Langham to open a luxury hotel in Shanxi, China

Langham has announced that it has signed an agreement with Huatang Grand Hotel Company to manage a new, luxury hotel in Datong, Shanxi. The hotel will be branded Langham Place, Datong and is scheduled to open in 2014.

Located in Yudong New Area, Datong's future commercial center, the five-star Langham Place will feature 293 guest rooms including 37 suites. All accommodation will be spacious and elegantly styled, with customer-centric technology providing guests with sophisticated in-room entertainment.

Guests will enjoy an array of dining opportunities, including Ming Court Chinese restaurant, the hotel group's Michelin-starred restaurant in Hong Kong. For the local residents, an extensive range of banqueting venues, including a grand ballroom, will be available for celebrations, while a wide variety of well-equipped meeting rooms will be available to the business community.

In keeping with the group's spa concepts, the hotel's Chuan Spa will incorporate a holistic range of wellness and beauty treatments based on the philosophies of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM.) The spa will include private treatment and relaxation rooms, as well as water and heat therapies. A swimming pool and a comprehensive fitness centre will further add to the hotel's leisure facilities.

"We are delighted to be bringing Langham Place's renowned levels of hospitality to Shanxi," said Brett Butcher, chief executive officer of Langham Hospitality Group. "This development, in the prominent new economic district of Datong, presents an ideal opportunity to further establish our luxury brand in this exciting region."

Wu Ju Hua, president of Huatang Grand Hotel Company Limited said: "We are delighted to partner with Langham Hospitality Group to introduce the stimulating stay experience that Langham Place could offer to Datong. We have confidence in their excellent experience in managing luxury properties, and we believe the hotel will become an integral part of the Hua Tang City complex and bring a whole new level of luxury to the travellers and locals in Datong."

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