The Langham, Auckland

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The Park Suite is a one-bedroom suite done in elegant marble and rich furnishings.

The Park Suite is a one-bedroom suite done in elegant marble and rich furnishings.

 

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The Langham, Auckland is the perfect match for VIPs looking to wine and dine in New Zealand’s most vibrant city. 

The Auckland metropolitan area is a great starting point for a well-rounded New Zealand vacation. We suggest staying two to three nights here to learn about the country’s most populated area and to indulge in some nightlife and fine dining before jet-setting to the countryside.
Note: Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand’s wine country and home to some of the finest luxury lodges, is only a 20-minute flight away. Auckland is also a short flight from Wellington, New Zealand’s capital city and home to an array of luxury boutique hotels as well as the famous Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, which is the country's national museum and art gallery.

About The Langham: Eight at The Langham, Auckland is the hotel’s signature restaurant and is open to locals. The name refers to the eight interactive kitchens at the restaurant: an American-style grille serving different cuts of meat; an Asian-inspired noodle and dim sum kitchen; authentic Indian curries, perfect naan bread made to order, home-made chutneys and accompaniments; a fresh seafood and oyster bar; an assortment of sushi and sashimi; a selection of fresh seasonal ingredients to design your own salad; a selection of freshly prepared breads, pastries, waffles and pancakes; and dessert tasters and an indulgent chocolate fountain with fruit and marshmallow dippers. 

The Park Suite is a one-bedroom suite done in elegant marble and rich furnishings.Pictured: The Park Suite is a one-bedroom suite done in elegant marble and rich furnishings.

The most requested rooms at The Langham, Auckland are any of the Langham Club rooms, which come with exclusive Club privileges, including private butler service. The best room, however, is the Royal Suite, which comes with a separate living room, master bedroom and dining room, marble foyer, butler’s kitchen, Jacuzzi bath and walk-in closet. Note: This suite offers all of the benefits of the exclusive Langham Club such as access to the Club lounge and complimentary use of the business center. Tip: The most difficult time to book rooms is November, February and March.

The Chuan Health Club was perhaps the best public feature during our recent visit. It provides state-of-the-art health and fitness facilities including an outdoor swimming pool and gymnasium. Chuan Spa’s exclusive treatment facilities include herbal steam rooms, saunas, snail showers and an “ice experience.” Hint: The most requested treatments are the Chuan Signature Massages and Escape packages. Note: Weekend appointments need to be booked at least two weeks in advance and weekday appointments can be booked a day or two in advance. 

Nice Touch: Perhaps our favorite feature of the spa was the outdoor hot tub, which VIPs can use even if they are not having a treatment. It is covered up enough to protect VIPs from an unexpected downpour but the angle still allows a lot of sun to come through. 

As part of the Ladies Day package for wedding parties, brides get a pedicure, a 30-minute Thalgo Bliss Care Facial and a glass of bubbles. Note: The Ladies Day bridal promotion is available from Monday to Friday. As part of the Bridal Belle package, VIPs get a glass of champagne and then choose a min-manicure or an aromatic footbath and massage with a min-pedicure. Then VIPs will have a 30-minute massage. Note: Both the Bridal Belle and Ladies Day bridal promotions are available from Monday to Friday.

Advisors should contact Spa Director Amanda Van Hoppe ([email protected]
tels.com; 011-64-09-300-2960).

Chuan Spa builds on Asian traditions that seek spiritual and physical harmony.Pictured: Chuan Spa builds on Asian traditions that seek spiritual and physical harmony.

Dining Hint: Table 90 is in the perfect location, but for something different request the Chefs Table and be right amidst the action. Note: We recommend booking a table at least a week in advance to secure your preferred dining time. 

VIPs looking for some good nearby shopping should head to Britomart, an exclusive area for shopping; the hotel runs a shuttle service that can transport you to just a couple blocks away from this area.

Advisors should contact Roberta Bezerra ([email protected]; 011-64-9300-2846), head concierge, for special requests.

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