Done with dreary weather and chilly days? We hear you loud and clear. The winter blues might be in full swing, but the perfect antidote is just around the corner.
Submit your annual leave because we've found the spot to indulge in a luxurious spring getaway. The Langham's new digs have just opened in the heart of the Gold Coast, and we plan to be the first in line.
Reputation alone tells us a stay at Queensland's first Langham hotel will be one to remember. From design-led rooms to blissful spa treatments and an elegant afternoon tea, a night here will transport you to a permanent state of relaxation.
Pack your vacation gear, here's exactly why we're booking a room at the Langham, stat.
Sample The Langham's Signature Afternoon Tea
The Langham's London establishment are the masters in afternoon tea, in fact, they've been serving it since 1865. As for The Langham's GC digs, you'll want to make tracks for the Palm Court room, a light and welcoming space decked out in serene furnishings overlooking the lagoon pool and partake on this classic British tradition.
As for the food, you're in good hands with world-class Executive Pastry Chef Ryan Stevenson at the helm. The savouries list boasts bites like Fraser Coast spanner crab salad and succulent slow-roasted beef. Meanwhile, sweet tooths can sample the likes of toasted pecan and orange choux or Sunshine Coast strawberry cheesecake. Of course, scones, tea and champers are also on the line-up.
Treat Yourself At Chuan Spa
No getaway is complete without a well-deserved spa stop. Luckily, Chuan Spa at The Langham is opening its very calming doors to guests this October. The philosophy here is all about bringing together Eastern wellness practices with Traditional Chinese Medicine principles to create a truly healing experience.
Whether it's a massage, facial or more specialised treatment—you'll find it here. Come October, we recommend dedicating a day to yourself with a yoga or meditation session at the health club, followed by an afternoon dip in the lagoon pool.
Rest Your Head In Style
Team Langham is no stranger to delivering on unparalleled luxury, and the rooms at this hotel are precisely that. Before we even get to the decor, let's shout out the show-stopping views of the Pacific coastline and the Hinterland.
There are options for every traveller, from a humble and elegant superior room to the executive ocean suites. Each offers the same peaceful atmosphere, accented by elevated coastal tones, natural furnishings and expansive windows. Once you check in, you might just never want to leave.
Feast On Gourmet Eats
Like everything else, the team behind the foodie experience here is nothing short of world-class. Executive Chef Craig Robertson leads the crew with more than 35 years of experience behind him. Whether you're after a relaxed seaside brunch or a delectable dining experience, there's a place for you.
On the more casual front, try beachside hot-spot 26 & Sunny, or you can opt for cocktail hour at the Lobby Bar. Seafood lovers can't go past a course—or three—at Akoya, an indulgent abode overlooking the glistening coastline. But would you believe us if we said that's not all? The hotel is also set to open T'ang Court, their renowned Michelin-starred restaurant, as well as Coral Moon, a cosy cocktail destination.
Dip Into The Dreamy Lagoon Pool
We'll be honest, The Langham's new coastal pool area is one of the best we've seen. Overlooking the beach and surrounded by towering palm trees, you're instantly transported to a tropical oasis. Plus, did we mention there's a fully serviced swim-up bar at your fingertips? Catch us here every afternoon, sinking a spritz and snacks alongside the stellar views.
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