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Jones Lang LaSalle Completes Langham Hotel's BOND Restaurant/Lounge


BOSTON, MA, April 3, 2009 - Jones Lang LaSalle, the world's leading financial and professional services firm specializing in real estate, has completed construction of The Langham, Boston's new BOND restaurant/lounge, a premier destination for cosmopolitan dining, cocktails and entertainment. The high end $2.0 million interior project capitalizes on the grandeur of the room's historical significance introducing modern elements with an international flare. Senior Vice President Harry Dangora served as project executive, Don Dignan was the senior construction manager, Dan Donahue was the senior project superintendent, and Christopher Hardiman the estimator on the assignment.
 
The 2,200 square foot space within the former Federal Reserve Bank has been transformed into a unique venue that combines classic architecture with cutting edge materials and a contemporary design aesthetic. Facing infrastructure and scheduling challenges, Jones Lang LaSalle worked closely with BOND owner and operator The Langham, Boston and the project team to deliver an exclusive dining and nightlife setting that features: 25-foot high Barrisol ceilings from France; restoration of the original Federal Reserve Bank bronze seal set in the original terrazzo flooring, a Santos Mahogany wood bar with custom millwork and back lit glass/mirror boxes; custom carpet imported from China; and bold graphic 3-form window panels . A new elevator was installed for ADA access, and stairs were added for access to the Dom Perignon Mezzanine overlooking the main dining room.
 
"BOND has been an instant success story," said Serge Denis, Managing Director. "Since we opened earlier this year we've received an enthusiastic response and rave reviews. Our guests describe the experience as captivating, from the international cuisine and wine list to the custom-mixed music, rich fabrics and colors throughout. We are truly excited to open this venue, the first new outlet at the hotel since it was re-branded as Langham five years ago."
 
BOND was designed by the team at Jeffrey Beers International. The architect of record was TRO Jung/Brannen. Mechanical and electrical engineering was provided by WB Engineering, and the lighting design by D Schweppe.
 
According to Jones Lang LaSalle's Dignan: "This was truly a collaboration of hospitality experts. Our team carefully preserved the integrity and character of the existing space while infusing it with a youthful energy. We worked together to complete a most unique room that meets very high standards. In the process we benefited from our experience in the building to deliver under budget." Jones Lang LaSalle was also the construction manager for the recently completed Chuan Body + Soul health club and pool in the hotel.
 
About The Langham
 
This elegant property, once the Federal Reserve Bank, is a national architectural landmark. An ideal downtown location, the hotel offers a unique blend of historic charm and urban sophistication next to the finest shopping and attractions including: Faneuil Hall, Boston Common, the Freedom Trail, the Theater District and the waterfront. The hotel's award-winning restaurant, Café Fleuri, offers a brasserie-style restaurant enhanced by lofty atrium ceilings.  Chuan Body + Soul offers guests 24 hour access to the fitness center, an indoor lap pool, a whirlpool and spa treatments based on Traditional Chinese Medicine.  The hotel is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World and has won AAA's Four-Diamond award. For information on The Langham, Boston, please visit: http://boston.langhamhotels.com.
 
About Jones Lang LaSalle
 
Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE:JLL) is a financial and professional services firm specializing in real estate. The firm  offers integrated services delivered by expert teams worldwide to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying or investing in real estate. With 2008 global revenue of $2.7 billion, Jones Lang LaSalle serves clients in 60 countries from 750 locations worldwide, including 180 corporate offices.  The firm is an industry leader in property and corporate facility management services, with a portfolio of approximately 1.4 billion square feet worldwide. LaSalle Investment Management, the company's investment management business, is one of the world's largest and most diverse in real estate with more than $46 billion of assets under management. For further information, please visit our Web site, www.us.joneslanglasalle.com.