Boston – Grana restaurant located in The Langham, Boston hotel opened its doors on Sept 1.
Set in what was once the grand hall of the Federal Reserve, Grana restaurant features the building’s original terrazzo floors, which the Shawmut team restored, repaired, and infilled with custom color-matching. Gold leaf was applied to the original decorative plaster box trims and floral reliefs on the ceiling’s perimeter, which were protected during construction. To mimic the building’s original domed glass skylight, the team installed a backlit suspended ceiling. The original brass Federal Reserve seal embedded in the floor when the bank first opened in 1922 was protected during the renovation and remains in the center of the room.
In addition to completing the renovations of Grana, Shawmut also renovated The Langham, Boston hotel earlier this summer. The renovation of the 288,000sf hotel included the 312 guest rooms; eight loft suites; the Chairman Suite; The Fed cocktail pub; the new, private Langham Club; and the new Lincoln Ballroom. The team installed new finishes, millwork, and furniture in guest room corridors, lobby, and meeting spaces and updated the hotel’s infrastructure with new heating and cooling units, plumbing, and life safety. The updated lobby includes a concierge, lounge area featuring a new fireplace, and new grand staircase.