Langham Group to run luxury hotel in Jeddah
DUBAI — Langham Hospitality Group announced an agreement with Advanced Hotels Company to manage a luxury urban hotel in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Strategically located within the downtown core directly across a new shopping complex and with a 360-degree view of the city and Corniche, The Langham, Jeddah is expected to open in the summer of 2018. The agreement was signed in the presence of Mohammed A. Al-Amri, General Manager, Jeddah, Makkah Province for the Saudi Commission for Tourism & National Heritage.
“We are delighted to introduce the Langham brand to Jeddah as we have been searching for the ideal location in the Kingdom to add to our portfolio,” said Robert Warman, chief executive officer of Langham Hospitality Group. “The creative design of the hotel’s façade and interiors along with the luxury facilities of The Langham, Jeddah, underlined by our legendary award-winning service, will provide an exceptional destination for our guests.”
Mohammed Yousef Al Hasan, chairman and founder of Advanced Hotels Company, said “we are proud to partner with Langham Hospitality Group to bring the impeccable service standards and unrivalled heritage from Europe’s first grand hotel to the city of Jeddah.”
Led by David T’Kint and his team at the Dubai office of the multiple award-winning interior design firm HBA, The Langham, Jeddah will feature classic yet elegantly contemporary furnishings – a stylistic homage to the brand’s heritage as one of the premier grand hotels in Europe. Each of the 238 well-appointed rooms and 39 suites is equipped with the Langham signature Blissful bed, motorized drapes and separate large-format rain showers.
Guests who prefer to live the high life may choose to stay in the opulent two-bedroom Royal Suite spanning 295 square meters with separate sitting, dining and cooking areas that allow for private entertaining.
The Langham, Jeddah will offer some of the finest dining in the city. Headlining the multiple outlets will be a Mediterranean-inspired seafood restaurant with an open terrace; a high-end grill concept with a chef’s table and a dry-aged meat locker display; traditional afternoon tea at Palm Court; a specialty lounge featuring a cigar humidor and a specially designated, air-conditioned smoking room; and the all-day dining restaurant featuring international cuisine and which may accommodate 138 guests.
As the ideal setting for society weddings, high-level conferences, special social events and luxury product launches, The Langham, Jeddah will feature extensive banqueting and meeting space totaling in excess of 3,500 square meters. These will include a 480-seat grand ballroom that is linked by a private elevator to a 380-seat ballroom that is located directly above the former (both outfitted with private pre-function areas for added exclusivity), a variety of adaptable conference rooms with the latest in audio-visual equipment, prayer rooms, and three dedicated bridal and groom suites.
As the second-largest city in Saudi Arabia, Jeddah is a modern commercial hub and gateway to the holy cities of Makkah and Madinah. Capitalizing on its coastal location along the Red Sea, resort hotels, beaches and outdoor sculptures line the Corniche – the 30-kilometere-long seafront promenade anchored by the iconic King Fahd’s Fountain. The city’s Al-Balad historic district dates to the 7th century and retains traditional homes built from coral.