The Greatest Ballroom of Them All to Open in 2010 at The Langham, Auckland
(Auckland – 18 December 2008)
The hunt for the most beautiful venue in the land will be over for all ‘princes’ and event organisers, with the opening
of The Great Room at The Langham, Auckland in February 2010.
Design illustrations of the new venue profile the major expansion planned for the hotel’s current ballroom facilities.
There will be capacity to seat 900 people for grand banquets and 1200 people for conferences. A stunning lobby area,
ideal for cocktail parties or pre-dinner receptions, will also be a significant feature of The Great Room development.
Jeffrey van Vorsselen, Managing Director of The Langham, says: “The Great Room project starting in May 2009, is
extremely exciting and will result in an exceptionally glamorous venue on a scale never seen before in New Zealand. The
project will start only in May, so it will be business as usual in the New Year for the current ballroom and conference
facilities at The Langham, until this time.”
“The inspiration for The Great Room has been taken from the grand venues of Europe and the ballroom will be resplendent
with interior design features and opulent attention to detail in the soft furnishings. A sophisticated dining experience
will be available on a banquet scale and the venue will feature state-of-the-art technology for exhibitions and
displays. This will ensure that the new room is both a gracious and versatile space for use by a variety of clients.”
Mr van Vorsselen also commented that it was due to overwhelming interest in a large scale, top quality event facility
that inspired the expansion. Such demand he says is exciting for the New Zealand events, meetings and conference market
and The Langham is proud to be able to provide such a ballroom and multi-functional venue for New Zealand and overseas
event organisers alike.
The Great Room is due to open fully in February 2010 with part of the new facility available for bookings from 1 October
2009 as the first phase of the project is finished. The remainder of the project will then be completed enabling the
official grand opening to take place in February 2010.
“This launch will rival all others as The Langham welcomes the completed Great Room into its growing repertoire of five
star hosting facilities. Such an event will also showcase the outstanding potential of The Great Room, as we herald the
arrival of this premier venue to Auckland and New Zealand,” adds Mr van Vorsselen.