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Langham Hospitality Group Officially Launches in Sydney

Langham Hospitality Group has arrived in Sydney with the acquisition of The Observatory Hotel which becomes The Langham, Sydney today.  The property will be a truly glittering centerpiece amidst the city's renowned landmarks and gives Langham a strategic position for brand expansion in this key feeder city.

Located near Sydney's historical Rocks district and the Central Business District, the hotel is the ideal luxury base from which to conduct business and to explore the city.  The hotel is nestled near the vibrant harbour and the world-famous Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House, close to the bustling heart of the city with its fine selection of shops, museums, galleries and restaurants.   

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