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Langham Hotel, Melbourne to Unveil: New Bar AND DINING - Major enhancements continue to distinguish new hotel brand
MELBOURNE, September 6, 2006 – Leading five-star luxury property The Langham Hotel, Melbourne leaps forward again with the opening of its redeveloped Melba restaurant and adjoining new lounge bar, ARIA, on September 1, 2006.
A multi-million dollar refit by the Buchan Group revolutionises Australian hotel dining. The transformed podium-level Melba brasserie introduces innovative open kitchens which evoke a vibrant, sophisticated food market atmosphere. Guests are free to observe on-the-spot culinary creations from a series of themed kitchens. The stunning layout offers unprecedented views over the Yarra River and Melbourne city skyline.
The chic new Aria lounge features a long central bar, plush velvet and leather seating alongside distinctive steel and bronze lace screens. The hotel’s exceptional Southgate location amid arts venues, city apartments and offices, makes it one of Melbourne’s most prized meeting points.
Since re-branding the hotel in January 2005,The Langham Hotel, Melbourne has invested significant capital to raise the property to the forefront of Melbourne five-star hotels. The remarkable transformation of Melba and the creation of Aria lounge and bar further enhance the hotel’s already impressive reputation.
Seating: 245 guests
Hours of operation
Sunday Brunch 11.30am-4.00pm
Lunch 12 Noon-4.00pm
Dinner 6.00pm-12 Midnight
With floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Yarra River and the Melbourne city skyline, Melba restaurant is named after Dame Nellie Melba, Melbourne’s famous opera singer of the early 1900s.
Dame Nellie Melba was highly acclaimed, modern and accomplished and all these sentiments will be expressed at the renovated Melba.
Melba’s dynamic new design includes a series of open, interactive kitchens and cooking stations where guests can communicate with the chefs and select from a diverse range of international and local culinary offerings. The innovative, multi-million dollar renovation introduces a vibrant, state-of-the-art layout featuring an Asian wok and dumpling section, an Indian tandoori oven and spice kitchen, rotisserie kitchen and extensive chilled seafood section displayed on freestanding backlit marbelo ice block stands. There will also be a decadent dessert display offering a vast selection of indulgent treats. The eclectic menu will cater for a wide variety of tastes and be a showcase for premium Victorian produce and local wines.
Seating: 70 guests
Hours of operation:
Daily 7.30 am -1.00am
Snacks 10.30am -12 Midnight
The newly created Aria lounge at The Langham Hotel, Melbourne, will be a chic, central meeting point located on the podium level of the hotel. The luxuriously appointed lounge will feature a long central bar and seating in enclaves divided by elegant steel and bronze lace screens. With traditional leather and velvet upholstery and a relaxed yet elegant residential atmosphere, the lounge is an ideal meeting spot for day or night.
Aria will offer refreshments and light meals throughout the day, including the hotel’s famous afternoon tea experience with a choice of the Chocolate Indulgence afternoon tea, Traditional Viennese or the exotic Chuan Spa Revive afternoon tea. Every afternoon, the bar will serve classic and innovative cocktails, premium Champagnes and fine artisan wines, including a significant selection of Victorian and Tasmanian pinot noirs by the glass.
To book please call reservations on 1800 641 107 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Langham Advantage Club membership is available and provides members with ongoing incentives for food and beverage as well as value when booking hotel accommodation or services at Chuan Spa Gift certificates are also available through the hotel.
Situated in the exclusive riverside Southbank precinct and offering stunning views of the Melbourne city skyline, the Yarra River and Federation Square, The Langham Hotel, Melbourne offers an opulent experience on the doorstep of the city. The property has 387 rooms and extensive conference and meeting facilities. In September 2006 the property unveiled the chic new Aria lounge and re launched the exciting and interactive Melba brasserie. The property offers an executive club lounge complete with personalised butler service, a Health Club and the recently opened luxurious Chuan Spa which is a member of the Leading Spas of the World.. Rated as the most popular Melbourne Hotel for international travellers by Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Travel Awards for 2005, the 25-floor hotel is a member of the prestigious Leading Hotels of the World.
Langham has a legendary hotel heritage dating back to 1865 when the The Langham Hotel in London originally opened as Europe’s first Grand Hotel. For 140 years, this flagship hotel has been at the forefront of sophisticated and gracious hospitality. Today, all Langham Hotels worldwide inherit the same philosophy that reflects elegance, continuous innovation and genuine hospitality creating a truly unique hotel experience
About Langham Hotels International:Langham Hotels International (LHI) features six properties with over 2,700 rooms in five gateway cities across the four continents, namely, London, Boston, Hong Kong (2), Melbourne and Auckland. In each city Langham Hotels is associated with the prestigious “The Leading Hotels of the World” group which represents some of the world’s finest luxury hotels.
LHI is wholly owned by Great Eagle Holdings Limited a publicly listed company (HKSE: 41) which was founded in 1963 and was listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 1972.
About the Author: Winnie Tang is the Public Relations Manager of Langham Hotels International, a new international luxury hotel brand, offering innovative hospitality based on Langham’s 140 years of legendary heritage.