CHINA Langham Hospitality Group will be managing the first new luxury city centre hotel under the Langham Place brand in Haining, opening in 2014 as part of an integrated complex comprising a retail shopping centre, commercial offices and residential apartments.

Situated in the Zhejiang coastal province, the hotel will feature 266 guestrooms and suites, meeting and banqueting facilities, a range of dining and entertainment options, a spa concept with six treatment rooms and an indoor swimming pool.

Langham Place, Haining’s event facilities will comprise a 900-square metre pillar-less grand ballroom, a 300-square metre junior ballroom, and eight multi-function rooms ranging from 45 to 100 square metres. It will also feature a ceremonial hall spanning 3000 square metres, set amidst a private landscaped Wedding Park along the city’s river.

F&B options will include an all-day dining restaurant, a casual signature lounge and bar, and a fine dining Chinese restaurant inspired by the renowned Michelin-starred Ming Court at Langham Place, Hong Kong.

“With three new Langham Place hotels set to open in Ningbo, Guangzhou and Xiamen this year, China is definitely one of the primary regions of expansion for the brand,” Langham Hospitality Group regional vice-president of China, Taiwan and Macau, Lo Young said.

“Our new hotel in Haining will be a welcome addition to its sister hotels in Beijing, Shenzhen and Shanghai, and we look forward to playing an important role in the city’s future.”