The Langham, Hong Kong

One of Hong Kong’s leading luxury hotels, the Langham has recently undergone a refurbishment of the main Lobby and Reception, Palm Court lounge, Artesian bar and a number of rooms and suites.  dpa were commissioned as lighting consultants and worked closely with G.A Design to recreate these spaces with a fresher and more modern appearance reflecting the brand’s reputation for exquisite comfort and convenience, whilst respecting the existing architectural bounds.

The Lobby, Palm Court and Artesian bar do not benefit greatly from natural light, so the challenge was to provide a lighting scheme that responded to the outdoor environment throughout the day, whilst maintaining a comfortable environment for hotel guests.  This was achieved by introducing new lighting to existing architectural elements within the Lobby to provide increased illumination to vertical surfaces and at the entrance threshold and towards reception to promote a greater sense of arrival that carries guests through the space.

The Palm Court lounge and Artesian bar are directly adjacent to the Lobby and so a balance needed to be struck, ensuring parity with the lighting within the Lobby whilst also promoting a relaxed atmosphere throughout the day and into the evening.  Key features including the newly designed pastry counter and tea display are spot-lit with narrow beam luminaires and contain integrated lighting to draw attention to one of Langham’s world famous signatures, afternoon tea.  Elsewhere concealed lighting and soft decorative luminaires complement the sophisticated new finishes, creating an inviting and cosy setting.

Both spaces are controlled via an upgraded lighting control system to change the emphasis and atmosphere at different times of day, whilst saving energy.

The new guestroom interior design responds to the excellent natural light ingress, with light and refreshing finishes.  The lighting seeks to complement this with new energy efficient LED light sources and appropriate controls over individual lighting elements, offering brighter and softer scenarios for day and night.

Client: Langham Hotels
Operator: Langham Hospitality Group
Interior Design: GA Design