6 things to try at the Langham

17:00, Apr 12 2014
The Langham Hotel
POOLSIDE: Nothing like a dip on a hot sunny day.
The Langham Hotel
CALMING: The health spa offers a retreat from reality.
The Langham Hotel
FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Fine dining is a must on any luxury retreat.
The Langham Hotel
The Langham Hotel
ROOMY COMFORT: A big bed makes for a more luxurious stay.

If you're staying at the Langham, here's our picks for the top six things to try before you check out.

Chuan Spa and Health Club

Choose from eight relaxing treatments ranging from the Chuan Body Elements 90-minute harmony massage and Thalgo classical facial priced at $245, with a slightly cheaper $235 option if your booking's on a weekday. As with all Chuan treatments, couples prices are also available.

Or you can go the whole hog with a three-hour Five Elements Rebalance, beginning with a fragrant bath and followed through with a signature stone therapy massage, pedicure, foot scrub and massage. Priced between $425 and $435 each.

We recommend the Thalgo Polynesia Spa Ritual, one of Chuan's newest treatments, which lasts for two hours. The four-step treatment starts with an invigorating vanilla, coconut and monoi oil body scrub, makes its way into a milk bath, and back out again with a deep, slow Polynesian body massage and finishes with a nourishing oil complex being rubbed into the skin. Bliss. Priced from $260-$270 for singles, or $495-$515 for couples.

The Pool


Whether or not you are gifting yourself a spa treatment, Chuan Spa's outdoor lap pool is worth a visit. The beauty of a heated pool is you can jump in rain or shine, but you might prefer the nearby spa if holidaying in the colder months.

For something a little different check out the changing rooms where you can wash yourself off in the snail shower or alternate between sweating it out in the sauna before exhilarating your senses with the ice experience.


Warning: you may be tempted to starve yourself before this one.

Boasting eight kitchens each with its own cuisine, this is unlike any buffet you have experienced. Pick your courses well, there are seemingly endless options but only so much you can handle at once.

Get your perfect salad mixed up for you, pick your way through the dumplings and sushi, try the white chocolate and coffee sausage and save some room for the tartlets, fondue and Movenpick at the dessert bar!

Palm Court

The frozen sour bash or caramel popcorn martini? For those who enjoy something a little fancy, this is your chance to dress up to the nines and be waited on while you sip sumptuous cocktails in style.

The armchairs themselves are luxurious, just watch you don't get too comfortable as you begin to slurp your way through the drinks menu.

For non-drinkers, there's a couple of refreshing alcohol-free options aside from the standard orange juice and Coke. Try the iced teas. We liked the rose c'est la vie served tall with ice, mint and sliced strawberries.

High Tea

The Langham is known for its English-style Tiffin afternoon tea, where it serves its own blend of black Indian and Sri Lankan teas, with pots brewed to perfection by the resident sommelier. Tasty morsels like chicken coronation and jam roly-poly puddings are served on little silver stands and Wedgwood china. It's all so very English.

Club Lounge

There are a range of different-styled (and priced!) rooms to choose from. Why not try a Club Room, an increasingly popular hotel accommodation choice around the world. With your room, you will also have access to the level's Club Lounge which serves a breakfast buffet where waiters will bring you your coffee, as well as afternoon tea daily and pre-dinner drinks and canapes.

Hell, you may not even need to splash out on dinner. Strict dress codes do apply, so sweatpants, shorts and jandals are no-noes.