HOTEL OF THE MONTH: Langham Place, Haining

Haining, a historic city in Zhejiang province renowned as China’s “Leather Town”, has welcomed its first international five-star hotel with the opening of Langham Place, Haining. If that isn’t incentive enough to plan an excursion to our neighbouring province, then we don't know what is!

A contemporary landmark in the city skyline, Langham Place is strategically located in the centre of the CBD and is part of an integrated complex comprising of a shopping centre, commercial offices and high-end serviced apartments. It is a 90-minute drive to Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport and Railway Station, and a one-hour to the picturesque city of Hangzhou.

The interiors of Langham Place, Haining represent the contemporary elegance, for which the Langham brand is renowned, and also references Chinese culture to perfectly present the dual aesthetic concept. The hotel’s distinctive façade is inspired by traditional Chinese windows and lattice screens, which are complemented by a custom-designed light line and metal skirt, making it a distinctive landmark in the city.

Langham Place, Haining offers 263 stylish guestrooms and suites across eight different room types. It has unparalleled service perfectly suited for the global business and leisure travellers, including the 82 square metre Langham Suite on the top floor with expansive views of the surrounding cityscape; and a 104 square metre Residence with spectacular floor-to-ceiling views of Haining. All rooms and suites feature Langham signature Blissful Beds and Chuan Spa bath amenities to ensure a relaxing stay. For the comfort of female travellers, Langham Place, Haining is the first hotel in the city to reserve an entire floor exclusively for female guests. Guestrooms on the ‘Ladies Floor’ feature soft pink and champagne tones, luxurious bedding and thoughtful hair and skin care amenities for a comfortable and memorable stay.

In terms of dining options, Langham Place, Haining features three restaurants and a stylish Lobby Lounge. All-day dining restaurant, The Place, serves a grand buffet of European and Asian cuisines from interactive open kitchens, plus an innovative chef ’s a la carte menu. Echoing the Chinese-inspired hotel façade, the fashionable neoclassical design and beautiful outdoor garden provides a smart setting for relaxing with family, friends and business colleagues.

Signature Chinese restaurant Ming Court, reminiscent of its Michelin-star namesake at Langham Place, Hong Kong, specialises in modern and innovative Cantonese cuisine. The restaurant is adjacent to the Ming Wine Cellar, which houses more than 100 different wines from around the world, specially curated to complement Ming Court’s signature dishes.

The high ceilings and glass walls of The Salon create a bright and refreshing ambience, extending to a large outdoor patio and landscaped gardens. This lobby lounge offers signature cocktails and afternoon tea sets served on Wedgwood printed tableware. A soothing soundtrack and superb views makes The Salon the perfect place to socialise and relax in Haining.

As the city’s premier destination for any business conference, family celebration or social event with over 3,000 square metre functional space, the hotel features generous meeting and banqueting facilities that include a 1,100 square metre pillar-free grand ballroom and eight multi-function rooms ranging from 45 to 100 square metres. The hotel’s Wedding Chapel, which promises to be a highly sought after location, is the first of its kind in Zhejiang province and is set amidst the landscaped wedding garden along the river.

Langham Place offers holistic wellness and fitness facilities enabling guests to revitalise their bodies, minds and souls in true style. The hotel features a Chuan Spa, Langham’s award-winning spa concept incorporating the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine and advanced spa expertise in a tranquil, meditative sanctuary. The spacious spa and wellness centre includes six private spa treatment rooms, a fully equipped fitness centre and indoor swimming pool with floor to ceiling windows.

Langham Place, Haining. 228 Wenyuan Nan Lu, Zhejiang. Tel: 573 8789 7888. Web: