British high style in Hong Kong
471 Rooms / 27 Suites
The original Langham, in London, calls itself the first “grand European hotel,” and the brand does much to preserve that legacy, even as far away as Hong Kong. The Langham, Hong Kong sits in the heart of Tsim Sha Tsui, in a shopper’s paradise of luxury malls that pervade the contemporary city. But stepping into the lobby, a sense of Old World grandeur is immediately palpable in the service — which is exceedingly patient and polite — and the setting, with its neoclassical detailing, hand-painted ceiling; marble floors; massive chandeliers; and velvet upholstery in opulent shades of gold and burgundy.
While this Hong Kong hotel honors its origins, it certainly doesn’t live in the past. The 498 rooms and suites are furnished with every obligatory tech feature and modern comfort, including the hotel’s signature Blissful Bed, deep bathtubs, in-room espresso machines and minibars stocked with goodies. The interiors are a lighter version of the lobby, with a classic feel and opulent colors, and are even lighter, due to completing a recent renovation (starting with the Grand rooms) to a color scheme of cool blues and yellow, with art deco elements that recall 1920s glamour. The feel will be more modern, but with historic references that keep the brand’s classic backbone intact.
The club lounge was designed with a wink to Savile Row and Hong Kong’s own famous suit makers, with playful allusions to tailoring and colorful pops of British eccentricity. Guests with club access can enjoy private meeting space, check-in service, breakfast and light meals all day. All guests can take advantage of the well-equipped gym, enclosed rooftop pool and luxurious locker rooms. The onsite spa offers an extensive menu of massage and beauty treatments.
Dining is definitely not an afterthought here. The lauded T’ang Court serves fine Cantonese fare; The Bostonian does classic steaks, oysters and lobster (in a dining room hung with a fabulous art collection). The Main St. Deli serves an honest-to-goodness Reuben and other classic sandwiches. For all-day dining, The Food Gallery offers everything from curries to burgers to fried rice; choose from the menu or go for the buffet of international specialties, including a bounty of fresh seafood. The newly renovated Palm Court pays tribute to its heritage — it is styled after its namesake at The Langham, London, where afternoon tea was first served more than 140 years ago — with a bespoke version of traditional tea, The Langham Afternoon Tea with Wedgwood. Wedgwood specialty teas are served in tailor-made “Langham Rose” Wedgwood teaware with a special menu created by the hotel's executive pastry chef. Also hailing from London, Artesian debuted at The Langham, Hong Kong in 2014, featuring bourbon creations, gin and tonic specialties, and other classic cocktails crafted with house-made infusions — all shaken and stirred by a fashionable bar crew.