The 126-room Langford Hotel, built in the former Miami National Bank building and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, has debuted in downtown Miami. Guest rooms feature furnishings that evoke various decades of the building's life, including 1920s-style sinks, 1940s-era valet stands and 1950s-type headboards.
The property has four meeting spaces; all are equipped with Wi-Fi, flat-screen televisions, and A/V and Bluetooth technology connections, as well as white-oak floors and Khouri Guzman furnishings. Other offerings at the Langford include the PB Station restaurant, where four-time James Beard-nominated chef Jose Mendin infuses American classics with Latin and Argentine flavors, and a rooftop bar called the Pawn Broker, which offers a 360-degree view of downtown.
"The key here is authenticity," said Daniel Pena Giraldi, principal of the property's developer, Stambul. "By maintaining the original exterior's Beaux Arts facade and embracing the forward-looking style of Miami's eclectic business world, the Langford appeals to the past and present of Miami's culture."