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Boston hotel renovations spawning hundreds of revamped rooms

Taj Boston, the Langham, and the W Boston each have seen major work in recent months

Three of downtown Boston’s most prominent hotels have undergone or are undergoing major renovations as of March 2019. Here are the details for each.

The Langham, Boston

Rendering courtesy of the Langham Hotels

The Langham, Boston at 250 Franklin Street is expected to close at the end of March for an extensive renovation that includes its 318 rooms and suites.

The work—which is in connection to a similar overhaul at One Post Office Square next-door—actually started with the Langham’s BOND bar and lounge. That space closed at the end of November, a few months ahead of the rest of the hotel, which is scheduled to reopen in 2020.

The revamp is expected to bring out the Langham’s history. Its 96-year-old Renaissance revival building originally housed the Federal Reserve of Boston.

W Boston

Photo courtesy of W Boston

The W Boston at 110 Stuart Street unveiled a redesign of its 232 rooms in early March. The revamp was meant to make the rooms “feel more residential than commercial,” per a release from the hotel.

It was also meant to shake things up a bit at the 10-year-old Marriott inn. Its new tagline, “A brand new rebellion”—a play off Boston’s Revolutionary War history—replaces “Uncommon on the Common.”

The $10 million in work to the rooms followed a 2016 renovation of the W’s suites, main entrance, and fitness center.

Taj Boston

Rendering via Taj Boston

Highgate, the operator of the Taj Boston at 15 Arlington Street, filed formal plans with the city in early March to renovate the hotel.

The renovations are due to include relocating the luxury inn’s front door from 15 Arlington Street to Newbury Street around the corner. The work will also add 13 guest rooms to create a total of 286.

The hotel’s 16,000 square feet of event space will be updated, and its seasonal rooftop will be converted for year-round use, according to a release from Highgate.