Lux Nomade checks into The Langham Sydney.
Famous for its Afternoon Tea with Wedgwood, Pets Staycation Package, plus a million-dollar Sotheby’s art collection, Kitchens on Kent (where fine-dining meets luxury buffet) and not to mention private butler tennis afternoons, The Langham continues to attract the discerning business and leisure travellers.
Popular amongst the A-List crowd and ranked as one of the top 100 hotels in the world, I was incredibly excited when I recently checked into The Langham, Sydney. Arriving at the iconic and luxury 5-star hotel located on 89-113 Kent Street I’m greeted by two friendly porters holding the doors to the magnificent entrance where classic elegance is mixed with modern freshness. The hotel went through a grand transformation (think powdery pink, marble, velvet and fresh flowers) re-opening its doors back in 2015 and is now ranked as one of the world’s most prestigious hotels. As I walk up to the reception area, a large deep purple orchid bouquet placed on a round table and several plush sofas catch my attention. The check-in is smooth and the professional and friendly staff provides me with the key card to my room which is located on the second floor.
Before making my way up to my room I take the opportunity to check out some of the artwork, interior design and to soak in the atmosphere. For the re-opening, GA Design out of London was the mastermind behind the feminine, yet sleek interior design. Every detail was thought of, from the gold and white shellac finish on the reception to the expansive marble fireplaces to each chair, table, coffee table, bed head, chandelier, handmade rug and lampshade. With white marble floors, powder pink furniture and fresh deep purple orchids, the 5-star property offers guests a dramatic arrival experience reminding me of an upscale luxury Beverly Hills hotel.
Famous for having the biggest guestrooms in Sydney including signature terraces with water views and dog-friendly suites, it is not difficult to see why this hotel is popular among celebrities and VIP guests (Khloe Kardashian is one of many celebrities who has stayed at The Langham Sydney).
I’m staying in one of the 49sqm Deluxe Rooms with has a Sydney skyline view, a large King-size bed and a stylish seating area. The room is tastefully decorated in neutral colours, leather and accent colours of blue, green and gold. Although the elegant room is large, the soft furnishings and the feminine colour palette makes it feel welcoming and warm and with the comfortable ‘Langham Blissful Bed’ I know I’m in for a good night’s sleep. The room also has a large flat-screen TV, complimentary Wi-Fi, a mini-bar and Nespresso machine.
The marble bathroom is spacious with a double basin, large (!) bathtub, which is amazing to soak in after a day in the rain, and a separate shower. An bonus is the super-soft Langham bathrobes, the slippers and the chic leather box containing a selection of Chuan Spa toiletries – it has everything you need including good quality shampoo and conditioner and an amazing body lotion to boot.
After a long day, I enjoy curling up on the bed in the bathrobe after a hot bath to watch telly and enjoy a cup of tea. I feel truly pampered and it’s total bliss.
Kitchens on Kent
The breakfast is served in Kitchens on Kent, the newly refurbished 180-seat restaurant, between 6.30 am – 10.30 am and for $45 per person, guests can enjoy an extensive buffet and there are also a la cart options available.
The seating area is tastefully decorated and the atmosphere is welcoming and calm. As I order my morning coffee I’m pleasantly surprised to discover the great selection of food available. There are several healthy options such as salads, juices, smoked salmon and porridge. The coffee is excellent and the staff is friendly and helpful. At one point I needed to find a power plug for my laptop and I was assisted in no time.
In the evening I return to try out the ‘fine dining buffet’ which I’ve heard great things about and the dining experience does not disappoint. The restaurant combines high-quality ingredients and comprises of eight, live cooking kitchens where guests can go up and request made-to-order dishes with flavours from around the globe, including Peking duck pancakes, and the best part is, you can have as many as you like.
There is also the Observatory Bar which, with its beautiful interior design, is worth a visit on its own. The elegant bar is the perfect spot to enjoy a unique cocktail or a glass of wine from the extensive wine list, all served by the glass.
Who is it for?
The Langham Sydney sets the bar when it comes to service and spacious rooms and is, in my opinion, one of the best hotels in Sydney. This is where you bring your partner for a romantic weekend, your young family for a Sydney adventure, your friends for delicious celebratory cocktails, your dog for a luxury staycation or your mother-in-law for Afternoon Tea.
Rooms start from A$374 for a Deluxe Room per night
For more information and bookings visit www.langhamhotels.com