LANGHAM HOTELS INTERNATIONAL MARKS MIDDLE EAST MILESTONE WITH FIRST LANGHAM PLACE FLAG IN QATAR
First Flag Anchors Group Expansion on New Silk Road
October 13, 2010
Luxury hotel operator, Langham Hotels International is set to plant its unique blend of stimulating modern hospitality in the Middle East with the introduction of the first Langham Place in Doha, Qatar, which will become the city’s new entertainment hub when completed.
Set to open in late 2012, Langham Place, Doha, Qatar, will anchor the group’s fast developing expansion plans in the Middle East.
Ali Taimour, Chief Executive Officer of the Real-Estate Services Group said: “We’re delighted to be the first to bring the innovative and artistic lifestyle of Langham Place to the Middle East, creating a new dimension to hospitality in the region.”
Brett Butcher, Chief Executive Officer of Langham Hotels International said: “Planting our first flag in the Middle East at this iconic location reinforces our position as a new and exciting regional force in modern luxury hospitality along the new silk route from The Middle East through India and into China."
Located in the heart of Doha, just blocks away from the Hamdan Medical City and C-Ring Road, the uniquely-shaped Al Shemoukh Towers which means Standing Proud in Arabic, projects as a modern architectural marvel complete with one of the city’s most interesting collections of curated modern Middle Eastern art.
Each of the 250 spacious modern guestrooms (from 40sq m) and 40 serviced residences will be luxuriously-appointed including signature Dream Big Beds, expansive bathrooms. As an icon of user-friendly modern technology, Langham Place will also feature enhanced entertainment systems and the latest in internet connectivity.
Langham Place, Doha is designed to be a lifestyle destination in its own right with exciting features such as DJs spinning in the lobby and by the pool, a stylish urban Beach Club in the city concept, extensive dining including Portal – Work & Play - a proprietary brand concept which recognises that today’s guests work and play in the same space while staying totally connected to the outside world, a chocolate bar and a Chuan Spa.
For pure fun, the poolside club with a Miami Beach-style atmosphere will be the perfect urban getaway. The resort-style club features an expansive pool deck and children’s pool, and a DJ pod. Guests can also relax in the shady cabanas while enjoying cuisine from the open grill restaurant.
Just one level away will be the Middle East’s first Chuan Spa featuring its range of award-winning treatments based upon the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine. The guest’s journey to wellness in this unique spa concept is designed to create an ambience of tranquillity for both contemplation and inspiration.
The modern glass tower bridge connecting the two towers across multiple floors stands out as a modern icon of innovative entertainment. These include a private guest lounge – Club L – to relax, refuel, replay, as well as quiet areas for meditation.
Langham Place, Doha will feature a number of exciting outlets including Western, Middle Eastern and Asian concepts. These include a specialist Japanese robatayaki restaurant, and Moroccan French café, a cigar bar and a themed multi-level entertainment concept offering stimulating food and beverage experiences.
The property will also be home to inspiring and exciting meetings and functions with a fresh approach to events. In addition to the ballroom, these include the Meeting Studios with its open kitchen break out areas and specially designed drawing rooms service by the Meeting Concierges.
About Langham Hotels International & Affiliates
Langham has a legendary hotel heritage dating back to 1865 when The Langham in London originally opened as Europe’s first Grand Hotel. For over 140 years, this flagship hotel has been at the forefront of sophisticated and gracious hospitality. Today, all Langham Hotels worldwide inherit the same philosophy that reflects elegance in design, innovation in hospitality, genuine service and captivation of the senses creating a truly unique hotel experience.
The group is pursuing an aggressive portfolio growth strategy using its distinctive brands and affiliate – The Langham, Langham Place and Eaton. Currently 24 hotels, including affiliates, are open or in the pipeline across four continents.
The Langham is where guests can enjoy service with poise and be enchanted by our innovation and traditions while Langham Place, the fun sibling of The Langham, is about living the 21st century through design, technology and attitude, epitomising stimulating and artistic hospitality.
Eaton, a premium affiliate brand, aims to surprise and delight our guests with a value-for-money proposition that delivers a stylish, modern level of comfort with spirited, can-do service.
Langham Hotels International is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Great Eagle Holdings (Stock Code: 0041) which was founded in 1963 and listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 1972.
Reservations for Langham hotels can be made by logging onto langhamhotels.com or for Eaton Hotels log onto eatonhotels.com.