How Will Langham Place Fifth Avenue's New Lounge 'Measure' Up To the Old One?
While Langham Chicago seems to be going through some minor delays, the wait is officially over with Langham's newly-rebranded property in New York.
making its grand debut tomorrow.
Though we gave you a heads up about the change last fall, Langham sent out a formal announcement late last week, confirming that tomorrow, May 7, the former Setai Fifth Avenue will become Langham Place, Fifth Avenue. The announcement mostly tells us what we already knew, except for a few minor details. It turns out the hotel will indeed undergo some cosmetic changes—including new permanent artworks, updated decor, a Chuan spa, and a new lounge/bar concept.
And good news for folks visiting NYC this week: the opening of the new lounge, featuring a menu by former Maialino chef Jeffrey Seizer, coincides with the re-branding of the hotel tomorrow. So come hungry!
(For those of you wondering about the fate of the hotel's celebrated restaurant, Ai Fiori, rest assured. It's staying put for now.)
The new bar/lounge will be called Measure, and the menu will feature "American and British comfort food with a twist," as well as classic cocktails, wines, and craft beer. We're not expecting any major surprises with regard to the latter, but as for the American and British-inspired comfort food…? Whatever could it mean? Grilled cheese with house-cured ham? Cod and chips in the form of sliders? Heinz baked beans?
Measure will also feature live jazz every night starting at 8pm.
Additional changes include the opening of Chuan Spa, which is Langham's very own spa brand and we've written before about the one at Langham Auckland. In keeping with the Chuan theme, the spa will focus on traditional Chinese medicine treatments and techniques and will feature spiral showers and herbal steam rooms. Though if you're in need of some pressure point massaging immediately, plan on looking elsewhere, as the spa won't debut until 2014.
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