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Langham Hotels Doubles Portfolio In Thailand

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

Langham Hotels International (LHI) has doubled its footprint in Thailand to four properties following the signing of a deal with Bangkok Mass Transit System Public Company Limited (BTSC) to manage two new five-star properties in the country’s capital.

The occasion marks the first time LHI’s two distinctive brands – The Langham and Langham Place – will be introduced simultaneously in one city when they open in 2012.

“We are proud to be broadening our presence in one of Asia’s most vibrant emerging economies, Thailand, with our illustrious new partner, BTSC,” says Dr K.S Lo, Chairman of Langham Hotels International. “These new hotels will represent the best of our two brands when they open in 2012, as we distill our brand essence from the last 144 years into these distinctive new establishments.”

Echoing Dr Lo’s optimism, BTSC Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Khun Keeree Kanjanapas said: “Introducing The Langham and Langham Place brands to Bangkok through this partnership perfectly complements our company’s growth strategy in the region. A recognised brand name managed by a successful operator, such as Langham Hotels International, is a recipe for sure success.”

The Langham, Sukhumvit, Bangkok will enjoy prime position in the city’s central commercial district on Sukhumvit Road and offer a luxury heritage that befits one of Bangkok’s most prestigious addresses.

Built in the tradition of Europe’s first grand hotel, the property will feature 230 spacious guestrooms and suites as well as 80 Langham Residences.

Complementing the luxury accommodation will be a complete array of services and facilities that embody the elegance and timeless spirit of The Langham. These will include the sister of The Langham Hong Kong’s two Michelin Star Cantonese restaurant – T’ang Court, a second fine-dining restaurant, the Traditional Chinese Medicine-inspired Chuan Spa, swimming pool and fitness centre, as well as a grand ballroom and extensive meeting facilities designed to create a Bangkok’s most luxurious hotel.

The 400-room Langham Place, Phayathai, Bangkok, close to the city’s premier shopping location at Siam Centre is just 14 minutes from Suwannabhumi Airport thanks to the new Airport Rail link. The property captures the other side of the city’s vibrant nature with an emphasis on sparkling service that reflects the guests’ fun loving and sociable approach to life.

The hotel combines modern living by including visually-pleasing yet functional design elements as well as the latest technology to seamlessly meet the needs of early adopters to entertain, stay connected or increase productivity.

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In addition to the most modern rooms in the city, the property will feature a DJ in the lobby to set the mood, easing you into a vibrant haven in the city.

Facilities also include the award-winning Chuan Spa, a fitness centre and swimming pool as well as the unique hybrid bar and business lounge concept of Portal – Work & Play – which recognises that today’s independent travellers often multi-task, work and play within the same space.

Two new restaurants will also be introduced which will touch all the senses to truly capture the spirit of the stimulating hospitality.

Extensive meetings and banquet facilities complete the range of services at this centrally located property.

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