A Luxury Sydney Getaway
Whether it is a staycation or a vacation, The Langham, Sydney is the ideal city escape. What I love most, apart from it being a part of my neighbourhood, is that it feels like a sanctuary rather than a luxury city hotel. The Langham is located in the tranquil historic area of The Rocks and is a leisurely stroll to Sydney Harbour, the CBD and Barangaroo.
It is a destination for the discerning visitor that is seeking an experience rather than just a place to stay. Pulling up in your car, entering the elegant, yet unpretentious entrance in leafy Kent St and being greeted by the Concierge feels more like arriving at a beautiful residence.
For return guests, like me, it is a haven that I enjoy escaping to and for many other regular guests it is a home away from home.
Being a Sydneysider, I am fortunate to be able to pop in after a morning walk and to take a moment to catch my breath, enjoy a cup of and prep myself for the day. Even though I am dressed in my well-worn athleisure gear and my companion is the family dog, I am always warmly welcomed. The warm and sincere hospitality is extended to each guest that enters the hotel lobby.
The relaxed but respectful and professional manner at The Langham does not end with the Concierge, it effortlessly flows throughout the hotel. I have been a long-term resident of Sydney, and I am fortunate to be surrounded by fabulous hotels and bars, but The Langham is a favourite because it feels like a local, a very chic local.
The Observatory Bar is also a favourite haunt of mine. It is the perfect and preferred atmosphere for a more relaxed work meeting, a catchup session with a girlfriend or some time out with my husband. No athleisure gear for these visits. I wear what my mood commands. It could be a pair of jeans, a t-shirt and a cool pair of sneakers, a suit glammed up with a pair of statement earrings, or something that is simply a bit wow.
A stay at The Langham is a treat. Whether you visit for a night or a week, for business or pleasure, you leave feeling that you have made a connection with the hotel and one of Sydney’s oldest neighbourhoods.
From the spacious rooms to the grand suites and the Residence, The Langham feels like an established boutique hotel rather than another international hotel, in another international city.
You may decide to spend your time in the hotel, lounging in the bar, being pampered in the spa, relaxing by the spectacular 20-metre indoor pool with a star-dappled sky ceiling.
Your choice may be to take in the charm of The Rocks and Millers Point, or to shop it up in Castlereagh Street. Whichever you prefer, and it may be all three, The Langham truly has something to offer the worldly traveller.
What I love about The Langham, Sydney
- The quiet, leafy location in the middle of a city
- The Team, a pleasant mix of fresh and familiar faces
- The charm and elegance of The Observatory Bar
- Sotheby’s-curated art collection
- The bespoke interiors by London-based GA Design
- The tranquility of the pool and Day Spa by Chuan
- The tennis court across the road
- Tea and coffee served in fine china
- My dog’s obsession with the attention and treats
The Langham, Sydney
89-113 Kent St
Millers Point NSW 2000 Australia
Tel: +61 2 9256 2222
My name is Claudia Hackman.