The lobby redesign was focused on creating a grand entrance that maintained the history of its home in Boston’s former Federal Reserve Bank building, originally opened in 1922 and distinguishes the Langham as a national architectural landmark.
The Reserve is decked out with purple and gold leather banquets and high-back chairs to go along with a white Italian marble floor and dark-wood, mixed-height dining and conversation tables. In December, the Reserve will continue the Langham’s tradition of serving afternoon tea. Until then, you'll just have to suffer though the champagne.
With three on-site restaurants and a rethought first impression in the form of its lobby, it looks like the Langham is not only trying to keep guests on property, but also tempt in the locals. It is interesting to note that BOND already draws a sophisticated after-work and weekend crowd, which begs the question:
Will the Reserve be a redundant addition, or will it even further thrust the Langham into the local social scene?
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[Photo: Langham Hotels]