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The Boxer Opens in Boston

Monday May 20th, 2013 - 2:49PM


BOSTON—The Boxer, a full-service boutique hotel, has opened following a multi-million dollar renovation.

Hersha Hospitality Trust acquired the 80-room hotel in May 2012, previously named the Bulfinch Hotel. The Boxer joins the Independent Collection, a portfolio of boutique hotels inspired by authentic neighborhoods, local heritage and indigenous travel experiences.

The Boxer occupies Boston’s historic Flatiron Building, built in 1904 on the western edge of the Bulfinch Triangle. J. Brice Design of Boston redesigned the hotel with an industrial chic aesthetic, weaving in elements of its New England roots. An 1860s archived map of Boston spans the lobby ceiling, while a vintage hotel key rack with antique style gold keys greets guests checking in at the front desk.

Guestrooms were painted a deep slate blue and furnished with industrial-inspired modern open frame wardrobes, as well as fisherman’s knit bed scarves in a classic plaid pattern over a tufted bed. Workspaces feature ergonomic desk chairs meant to be reminiscent of classic Scandinavian design and bathrooms feature custom designed vanities with Calcutta marble tops.

Amenities include iHomes with iPhone docking stations; minibars with an assortment of snacks and beverages; 32-in. flat screen TVs; and Keurig coffee makers. The Boxer also provides complimentary WiFi and newspapers, a 24-hour fitness center, a computer kiosk in the lobby and valet service for all guests. The hotel is pet-friendly.

It also features a new restaurant, Finch, serving American fare with a modern New England twist. Design elements include antique glass lights, farmhouse wood communal dining tables and vintage-inspired wing back chairs.