The Langham is widely known for its elegance and sophistication and The Langham Hong Kong is no exception to that. Upon entering the hotel, visitors are greeted by the signature Langham Ginger Flower scent and a large beautifully lit ceiling and white marble floor tiling, reminiscent of a grand European ballroom. On the right is The Langham’s Palm Court, completely restyled after its namesake in The Langham, London, a tribute to the place where the traditional English afternoon tea was first served over 150 years ago. And on the far end of the hall, a small and humble reception area, to highlight the hotel’s aim of creating a homely residence for guests.
The Langham rooms and suites are all about modern living, perfect for the ever-demanding traveling millennial. Rooms are equipped with Langham signature Blissful Beds, Nespresso machines and Wedgwood chinaware. Decorated in stylish neutrals of beige, hues of blue and pink, and lush greys, rooms feel opulent and luxurious. We’re currently in the middle of renovating our new house and our Langham suite was a great source of inspiration for us. We may not be able to afford a fire place or cornice mouldings and rosettes (yet), but one or two shades of grey is all a girl needs.
And then there’s the marbled bathroom. I’ve died and gone to marble heaven – cried out she who was always opposed to marbled bathrooms. Yet there I was, with my silver laid out on the floor for an instant flatlay even before the Instagram
husband boyfriend could step in. Needless to say, the bathrooms at The Langham feature an all white and grey marble interior that would make every fashion Instagrammer envious.
Guests can indulge in the fine offerings of teas and sweets at Palm Court, but don’t be surprised to find a small selection of sweets in your room as well. We finished our eclairs within minutes (the crispy raspberry eclair was a delight) while the pink chocolate stiletto remained on the table, serving somewhat as proof that dreams are real.
Suite guests are welcome to enjoy the Club Lounge, where hors d’oeuvres and cocktails are served throughout the day. But foodies will do good by reserving a seat at the three Michelin starred T’ang Court (currently one of only three restaurants in the world with three Michelin stars). T’ang Court honors authentic Cantonese-style dishes such as barbecued pork, sautéed prawns, stir-fried Wagyu beef, various dim sum dishes and braised bird’s nest. A stunner on the menu is the baked seafood rice with cream sauce in a gold-plated crab shell.
The Langham is located on 8 Peking Road, amidst the Kowloon skyscrapers, with the Tsim Sha Tsui shopping district right on its doorstep. With shops like Miu Miu, Zara and Lane Crawford, it’s a shopping walhalla. A few stops up north and you’ll find yourself in the bustling streets of Mongkok, where vendors try to lure you in with colorful and cheap bargains. For those who don’t fancy shopping, it’s a short walk to the Victoria Harbor, where you can enjoy the view or take the ferry to Hong Kong Island.
After a day of shopping and sightseeing, head back to The Langham where the ever mesmerizing signature Langham Ginger Flower scent will grab a hold of you again.