California Classic Luxury: The Langham Huntington Pasadena
In Southern California, tucked away beneath the San Gabriel Mountains, there is a hotel that boasts grandeur and luxury in its every corner. The sprawling architecture and pristine grounds it sits on is almost as stunning as the backdrop upon which it acts. With a long historic presence, award winning honors, and a goal to make environmental preservation top priority, The Langham Huntington in Pasadena, California is the perfect place to reside during your stay in sunny California.
About The Langham Huntington
This magnificent hotel is currently celebrating 101 years of success, making this iconic landmark hotel a much loved place for guests near and far. What makes The Langham Huntington stand apart from its counterparts is nothing less than pure dedication, world renowned service, and extraordinary beauty that is apparent in every aspect of this hotel. From the ideal location to the high class dining options to the special events they host for kids and four-legged kids, there is nothing but pleasure offered in this establishment.
Located in Pasadena, California, in an upscale neighborhood, with picturesque views of the San Gabriel Mountains flanking you from every side, you not only feel secluded and far away from reality, but in truth, you are conveniently located to many of California’s hot spots and well known attractions. With downtown Los Angeles but a short drive away, you can experience all that this California area has to offer, including museums, shopping, gourmet dining, nightlife, and other amazing sights. Whether you’re traveling with your spouse, the whole family, or with a group of friends, there is something to please the tastes of everyone, making The Langham Huntington an all-around wonderful place to stay.
The Langham Huntington not only provides a luxurious residence for their guests, but they desire to make their carbon footprint as minimal as possible along the way. Their CONNECT Program is based on four priorities: Governance, Environment, Community, and Colleagues. They use these priorities as a guideline in how they operate within their walls and in their external communities, all with the intention to make tomorrow a brighter and better place.
Some of the ways they make this possible is through utilizing the following:
- Eco-friendly laundry and housekeeping supplies
- State-of-the-art, satellite controlled sprinkler timers/low flow heads that utilize 30% less water
- Only purchasing locally grown, sustainable food products and retail items
- Using fresh, organic herbs and vegetables from the on-site garden
- 100% electric vehicles used on the property
- Donation of un-served food to the local homeless shelter
- Training programs for staff in how best to “live green”
- In addition to many others….
With a wide number of room options available, there is the perfect place for every guest to make themselves at home in The Langham Huntington, whether they need the largest penthouse suite for the whole family, or a cozy classic room for a refreshing ‘me-time’ weekend getaway. No matter which accommodation you choose, you can be assured that each is decorated elegantly to perfection with an underlying reflection of the grace and beauty of Southern California. While enjoying your beautiful surroundings indoors, don’t forget to look out the window at the unmatched views of the mountains and landscapes that will take your breath away.
There are 380 guest rooms, 38 classic suites, 8 private cottages, and 1 penthouse suite, giving you an array of options to best suit you and your loved ones. Complete with Signature Blissful Beds, Italian marble bathrooms, Chuan Spa bath amenities, and 24 hour room service, you’ll feel encased in luxury everywhere you turn.
There are a handful of dining options during your stay at The Langham Huntington, all serving nothing but exquisite cuisine amidst beautiful settings, with a range of culinary categories that please every palate.
The Royce | Wood-Fired Steakhouse
If you want a meal that matches the luxury of the hotel you’re surrounded by, then book a reservation at The Royce. Order a Japanese Kobe Beef steak prepared on an Aztec wood-fired grill along with Truffled Spinach and Seared Foie Gras for the most delicious experience your taste buds have ever witnessed. Top off your spectacular dinner with the finest selection of wine from the two glass-enclosed, temperature controlled wine rooms (red and white). If you need an extra glass to end the evening with, then move your party over to the Red Wine Room where you can enjoy post-dinner drinks.
The Royce is open for dinner Tuesday-Saturday and for Sunday brunch.
For early morning breakfast eaters, if you’d like some fresh air and want to bypass indoor seating, then grab a table at the outdoor patio of The Terrace and enjoy peaceful pool views while dining on California bistro-style cuisine. Enjoy breakfast throughout the week, and on Sunday, enjoy The Terrace’s Brunch and Breakfast Buffet. Brioche French Toast, Farm Fresh Eggs Benedict, and other breakfast classics are to be enjoyed at The Terrace.
The Terrace is also open for lunch and dinner.
