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The Langham, Boston is currently undergoing an extensive renovation and plans to reopen its doors in early 2021. This project includes a complete transformation of all guest rooms, event space, the addition of a new club lounge, and a new bar and restaurant. 

The redesigned guest rooms and suites will feature marble-clad bathrooms, New England-inspired decor and, in the case of the hotel’s signature Loft Suites, two-story brass-embossed windows accenting the bi-level living and sleeping quarters that were left from the hotel’s days as the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. 

Further updates are also being done to The Governor’s Room, a boardroom that can be used for private meetings and events, as well as the new Lincoln Ballroom, which can accommodate up to 200 guests. It will feature natural light by way of a skylight flanked by chandeliers and proximity via its pre-function space to windows overlooking Norman B. Leventhal Park. 

A 24-hour fitness facility will remain, along with a glass-enclosed indoor pool and pool deck, available to all guests. After the official opening, The Langham will also re-introduce the Wilson Ballroom, the re-introduction of which will be the final portion of the hotel’s overall transformation. 

Photo: Britterige Villa Bedroom. Credit: Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club

Located on the coast of Massachusetts, Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club has completed renovations to its collection of 116 one-bedroom Britterige Villas. Linda Snyder Associates, a hospitality interior design group known for their work with various Hilton, Westin and St. Regis hotels, was selected to bring the new Britterige look to life.

The 20 Lower Level Britterige Villas were refreshed with a top-to-bottom paint job and enhanced furnishings, while the remaining 96 Britterige Villas, including the signature Britterige Blueberry Pond Villa, received full-scale renovations, including new carpet, furnishings, kitchenette, decor and fixtures.

The Britterige collection offers private accommodations outfitted with separate bedroom and living areas, full kitchenettes, washer and dryer combinations, and patios or terraces. Villas have access to a plethora of resort amenities, including nine tennis courts, five pools, croquet, stand-up paddleboarding and kayaking on Blueberry Pond, the 18-hole Nicklaus Design golf course, 26 miles of hiking and biking trails, Beach House Spa, and more.

Rhode Island

Located on the harbor in the heart of downtown Newport, RI, the newly built and locally owned Brenton Hotel is slated to open in July. The six-story hotel sits directly on Newport's waterfront, and features 57 rooms and suites, two food and beverage venues and on-site parking. Floor-to-ceiling windows throughout The Brenton's public spaces and guestrooms offer panoramic views of the harbor and cityscape.

The Brenton Hotel features a rooftop that offers views of Newport, paired with classic and creative cocktails and small bites. In the marina just steps from the Brenton, the hotel's private 36' Hinckley Picnic Boat is docked and can whisk guests away for private escapes.

Room categories include city view and waterfront rooms; two-bedroom waterfront suites; penthouse waterfront king and corner king rooms; and penthouse two-bedroom waterfront suite.

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