June 14, 2024


sights and trips

2 New England hotels are among the 100 best new hotels in the world


One particular is in Boston.

A guest room inside The Langham, Boston. Richard Mandelkorn Pictures

Two historic New England stays are among the 100 finest lodges in the earth, in accordance to Travel + Leisure.

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The Langham, Boston and The Claremont Hotel in Southwest Harbor, Maine, are among the 35 lodges nationwide on the travel magazine’s yearly It Checklist 2022, which names the 100 most effective new and renovated hotels in the earth.

The resorts are “at the leading of their recreation and adding some thing new to the dialogue,” the publication wrote.

The Langham, Boston reopened past yr immediately after a multi-million greenback, two-year makeover. The Financial District making to start with opened in 1922 as the initial Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. 

Here’s what Vacation + Leisure wrote, in aspect, about The Langham, Boston:

“Boston’s Langham hotel could be forgiven for obtaining a sure stuffiness. Set in the straight-laced Money District of a relatively conventional metropolis, it occupies a century-outdated Renaissance Revival landmark built as the regional HQ of the Federal Reserve Lender. But this hotel — which debuted its two-year, reportedly $150 million redo very last yr — is just about anything but stuffy. As a substitute, it playfully re-spins the record of its storied setting. Delicate, cheeky references to banking abound: carpets and pillows motivated by the layout of the greenback invoice, nailhead information recalling coins or vault doors, and metallic accents resembling gold bars. At the Fed lobby lounge, New England classics get a kicky reboot (lobster mac & cheese, any person?), even though the consume menu features a gin, rye, and beer made solely for the hotel.”

— Journey + Leisure

And here’s what the publication wrote, in portion, about The Claremont Resort:

“With its bay complete of bobbing sailboats, the seaside enclave of Southwest Harbor, Maine, is hardly missing for elegance. But you will come across more attraction at the Claremont, a 139-calendar year-previous Mount Desert Island establishment which is newly gleaming right after a 2021 overhaul. In the eco-friendly-shuttered main developing, a lounge clad in Sister Parish wallpaper is the entry issue for Minor Fern, the tony resort restaurant, and Harry’s Bar, a moody salon in which paintings of sea captains glower down as you sip your gimlet.”

— Travel + Leisure

“The hotels on this year’s It List depict 100 good reasons to journey now, from luxury escapes in city places to inexpensive beachside getaways,” explained Jacqui Gifford, editor in chief of Travel + Leisure, in a assertion. “We know that the entire world has changed immeasurably in the past couple of several years, presenting unparalleled issues to the field — which tends to make inclusion on this particular list all the more remarkable.”

Vacation + Leisure editors researched hundreds of new and renovated properties throughout the world very last yr and sent editors and contributors to stop by the best alternatives.

The 2022 It Listing is featured in the magazine’s May well situation.