Boston’s Langham Hotel set to reopen next year [Infographic]
A look inside the fully revamped Langham Hotel. (Photo: Langham)
A year-long renovation will point the historical space in an entirely new direction.
The historic Langham, long a hotel fixture in Boston’s Financial District, has had its doors closed as of late.
The reason is an $80-million-plus renovation which has been underway since April, with work scheduled to continue through next summer.
It’s an overhaul that’s been a long time coming for a property which is known as one of Boston’s most glamorous, despite not having received extensive upgrades since as far back as 1981.
While the hotel has always remained luxurious, some guests have started to ask when renovations would be undertaken. Now, with Langham Hospitality Group working to upgrade the property, they are getting their answer.
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A new look for The Langham
The new question then becomes: what will this project look like?
Langham Hospitality’s director of design and construction, Jennyfer Lacroix, says this work will “reposition it in the Langham portfolio to become one of the prominent properties we have in the United States.”
Despite the full makeover, the historic building’s facade, which was dubbed a Boston Landmark in 1978, will remain nearly unchanged.
The biggest change will be made at the main entrance, which is getting a new canopy and black awnings instead of the signature red ones. Modern uplighting will make the building look like a monument.
Finally, on the Post Office Square side of the hotel, the lobby bar will get its own street entrance, aiming to make the building a more welcoming structure.
Changing the Langham’s interior
The floorplan inside the lobby will be completely changed with the reception and concierge desk moving to a new location.
The lobby will also boast subtle nods to the building’s august history, one of which is a colour palette inspired by banknotes, and, on either side of chesterfield sofas, lamps that would look at home next to an old-fashioned bank teller.
When guests are waiting to check in, they will now be able to relax in a lounge space which resembles a living room, complete with a fireplace and handmade rugs.
The building’s 300-plus rooms are all being redesigned to feel lighter and more modern.
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