The Langham, Gold Coast has been confirmed, will open in 2021

After success in Sydney and Melbourne, high-end hotel brand The Langham has announced the opening of a 169-room Gold Coast hotel in addition to 170 serviced apartments slated for 2021. Located in the tallest of the three landmark towers of the gemstone-inspired Jewel development, the properties will offer direct beach access and are being described as the quintessential luxury urban resort.

Given The Langham’s repute for uncompromising luxury, the openings should add an even brighter gleam among the coastal city’s already rich and contemporary scene of premium accommodations. The hotel and residences will be located in the same building, with the hotel fitted out from the 3rd to 20th floor, and the residences built between the 22nd and 49th floors.

Gold Coast’s coastal location, the nearby national parks and the hinterland will all be interpreted by Sydney-based Studio Aria for the hotel’s interior design concept, while AW Holding Group will take care of the architecture. This will be mirrored by a range of soft colours, spanning teal, azure and tan shades as well as sun bleached timbers, metal and glass materials.

The Jewel towers will be the first and largest development with direct beach access to be built in the coastal city within the last 30 years / Above Photography

In terms of guest rooms, the categories will include 18 suites offering uninterrupted 180-degree views of the Pacific Ocean. We’re expecting more information once the hotel nears its opening date, but for now it’s perfectly reasonable to expect the same high standard as seen in the acclaimed Melbourne and Sydney properties.

The hotel will also bring with it several new dining and lifestyle experiences, ranging from a casual “grab and go” cafe and lobby lounge, to a pool bar and a podium sky terrace with its own bar overlooking the ocean.

The culinary offerings will be headlined by Cantonese restaurant T’ang Court, the same Michelin starred concept found in Langham hotels in Hong Kong and Shanghai. The restaurant will feature two private dining rooms, while the main area sits around 90 guests.

The brand will continue its long-established tradition of afternoon tea at its lobby lounge Palm Court, which has been modelled after the original in The Langham, London. The group hope that this will set the definitive standard in serving stylish and elegant afternoon teas in the beachside city.

Taking it down to something more casual will be an all-day dining restaurants serving international cuisine, as well as an outdoor pool bar big enough to seat 80 people and open enough for panoramic ocean views.

500sqm Chuan Spa will round out the hotel’s lifestyle offerings, with servings built around traditional Chinese medicine philosophies and a tranquil design that includes seven private treatment rooms, a health and beauty centre, and a fully-equipped fitness centre. There will also be enough space for both an indoor free form and outdoor swimming pool.

For corporate clients, the hotel will also offer a 700sqm ballroom, an additional four meeting rooms with a total of 450sqm, and a multi-function room at 500sqm.

The Langham Gold Coast will open at the end of 2021. Tentative plans remain in place for properties in Perth, Adelaide and Turtle Bay.

Chris Singh

Chris Singh is the Deputy-Editor-At-Large of the AU review, loves writing about travel and hospitality, and is partial to a perfectly textured octopus. You can reach him on Instagram: @chrisdsingh.

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