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Hilton Boston/Woburn Announces Completion of $16 Million Renovation

Hilton Boston/Woburn announces completion of $16m renovation

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Hilton Boston/Woburn has completed a comprehensive $16 million (£12 million) renovation spearheaded by a joint venture between The Davis Companies and The Rubicon Companies.

Today’s opening of Matadora, the hotel’s highly-anticipated Spanish tapas restaurant, marks the culmination of the property”s top-to-bottom renovation, which drew inspiration from the area”s historic shoe and leather-making industries. The new hotel has been timelessly tailored for the modern traveler while articulating Woburn’s legacy of craftsmanship throughout the transformed lobby, guest rooms, event and meeting spaces.

The $16 million renovation revitalized the Woburn hotel’s lobby, guest rooms, event and meeting spaces, which pay homage to the town’s legacy of craftmanship that dates back to the 17th Century. Cobblers and cordwainers dominated the city”s industry through the mid-1800s when manufacturing shifted to leathermaking by 1865.

In 1885, Woburn became New England’s leading leather producer and its talented tanners are credited with innovations still used today. In fact, it was Woburn’s Henry Thayer who developed chrome tanning in 1901, a process that makes leather water-resistant, more durable, softer and suppler than traditional vegetable tanning.

Guests enter the Hilton Boston/Woburn through the vibrant lobby, which welcomes visitors with a dramatic lighting installation, reclaimed woods, layered area rugs, retail-inspired check-in desks displaying vintage artifacts and accent walls inspired by a Brannock shoe measuring device. The lobby flows into a six-story open atrium and past the Rivet Room, a new social space where guests can relax in oversized leather armchairs, play billiards or enjoy cocktails while overlooking the refurbished indoor swimming pool.

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Boston Marriott Burlington completes multi-million dollar transformation

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Boston Marriott Burlington has announced the completion of its multi-phase transformation, adding newly imagined guestrooms to the property’s suite of contemporary upgrades.

The extensive transformation, which includes the introduction of CHOPPS American Bar and Grill (the property’s upscale modern chophouse), a new open concept Great Room and lobby area, over 14,000 square feet of state-of-the-art meeting and event space, and several updated guest amenities.

Boston Marriott Burlington worked with the Atlanta-based firm Design Continuum to introduce a fresh and modern esthetic to their 418 guestrooms at suites. Inspired by the tranquility of Burlington’s natural forests, the rooms offer a soothing and natural feel complete with modern finishes and fresh accents.

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Great Room at Boston Marriott Burlington (PRNewsfoto/Boston Marriott Burlington)

The overall design embraces Marriott’s high standard of excellence, while building an identity for the property that marries the natural inspirations of Burlington and the geometric and architecture of nearby Boston.

Guest rooms now feature expanded entry ways complete with generous storage, fully updated bathrooms with a custom sliding barn door, as well as lounge seating and traditional desk amenities for both leisure and business travelers respectively. Additionally, all double rooms now feature two queen beds, while king bedrooms are enhanced with a twin bed-sized chaise lounge.

Enseo technology is offered complimentary in all guest rooms, which includes on-demand access to top entertainment partners including Netflix, Hulu, Youtube, Pandora, and Crackle.

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Historic Ames Boston Hotel reveals new luxury design

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Glen Coben, of NYC-based architecture & design firm, Glen and Co. Architecture has just finished the renovation and redesign of the 1893, Ames Boston Hotel, and the restaurant inside, Cultivar, taking the building’s original architecture and redesigning it to merge the past, present and future by blending modern elegance with its many preserved, original features, to create a combo of modern style and old-world sophistication.

The revitalised 15-story, 114-suite Ames Boston Hotel merges the past, present and future, offering a blend of modern style and old-world sophistication. Glen blended his designs with the many preserved, original features of the hotel, including the lobby’s tiled mosaic arched ceiling and a marble staircase that runs from the first floor to the roof.

