Staycation: The Langham Huntington

To recharge and replenish, look no further than Pasadena’s premier hotel.

After being confined to our homes for months, many have been dreaming of a relaxing getaway. Luckily, one of the world’s best hotels is located in our neighborhood. The Langham Huntington, Pasadena is the perfect place to indulge in a much-needed staycation. With several onsite restaurants, kid-friendly activities, luxurious amenities, impeccable service, and a world-renowned spa, this five-star property is the perfect destination.

The iconic property boasts 379 guest rooms, 38 classic suites, and an uber-luxe two-bedroom, two-story penthouse suite. The property also has eight private cottages (a few of them have kitchens), perfect for a family or those seeking an extended visit.

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Those traveling with little ones can take advantage of The Langham Huntington Kids Program: for just $30 your children (12 and under) will receive special goodies and offerings at check-in. The property offers ample kid and family-friendly activities and amenities, including Chocolate Afternoon Tea with Wedgwood on Sundays. Specially themed children’s teas, such as the Imagine Tea and Etiquette Tea, take place at various times throughout the year.

With its lush gardens, historic ballrooms, and private boardrooms offering 50,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and event space, The Langham plays host to a variety of events throughout the year from meetings, weddings, and galas, as well as serves as a popular location for filming. Sign up for the Film Tour and Tea, a 90-minute walking tour hosted by filming locations explorer Jared Cowan, to see where productions like Saving Mr. Banks and American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace were filmed, followed by tea and scones.

If you’re feeling peckish, there’s no shortage of delicious dining opportunities—from classic to contemporary settings. A nod to the prohibition era, The Tap Room’s stylish space is the perfect locale to sample classic and innovative handmade cocktails. Sip and savor the atmosphere with live music on Friday and Saturday nights.

The Terrace serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily, along with a delectable breakfast buffet and Dim Sum Sunday brunch. The California bistro-style menu is comprised of fresh, seasonal, and sustainable ingredients. The Terrace’s outdoor patio offers guests alfresco dining with views of the Picture Bridge and pool, providing the perfect setting for a business lunch or relaxing dinner.

For the gourmand, The Royce Wood-Fired Steakhouse offers the finest selection of USDA Prime Cuts, Australian Wagyu, and authentic Japanese Kobe beef, expertly prepared over a wood-fired grill. For a one-of-a-kind experience, The Royce’s exclusive Chef’s Table seats up to eight guests and includes a personalized seven-course tasting menu.

If the past months have left you depleted to say the least, take refuge in the sanctuary of the Chuan Spa, an “oasis of tranquility” where guests can indulge in treatments based on the ancient traditions of the Far East. The spa’s service menu offers an ample selection of pampering opportunities, from hair and nail services to massage, scrubs, and body treatments. Those seeking a more active experience can work up a sweat at the state-of-the-art Fitness Center. Additional offerings include personal training, in addition to scheduled fitness classes such as yoga, Reformer Pilates, Tai Chi, and interval training.

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