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Hong Kong headquartered hotelier strengthens greater Bay area presence with deal for 10th property in the region


Hong Kong headquartered hotelier strengthens greater Bay area presence with deal for 10th property in the region

Category: Asia Pacific - China - Industry economy - Hotel projects
This is a press release selected by our editorial committee and published online for free on 2023-11-03

Langham Hospitality Group (LHG) has signed a management agreement with Parkland Group for The Langham, Foshan, a brand-new hotel to be based in China’s Greater Bay Area. Part of the One Sanlong Bay development – which includes luxury residential units as well as Grade A and prime-commercial office spaces – Foshan’s first high-rise urban resort is scheduled to open in 2028.

The primary aim of the 160-room luxury facility will be to capture the city’s natural beauty, with a focus on captivating guests with panoramic views over the banks of the Dong Ping River.

The Greater Bay Area is a key international powerhouse where Langham Hospitality Group enjoys a strong and growing presence with all of our brands represented. Introducing The Langham to the first-tier hub city of Foshan is an important strategic move for us in this context, and one that will set a new benchmark for luxury experiences,said Bob van den Oord, Chief Executive Officer, Langham Hospitality Group.

Mr. Guo Dongfeng, Vice Chairman of Parkland Group said:The partnership with Langham Hospitality Group will ensure that we deliver an innovative and unique luxury hotel in an outstanding location that will attract and cater to both local and international visitors.”

Government planning in the Sanlong Bay area has focused on offering residents and visitors a high quality of life. This, together with its abundant natural resources and green urban environment, will see Foshan bring sustainable living with a low-carbon footprint squarely to the fore.

Further adding to the city’s attractiveness, The Langham, Foshan has exceptional local transport links, is a stone’s throw from the Foshan Tanzhou International Convention Centre and is strategically situated at the crossroads of major urban and transportation centres.

Specifically, the city is just 25 minutes from Guangzhou South Railway Station, 40 minutes from Shenzhen, one hour from Guangzhou Baiyun Airport and two hours from Hong Kong, making it a highly connected hub that is conveniently located for both business and leisure.

Guests of The Langham, Foshan will be able to enjoy Cantonese dining in T’ang Court, a sibling of the 3-Michelin starred and Black Pearl establishment with the same name in Hong Kong. Further, guests can indulge in The Langham’s signature afternoon tea, a British classic that pays tribute to the home of the original afternoon tea, The Langham, London.

Chuan Spa, LHG’s proprietary wellness brand based on the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine, will also find a new home in the high-rise urban resort, allowing guests to relax with the majestic river views following a rejuvenating treatment.

The property will additionally feature an extensive number of meeting and event spaces for Foshan’s prestigious gatherings and social functions. They will include one of the largest ballrooms in the city, with an area of 800 square metres.

Historically, Foshan traces its history to the Ming Dynasty and earned a reputation for its open green spaces and for being one of China’s four top commercial hubs in the 18th Century.

The city is also known as the birthplace of Cantonese Opera, the cradle of Kung Fu and home to the family of Bruce Lee. The southern edge of Foshan boasts the peaks, caves, and the waterfalls of scenic Mount Xiqiao.

The Langham, Foshan will join Langham Hospitality Group’s nine other properties in the Greater Bay Area, either open or under development.

About The Langham Hotels & Resorts

Combining modern sophistication and timeless glamour, The Langham Hotels & Resorts is globally recognised for its exceptional intuitive service, contemporary art collections, award-winning culinary expertise and signature pink accents. Drawing on the brand’s distinctive British heritage from the opening of the flagship hotel in London in 1865, The Langham continues the legacy by delivering exceptional experiences with a touch of playfulness in key destinations in the United Kingdom, Europe, Middle East, United States, Asia Pacific and Greater China.

About Langham Hospitality Group

As the wholly-owned subsidiary of Great Eagle Holdings, Langham Hospitality Group encompasses a family of distinctive brands including The Langham Hotels and Resorts, Cordis Hotels, Eaton and Ying’nFlo, with more than 30 projects currently either confirmed or in a developed stage of negotiation from Asia, Europe and North America to the Middle East. The Group takes its name from the legendary Langham in London which was widely recognized as Europe's first Grand Hotel. For over 150 years, this flagship hotel has represented sophisticated and gracious hospitality, a philosophy that reflects elegance in design, innovation in hospitality, sincere service and captivation of the senses across all properties.

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