The Langham, Boston has re-opened its doors following a two-year, multi-million dollar renovation project, transforming this historic thread in the fabric of downtown Boston into a new American classic hotel and an iconic destination for luxury travellers from all over the world.
With Dyer Brown as architect and designer of the exterior hotel improvements and architect of record for the new interiors, and Richmond International overseeing the interior design and curating of the hotel’s art collection — all of which will reflect the building’s background as the former Federal Reserve Bank of Boston — The Langham, Boston is set to become as one of America’s most iconic hotels.
The elegantly appointed new lobby, decorated in jewel tones, with a cosy fireplace, ample seating, and high-design concierge area and check-in desk welcome guests upon arrival. The completely redesigned guest rooms and suites all feature brand new marble-clad bathrooms, New England-inspired décor and, in the case of the hotel’s signature Loft Suites, two story brass-embossed windows accenting the bi-level living and sleeping quarters left from the hotel’s days as the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. The prestigious Chairman’s Suite, a luxury penthouse featuring a king-sized bedroom, hardwood floors, a living room complete with a baby grand piano and a generous dining room that seats eight people, promises to be one of Boston’s most sought-after suites.
For foodies and cocktail aficionados, The Langham, Boston promises to be a destination unto itself. The Fed, a brand new destination bar, offers an outdoor terrace and a British cocktail pub menu with a New England twist. Grana, which will open on 9 July, will offer an authentic Italian dining experience set in the former grand hall of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, with soaring ceilings, ornate chandeliers and velvet banquettes. Grana‘s menu of approachable and shareable Italian dishes for breakfast, lunch and weekend brunch, created to inspire long conversations, festive celebrations and years of return visits, will be prepared by Executive Chef Stephen Bukoff. Bukoff will also oversee the menu at The Fed as well as the culinary offerings throughout the hotel.
Must-attend meetings, weddings and events are fit for one of The Langham’s newly refurbished function spaces. A sophisticated update to The Governor’s Room, a boardroom with an oak table with bronze detail and leather panel inserts, plush plaid carpeting and decorated with an array of historic photos of the building as the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, makes this one of the most desirable meeting and private dining spaces in the city.
The Wyeth Room, home to the N.C. Wyeth murals originally commissioned by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston depicting the history of the banking system of the United States, continues to be highly coveted for intimate weddings and other corporate and social events. The new Lincoln Ballroom, accommodating 175 guests, features natural light by way of a skylight flanked by chandeliers, and windows in its pre-function space overlooking Norman B. Leventhal Park, a city-centre green-space with a garden trellis, which itself is the perfect location for intimate wedding photos.
Guests of the hotel can also partake in a daily complimentary Heritage Tour of the hotel, including an overview of the impressive new art collection and the building’s heritage as the former Federal Reserve Bank of Boston in 1922.
This autumn, The Langham will introduce The Langham Club, a signature of The Langham Hotels & Resorts brand, featuring a private space in which guests who have purchased Club access can meet, eat and socialise; and a brand new pool, hot tub and fitness centre.