CHICAGO, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Langham, Chicago announces the honor of receiving the coveted AAA Five Diamond designation. This is the first time Langham, Chicago has attained this prestigious rating, having opened less than a year ago in July 2014.
Properties at this level require experienced, highly qualified staff to provide the custom service today's luxury hotel guest expects, according to AAA. These establishments deliver unmatched guest comfort with luxurious accommodations, extraordinary facilities and many personalized amenities. Langham Chicago is part of a select group representing the upper echelon of the hospitality industry in North America. Currently, just 124 hotels and 59 restaurants hold the AAA Five Diamond Rating.
"We are honored to receive the coveted AAA Five Diamond Award designation," said Robert Schofield, Managing Director. "This award reflects the commitment of our staff and management to provide every guest with exceptional hospitality. All of us at The Langham Chicago are proud of their hard work and dedication."
"A big part of becoming a Five Diamond establishment is consistently exceeding expectations of even the most discriminating traveler — the AAA inspector. Five Diamond properties deliver a highly personalized, memorable experience we're pleased to recognize with the Five Diamond Rating," said Michael Petrone, director of AAA Tourism Information Development.
Situated in a historic downtown building, The Langham, Chicago carries on the landmark traditions, values, and service established at the original Langham, London in 1865. The fourth and latest North American addition to the prestigious Langham Hospitality Group occupies 13 of the first 52 floors of the riverfront AMA Plaza, designed by legendary architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.
Fusing luxury and comfort, The Langham, Chicago offers 316 guest rooms and suites; Chuan Spa with wellness and fitness amenities; the Pavilion Lounge; Travelle restaurant, lounge, and bar; the 4,000-square-foot Langham Club with butler service; and 15,000 square feet of meeting and event space. Additionally, The Langham, Chicago is a hub for artistry, with over 150 pieces of art displayed at the property.
Travelle, located on the 2nd floor of the Langham hotel, is a casually elegant restaurant, lounge and bar which feature Chef Tim Graham's contemporary interpretations of Mediterranean cuisine. Travelle recently launched their new outdoor sister concept, Elle on the River, on Thursday, May 15. The waterfront restaurant, located between the State and Wabash bridges, invites lunch and dinner guests to casually nosh on Mediterranean-style tacos and sip from flavored cocktail punch bowls while enjoying its spectacular city views.
For 78 years AAA has used professional inspectors to conduct in-person property inspections and publish the results to guide member travel decisions. AAA offers the only ratings based on on-site evaluations guided by member priorities. And, with more listed properties than any other rating entity, AAA operates the only rating system that covers the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.
Diamond Rated hotels and restaurants are listed in AAA trip planning products: the eTourBook® guides and AAA Mobile® app for tablets and smartphones, the TripTik® Travel Planner and Travel Guides on AAA.com and AAA TourBook® guides available at AAA/CAA offices. Travelers can learn about AAA inspections and Diamond Ratings at AAA.com/Diamonds.
Langham Hospitality Group
As the wholly-owned subsidiary of Great Eagle Holdings, Langham Hospitality Group encompasses a family of distinctive hotels under The Langham, Langham Place, and Eaton brands that are located on four continents. The Group takes its name from the legendary Langham in London which was widely recognized as Europe's first Grand Hotel. For almost 150 years, this flagship hotel has represented sophisticated and gracious hospitality, a philosophy that reflects elegance in design, innovation in hospitality, genuine service and captivation of the senses across all properties. For reservations, please contact a travel professional or access the website at www.langhamhotels.com
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