The Tap Room
As a historic tribute to the original hotel bar of The Langham Huntington, The Tap Room is an upscale, modern venue where you can enjoy signature cocktails, tap beer, and any kind of liquor you can think of, along with small bites and sweet bites, making this the perfect place for after dinner drinks and dessert. Sipping on The Huntington 100 Martini while you nibble on Tuna Tartar wouldn’t be complete without a great beat. On Thursday nights, there is live jazz playing at The Tap Room, and on Friday and Saturday nights you can also enjoy live music.
The Lobby Lounge | The Langham Afternoon Tea with Wedgwood
The Langham family of hotels around the world participates in an afternoon tea every day, in tribute to the first Langham hotel in London that opened in 1865, that was the first luxury hotel in Europe to serve afternoon tea. While visiting The Langham Huntington, you too can participate in this years old tradition that is near and dear to the hotel’s heart. Enjoy a variety of tea choices, including a children’s tea selection so your daughter can finally have a real tea party, while savoring French macaroons, tea sandwiches, and other delectable snacks.
While vacationing in California, hitting the pool, the spa, and the gym are must dos, and you can be guaranteed that The Langham Huntington offers nothing but the best in these amenities for their guests.
Lounge poolside while you are pampered with delicious food and drinks from The Hideaway Pool Bar by the most attentive servers. After snacking for a bit and soaking in the summer rays, take a dip in the saltwater, heated year-round pool for a refreshing break, then hit up the Jacuzzi for a relaxing water massage.
Spend an afternoon (or all day!) at the Chuan Spa receiving classic spa treatments such as massages, facials, scrubs, and wraps, or try something unique and daring such as the Mistral Light Heat Energy or acupuncture. By collaborating with the world-renowned Tao of Wellness Pasadena Acupuncture Center, the Chuan Spa’s treatments are inspired by Traditional Chinese Medicine, providing you with a unique spa experience that offers more specialized services than other hotel spas.
Get your workout in at The Langham Huntington’s Fitness Center that is complete with TechnoGym equipment and personal training, as well as the option of scheduled classes such as yoga, Tai Chi, and pilates.
Try your hand at a round of tennis on the three tennis courts at The Langham Huntington or enroll in the tennis program for an active way to enjoy your California vacation. There are also bicycle rentals available, so be sure to cycle through the scenic residential areas that surround The Langham Huntington either on your own or as part of the weekly group ride, to see the beauty and learn the history of Pasadena.
For The Kids
Whether you have human kiddos or furry kiddos staying with you at The Langham Huntington, the hotel treats them all like royalty, offering special activities and amenities tailor-made for the littlest of guests.
The Langham Huntington Kids Program
When you enroll your child in the Kids Program, they will receive a special welcome gift that not only includes a fun craft activity for your child to enjoy, but also other goodies, including complimentary kid’s dinner in The Terrace each evening of your stay (which may not thrill your child as much as you!).
Check out the Chocolate Afternoon Tea with your children, for a fun way to enjoy the above mentioned Langham tradition in a child-friendly atmosphere.
Also, offered quarterly at the hotel is the Imagine Tea, which is a magnificent tea party full of child-friendly goodies as well as a magic show performed by junior performers. Not only will your child have a great time, you can feel good knowing that the Imagine Tea series benefits local children’s non-profit organizations; just another way that The Langham Huntington gives back.
The Langham Huntington Doggie Program
The Doggie Program at The Langham Huntington may just be one of the best pet programs we’ve ever seen at a hotel! Feel free to bring the family dog along for the ride to Pasadena, because they are more than welcome through the doors of The Langham Huntington.
Upon enrollment of the Doggie Program, your furry friend will be pampered to perfection, with all the necessary items that a dog might need to stay at a posh hotel, including a bed, mat, bowl, door hanger, and more. In addition to the gear, it gets even better for your pooch.
Treat them to a spa service by Bliss Paws, and we’re not talking about a simple bath; choose from a range of massage options, with aromatherapy, cold stones, and acupressure.
After your pup is more relaxed than you, have them order in room service; no, not for you, for them! Choose from dog-friendly entrees prepared by The Langham kitchen, such as The Bowser Burger or mini donuts, cupcakes, and carrot cake, all specially made for pooches. There is also pre-packaged natural dog food available for those who aren’t used to the high dining cuisine.
Come explore the California classic luxury that The Langham Huntington provides, and fill your vacation days with LA attractions, relishing in the natural landscapes, and spending quality time with the ones around you.
Be sure to check out the special offers and packages that The Langham Huntington offers, to make your stay even more spectacular!
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