A new American classic, reimagined

Fresh starts are exactly what the new year is all about—especially when the new year is also the beginning of a new decade. Here at The Langham, Boston, we are extremely excited for what 2020 will bring. If you haven’t noticed, we are undergoing quite the transformation. For the past several months the property has been getting the R&R that it well deserves.

The renovation encompasses the hotel from top to bottom; everything is being overhauled. As a historic landmark, originally the Federal Reserve Bank, in Downtown Boston we are thrilled to be bringing a new American classic, reimagined to the neighborhood. From the guest rooms to the ballrooms to the lobby to the restaurants, we will be re-launching as the luxurious juxtaposition of historic Boston in a new decade.

Our new lobby will be decorated in jewel tones, with a cozy fireplace, ample seating, and a chic concierge area and guest reception. A new Club Lounge will give guests a private space to meet, eat and socialize, with several different food and beverage offerings throughout the day. The guest rooms are also being completely redesigned, with brand new marble-clad bathrooms and New England-inspired décor.

Our suites are getting a significant facelift as well. Our signature Loft Suites will feature two story brass-embossed windows accenting the bi-level living and sleeping space. These beautiful brass embossed windows have been painstakingly restored to their former glory from our days as the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. Our prestigious Chairman’s Suite has been transformed into a luxury penthouse featuring a king-sized one-bedroom, hardwood floors, a living room complete with a baby grand piano, a wet bar, and a spacious dining room that can seat eight.

Moving through our function spaces, the Lincoln Ballroom, which can accommodate up to 200 guests, and will feature a breathtaking (and huge!) skylight, makes us one of the few hotels in town offering a ballroom beaming with natural light. The Governor’s Room will feature a mahogany boardroom table, plush plaid carpeting and an array of historic maps of the Boston area that were sourced from the Boston Public Library’s Norman B. Leventhal Map Center. This room will also have access to the Wyeth Room, which is home to two N.C. Wyeth murals originally commissioned by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. N.C. Wyeth was one of the greatest artists of early 20th century and his murals are a local treasure.

We will be bringing this passion for art forward to this decade. Our iconic property will feature an extensive art collection, all sourced from renowned local artists. Our goal is to bring the vibrance of our city and the neighborhood we’re a part of into the hotel through these works of art. While we all have to wait a little bit longer to see the art collection come to life, locals will soon start to notice the exterior being carefully restored, which will eventually welcome guests into the hotel. And of course, we will have a few brand-new restaurants as well, including: a destination bar with an outdoor terrace and an innovative dining concept. More on these coming soon!

We have created this blog to share not only renovation updates, but to also share all the fun and engaging events and activities that are happening around our city. We want to continue to be a resource for Bostonians and visitors even while we are undergoing our transformation. So be sure to follow along so we help you to celebrate the everyday. Hit the subscribe button and you can be the first to hear what 2020 has in store for The Langham, Boston and our city. 

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