What Girlahead calls the Langham rose – above, photographed at The Langham, Melbourne – is a reminder that one colour can make a luxury brand. Orange is for Veuve Clicquot. Peninsula Green is for The Peninsula. Langham Pink is for Langham, and the colour – from roses to London-type taxis via balloons at ILTMs and other key events – has always been pushed and promoted by its highly-regarded CEO Stefan Leser. Two days he announcing his August departure, for family reasons. He quoted Jimi Hendrix: ‘the story of life is quicker than the the wink of an eye, the story of love is hello and goodbye until we meet again’.
Girlahead is thrilled to know about Langham’s continued expansion. The 180-key Langham Jakarta, opening 9th September, will be publicised by its Langham-pink 1957 A40 Somerset zipping around the central business district as fast as the city’s notorious traffic will allow – owner is Agung Segayu, GM is Gaylord Lamy and the 80 sq m Presidential Suite, on 60th floor, has direct access from the hotel garage.
La Palma is a somewhat rugged volcanic-lava island in the Canaries, and to help local navigation it obviously needed a lighthouse. Now that safety structure is, thanks to lighthouse fanatic Tim Wittenbecher, a three-bedroom hotel. It has no gym but you can climb the 150 steps up to the top of the actual light tower.
There will be numerous ‘unusual’ hotels, including luxury tented camps, coming up in Saudi Arabia. Hear Jerry Inzerillo here: