Langham Hotel Sydney Opening Party (formerly Observatory Hotel) photos and story; MiSociety 8 August 2012
The Langham Opens in Sydney in Magnum Style
The Langham (formerly The Observatory Hotel) in The Rocks area of Sydney celebrated its arrival onto the Sydney scene with a flower laden opening party which drew a sophisticated and elegantly attired, local and international group of guests.
Sydney celebrities and notables including Megan Gale, Sydney’s Lord Mayor Clover Moore, Kirk Pengilly, ‘The Voice’ finalist Sarah De Bono and significantly, Langham Hotel patrons and devotees from around the globe.
A ribbon cutting ceremony at 1865 hours (7.05pm) took place to coincide with the year The Langham London was founded.
The Langham hotel conjured up for invitees tempting gourmet treats, mountains of magnums of Laurent Perrier champagne and a smorgasbord of the choicest cheeses. MiSociety’s favourite amongst the fromages was an amazing Lingot Chèvre du Pélussin from the Rhône Valley.
Amelia Cormack and Nick Hardcastle provided some lively musical entertainment with Mark Vincent giving an impromptu performance.
Brett Butcher, the Langham Hospitality Group’s CEO, welcomed guests to the company’s newest address declaring “The Langham Sydney had all the bones of a property that was right for their particular brand of design, innovation in hospitality, and service”.
Sonia Lefevre, GM of The Langham Sydney, was apparently unswerving in the idea of throwing the hotel’s launch party on the very day the new ownership took control challenging “we can’t allow an hour to go by before announcing the arrival of The Langham in Sydney”.
Guests, who were staying at The Langham, were intrigued and amused to have ‘checked in’ at The Observatory Hotel then learning that they would be ‘checking out’ from The Langham Hotel.
MiSociety gleaned from The Langham’s V.P. of Design, Sascha Lang, that the hotel will stay fully operational whilst a progressive refurbishment is rolled out. Sascha foreshadowed that the work would include an opening up of the ground floor lobby to embrace the wonderful views of Sydney. The 96 room Langham in Kent Street, Sydney has its sights set on becoming a major luxury hotel draw card for visitors to the Harbour City.
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