Haining, Zhejiang, China – 9 July 2013 – Langham Hospitality Group announced today it will manage the first new luxury city centre hotel under the Langham Place brand in Haining, a bustling metropolis in the Zhejiang coastal province. The property, which is being developed by Hong Kong-based Mingly Real Estate Corporation, is scheduled to open in 2014.
Featuring 266 spacious guest rooms and suites, Langham Place, Haining will be part of an integrated complex comprising a retail shopping centre, commercial offices and residential apartments. Says Langham Hospitality Group’s Chief Executive Officer Brett Butcher, “we are delighted to introduce the Langham Place brand to the rapidly growing city of Haining. Together with the developer Mingly Corporation, we will create a luxury hotel that will be the centerpiece of this exciting new urban development.”
“Following the successful debut of the Langham Place in Hong Kong with subsequent openings in Beijing and most recently in New York City, we are well on track to grow the Langham Place brand in China and key destinations around the world,” he continues.
Langham Place, Haining will offer guests a wide variety of innovative dining and entertainment options including an all-day dining restaurant, a casual signature lounge and bar, and for the first time in Haining, the fine-dining Chinese restaurant that is inspired by the renowned Michelin-starred Ming Court at Langham Place, Hong Kong. The hotel’s highest floor will be the penultimate setting for special occasions, complemented by the panoramic vistas of the sparkling city below.
The hotel’s meeting and banqueting facilities will feature a 900 square-metre pillar-free grand ballroom, a junior ballroom of 300 square metres, and eight multi-function rooms ranging from 45 to 100 square metres. The highlight for event planners will be the generously proportioned 3,000 square-metre ceremonial hall set amidst a private landscaped Wedding Park along the city’s river, the first of its kind in Zhejiang province.
In keeping with the group’s award winning spa concepts, the Chuan Spa at Langham Place, Haining will provide an unparalleled spa experience, incorporating the principles of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and wellness treatments in a tranquil, meditative setting. The spacious spa will include six private treatment rooms and a Contemplation Lounge, as well as an indoor swimming pool and a fully equipped fitness centre.
“With three new Langham Place hotels set to open in Ningbo, Guangzhou and Xiamen this year, China is definitely one of the primary regions of expansion for the brand,” says Lo Young, regional vice president of China, Taiwan and Macau of Langham Hospitality Group. “Our new hotel in Haining will be a welcome addition to its sister hotels in Beijing, Shenzhen and Shanghai, and we look forward to playing an important role in the city’s future.”
Vivian Sze, general manager of Mingly Real Estate Corporation says: “We are delighted to partner with Langham Hospitality Group to introduce the Langham Place brand to Haining. We are confident that Langham’s excellent experience in managing luxury properties will elevate the hotel’s positioning within the Haining Mingly complex and the city as well.”
Haining has a rich heritage dating back 6,000 years to the New Stone Age. Located at the south of the Yangtze River delta, it is a 90-minute drive to Shanghai and one hour away to the picturesque city of Hangzhou. Known primarily for its quality leather products, Haining is also popular with thousands of tourists who visit the ancient monuments dating back to the Ming and Qing dynasties, and marvel at the the spectacular annual tides that rush up the Qiantang River.