The Langham, New York
What We Love
- Central location close to the rapidly-changing Garment District, the Empire State Building, and more
- Expansive 24-hour gym caters to serious athletes and insomniacs alike
- Ai Fiori, its sophisticated, Michelin-starred restaurant, and the adjacent Bar Fiori for its craft cocktails and small plates
- Soothing treatments founded on traditional Chinese medicine at Chuan Body + Soul, the fourth-floor spa
What To Know
- Langham's takeover in 2013 brought in an expanded event space and penthouse suites by French design firm Roche Bobois, as well as a multi-million dollar art collection by Alex Katz
- You'll sleep well with Swedish Duxiana beds and Italian Pratesi linens
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
On a busy Midtown block, The Langham, New York has a simple exterior that belies the modern style in neutral-tone oak, limestone, and onyx. It’s the kind of place that makes you speak in hushed tones and soak up the welcome—and carefully engineered—sense of calm. From the personal assistants to the maze-like spa, the hotel has a stately, elegant air that appeals to the business crowd as much as weekenders looking to splurge in style, and New Yorkers after a staycation. The 214 loft-like guest rooms and suites are among the city’s largest, with oversize windows that offer both sprawling city views and warm natural light along with panels of Italian walnut and rosewood, stark white linens, and slate-gray accents that lend an organic, subtly masculine vibe. The bathrooms, which are bigger than some city apartments, feature rain showers, televisions inset in the mirrors, and Zuma soaking tubs that look comfortable enough to sleep in. This cool kid on the block has already shown it can keep pace with the best of them, housing Michelin-starred Ai Fiori, his-and-hers Julien Farel salons, and the Chuan Body + Soul spa, which occupies the entire fourth floor. For an early morning workout during your New York excursion, there’s an impressive 24-hour gym that’s fit for athletes and insomniacs alike. After all, New York is the city that never sleeps. But if you must, do it in a Duxiana bed.
In the Area
Get a culture fix at MoMa, a must-visit Midtown museum housing the world’s best collection of modern masterpieces, or thumb your way through an original Gutenberg Bible and Mozart’s own copy of his Symphony in D Major at the Morgan Library & Museum. For a memorable New York meal, slurp raw oysters on the half shell at the Grand Central Oyster Bar & Restaurant, buried in Grand Central Terminal’s cavernous depths, or walk south to Madison Square Park and get in line for your must-try burger at Danny Meyer’s Shake Shack.
How to Get There
This is the first time I stayed at this hotel after many stay in other hotels in New York .
the lengham hotel on Fifth Avenue, located in heart of Manhattan, answered all my expectations for me.
From the spacious rooms,
the hotel staff is amazing and smiling, service is above and beyond !!
I loved it, and I'll come back for sure.
The Langham Hotel NY is fabulous. Rooms are huge and beautifully furnished. (Our family had 3 rooms). Handicapped Room was fully accessible. Views from upper floors are spectacular. Service impeccable. PERFECT. Amenities are luxurious. Huge Bathrooms with marble tubs and walk-in shower. Linens, Robes and towels soft and luxurious. Staff is accommodating and helpful. Fabulous, astonishing, gourmet restaurant on premises, where I gave a parties on Saturday night and again Sunday morning. Food fabulous, delicious and service impeccable. Extensive wine selections. Awesome, world class hotel. Every possible amenity was provided for guests by Concierge. Can’t improve on perfection
Perfect mid town location is this is where you want to stay. Some of the biggest rooms in the city. Had a family suite with 2 queens, super large bathrooms, 5th avenue view. Impeccable service. Wonderful restaurant upstairs. Lovely cafe immediately next door. Nice gym.
Cant speak highly enough of the hotel, perfect location, massive room (we were upgraded to the Deluxe suite on arrival), very friendly and helpful staff. We were only in NY thurs-sunday from the UK on our first trip to NY so I was nervous about getting the hotel wrong, I dont think I could of picked a better one! Thanks!
There really isn't much to complain about regarding the The Langham New York, Fifth Avenue. It's a fine hotel.
The lobby was open, full of art, easily navigated, and not crowded. The front desk reception staff were friendly and exceedingly courteous. We had decided to indulge in a staycation in the city, and got a massive suite on the 25th floor. It was modern, with expansive views East, South, and West. Facing the Empire State Building, we were treated to a twinkling light show and the change to Memorial Day weekend colors. The rooms were cold enough to store meat, but warmed after a thermostat reset. (the leather couch in the living room remained a cool, meat locker temp. Brrr!) We ordered in dinner, desserts, and breakfast, and it was all very, very good.
In fact, the check list of items (décor, amenities, linens, etc.) was five star. Unfortunately, for us, the hotel lacks warmth - not on the temperature scale, but on the personal scale. Maybe I’m watching too much Simon Sinek, but the turn-down service attendants were absolutely fearful. Perhaps they have too many rooms to even consider slowing down, but they seemed to convey more dread than efficiency. [Note: our room rate would not suggest that The Langham needs to be short staffed.] My grievance seems minor. What else? The doormen couldn’t have cared less about us, as guests or non-guests as we walked through the lobby to the elevators. Add in a busy, touristy Fifth Avenue, and you have the makings of an impersonal stay. I guess I like it a little warmer.
To be fair, we didn’t use the fitness room, the restaurant, the terrace, the lobby bar, or anything else; and those features may in fact make the Langham great. Located in the dead center of tourist central, with a high rise, dirty window panache, and a less than spectacular corporate feel, I’d relegate this to a corporate expense account stay.