Hot hotel: The Langham, Melbourne

The five-star hotel has revealed a series of updates, including new F&B experiences and refreshed event facilities.

The Langham, Melbourne has earned a reputation as one of Australia’s most service-oriented luxury hotels.

While timeless luxury is in its DNA, The Langham, Melbourne continues to evolve to meet the needs of modern travellers and corporate groups.

In 2019, the 388-room hotel has seen a number of updates to amplify the guest experience, from its food and beverage offering and through to conferencing facilities.

Hotel updates

Regular guests to the hotel will notice some subtle changes to the lobby, including refreshed seating and a new coffee cart at the hotel’s ground level Porte Cochere.

Complete with Langham pink coffee cups and pale pink blooms, the coffee cart’s barista, Jet, is quickly gaining recognition for his expertly made coffees and upbeat charm.

The Langham, Melbourne lobby

The hotel’s event facilities on the podium level of the hotel and Alto, located on the top floor of the hotel, will also introduce new menus and undergo a refresh, complete with new, custom-made chinaware, furniture and lighting.

This year, the hotel welcomed Andrew Jessop as the new managing director, in addition to his role as Langham Hospitality Group’s Pacific regional vice president of development and operations.

Also new to the team is Georgia Fowler, who has been appointed as the hotel’s dedicated stylist, ensuring every area of the hotel meets Langham’s brand standards and inviting atmosphere.

Event spaces

Food and beverage

The hotel’s signature dining outlet, Melba Restaurant, continues to serve the freshest seafood, traditional roasts and the much-loved chocolate fountain.

The restaurant has recently introduced Season’s Harvest, a new concept that highlights locally sourced produce from Victoria. The breakfast, lunch and dinner menus pinpoint exactly where each ingredient is sourced.

“We’re thrilled to announce that 70 per cent of produce served at Melba Restaurant is from Victoria,” said director of food and beverage Anthony Ross.

“From basil from a farm in Bendigo to tuna that swum off the shores of Portland to honey from Beechworth to cheese made just 45 minutes away in the Yarra Valley, Melba Restaurant is sharing with guests the provenance of the restaurant’s hero ingredients.”

Fresh seafood at The Langham Melbourne

Melba Restaurant is ideal for groups and can cater for up to 240 guests at a time.

The restaurant is also launching a new, late-night supper option, ideal for those with jetlag or those wanting to enjoy a midnight feast, with dishes including pho, Australian-style prime beef pies, Indian chicken biryani and Singaporean laksa.

Aria Bar & Lounge will also undergo some changes to improve the sense of arrival and offer a more interactive experience for guests.

Event facilities

Guest facilities

The Langham, Melbourne’s indoor-outdoor pool deck continues to be a popular destination for visitors, with its pool, spa and sundeck overlooking the Yarra River and Flinders Street Station.

The team at Chuan Spa is now pairing up with the hotel’s in-room dining brigade to deliver a floating breakfast for those who wish to mix breakfast with their morning dip.

Executive terrace

The pool deck will soon be home to cabanas, bean bags and teepees, which can be utilised for events. There will even be the option to dine in a teepee, where guests will enjoy a four-course menu designed by executive chef Deepak Mishra.

The Club Lounge is also focusing on its food and beverage, with a series of new offerings for guests on level 24 of the hotel. The new breakfast offering includes omelettes made-to-order and an abundant choice of breakfast items from around the globe. For children, or adults with a sweet tooth, the Club Lounge now offers a nostalgic candy bar.

Learn more about The Langham, Melbourne here.

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