After treading water in placid seas for some time, we’re ready for a new wave of luxury at The Langham Gold Coast.
THE GOLD COAST LIVES in our sun-drenched dreams as the quintessential Australian beach destination, and what pairs better with gold than diamonds? Specifically the stunning diamond-faceted exteriors of the glittering new Jewel complex, anchored by The Langham, the newest addition to the top tier of the country’s hospitality scene.
A storied brand first founded in central London, The Langham is bringing 150 years of luxury service to the first new beachfront development in more than three decades on the Gold Coast, pioneering a new generation of glamor on iconic Surfers Paradise beach.
If like us you’re more accustomed to the tropical beaches of Southeast Asia and the South Pacific, we’ve got a whole new seafront sensibility to wow you with. The buzz of hot people here for the clear waters and the cool vibe, sunbathers and surfers and those quintessential lifeguard towers, barbecues fired up, everyone eating and drinking alfresco, the neverending waves on one side and the city skyline on the other with verdant hills of the hinterlands in the distance. Seriously, strolling this two-kilometer stretch of golden sands is like stepping into a movie set.
And at last there’s a hotel upping the ante right at oceanfront, helping to put this already international renowned town onto the premium global bucketlist. In fact, the four-bedroom Ocean Penthouse atop The Langham Gold Coast probably deserves a bucketlist slot of its own: it’s 256 square meters stocked with Gaggeneau appliances and Diptyque toiletries, boasting a massive balcony and 180-degree views over the sea, city and mountains. Of course, all the other 169 residences along with 169 hotel rooms are plush, airy and elegantly appointed, and come with access to two pools (one outside with our favorite water feature, a swim-up bar; and the other inside and shaped like – what else? – a diamond), the traditional Chinese medicine-influenced Chuan Spa, and the brand’s signature service, so we are deeply tempted to move right in.
You’ll never want for fantastic food here, considering there are seven bars and restaurants. Among them: T’ang Court, the three-Michelin-starred institution at The Langham Hong Kong, brings its incredible Cantonese cuisine, Akoya serves up a seafood buffet and classic grill fare, and Palm Court carries on the original Langham’s tradition with the best afternoon tea you’ll find in the Southern Hemisphere.
The Langham Gold Coast is all about light and angles and the interplay of stylish design with natural beauty. Dunes, palms, the geometry of bamboo, the curlicue effect of coral – you’ll find these patterns and more inside and out of this beautiful property. It’s a diamond and we all deserve more sparkle in our lives.
Article sponsored by The Langham Gold Coast.
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