A newly renovated suite comes with views of Boston.
Grand reopenings of any kind are cause for celebration in these hazy post-pandemic days. But The Langham, Boston welcoming travelers back is a true reason to break out the Champagne— especially for those who get to pop a cork within the hotel’s new The Langham Club.
The historic property, built in 1920 and once home to the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, closed its doors in April 2019 for what was slated to be a yearlong, multimillion-dollar renovation, the first major refresh since the building was converted into a hotel in 1981. More than two years later and with an estimated price tag of $200 million, The Langham, Boston reopened in June.
“We are thrilled to welcome guests back to The Langham after more than two years of restoration and reimagining of the space,” says Michele Grosso, managing director of The Langham, Boston. “Guests of The Langham will surely notice the extraordinary transformation that came with the great deal of time and care, tying it seamlessly back to its Boston banking heritage but with a fresh, luxurious touch.”
One of the most anticipated additions to the luxurious property is The Langham Club. It’s a signature of The Langham Hotels & Resorts brand, a celebrated name in hospitality around the world since the flagship hotel opened in London in 1865.
Plush seating invites guests to the British-inspired pub.
“When it opens this fall, The Langham Club will offer an elevated private club experience at our new American classic hotel,” says Grosso. “With several exceptional dining presentations throughout the day, cocktails in the evenings, a warm welcoming staff and quiet nooks from which to work, relax and socialize, all with park views, The Langham Club promises to be a coveted destination within the hotel. Guests can choose to upgrade their overnight booking to include Club access, or enjoy it inclusively with any booking made in an executive-level suite or above.”
Beyond the confines of the club, the grand reopening brings two new dining experiences from executive chef Stephen Bukoff: The Fed, serving a British cocktail pub menu with a New England twist, and Grana, an all-day Italian concept set in the former grand hall of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. The hotel’s original murals by N.C. Wyeth remain front and center in the private event space aptly named The Wyeth Room, but there are plenty of new works to admire throughout the property. The Langham, Boston’s art collection has grown to include over 200 works, with 59 specially commissioned pieces sourced from local Boston artists through The Copley Society. In the spirit of Wyeth, all of the works pay homage to the hotel’s banking history and the city itself.
Boston’s Dyer Brown served as architect and designer of the exterior hotel upgrades and architect of record for the refreshed interiors, while Richmond International oversaw the interior design and curating of the hotel’s art collection. Highlights of the sumptuous redesign are a new lobby washed in jewel tones with an oversized fireplace, 312 updated guest rooms including 17 suites all featuring marble-clad bathrooms and New England-inspired decor with original brass-embossed windows in the signature Loft suites. Complimentary tours of The Langham, Boston are offered daily, a perfect chance to experience the property’s spirited past and sparkling present in the same moment. 250 Franklin St., 617.451.1900, langhamhotels.com
Photography by: PHOTO COURTESY OF THE LANGHAM, BOSTON