As far as hotel locations go, The Langham, New York, Fifth Avenue is up there with the best. Conveniently placed on Fifth Avenue with the Empire State Building right next door and all of the city’s iconic stores, restaurants and tourist destinations on its doorstep.
As part of the Langham Hotels and Resorts Group, The Langham, New York embodies modern sophistication and timeless glamour. Drawing on the brand’s distinctive British heritage, the hotel is simple and modern in design with a touch of character. The Langham Group’s iconic pink colour can be seen throughout the hotel and modern artworks hang on the walls adding personality to the property. When you first enter the lobby of the property it feels deceivingly small – the intimate and welcoming atmosphere makes you feel relaxed and right at home thanks to its residential-style décor. We discover more of this unique property – fit for the perfect escape for the festive season.
Rooms and Suites
The Langham, New York is home to 234 stylish guest rooms and 17 one to four-bedroom suites. The rooms are some of the largest in Manhattan, where hotel rooms can often be small and underwhelming. The rooms at The Langham are bright and airy with touches of Langham pink giving a delicate feminine touch. All rooms have panoramic views of the city through their floor to ceiling windows with many even having a direct view of The Empire State Building.
Suites vary in size with the largest of all being the Empire State Presidential Suite. Designed by Roche Bobois, this 1,900 square foot suite combines classic luxury with a modern touch. Situated on the top floor of the hotel the Presidential Suite has the best views in the property and benefits from having plenty of natural light making its way through the space. Integrated throughout are bold Hermès accents, contrasting Roche Bobois signature pieces, lush fabrics, and contemporary artwork by Alex Katz. Guests staying in this suite can also benefit from a private chef just to add that extra touch of luxury.
Food and Dining
The Langham, New York is home to one of New York’s most sought after restaurants Ai Fiori. As part of the Altamarea Group (the same group that owns Italian eatery Marea, which is well worth a visit if you’re in town), Ai Fiori is the brainchild of Michelin-starred chef Michael White and is a favourite amongst high society New Yorkers and celebrities alike.
The restaurant is situated on the second floor of the hotel and offers French and Italian cuisine with its own twist on European dishes. It’s a great place for dinner and even better to visit for a long, relaxing breakfast. The hotel also offers the option of private dining with dinners prepared for up to 80 guests by Executive Chef Romeo Stivaletti.
Spa and wellness
On the fourth floor of the hotel, you’ll enter the haven that is Chaun Body + Soul Spa. Designed to create an ambience of tranquillity the spa is the perfect escape from the busy streets of Manhattan. The Chinese word ‘Chaun’ means owing water which is seen as the source of life in Chinese culture; a key to keeping the mind-body and soul in balance. We can assure you that you’ll feel completely balanced after spending an afternoon in this relaxing atmosphere.
When it comes to treatments we highly recommend the Chaun Signature massages. Combining traditional Chinese massage techniques with modern methods each massage is designed to create harmony in the body and mind. The facilities at Chaun Body + Soul Spa are designed with the idea of Feng Shui in mind – perfect for the busy man or woman who wants to escape the daily stresses of life.
When it comes to knowing what to do in New York the options are endless but there are still many less known attractions to discover and enjoy – even for the seasoned New Yorker! The recently opened Vessel at Hudson Yards is the latest in architecture in the city. Chances are you’ve already seen this spiral staircase on Instagram but the structure is definitely worth a visit. The interactive artwork was imagined by Thomas Heatherwick and Heatherwick studio as a focal point where visitors can get a new perspective of the city from different heights, angles and vantage points.
If you’re looking to get back to the heart of tourist destinations in the city take a trip over to Liberty Island. Home of The Statue of Liberty this iconic island will never get old. Catch the ferry over to Liberty Island and discover more about the 150-foot statue that has become an icon of American history and a symbol of freedom across the world. Another one to tick off the tourist list is the recently renovated Museum of Modern Art. One of the most iconic museums in the city MoMA has expanded galleries with some of the most iconic modern art pieces in the world. See paintings by Monet, Picasso, Andy Warhol and more.
Of course, no visit to New York would be complete without shopping. At The Langham, New York Fifth Avenue you are in the heard of Manhattan’s shopping district with endless luxury stores on your doorstep. If you’re looking for something a little of the beaten track, we recommend a walk down to Chelsea market to discover handmade jewellery and local products, or if you want to explore further afield, neighbouring Brooklyn is a treasure trove of vintage finds and locally made fashion and accessories.
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