The Latchis Hotel Theatre first opened in 1938, when the “Greco Deco” vision of the Latchis family was finally realized. Built by four brothers in honor of their father Demetrius, an immigrant from Greece, The Latchis Hotel’s Art Deco design was conceived with grandeur in mind to equal the architectural marvels of their father’s home country.
The Latchis’ Greek heritage put a unique twist on the classic geometric plaques that adorn the sculpted exterior of our building and differentiate us from other Art Deco hotels. The brothers commissioned murals of Greek deities by renowned artist Louis Jambour for our Main Theatre and installed their statues throughout the terrazzo-floored interior. Today, Hebe, goddess of youth and cupbearer for Zeus, guards the entrance to our main hall, blessing all who enter there with the ever-invigorating essence of art.
In the early 20th century, The Latchis began welcoming guests arriving on the train from the urban centers of New York, Boston, and Philadelphia. These visitors sought a rural retreat that could still provide them with the glamorous services they were accustomed to in the city. Needless to say, they found both luxury and the charms of the country at our Hotel in Brattleboro– one of only two Art Deco buildings still functioning in the entire state of Vermont.
Most of our modern guests arrive by car, but you can still hear the horn of the train crossing Bridge Street as it steams northward. Front and center on the downtown stage, our Hotel in Brattleboro is a superior walking destination. Riverside hiking trails, gourmet grocers, unique performances, locally roasted coffee, artisanal shopping, and delectable Vermont cuisines are all just a few short strides to the right or left.
Whether you are a business traveller on a brief stopover, a family looking to stretch those legs, a cinephile coming for our in-house multi-screen cinema, a couple desiring a secret escape, or a solo traveler, a stay at The Latchis Hotel and Theatre in downtown Brattleboro will help you discover the grandeur of history that resides in the everyday.