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The Langham Sydney Will Officially Get Langham-ized

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  Site Where: 89-113 Kent Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia, 2000
July 14, 2014 at 11:45 AM | by | ()

Almost two years after Sydney's iconic Observatory Hotel changed owners to become The Langham Sydney, the property will close its door to undergo a massive renovation to make the space a lot more, well, Langham.

The first day of renovations is scheduled for July 24. Over the next four months, all 96 guest rooms, the lobby, dining areas and the residential-style ballroom will see a bit more than a few new coats of paint. Spending around $30 million AUD, the hotel will install a new design element, to bring it more in-line with their other properties around the globe.

Each of the rooms will trade their stuffy, dated interior for a more modern, white-washed decor with herringbone hardwood-floors, modern furnishings and gold and teal accents marrying high-end luxe with colonial charm. Being one of the only hotels in Sydney to offer balconies in each room, guests will be able to enjoy the near perfect Sydney weather from the comfort of their own room.

To beat jetlag or the energy of Sydney, the hotel will also introduce its signature spa, Chuan Spa, after the renovations. Specializing in Traditional Chinese Medicine, the spa brings old world wisdom with modern-day technique to The Rocks area. From the spa, guests will have access to the one of the coolest hotel pools we've seen; the starry sky and pale stone columns will be untouched during the renovation and we couldn't be happier about this.

In addition to the the spa, Sydney's property will feature another Langham signature with its Palm Court lobby bar; the perfect location for a refined high tea service that the hotel created almost 150 years ago in London.

The Langham, Sydney plans to re-open to wow guests just in time for the peek travel season in December.

Check out our review of the Langham Sydney, when it was still The Observatory Hotel by Orient-Express, right here.

[Artist Impressions: The Langham Sydney]

Archived Comments:

Hotel Group

I really can't wait to see what the Langham Hotel Group is going to do with the place. While I think that moving things around will definitely give the building a new feeling and personality, I hope that they do keep the structure and feeling of the building intact as much as possible. Removal of all traces of what it used to be is going to strip the history of the hotel!