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DoubleTree by Hilton Boston – Downtown Completes $8.6M Renovation

Monday April 7th, 2014 - 12:36PM


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BOSTON—The DoubleTree by Hilton Boston – Downtown have completed a multi-year, $8.6-million update to the hotel’s public spaces, guestrooms and suites. 

Owned by Corcoran Jennison Hospitality, LLC, the hotel is located in downtown Boston’s Theatre District. The first phase of the renovation began in August 2012 with a complete transformation of the upper and lower lobbies as well as the hotel’s main restaurant and bar. With the strategic placement of furniture and styling, these public spaces were expanded to promote the lobby as a multi-functional center of activity, from dining to computing, guest services to casual conversations.   

Phase two continued in November 2013 and carried the same design vision to the guestrooms with a focus on simplicity, balance and connectivity.  Each room features a black and white, multi-functional media wall with 37-in. HDTV, desk area and chair with task lighting and easy access electrical outlets, coffee/tea making station, dresser drawers and built-in in-room safe as well as an illuminated artwork panel highlighting an abstract representation of the historical architectural and cultural heritage of the neighborhood. 

Linda Snyder, principal of Linda Snyder Associates, Inc. was contracted to bring the hotel’s design story to life during this multi-year project.  Drawing inspiration from the local Asian community and the three core Feng Shui principles — Connectivity (Tao), Balance (Ying/Yang) and Vitality (Chi) — LSA transformed the hotel through light, pattern and color, creating a dynamic guest journey and convenient multi-functional spaces.

“The redesign of the guestrooms provides the guest a contemporary respite, energized by this vibrant central Boston location,” said Snyder.  “The architectural approach to the furniture styling streamlines the guest room interior, providing an uncluttered environment in which to decompress amidst artful suggestions of the city outside the door.”