BOSTON—Boston Park Plaza has completed a comprehensive, multi-year, $100-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 a 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, Boston Park Plaza.
New amenities include STRIP by Strega, a 5,700-sq.-ft. steakhouse concept by local restaurateur Nick Varano; David Barton Gym and Cyc Fitness Boston, a 20,000-sq.-ft. state-of-the-art fitness center; and an on-site FedEx Business Center.
In late 2016, Starbucks will open a signature 2,500-sq.-ft. store, and Leica Camera will occupy over 3,000 sq. ft. with a Leica Store and Leica Gallery in the hotel lobby. Through the renovation, the hotel has also gained an additional 6,000 sq. ft. of renovated meeting and pre-function space, bringing its total to 50,480 sq. ft. The ballroom has also been fully updated to feature a new charcoal and ivory palette.
Designed by Parker Torres Design, Inc., which is based in Sudbury, MA, the hotel now evokes a youthful, innovative and international vibe that complements the hotel’s architectural elements.
The lobby features a gray and white color palette, floor-to-ceiling columns encased in ceramic, new flooring, adjustable LED lighting and revamped guest check-in stations. Located within the renovated lobby area is Off The Common, the hotel’s new restaurant and lounge, which offers all-day dining and handcrafted drinks.
Guestrooms and suites feature all-new lighting and improved acoustics, as well as a tailored palette of charcoal, caramel and camel tones that complement the stone-topped wooden cabinetry, custom upholstered headboards and new carpeting, according to the company. Guestroom baths are completely renovated with new white tile surrounds, custom vanities, over-sized mirrors and large porcelain tile flooring. Additionally, in-room technology enhancements include Smart TVs with streaming capabilities via SoniCast powered by Chromecast.
Since purchasing the property, Sunstone Hotel Investors, Inc., has performed a series of renovations to repair and restore all structural elements, including replacing the hotel’s roof; repairing the exterior facade; replacing sidewalk surrounds; replacing the hotel’s signature two-story decorative windows; modernization of the elevator systems and installation of a state-of-the-art HVAC system.
Managed by Highgate, the hotel has been added to Preferred Hotels & Resorts’ Lifestyle collection.