travel journalaustralasiaaustraliamelbourne The Langham, Melbourne is a sanctuary amidst the city’s captivating Arts and Leisure district Experience impeccable hospitality and timeless elegance at The Langham's luxurious accommodations with enticing views of Melbourne.
by Eibhlis Gale Coleman

A haven in the heart of Melbourne, The Langham sits on the bank of the Yarra River in the city’s sophisticated Southbank district. Less than 500m from the Arts Centre Melbourne, the hotel offers a prime location for art culture enthusiasts, with the area famed for its galleries and theatres. Well-connected to the CBD by the iconic Princes Bridge and nearby Evan Walker Bridge, guests can access the CBD with ease on foot.

A luxurious addition to The Langham Hotels and Resorts’ five-star portfolio, guests can relax with full assurance their stay will be a memorable  one – with The Langham hotels hospitality legacy starting back in 1865 in London.

The Langham, Melbourne is a sanctuary amidst the city’s captivating Arts and Leisure district

Inside the hotel, the room selection is vast. The Langham offers 363 Superior, Deluxe, and Executive rooms. The hotel then has a further 12 Balcony and Terrace rooms, 11 One-bedroom Suites, 1 Residence Suite, and 1 Chairman Suite. Designed to cater to the business traveller, the Chairman Suite includes an elegant office complete with a ‘large business desk with fax and modern connections’.

Truly advocating work-life balance, the suite also offers living and dining quarters for six, with a ‘Media hub to connect your laptop with the TV’ and sweeping views of the Yarra River and Melbourne CBD. And, if you wish to keep your suite strictly for relaxation, arrange your business meetings or conferences in one of the hotel’s in-house meeting venues.

The Langham, Melbourne is a sanctuary amidst the city’s captivating Arts and Leisure district

The room variety reflects The Langham’s ability to cater profoundly to the individual, alongside the hotel’s provision of numerous room packages to combine experience and stay. The Residence by Kerrie Hess Designer Package offers guests extra indulgence during their stay in the two-bedroom Residence Suite.

You can relax from arrival with the designer package – handing the keys over for complimentary valet parking. Enjoy fresh flowers, designer pyjamas, two 60-minute treatments at the in-house spa, and a picnic hamper for two at the guest’s choice of the suite, riverside, or Royal Botanic Garden. An experience package in The Residence Suite offers an unforgettable luxury girls’ weekend.

The Langham, Melbourne is a sanctuary amidst the city’s captivating Arts and Leisure district

In fact, The Langham caters so inclusively to individuals that your four-legged friends are not exempt from the hotel’s luxury. With the Pampered Pet Staycation package, your dog or cat can join you in Executive Terrace and Deluxe River Corner King rooms. The package includes daily breakfast in bed for you and your pet – complete with a ‘Private Dining Pet Menu’. And while you enjoy a signature Langham King Bed, your pet is offered a branded Langham Pet Bed and bowls. The Langham’s five-star listing glows through guest room and experience choices.

The Langham, Melbourne is a sanctuary amidst the city’s captivating Arts and Leisure district

Select room choices further secure access to The Langham Club, which treats guests to Lounge access and a wealth of stay benefits. Appreciate food and beverage credit, complimentary butler service, private check-in, check-out service, and exclusive dining options on the 24th floor Club Lounge. Business travellers should also note that access includes a complimentary meeting facility, along with the pressing of three garments.

For the fitness-minded guest, The Langham boasts state-of-the-art gym facilities. The hotel sources all equipment from quality-assured market favourite, Life Fitness. And whether you head to the cardio theatre or weight rack, a visit to the hotel fitness studio promises stunning views over Melbourne’s famous skyline. If you are looking for group workouts, the studio offers yoga, pilates, and themed fitness classes – which guests can plan for through the group exercise timetable. The studio changing rooms provide an extra splash of luxury, featuring private steam rooms, saunas, aromatherapy, and colour therapy.

The Langham, Melbourne is a sanctuary amidst the city’s captivating Arts and Leisure district

If aquatic exercise is more your style, enjoy the 15-metre swimming pool at in-house Chuan Spa – where attendants serve refreshments at the poolside. The Chuan Spa offers guests a therapeutic taste of the oriental, promoting ‘spiritual and physical harmony by balancing the five elements: metal, wood, fire, earth and water.

The Spa bases treatments on traditional principles of Yin and Yang and draws on the qualities of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Book in for a relaxing treatment during your stay to leave The Langham even further rejuvenated. The spa offers massages, facials, hand and foot, scrubs, and maintenance treatments. However, guests can also opt for unique options such as a Tri-Bathing Ritual and combined packages.

The Langham, Melbourne is a sanctuary amidst the city’s captivating Arts and Leisure district

The Tri-Bathing Ritual is an ideal calming experience for those wishing to realign mind, body, and soul after a busy day socialising, sightseeing or working. Based on Chuan flowing water philosophy, the ritual aims to stimulate and loosen tight muscles. Starting in a saltwater jacuzzi overlooking Flinders Street station, head to the traditional sauna before entering the ‘river stone snail shower’ – which combines steam and muscular stimulation from 12 separate water jets.

The Langham is an impressive addition to Melbourne’s renowned hospitality sector. The attention to individual experience is apparent in all aspects of accommodation and facilities, making The Langham an ideal base for those exploring Melbourne from a ‘haven’ of luxury.

For more information visit langhamhotels.com

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Eibhlis Gale Coleman is a passionate traveller having explored a number of premier destinations in Europe, North Africa, South East Asia, and Australia. She is a freelance writer at Royist and is currently exploring creative ideas for new-age travellers in the luxury sector.