22 November 2017
Nov 2017 – Langham Hospitality Group announced an agreement with Canapaya Development Co. Ltd to manage a luxury hotel by the banks of Chao Phraya River in Bangkok. Only ten minutes from Sathorn CBD, the hotel is surrounded by majestic views of the river and city. The Langham,Bangkok at Chao Phraya River is expected to open in 2021.
“We are delighted to introduce The Langham Hotels and Resorts brand to Bangkok as we have been waiting for the perfect location in this major capital to add to our portfolio,” says Simon Manning, chief sales and marketing officer of Langham Hospitality Group. “To be right on the banks of the famed Chao Phraya River with its ancient temples, the magnificent Grand Palace and Wat Phra Keaw is a hotelier’s dream. Coupled with our award-wining standards and The Langham’s key signature experiences, I am confident The Langham, Bangkok at Chao Phraya River will be an inspiring destination for our guests.”
Billion P. Lai, chief executive officer of Canapaya Development Co. Ltd stated, “Canapaya Development Co. Ltd is proud to partner with Langham Hospitality Group to bring the legendary hospitality and heritage of Europe’s first grand hotel and impeccable service to Bangkok.”
Led by Bangkok based firms, P & T Architecture, award-winning PIA Interior Designs and Belt Collins for landscaping, The Langham, Bangkok at Chao Phraya River is poised to be the leading luxury hotel in the city. Featuring classic yet contemporary furnishings, each of the 207 rooms and 43 suites is equipped with The Langham signature Blissful bed and separate bathrooms with rain showers and bathtubs in an urban resort style. Half of the deluxe rooms will have balconies with a 180 degree view of the Chao Phraya River while the other half will have the view of both the river and the city. For guests that prefer a more luxurious stay and added space may choose to stay at the one-, two- or three-bedroom suites that range from 80 to 205 square metres. Guests may opt for suites with separate kitchens which allow cooking and private entertaining.
Positioned to be the social centre of Bangkok’s community and preferred venue to host major events, weddings, high level conferences and launches in the city, The Langham will have one of the largest luxury ballroom in the city at 1,500 square metres with a spectacular frontage and vista over the Chao Phraya River. The Langham will also be the first luxury hotel to have its own fully operational private pier to provide private transportation to guests.
To host Bangkok’s most high profile weddings, The Langham will have its own exclusive bridal chapel and a bridal suite for the most memorable nuptial events. There is also an outdoor terrace overlooking the Chao Phraya River for alfresco events.
Bangkok ranks high on the culinary map and The Langham will also live up to the city’s epicurean reputation by offering some of the finest dining experience in the city. Headlining the dining experiences will be T’ang Court, offering fine Cantonese cuisine following its three Michelin starred namesake in Hong Kong. Chinese cuisine is one of the key signatures of Langham Hospitality Group and the group’s Chinese restaurants in hotels in Hong Kong and Shanghai have all achieved the coveted Michelin awards.
The specialty lobby lounge, Palm Court will serve Afternoon Tea, a mid-day indulgence first served at The Langham, London since 1865. The tradition continues at all The Langham Hotels and Resorts globally and will be a highlight at Palm Court at The Langham, Bangkok. There will an all-day dining restaurant serving international cuisine, an alfresco dining at the pool bar and grill restaurant and a specialty restaurant located at the promenade with an expansive view of the pier.
Chuan Spa will also make its debut in Bangkok at The Langham. The award-winning spa and wellness brand will focus on holistic treatments through integrating the principles of traditional Chinese medicine using the five elemental forces of wood, fire, earth, metal and water to relax and invigorate the body, mind and soul. A 50 metre Olympic-sized outdoor pool overlooking the Chao Phraya River will also be a key feature in the spa and wellness part of the hotel.
Located beside the Canapaya Plaza, The Langham, Bangkok at Chao Phraya River has easy access to the multi-level themed retail plaza offering riverfront shopping, dining experiences and entertainment.
About Langham Hospitality Group
As the wholly-owned subsidiary of Great Eagle Holdings, Langham Hospitality Group encompasses a family of 20 distinctive hotels under The Langham and Cordis brands with more than 30 projects currently either confirmed or in a developed stage of negotiation from Asia, Europe and North America to the Middle East. The Group takes its name from the legendary Langham in London which was widely recognized as Europe's first Grand Hotel. For 150 years, this flagship hotel has represented sophisticated and gracious hospitality, a philosophy that reflects elegance in design, innovation in hospitality, genuine service and captivation of the senses across all properties. For more information, please access the website at www.langhamhospitalitygroup.com.
Canapaya Property Co. Ltd. was the first major developer to realise the great potential of the Rama III area. As Bangkok grew rapidly over the past few decades, its business centres shifted and Rama III was earmarked by urban planners for future growth. We were quick to identify and secure the district’s most enviable plot of riverside land. The riverfront is now a key focal point for the city’s latest entertainment and hospitality developments. While most of these properties are located across the river, ours is situated on the same side as central Bangkok and provides direct and easy access to all the city has to offer. With Bangkok increasingly serviced by state-of-the-art public transport and new road networks, ours is a truly prime location that provides all the benefits of being in the heart of Bangkok without any of the disadvantages – its rare North-South axis avoids the afternoon heat from Thailand’s tropical sun and channels river breezes while its unrivalled spaciousness and accommodating design offers welcome respite from city congestion.
Having set a benchmark for the Rama III area with our first development, Canapaya Residences, our sister company, Canapaya Development Co. Ltd., aims to continue shaping the neighbourhood. As part of a landmark mixed-use development, the Langham Hotel & Residences is the centrepiece of our vision to reinvigorate life along Bangkok’s historic river by introducing a new level of luxury and creating a dynamic and prosperous new neighbourhood for Thailand’s capital city.
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