Langham Hotels’ first in India


Langham Hotels International (LHI) has brought its brand of hospitality to India for the first time with the signing of the management contract with Wadhwa Developers for Langham Place, Koregaon Park, Pune, India.

The move marks the start of LHI’s plans to expand along the new Silk Road of China, India and the Middle East. Scheduled to open in early 2010 the Pune property will comprise 180 contemporary guest rooms, appealing to adventurous travellers.

The hotel will feature India’s first Chuan Spa, bringing a signature range of pampering spa treatments based on the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Stylish surroundings accompany oriental hot tubs, ice caves, herbal steam rooms, singles and couples treatment suites and an infinity edge indoor and outdoor swimming pool.

There is a lobby lounge, cocktail bar and business centre. Dining options include an authentic Chinese restaurant featuring the culinary heritage of northern China.

Dr KS Lo, chairman of Langham Hotels International said, “Planting our first flag in India is a significant milestone. We’re delighted to partner with Wadhwa Developers who have seen an exciting niche in Pune.”

India’s GDP is set to double by 2020 as trade between China, the Middle East and India continues to grow. The new Silk Road will emerge as a formidable corridor for global commerce, fuelling the demand for business and leisure travellers and filling five star hotel rooms.”

Six hotels on four continents are branded The Langham where guests can enjoy service and style while Langham Place, the fun sibling of The Langham, is the epitome of stimulating and artistic hospitality. Eaton, a premium four star property, offers guests a value-for-money proposition that delivers a stylish, modern level of comfort with spirited, can do service.