BETHESDA, MD—Autograph Collection Hotels, Marriott International’s portfolio of independent hotels, has added three U.S. properties to its portfolio—The Envoy (Boston); Grand Bohemian Hotel Mountain Brook (Birmingham, AL) and The Citizen (Sacramento, CA).
“Each property embodies our mission to deliver unique and authentic hotel experiences,” said Julius Robinson, VP, Autograph Collection Hotels. “Our diverse, global and ever-growing collection includes many of the world’s top independently owned hotels and resorts, solidifying the brand as an established leader in the independent hotel space.”
The Envoy is a newly constructed property located in Boston’s Innovation District, with 136 guestrooms designed with handcrafted, artisan-style decor and featuring reclaimed wood throughout along with floor-to-ceiling windows. Tech-forward amenities include a collaborative work area featuring a classic billiards table reimagined into six interactive computer touch-screens. The Envoy’s communal atmosphere extends to its 4,000-sq.-ft. Lookout Rooftop Bar, which offers waterfront views and seasonal cocktails and local beers, including a house brew created especially for the property by Boston’s Harpoon Brewery. The hotel’s restaurant, Outlook Kitchen, offers progressive seasonal fare under the leadership of Executive Chef David Verdo, a Boston native with prior experience at French brasserie Miel and Asana.
Located in the Mountain Brook suburb of Birmingham, Grand Bohemian Hotel Mountain Brook is a 100-room boutique hotel with a touch of bohemian inspiration and artistic offerings.
At the heart of the hotel is an on-site Grand Bohemian Art Gallery, showcasing works of art, exhibitions and art receptions by local, regional and internationally recognized artists including Georgian glass artist, Licha Ochoa, and French expressionist Jean Claude Roy. Wine enthusiasts have the opportunity to experience the art of winemaking through wine blending sessions led by a team of expert sommeliers. This educational experience includes tasting and blending a custom wine. Interactive cooking classes are also available at the hotel’s Kessler Cooking School. Other features include the signature Poseidon Spa and a rooftop restaurant and terrace with city views.
The Citizen occupies historic California Life Insurance Building, Sacramento’s first skyscraper built in 1925. The property’s design and guest experience pay homage to the building’s rich history. No two guestrooms are alike and each offers a different view of downtown Sacramento. The hotel’s seasonal restaurant, Grange Restaurant and Bar, incorporates local ingredients from nearby Central California farms, such as Capay Organics, Del Rio Botanical and Full Belly Farms.