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The Langham, Hong Kong Named Five-Star Hotel By Forbes Travel Guide in Its Official 2015 Star Rating Announcement

Amongst the top 115 hotels in the world and one of eight properties in Hong Kong
to earn the prestigious Forbes Five-Star rating


HONG KONG -- (February 12, 2015) – Forbes Travel Guide just unveiled its annual Star Rating list, naming The Langham, Hong Kong as a new Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel. Acknowledged as one of the top 115 hotels in the world, The Langham, Hong Kong is now one of only eight properties in Hong Kong to earn such a highly recognised award in the hospitality industry.


Honoured as a Forbes Five-Star hotel within the Langham Hospitality Group, The Langham, Hong Kong recently celebrated an expansive US$30 million facelift signifying a new era of luxury. With an emphasis on elegant residential experiences, a world-class transformation was created to reposition the hotel. The renovation extended to the guest rooms and suites, alongside newly refurbished public areas, where the design referenced the Langham luxury brand elements and its European heritage, yet relevant to the character and culture of Hong Kong. The new facilities and amenities offer supreme comfort and convenience for the discerning traveller with dedicated Guest Experience Managers assigned to each floor, and signature Service Stylists to ensure a luxury bespoke experience every guest.


“We are truly proud to be a Five-Star recipient where Forbes is regarded as the bench for excellence in global hospitality. With our multi-million dollar refurbishment, our commitment is to focus on crafting the art of the stay for every guest by delivering genuine service, providng the finest of amenities, offering unique experiences and build great memories for our guests,” said Managing Director Bob van den Oord of The Langham, Hong Kong.


A Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star property is a destination unto itself where the staff must be intuitive, engaging and passionate, and eagerly goes beyond expectations.Their anonymous inspectors evaluated The Langham, Hong Kong with over 500 criterias on 12 different occasions to determine its Star Rating. The hotel will continue to be audited throughout the year on the consistency of service, particular attention paid to craftsmanship and quality of product.

The Langham, Hong Kong is the latest addition to the luxury travel ratings that have been the gold standard in the hospitality industry since 1958.


“Our Star Ratings recognise the finest hotels, restaurants and spas in the world. These ratings serve as the most authoritative guideposts for guests seeking exceptional travel experiences. Our primary mission is to contribute to excellence in hospitality, serving the global tourism industry as well as the guest,” said Gerard J. Inzerillo, Chief Executive Officer of Forbes Travel Guide. “We’re proud to be associated with the new additions to our global list.”


For a detailed explanation of how Forbes Travel Guide compiles its Star ratings, visit www.forbestravelguide.com/about/ratings .

Five-Star Room Package

To commemorate the prestigious Forbes award, The Langham, Hong Kong has introduced a special Five-Star Room Package where guests will be able to indulge and experience the hotel’s newly refurbished Grand Langham Room, decorated in 1920’s glamour. Room amenities include the Blissful Bed, Wedgwood chinaware, crystal glassware, Nespresso machine and a bespoke British minibar. Guests can relax by the rooftop swimming pool or dine at one of the award-winning restaurants, and receive a ‘Five-Star’ experience.


Book and stay before 30 April 2015 to enjoy an exclusive rate of *HK$2,850 with Langham Club lounge benefits, including breakfast daily, “The Langham Afternoon Tea with Wedgwood” experience for two persons, as well as US$100 food and beverage hotel credit.


*Terms and conditions apply.


For room reservations or enquiries, please call +852 2378 9988 or email tlhkg.resv@langhamhotels.com .



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The Langham, Hong Kong Lobby


Grand Langham Room



Langham Suite Bedroom



Langham Suite Bedroom



Palm Court


Artesian

About Forbes Travel Guide

Forbes Travel Guide, formerly Mobil Travel Guide, is the originator of the prestigious Five-Star Rating system, and has provided the travel industry’s most comprehensive ratings and reviews of hotels, restaurants and spas since 1958. Forbes Travel Guide has a team of expert inspectors who anonymously evaluate properties against up to 800 rigorous and objective standards, providing consumers the insight to make better-informed travel and leisure decisions. Forbes Travel Guide is the gold standard for luxury hospitality ratings worldwide. For more information about Forbes Travel Guide, visit www.ForbesTravelGuide.com .


ForbesTravelGuide.com combines the objectivity and heritage of the Forbes Travel Guide Star Rating system with insightful recommendations from a hand-selected group of travel experts, tastemakers and Forbes Travel Guide inspectors. ForbesTravelGuide.com is the sole online destination for Forbes Travel Guide’s list of Star Rated hotels, restaurants and spas, and gives its registered members exclusive access to special offers and curated experiences from select Forbes Travel Guide partners.


About The Langham, Hong Kong

The Langham, Hong Kong epitomizes timeless European elegance and is located in the heart of vibrant Kowloon. Situated next to Canton Road in the Tsim Sha Tsui district, the hotel is surrounded by the luxury flagship stores of the world’s most famous designer labels and mere minutes away from the historic Star Ferry with glittering Victoria Harbour as its backdrop. The hotel features 498 luxurious guest rooms and suites finished with the finest fabrics, hardwood floors, and hand-woven carpets, and fully equipped with Blissful Beds, iHome docking stations and wireless broadband internet connection. Attractions range from the legendary two Michelin-starred T’ang Court Cantonese restaurant, “The Langham Afternoon Tea with Wedgwood” at the Palm Court lobby lounge and artisanal cocktails at the award-winning bar concept from London called Artesian. Guests can relax at the rooftop swimming pool or retreat to The Langham Club lounge that offers all-day canapés and refreshments.

For more details, please visit hongkong.langhamhotels.com.


For further information contact:

Jenny An
Director of Marketing Communications
The Langham, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2378 9393
Fax: (852) 2375 1772
jenny.an@langhamhotels.com
Selina Lam
Senior Public Relations Manager
The Langham, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2378 9308
Fax: (852) 2375 1772
selina.lam@langhamhotels.com