Hong Kong's Langham set to make Dubai hotel debut

Hotel operator says it will launch 323-room resort on Palm Jumeirah in 2015; its first property in the Middle East

The world famous Langham Hotel in London.

The world famous Langham Hotel in London.

Langham Hospitality Group will open its first property in the Middle East in 2015 with a 323-room resort on the crescent of Palm Jumeirah in Dubai.

The company has signed an agreement with DAS Real Estate to manage The Langham, Palm Jumeirah resort. Catering to couples and large families, the resort will have 53 one- and two-bedroom suites that range from 63 to 236 square metres; 22 of them will feature individual plunge pools.

As well as being the Hong Kong-based hotel group’s first foray into the Middle East, it will also be the company’s first resort in its global collection, Hotelier Middle East reported.

"We are very much looking forward to introducing The Langham's rich heritage and impeccable service values to Dubai," said Langham Hospitality Group CEO Robert Warman.

"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."

The resort will also offer guests a wide variety of restaurants and bars, most of them with al fresco waterside dining. Headlining the culinary options will be Palm Court, a  lounge modelled after its namesake at The Langham, London - the first grand hotel to serve the traditional afternoon tea in 1865.

Other dining experiences will 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

The Langham, Palm Jumeirah will feature one of the region's largest hotel recreation facilities, covering almost 4,000 square metres over two floors

Chuan Spa will have 26 treatment rooms as well as therapies based on the principles of traditional Chinese medicine. The expansive fitness centre will also feature a free form pool, exercise studio, and a full range of strength- and cardio-training equipment. There will also be a 445 square metre Kids Club with a fun slide, play zone and themed party area.

A distinctive feature of The Langham, Palm Jumeirah will be the dedicated Travellers Lounge which will provide all the facilities and comforts for early arrival or late departure flyers. Guests can full advantage of the well-stocked library, entertainment selections, light dining service, business centre and shower/change rooms with the compliments of the resort.

The Langham signature pink roses will be specially grown at the resort with the assistance of a refrigerated irrigation system, while there will also be native palms, fruit trees and water features around the property.

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