Nearing completion by this time next year will be the Langham resort in Dubai, located on the crescent of Palm Jumeirah. This 323-room property marks a double landmark "firsts" for the Hong Kong-based hotel company: it is the group's first foray into the Middle East and the first resort in its global collection.
The Langham Palm Jumeirah will showcase tasteful furnishings reflective of the brand's heritage as one of the premier grand hotels in Europe. With a prime waterfront location directly facing the Arabian Gulf and the impressive Dubai Marina skyline, all the rooms and suites will have expansive outdoor terraces and sea-front views that will take full advantage of the Emirates' year-round sunny climes. Catering to couples and large families, it will have 53 well-appointed one- and two-bedroom suites that range from 63 to 236sq meters; 22 of them will feature individual plunge pools.
Designed to become one of the city's social centres for dining, The Langham will offer guests a wide variety of innovative restaurants and bars, most of them with al fresco waterside dining. Headlining the culinary options will be Palm Court, an elegant lounge modelled after its namesake at The Langham, London – the first grand hotel to serve the traditional afternoon tea in 1865.