Pretty in pink: The Langham’s new look

April 15th, 2010 in Hotels by Sarah Lee 0
The Langham's pink and bronze patterned hints were found on centuries old wallpaper uncovered there

When a hotel has an £80m refurbishment you expect it to be something special (god only knows what the £200m Savoy will be like), but The Langham is the first of London’s hotel refurbs to the party.

Last night I attended a bloggers’ event hosted by hotel recommendation site Gekko at The Langham. It was my first visit to one of London’s most renowned five-star hotels. If I’m honest I’d always thought of it as slightly stuffy from the grand frontage that borders onto Regent’s Street, so it was interesting to finally get a look inside and be given a tour.

The videos below give a little glimpse behind it’s revolving doors. I was impressed with the suites on the 9th floor (listen out for the sound of shocked bloggers as they are told how much a suite is a night – a cool £1,500 +VAT, excluding breakfast), and really taken by the Palm Court restaurant’s beautiful glass-embellished wrought iron doors. But the thing that appealed to me most was the accents of pink and bronze used in elements of their décor and stationery.

We were told a small panel of the paisley was found on wallpaper hidden beneath centuries of layers of paper when the hotel was refurbished and it’s now become an intrinsic feature of its branding.

The hotel wasn’t sure how this design would be received among their exclusive clientele – girly pink doesn’t appeal to everyone, but it seems to have gone down well. Personally I love it!

Sorry the above video’s a little shaky – was clearly a little over-excited!

Finally, I couldn’t resist including a picture of the Palm Court’s wrought iron doors.

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