Hong Kong-based Langham Hotels & Resorts, the luxury hotel tier of the Langham Hospitality Group, has revealed expansion plans that call for three new hotels in the United States. The properties will be The Langham, Bishop's Lodge, Santa Fe, in New Mexico; Langham Place, Wade Park, in Frisco, Texas; and Langham Place, San Francisco. The brand already has four hotels in the States, one each in Boston, Chicago, New York, and Pasadena, Calif.
"We have chosen three exciting destinations in the U.S. in which to expand the Langham Hotels and Resorts portfolio," said Robert Warman, chief executive officer of LHG, in a statement. "Thanks to our successful hotels in the U.S., as well as our celebrated locations in London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Shanghai, our brand awareness among luxury travelers has never been stronger. With these three new additions, we will continue to offer our guests a diversity of experiences in North America."
The Langham, Bishop's Lodge, Santa Fe, will be housed in the 1920s vintage former Bishop's Lodge, owned by an affiliate of HRV Hotel Partners. The property will reopen under the Langham flag in 2018 following an extensive multimillion-dollar renovation, which will include the demolition and remodeling of the existing rooms and public areas at the property, as well as new construction to expand the hotel to 139 rooms and suites. Located on 317 acres, it will be Langham Hotels and Resorts first resort in the United States.
Langham Place, Wade Park, will be a $1.6 billion hotel-residence development project covering 175 acres. The 35-story project will feature 250 rooms and suites, more than 25,000 square feet of meeting and event space, several dining outlets and a full-service spa. The property is slated to open in 2018.
Langham Place, San Francisco, will be part of the exciting new Transbay Transit Center Project in downtown San Francisco, which promises to become the "Grand Central Station of the West" when completed later this year. The $4.5 billion project, at the intersection of First and Mission streets, encompasses 11 separate local and regional transit systems. While design details were not yet unveiled for the property, it is scheduled to open in 2019.