The renovated lobby features sleek new check-in stations and a casual seating area accented by warmly-toned wood shelving and trim pieces. Adjacent to the revamped entryway is The Library, which boasts the same eye-catching, mid-century design scheme that begins in the lobby and serves as communal workspace.

The 114 guestrooms incorporate modern and timeless elements with a refreshed chic color palette that evokes a sense of calm and peace. The design of the 1,7000 SF event space, including the Oliver & Oakes room, serve as the ultimate customisable setting for personalised, intimate get-togethers, banquets and conferences, along with lounge, classroom and theater-style meetings and presentations.

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Boston Park Plaza Hotel

Boston Park Plaza completes $100 million renovation

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Boston Park Plaza is pleased to announce the completion of a comprehensive, multi-year, $100 million (£75 million) renovation and restoration project.

The extensive transformation includes the complete overhaul of the hotel’s 1,060 guestrooms and corridors, main entrances and lobby, meeting spaces, mezzanine levels, the addition of an all-new library room, and the replacement of all furniture and fixtures.

“This rejuvenation project has completely transformed Boston Park Plaza into a self-contained nucleus that pairs top-notch hospitality, world-class dining and high-end fitness amenities with the modern comforts and conveniences that today’s travelers have come to expect, all the while offering a uniquely Boston feel,” said Jon Crellin, managing director.

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“Boston Park Plaza was thoughtfully redesigned with today’s modern travelers and executives in mind, and the hotel now truly reflects the city of Boston’s standing as a world-class destination known for its rich history and modern innovations.”

New high-end amenities include STRIP by Strega, a 5,700-square–foot, high-energy steakhouse concept by Boston-based restaurateur Nick Varano; DavidBartonGym and Cyc Fitness Boston – a 20,000-square-foot state-of-the-art fitness centre that includes complimentary gym access for hotel guests. Through the renovation, Boston Park Plaza has also gained an additional 6,000 square feet of fully-renovated professional meeting and pre-function space, bringing its grand total to 50,480 square feet. Boston Park Plaza’s storied ballroom has also been fully updated to feature a stunning new charcoal and ivory palette.

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Designed by Sudbury, Massachusetts-based Parker Torres Design, Boston Park Plaza now evokes a youthful, innovative and international vibe that complements the hotel’s iconic architectural elements. The new lobby of the Boston Park Plaza boasts a sophisticated gray and white color palette, dramatic floor-to-ceiling columns encased in ceramic, new flooring, adjustable LED lighting, and sleek guest check-in stations designed to create a more intimate experience between hotel staff and guests. Located within the renovated lobby area is Off The Common, Boston Park Plaza’s new restaurant and lounge, which offers a sophisticated and contemporary setting to enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner, light bites and hand-crafted libations. Designed to satisfy the needs of many, Boston Park Plaza’s newly added library room can act as the ideal shared workspace and reading area, or simply serve as an inviting place to visit with friends.

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As guests enter the hotel’s revitalised guestrooms and suites, which boast all-new lighting and much-improved acoustics, they’ll be welcomed by a handsome, tailored and chic palate of charcoal, caramel and camel tones that complement all-new stone-topped wooden cabinetry, custom upholstered headboards, and warmly-hued carpeting.

Adding a crisp, fresh touch to the highly-appointed guestrooms are completely renovated bathrooms featuring white tile surrounds, custom vanities, over-sized mirrors and large porcelain tile flooring. As a nod to Boston Park Plaza’s iconic design details, each room’s crown molding has been fully refinished in order to preserve signature elements that pair with the hotel’s new smart and sophisticated appearance.

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Since purchasing the property, Sunstone Hotel Investors has performed a series of renovations to repair and restore all structural elements, which includes replacing the hotel’s roof; repairing the exterior façade; replacing sidewalk surrounds; replacing the hotel’s signature two-story decorative windows; modernisation of the elevator systems; and the installation of a state-of-the-art HVAC system that provides individual climate control for every guestroom, meeting space and common area.

Boston Park Plaza has also been hand-selected by Preferred Hotels & Resorts to be the newest experience available within its Lifestyle collection.

