Answers from Our Experts (1)
When writing postcards back home to friends and family, you might describe the style of The Langham, London with these words:
1. Grand. The Langham is one of the oldest hotels in the city, having been built between 1863 and 1865. At the time, it was the most modern hotel in London, and the opening ceremony was led by the Prince of Wales. Walking through the majestic marble lobby, you’ll see why this spot has been a favorite for dignitaries for nearly two centuries.
2. English. The Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel might be owned by Hong Kong based Langham Hotels International, but the hotel guest rooms are notably British, with their high ceilings, floral carpeting, and cream, pale brown and light blue color scheme.
3. Foodie. If you enjoy good food and even better drink, make sure to enjoy a tipple or two at Artesian (try the signature punch or one of the twists on a gin and tonic) followed by French-influenced British fare at the luxury hotel’s restaurant, Roux at the Landau.
4. Floral. As soon as you walk into the hotel, you’ll be enveloped in the hotel’s signature perfume, a lightly floral scent that mimics the majestic pink and purple floral displays in the lobby, and that are reflected in the Asian prints and floral carpets in the elevator banks and hallways.
5. Timeless. The London hotel’s light brick exterior makes an impressive statement as it on Portland Place. Take note of the gargoyles in the reliefs, the wrought iron Juliet balconies and the window. We also love the little touches that evoke classic charm, like the doormen in top hats and boutonnieres, and the hotel’s afternoon tea.