By Rachel Chang
Jun 23, 2022
WELCOMING A NEW touch of class to Australia’s Gold Coast: As part of the Jewel Towers, the first development in three decades with beachfront access, The Langham, Gold Coast has opened as of June 23 — and Travel + Leisure got an exclusive first look.
“The Langham, Gold Coast is unlike any other property on the Gold Coast,” John O’Shea, the hotel’s managing director, said in a statement released to T+L. “From its absolute beachfront location to its stunning iconic structure that has changed the coastline of the city.”
The 339-room property consists of 169 rooms and suites on the third to 20th floors and 170 residences from the 22nd to 49th floors, which are part of the Jewel Residences by The Langham.
Situated between Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach, the hotel offers the best of the brand’s trademark luxury traditions, like afternoon tea in Palm Court, a tradition that started at The Langham, London in 1865. Guests will also find Cantonese cuisine in the 90-seat T’ang Court, the first in Australia of a restaurant brand that holds Michelin stars at The Langham hotels in Asia.
On the outside, the five-star hotel is eye-catching with a design that mimics quartz crystals and can be seen from the Nerang River to the hinterlands. Inside, a “modern coastal palette” will permeate through the resort, and its 17 different room and suite types — all with 180-degree waterfront views — are decorated with art from Australian sculptor and artist Camie Lyons.
“Everywhere you turn there are design features that delight the eye to continually discover,” O’Shea added. “I’m a big fan of the resort pool that has a sand lagoon-style entrance and then flows out to an infinity edge overlooking the Pacific Ocean and of course a swim-up pool bar — a must on the Gold Coast!”
Also on the property is a grab-and-go café, a lobby lounge, podium sky terrace, and 490-square-meter wellness destination, Chuan Spa, with treatments inspired by traditional Chinese medicine philosophies, and both indoor and outdoor pools. The Langham will also have a 650-square-meter ballroom and four meeting rooms and spaces for events.
“The team [has] been working hard behind closed doors to add the final sparkling touches to the hotel and now, we can’t wait to welcome our very first guests into what will be a new era of luxury for the Gold Coast and beyond,” O’Shea said.
The Langham, Gold Coast; opening offer includes a complimentary breakfast buffet for two, welcome cocktails, and a guaranteed ocean-view room; check website for details.
All photos courtesy of Langham Hospitality Group.