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The Langham Melbourne
With its imposing marble staircase, opulent crystal chandeliers, and massive floral displays—which include a weekly changing centerpiece, plus two-dozen pink roses, standard with every Langham property—the lobby here was designed to impress. Situated on the Southbank Promenade, the 388-room property exudes understated elegance, with plush furnishings in muted tones and unexpected luxe accents including highball, wine, and champagne glasses in every room. Afternoon tea here is an exquisite affair, served on Wedgwood china and with the option for free-flowing sparkling wine, while the Melba restaurant has six “cooking theaters” including an “Asian wok and clay pot station” and “Tandoori oven and spice kitchen” for preparing a vast range of dishes that reflect Melbourne’s diversity. Don’t miss the Chuan Spa’s indoor saltwater pool, which offers unbeatable views of Flinders Street Station, Federation Square, and the Yarra River, and in the warmer months, opens out onto an outdoor deck.
By Ratha Tep, AFAR Local Expert
The Langham Hotel, Melbourne
Inject a little old world class into your visit to Melbourne and stay at The Langham. Overlooking the Yarra River in the Southbank Promenade, the hotel boasts elegant suites, restaurants by chefs Neil Perry and Guillaume Brahimi and the award winning Chuan Spa. Those with a sweet tooth would enjoy High Tea in Aria Bar, located on the first floor, which boasts the best scones in Melbourne!
By Nicole Smith
1 Southgate Ave, Southbank VIC 3006, Australia
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