Langham Drops Out of Yangtze, Still Has Many Other Hotels in China
Even though Langham Hotels is prepping to open in Chicago and have recently taken over the Setai Hotel in NYC and the Observatory Hotel in Sydney, they've actually closed the door on the Langham Yangtze in Shanghai.
Sophie Friedman, a Conde Nast Traveler contributor based in China, emailed us last week to say the hotel, a place we once called "practically perfect", parted ways with Langham (i.e. the management contract was not renewed.) Instead, the building's owners are doing their own thing and the hotel has been renamed Yangtze Boutique Hotel.
The hotel has been removed from the Langham Hotels website but we're having a hard time tracking down a new website. However, we found a listing on Expedia that shows rates starting around $161 a night the first weekend in May. Room photos on Expedia also show no change from the Langham days so that's nice to see.
If you're a Langham loyalist, don't fret too much. They have another hotel in Shanghai, the new Langham Xintiandi, as well as five others in China with about six or seven more to open in the next few years. So your Langham lust should be well sated here.
[Photo: Langham Hotels/Flickr]