The Langley, a 41-key boutique hotel by The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts, is set open in summer 2018 following a multimillion-pound four-year renovation by Dennis Irvine Studio. Owned and managed by City & Country Hotels Ltd, the Buckinghamshire property is the sister of The Wellesley Knightsbridge in London.
“Upon opening, The Langley will mark The Luxury Collection’s fourth hotel in England – a significant milestone for the brand as we continue to grow our portfolio in this special destination, rich in history and culture,” comments Mitzi Gaskins, Global Brand Leader, The Luxury Collection and JW Marriott. “Known for being an authority on the destination, The Luxury Collection hotels deliver authentic experiences around the world. This new property showcases this property’s unique history and heritage while also highlighting the diversity of our portfolio – from buzzing city hotels to grand country palaces to exotic island hotels.”
Located in the Langley Park estate, a 40-minute drive from the capital, the hotel comprises two buildings – a historic mansion once the former estate of the Duke of Marlborough, and a Grade II-listed 18th century building formerly used as a stables and brew house.
The hotel’s interior design carefully balances the history of the estate with contemporary luxury, with imposing doorways and Baroque fireplaces found throughout the property. Guestrooms and suites also feature elegant roll-top baths as a centrepiece, with expansive windows frame views of the surrounding greenery and open lake.
Elsewhere, The Langley’s 25,000ft2 spa offers eight large treatment rooms, a VIP suite with dip pools, and a women’s only thermal area. Collaborating with personal trainer and fitness author Matt Roberts, the property’s gym comprises technologically advanced facilities including a cryotherapy centre, while outdoor training sessions will be held in the hotel’s landscaped grounds.
Additional facilities include a signature restaurant, intimate bar offering cognac and cigars, as well as a courtyard serving afternoon tea. The property’s original winter garden has also been refurbished and reconfigured to create a backdrop for weddings.
Khalid Affara, Hotel Developer at The Langley, adds: “The restoration of The Langley has been an incredible process involving large teams of experts painstakingly regenerating this magnificent historic building to its former glory. The whole estate is steeped in such rich history and heritage we are excited to soon launch a product that successfully celebrates The Langley’s past whilst offering contemporary luxury and design alongside outstanding dining. The sheer size and specification of The Langley Spa help to make the estate an outstanding destination.”
Carlton Ervin, Chief Development Officer, Europe, Marriott International, concludes: “The Luxury Collection continues to look for opportunities to grow our brand in the world’s most desirable locations, and the United Kingdom, with its deeply rooted history, storied legacy and continued demand for tourism, is no exception. The expansion of Marriott International’s luxury footprint into Buckinghamshire enables us to offer our well-heeled guests, domestic and overseas alike, authentic experiences in the quaint and picturesque setting of the countryside.”
The Langley joins a growing ensemble of over 100 properties around the world, adding to the Luxury Collection portfolio in England, alongside sister hotel The Wellesley Knightsbridge, The Park Tower Knightsbridge and The Westbury in London.