MCLEAN, VA—The Ames Boston Hotel in Boston has joined Curio – A Collection by Hilton.
The hotel is located in the Ames Building, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is still widely referred to as Boston’s “original skyscraper,” according to the brand.
Constructed in 1893, the 114-room boutique hotel—which has undergone a multimillion-dollar renovation—is situated near Boston’s Financial District, the Hynes Convention Center in Back Bay, the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in the Seaport District and many public transit access points, including “T” stations at Haymarket, State Street and Government Center.
“Ames Boston Hotel is an iconic landmark in one of the world’s most dynamic cities, and perfectly represents Curio’s focus on offering travelers distinctive hotels that are imbued with local character and personality,” said Mark Nogal, global head, Curio – A Collection by Hilton. “With our first property in Boston, we look forward to providing leisure and business guests the unique experience they seek from Curio when visiting spectacular destinations around the globe.”
The makeover preserved many original features, such as the lobby’s tiled mosaic arched ceiling and a marble staircase that runs from the first floor to the roof. Upon arrival, there is a renovated lobby featuring new check-in stations and a casual seating area accented by warm-toned wood shelving and trim pieces. Adjacent to the revamped entryway is a new library room featuring the same mid-century design scheme that begins in the lobby, which serves as communal workspace and has a variety of seating arrangements.
Each of its 114 guestrooms, including one-bedroom suites, feature a design that pays homage to the original 19th century appearance of the building. The suites are accented by Romanesque arched windows and decorative fireplaces.
Other elements include oversized closets, an ergonomic workspace, as well as a bathroom with white marble rain shower, stainless steel fixtures and illuminated vanity mirrors.
An American Continental Breakfast is served buffet-style in the property’s new library room located on the lobby level, while a new dining concept, Cultivar, will open later this year and offer American garden cuisine.
Amenities include a 24-hour fitness center and complimentary bicycles. Set to open in December is the hotel’s meeting and event space, which will accommodate gatherings of up to 75 people.