A new American classic hotel, The Langham, Boston, reopened this month after a meticulous two-year renovation. The hotel is located in the heart of the city at 250 Franklin Street in the landmark former Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, offering ambient and contemporary accommodations to travelers who want to base themselves in the hub of Boston’s business and banking action.
The Langham Boston boasts the bones and much of the original architectural and interiors of the old Fed – including the original terrazzo floors from 1921 and the seal of the Federal Reserve in the flooring; original crown moldings; and the original exterior, all done in 1920s neo-classical design.
“Guests who book their stay with us today will be among the first to experience the brand-new version of The Langham that we have poured so much attention and time into creating since we closed our doors in April 2019,” said Michele Grosso, managing director of The Langham, Boston.
Guests of the hotel can partake in a daily complimentary Heritage Tour of the hotel gaining an overview of The Langham’s impressive new art collection — a robust collection featuring 60 specially-commissioned pieces of 268 total works, 126 of which have a local Boston connection — and the building’s heritage as the former Federal Reserve Bank of Boston in 1922..
Architecture and design tracks by Dyer Brown and Richmond International reflect the building’s background as the former Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. Guests are welcomed by a luxurious new lobby, decorated in jewel tones, with an antique fireplace, ample seating, and high-design concierge area and check-in desk. The completely redesigned guest rooms and suites will 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 that were left from the hotel’s days as the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.
The prestigious Chairman’s Suite luxury penthouse features a king bedroom, hardwood floors, a living room complete with a baby grand piano and an ample dining room that seats eight people, promises to be one of the top suites found in Boston.
Must-attend meetings and events are held in newly refurbished function spaces that can accommodate up to 175 guests, and feature natural light through skylights, chandeliers, and windows in its pre-function space overlooking Norman B. Leventhal Park, a lush city-center greenspace with a garden trellis. Also find a refresh to 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.
For foodies and cocktail aficionados, The Langham, Boston might be considered a destination unto itself. The Fed, is a brand new destination bar with an outdoor terrace and a British cocktail pub menu with a New England twist. Grana offers an authentic Italian dining experience set in the former grand hall of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, with soaring ceilings, ornate chandeliers and lush velvet banquettes. Its menu of approachable and shareable Italian dishes for breakfast, lunch and weekend brunch, created to inspire long conversations.
Later this fall, 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 socialize, serving multiple food and beverage offerings throughout the day; and a brand new pool, hot tub and fitness center.