Langham Hospitality Group is dipping its toes in the lucrative luxury resort market with its first beachfront property, The Langham Gold Coast.
Not only is it a milestone location for the group, it’s also the first Gold Coast development with beachfront access to be built in over 30 years.
Located between Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach, the 339-room hotel and Jewel Residences occupy the tallest of three majestic towers overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
Since opening on June 23, the 5-star property has gradually introduced its full selection of food and beverage venues as well as its traditional Chinese wellness spa, revealing its entire offering just in time for summer.
“The Langham itself will become a reason to come to the Gold Coast,” O’Shea told HM confidently on opening.
“These new experiences are the final jewels in our crown and the cherry on top to The Langham, Gold Coast truly becoming Australia’s best luxury destination.”
Designed with a modern coastal palette and quality finishes, the hotel provides an environment of relaxed luxury. Guests are welcomed through an expansive ground floor lobby with a sky-high ceiling, floral displays, and a retail space, Flavours of Langham, where guests can purchase souvenirs of their stay.
The Gold Coast property retains important signature brand elements throughout that loyal guests will recognise, such as its Service Stylists and Ginger Flower fragrance, but adds a touch of beachside glamour with stylish branded flipflops and beach bags.
While The Langham Sydney is known for its famous pink taxi, the Gold Coast hotel’s vehicle of choice is a Porsche Cayenne. The hotel worked with Porsche Gold Coast to curate a pink vehicle for the opening and recently named the automotive supplier its Exclusive Vehicle Partner, with two Porsche Cayenne E–Hybrids now available for guest transfer services and booking packages.
The ample accommodation includes no less than 17 different types of rooms and suites, with private balconies and views of the ocean or hinterland. Each room includes a large bathtub, separate rainforest shower, 55-inch TV with Chromecast, round dining table with two chairs and a minibar with a range of cocktails.
O’Shea says the rooms have been designed to encourage guests to stay inside longer.
“We’ve set up the rooms to offer more of an experience, because they all have fantastic views,” he said.
The luxurious Chairman’s Suite, located on the 20th floor, can cater to up to five guests with two large bedrooms and bathrooms as well as two separate lounge areas to offer privacy for each party.
The marble bathroom, located off the main bedroom, features two separate sink areas, shower, and an opulent circular spa bathtub. There is also a full-size study, dining area, and butler’s pantry, making it a home away from home for guests seeking longer-term stays.
Food and beverage is an integral part of the guest experience at The Langham Gold Coast, with several venues to cater to various dining occasions.
The brand’s signature Michelin-starred restaurant, T’ang Court, leads the offering with its famed Cantonese fine dining. O’Shea expects the notoriety of this venue will draw a lot of interest from locals and tourists alike.
“We have a very famous T’ang Court in The Langham in Hong Kong, which has been rated three Michelin stars for years,” he said.
“The T’ang Court in Shanghai also has a Michelin star, and this will be the first headquarters outside of Asia, so we’ve got big hopes that it will become a great sensation.
“There’s not very many fine dining Cantonese restaurants in Australia.”
Next to T’ang Court, guests can enjoy cocktails at the nearby open-air bar Coral Moon.
On the ground floor, Akoya serves up a generous buffet breakfast, lunch, and dinner with ocean views; Palm Court is where guests can enjoy Langham’s famed Afternoon Tea; while the Lobby Bar offers an extensive selection of rare wines, Australia’s finest spirits, and an array of cocktails. Also on ground level, facing the beach, is 26&Sunny – a local hotspot for coffee and food, aptly named after the Gold Coast’s typical weather forecast.
O’Shea previously told HM about the importance of having a variety of quality food and beverage options that appeal to a broad demographic.
“You’re always judged by your food and beverage,” he said.
“We want to be locally loved and internationally famous. And to be locally loved, people from Gold Coast really need to be proud of what they have.”
The hotel’s leisure facilities include an outdoor pool and swim-up pool bar; a state-of-the-art health club that includes a gym, a 22-metre indoor swimming pool with ocean views, and a kids club. To top off the expansive wellness proposition, Chuan Spa offers holistic wellness treatments guided by Traditional Chinese practices.
In order to cater to the returning MICE market, the hotel also features extensive meeting and event facilities including a grand ground floor ballroom, opposite the hotel lobby.
Originally published in HotelManagement.com. View original article HERE.