Not to be confused with the Langham Hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui, the Langham Place is located a hop, skip and a jump away from the MTR station in Mong Kok. Ideal as this will allow you to zip from hotel entrance to train station in one easy step (and onto the red line which will take you straight to Central in 5 stops) – for me, it allowed a straight-forward run into Hong Kong Island, where eating and shopping was waiting! For those wanting to stay more local however, the Langham also organises free walking tours around Mong Kok, helping guests take in the sights and sounds of the local markets (girls – definitely keep the Ladies Market and the Jade Market firmly on your radar for a bit of solo shopping). There’s also a relatively new shopping mall attached to the hotel, which offers plenty of opportunities for a bit of late night retail therapy.
Whether you’re solo or with friends or family, the accommodation at the Langham Place is nothing short of sensational. Friendly concierge whisked me straight to the 36th floor where I was greeted with a cool drink and a swift check in at the Club L lounge.
The room I stayed in, Club Place, had one of the most amazing views over Kowloon and Hong Kong Island I’d ever seen. The huge king size bed with pillow top mattress and feather soft pillows greeted me every evening and provided one of the best sleeps I’ve had in ages. My room was expertly “turned down” each evening, with their Dream Big series of surprise gifts, messages, and information — all designed to encourage sleep — providing some unexpected, but very welcome touches.
Sassy Tip: When staying at Langham Place it’s worth booking a room that will give you Club L access – this open-24 hours-a-day lounge offers everything you need to make your stay an incredibly comfortable one. They serve an assortment of meals and snacks all day long (the healthy ones amongst us will appreciate that the buffet breakfast starts at 6am every morning and is packed with fruit, smoothies, and healthy breakfast cereals), making it easy for weary travellers to escape from the busy-ness of the city and chill for a bit with something to eat. Club L privileges also gives you access to the fitness centre — if you’re that way inclined — and the rooftop swimming pool on the 41st floor. Open until 11pm each evening, this stunning plunge pool allows you to indulge in a relaxing swim session, whether that’s before or after they start touring the city!
Speaking of the spa, the well-known Chuan Spa is one to make room for in your travel itinerary when staying here. Tucked away in serene surrounds on the 41st floor, this super modern and ultra relaxing spa offers the usual swag of spa treatments, from massages and facials to hydrotherapy sessions and body wraps, but if you don’t get time to make it to the spa, you’ll also be treated to their spa products, like bath gels and body oils, in your room. Yippee!
And after all that touring, spa time, and swimming, the hotel’s main restaurant, The Place, is worth a pit stop. There’s oodles of room inside for big groups or solo dining alike and their delicious buffet spread offers something for everyone.
So next time you’re looking for a quick weekend getaway in one of Asia’s most vibrant cities, look to the Langham Place to meet all your needs for friendly accommodation in amazing surrounds. Its close proximity to the city, and thoughtful extras, make it one of the best traveller-friendly hotels we’ve ever stayed in… plus, this girl would return just to get to sleep in that super comfy bed again.
Getaway Packages at Langham Place start at SGD375 per night and include accommodation in either Essential Family Place, Quad Place or Trio Place, HKD300 food and beverage credit for use in their restaurants, and a tailor-made Little People welcome pack.
Langham Place, Hong Kong
555 Shanghai Street, Mongkok, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Tel: (+852) 3552 3388