate stiletto filled with truffles. The huge bed and thick draped curtains gave an extra feel of luxury. The bathroom was slick and chic, clad in white marble with generously-sized Chuan toiletries.
The hotel has a diverse range of dining facilities and T’ang Court is the jewel in the crown. A Hong Kong institution, this much-loved restaurant has been open for over 20 years with chef Kwong Wai Keung always at the helm. This year the eatery gained its third Michelin star, a proud moment for the whole team.
Despite its three star status this eatery has a casual and sociable atmosphere. It is a favourite with locals, and personalised chopsticks sit in a cabinet at the entrance for the restaurant’s most loyal families. Sitting quietly at a table for two I could observe the culinary traditions and group excitement as families were reunited to enjoy their favourite meal.
Accompanied with a pot of hot jasmine tea I enjoyed a wonderful set lunch at T’ang Court. The kitchen prepared a selection of their finest signature dim sum and famous recipes. Stir-fried Wagyu beef with spring onion and wasabi was a highlight, a simple but decadent dish with soft meat in a sweet and salty sauce with a spicy hint from the wasabi. I also really enjoyed tasting the traditional baked fresh egg tartlet for dessert. Not dissimilar to the Portuguese variety, this was a comforting sweet and creamy end to the meal.
The Langham flagship Chuan spa is currently located a short taxi ride away at Cordis Hotel. I spent a morning here admiring the panoramic views and being pampered. The treatments pay close attention to each customer’s needs. Before deciding on the scent of oil and massage type guests are invited to fill out a Five Element Questionnaire. This determines what needs attention in order to harmonise your body and soul. Therapists Jessie and Natalie worked wonders, soothing my muscles and clearing my head of niggling worries. I came in stressed from the busy city and left feeling lighter and brighter. Wherever you are staying this spa is a must for those needing a break from the sightseeing and shopping of Hong Kong.
Whether you are visiting Hong Kong for business or leisure, as a foodie or fashionista, The Langham Hong Kong has something for everyone. The stylish design and faultless cuisine showcase this hotel as the finest in the Langham collection.
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