The Langham Sydney is Reveled

Enjoying an enviable address in The Rocks, close to the city’s CBD, the former Observatory Hotel’s 98 guestrooms and suites are elegantly styled and embody understated elegance. From the splendid Grand Langham room – the largest standard room in Sydney at 49sqm – to the two-bedroom Residence Suite, with its private chef’s kitchenette, to the opulence of The Observatory Suite, every room features impeccable design, quality finishes and meticulous attention to detail.

“We are thrilled with the remarkable transformation of this hotel, which is a magnificent addition to our group’s international portfolio,” says Sonia Lefevre, general manager of The Langham Sydney.  “This hotel’s prime location in the heart of the Sydney Rocks district, combined with The Langham’s renowned service, will produce memorable stays for all our corporate and leisure guests.”

Upon entering the newly renovated Langham Sydney business travellers are greeted with a fresh space that complements the historical setting of The Rocks district. Taking full advantage of the ample natural light from the glass atrium on the third level, the lobby features a dramatic ceiling to floor glass entry with white Calacatta marble and an Art Deco-inspired design motif. This dramatic lobby leads through to a central reception desk made of gold leaf crackled porcelain, complete with newly revealed harbour views.

The social hub of The Langham Sydney is at Palm Court, which is adorned in shades of teal and citrus gold. The lounge is bathed in natural light from windows flanked by white plantation shutters looking across colonial rooftops through to Sydney’s Western Harbour.  Renowned as the birthplace of the traditional Afternoon Tea experience from its namesake at The Langham London 150 years ago, Palm Court offers guests the Afternoon Tea with Wedgwood experience – a unique encounter that’s perfectly suited for intimate corporate gatherings – based on the exclusive partnership of two iconic brands. By evening, Palm Court provides a sophisticated backdrop for the signature Langham cocktail expertly prepared at the bar, the ideal setting for after work catch ups.

The 100-seat Kent Street Kitchen features a modern European-inspired menu and dining concept that blends old world techniques with new world sophistications. Headed by Chef de Cuisine Daniel Rudolph (formerly of est.), Kent Street Kitchen delivers a contemporary fine-dining experience by creating innovative cuisine using premium local produce, executed with elegance and technical precision.

Event planners will enjoy The Langham Sydney’s 400sqm of flexible meeting and event space, which includes a beautifully-outfitted 241squm Grand Ballroom, complete with natural light and large windows looking onto Kent Street. The residential Drawing Room, which connects to the Ballroom, features the original fireplace from the iconic Elizabeth Bay House. This 110sqm Drawing Room is utilised for long table dinners, cocktail parties and casual meetings. Additionally, there is access to two residential style breakout rooms, The Boardroom and The Parlour, both featuring ground level harbour-side views.

Finish a long day of meetings with a treatment at the hotel’s Day Spa, which features facials, massages and body treatments based upon traditional Chinese medicinal principles, as well as advanced skin care treatments from German beauty pioneers BABOR, local organic experts iKOU and treatment partner Aromatherapy Associates. Complementing the spa is a fully-equipped Health Club, jacuzzi and a steam room. Alternatively leave time for a dip in the iconic 20-meter indoor pool, complete with pale stone columns and a star-dappled sky ceiling.


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