Langham Hotel Boston

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The Langham, Boston

The Langham Hotel Boston is a luxury hotel in a historic building located at 250 Franklin Street in the financial district of Boston. Constructed in 1922, with a 1953 addition, the architecturally significant structure was the first Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, and designated a Boston Landmark in 1978. The hotel has received a four-star rating from Forbes and a four-diamond rating from AAA.

The Langham Hotel Boston is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World and managed by Langham Hotels International.


The Langham, Boston is a Renaissance Revival style building constructed in 1922 to house the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.[1] The building was designed by R. Clipston Sturgis based on the Palazzo della Cancelleria, in Rome, with its granite exterior, life-size equestrian statues, and painted dome ceiling. See further description in the Boston Landmarks Commission Report

Formerly the Governor's Reception room, The Wyeth Room contains two historic N.C. Wyeth murals. The room also has four large lamps with gold coin emblems that were previously at the Pearl Street entrance.See further description in the Boston Landmarks Commission Report The Governor's Rooms contain a Norman B. Leventhal Map collection of historic Massachusetts maps. As the hotel was previously a bank, the ground floor has narrow windows to help discourage unwanted intruders. The original entry doors from Pearl Street still contain the gold coin moldings, and the bank vault is now used as a pastry kitchen.

Le Meridien Hotels managed the hotel from its opening in 1981 through December 31, 2003 when Langham Hotels assumed control.[2]


The Langham has 318 guest rooms, including 17 suites, Bond Restaurant and Lounge, The Reserve, Cafe Fleuri, Chuan Body and Soul Spa and meeting space. Rooms that are facing Pearl Street overlook Norman B. Leventhal Park at Post Office Square.


  1. ^ "Hotel Overiview". Langham Hotel Boston. Retrieved 2014-03-13. 
  2. ^ "Le Meridien Boston to become the Langham, Boston from January 1st 2004" (Press release). Asia Travel Tips. 8 September 2003. Retrieved 2014-03-13. 

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Coordinates: 42°21′22.88″N 71°03′16.22″W / 42.3563556°N 71.0545056°W / 42.3563556; -71.0545056