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Boston Harbor Hotel

Boston Harbor Hotel unveils newly renovated guest rooms and suites

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The Boston Harbor Hotel has just completed the exquisite renovation of 230 newly designed guest rooms and suites.

The Boston Harbor Hotel, Boston’s iconic landmark of luxury, continues to evolve with the city and build upon it’s storied past while keeping an eye to the future and is the city’s only five-star waterfront destination. The waterfront theme of the hotel’s location is now carried throughout the rooms which feature a renewed, coastal feel.

“This thoughtful redesign allows us to fulfil our most important objective: to consistently deliver an unparalleled luxury experience to our guests by ensuring the Boston Harbor Hotel remains current, and only offers the highest quality in product and personalised service,” says Stephen Johnston, General Manager at the Boston Harbor Hotel.

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“We are delighted with how the newly designed rooms have complemented the other recent enhancements at the Boston Harbor Hotel as there are now so many new aspects for our guests to look forward to experiencing when visiting the hotel. Our associates are thrilled to introduce the new guest rooms and suites to the city and to our guests.”

The redesign of the hotel’s 230 guestrooms is the next step in the many enhancements that have already taken place at the Boston Harbor Hotel. Over the past year, the Boston Harbor Hotel has also celebrated a complete renovation of the Hotel’s signature wine-centric restaurant, Meritage Restaurant + Wine Bar as well as the Rowes Wharf Health Club & Spa.

Wimberly Interiors, a globally recognised leader in hospitality design, created a design aesthetic for the Boston Harbor Hotel’s guest rooms and suites combining patterns, textures and colours that are inspired by the natural beauty of Boston’s waterfront.

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The 230 enriched guest rooms and suites reveal a fresh look with a color palette of soothing oceanic blues and neutral tone accents to complement the property’s distinct waterfront setting. Partnering with the acclaimed Florentine perfumer, Lorenzo Villoressi, the Boston Harbor Hotel has also introduced signature Lorenzo Villoressi bath amenities in all of its guest rooms and suites, which are available only in the top hotels of the world.

The new décor combines clean lines and timeless pieces to create a classically current design that is warm and luxurious, without compromising practicality and sophistication. Investing in technological in-room amenities, the Boston Harbor Hotel has replaced traditional print compendiums and alarm-clock radios with in-room tablets – offering guests access to hotel information, digital wake-up calls, a variety of newspapers, and streaming international radio stations.

The hotel also features iPad tablets to serve as a one-stop hotel services centre that guests can use to make requests, place room service orders, and manage their stay with features like maps, menus and transportation information. Guests can use their personal mobile device to enjoy a similar experience using the hotel mobile app to find information and request services. Whether at the property, at the airport or elsewhere, a smartphone or tablet will function as a direct line of communication with the hotel. Also new to the in-room technology offerings is the addition of Smart TVs with streaming capabilities that allow guests to access their own Hulu, Pandora, Crackle and YouTube accounts.

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Among the renovated guest rooms is the Presidential Suite, now reflecting neutral and harbour-oriented tones to enhance the relaxing atmosphere already present at the hotel. Elegant, welcoming and extraordinarily memorable, the newly renovated Presidential Suite features luxurious furnishings, refined finishes, bespoke amenities, and sweeping views of Boston’s waterfront.

Located on the 16th floor of the hotel, the Presidential Suite’s warm and inviting rooms blend the features of its original architecture with current design elements. Influenced by the classic boats that have gracefully sailed through the Boston Harbour for centuries, the suite is adorned with harbour-inspired art that highlights the unique location of the Boston Harbor Hotel within the city. Featuring oversized spaces for entertaining and relaxation, the Presidential Suite offers business or leisure guests the flexibility of a one, two or three bedroom suite, and a private balcony overlooking the harbour.

Located on Boston’s waterfront, steps from Boston’s Financial District, bustling Seaport District and the historic North End, the Boston Harbor Hotel offers an unmatched setting of luxurious comfort and convenience – ideal for business or leisure travel that is Beyond Compare to any other hotel in the city.