The Langham, Boston is under new leadership, in advance of its historic renovation and repositioning, which will be completed in summer 2020. Starting today, Michele Grosso, a seasoned luxury hospitality leader, will take the helm of this iconic hotel property as its new Managing Director.
“We could think of no one better to ensure that The Langham, Boston re-opens as one of the top luxury hotels in the world than Michele,” said Bob van den Oord, Regional Vice President – Europe, North America and Middle East, Langham Hospitality Group. “He brings with him a robust knowledge base of what the luxury industry expects from a new American classic hotel, which is what we are confident The Langham, Boston will become.”
Michele joins The Langham Hotels & Resorts team after having spent most of his career with Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts. Over the last 28 years, he has worked at some of the most high-profile hotels and resorts within the Four Seasons brand including Toronto, Milan, Prague, Singapore, Punta Mita in Mexico and, most recently, Chicago, among others.
A native of Italy, Michele spent part of his childhood living in a hotel in South Africa, for which his father was the general manager. After spending a summer working at the iconic Hotel George V in Paris when he was 17, he knew that he wanted to join the family business and become a luxury hotelier as well.
“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to lead the team that will introduce Boston, the U.S. and the world to this new American classic hotel when it re-opens next year,” he said. “The history of The Langham is woven into the very fabric of the city of Boston, and I can’t wait to showcase what the evolution of that history will look like when we open our doors again in 2020.”
Currently closed, The Langham, Boston will re-open in summer 2020 with 312 guest rooms and suites, including a luxurious Chairman’s Suite featuring a living room, dining room, pantry and a piano. The new version of The Langham, Boston will also have a Club Lounge, a feature that has become a signature of The Langham Hotels & Resorts brand worldwide, offering a private enclave for meeting, socializing and all-day dining, including a full daily breakfast service for Club guests.
An enhanced lobby, a brand-new destination bar, an exciting new dining concept, and two ballrooms will round-out the hotel’s expanded offerings. The Langham will continue to operate a full-service spa, Chuan Body + Soul, and a year-round indoor pool, along with ample function space for meetings and events. The interior design, executed by Richmond International who also did the interiors of The Langham, London and The Langham, Chicago, will reflect the rich history of The Langham, Boston, which was once the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, and will highlight the unique architectural elements of the building.