The Langham Place opened in 2004 in the same building as the shopping gallery, 'The Place'. The very modern tower housing this hive of activity is 43 floors high. In the public spaces, escalators (including the longest in the world) can be used to move from floor to floor, unless you prefer to take the glass lifts with built-in televisions. In the reception area, look out for the charming 'guest lady', who is dressed all in pink and has the mission of answering your every question! She can also be found - in virtual form - on the television screen in your room, where she can take you through all the services on offer here. In order to get away from the incessant comings and goings of guests and passers-by, you will have to leave the superb cream reception area, which is unfortunately noisy and short of sofas. The superb 24-hour 'Lounge' club, lnown as 'L', is divided into three separate sections, one of which provides access to all kinds of computers. There is also an aquarium with goldfish, and tables set up against bay windows offering fine views. Newspapers, a television, video games and massage chairs are also available, as well as verrines and cocktails prepared at various times of the day. The Chinese character at the entrance to the superb spa symbolises water, which can be heard throughout the well-being area, a centre which is based around the five elements. When you reach the relaxing setting of the superb waiting room, you will be asked to fill out a questionnaire so that the qualified staff can provide individual advice on the treatment best suited to your needs. The soft sound of the water wall in the background is very calming. There is also a cabinet full of Chinese medicinal herbs; you can open the drawers and have a look! The superb corridors are decorated with Chinese relief designs and some private corridors lead discreetly to the three beautiful suites with oriental decor, fitted with infinity baths. Acupuncture is available here and you can also eat in the spa (a la carte menu). Guests staying at the hotel can work out on the brand new machines in the impressive gym (on the 41st floor) which enjoys fantastic city views. Separate changing rooms are provided for women and men, each with a sauna and a hammam. The beautiful decor includes ceramic washbasins adorned with snakes! Hidden away in a very stylish space on the 42nd floor is a 66 ft swimming pool and a jacuzzi. Three of the room's walls are transparent and offer exceptional views of the city below. Guests can relax in gazebos at either end or just lie back on one of the comfortable deck chairs with bright red cushions. It is even possible to hire an Ipod here. The private lounges used for organised events are very popular, especially the room with crystal ball chandeliers and a star-studded ceiling. The 'Work and Play' bar has been designed to host regular DJ nights and also has a big screen on which you can watch sport with friends. The bar has proved particularly popular with locals, who like to pop in after work to unwind and have a drink before heading home. There are also many computers here and an excellent business centre.