The Langham, Melbourne wins two awards at 2010 Victorian AHA Awards
The Environmental Best Practice Hotel of the Year Award acknowledges The Langham, Melbourne’s implementation of policies that support environmental best practice, its use of energy saving devices with regard to water and the quality of its in-house recycling program. It also acknowledges the contributions made by the hotel’s ‘Green Team Committee’, who effectively mobilise internal initiatives, programs, plans and polices into the standard operating procedures of the hotel.
In accordance with the growing impetus on reducing green house gas emissions and employing environmentally friendly systems, policies and habits, The Langham, Melbourne officially implemented its own environmental initiative, taking numerous steps to ensure the property continues to play its part in the improvement of global environmental health.
The Best Food and Beverage Service Employee of the Year award is a deserving acknowledgement for Anthony Ross, Executive Chef and The Langham, Melbourne. Dedicated to the innovation and development of the hotel’s culinary offerings and deeply involved in the planning and introduction of both the acclaimed Melba restaurant and ARIA Bar & Lounge, Anthony has also played a significant role in the immensely popular Langham Melbourne MasterClass, which attracts an enviable lineup of renowned international chefs. In 2009 the hotel introduced a series of Anthony Ross Cooking Classes, which enjoy a following and book out well in advance.
These awards are a testament to both The Langham Hotels International Environmental Project which launched on 5th May 2008 and The Langham, Melbourne’s consistent pursuit of providing guests with a most elegant experience through 5-star service, unique culinary offerings and luxurious detail.
The Langham Melbourne’s Managing Director, Ben Sington, is thrilled to have the hotel’s ongoing environmental and sustainability efforts along with the hotel’s staff and service recognised as leaders in the industry.
“The Langham, Melbourne is committed to minimising the environmental impacts associated with the day-to-day operation of the hotel in an environmentally sustainable manner,” Sington said. “Obviously, it’s an ongoing commitment and The Langham, Melbourne will continue to develop, implement and refine all of its environmental initiatives to ensure compliance with existing and future best practice standards, legislation and benchmarking to achieve sustainability.”
“The Langham, Melbourne is also dedicated to providing service with poise in a relaxed and comfortable yet indulgent environment. Anthony and his team will continue to enhance our Food and Beverage offerings to ensure our success and the enjoyment of our guests continues,” he added.
The AHA awards have a rigorous judging process, whereby nominations are put forward to a panel of industry notables, who decide the finalists and winners.
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Situated in the exclusive riverside Southbank precinct and offering stunning views of the Melbourne city skyline, the Yarra River and Federation Square, The Langham, Melbourne offers an opulent inner-city experience.
The 25-floor hotel is a member of the prestigious Leading Hotels of the World and has 387 luxuriously appointed rooms including 45 executive club rooms complete with personalised butler service. The Langham, Melbourne was voted the 7th best hotel in the Travel + Leisure USA Worlds Best 2007, is included on the Condé Nast Traveler US 2008 and Conde Nast Traveller UK 2008 Gold Lists as one of the World’s Best Hotels and is listed in the top three hotels on mainland Australia on the Condé Nast Traveler US Gold List for 2009.
The hotel’s chic Aria Bar & Lounge and interactive Melba restaurant offer guests exciting and sophisticated dining and drinking options. Extensive conference and meeting facilities are offered by the hotel and the five-star property is home to the highly acclaimed, luxury Chuan Spa. A member of the Leading Spas of the World, Chuan Spa offers treatments founded on Traditional Chinese Medicine and adjoins the sun terrace, pool and hotel’s Health Club.
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