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Loews Completes Acquisition of Back Bay Hotel

Tuesday February 12th, 2013 - 10:06AM

Loews acquisition of Boston's Back Bay Hotel is a done deal.

BOSTON—Loews Hotels & Resorts completed the acquisition of the 225-room Back Bay Hotel, here, and converted the former Doyle Collection property to the Loews Hotels brand.

Loews Hotels plans an approximate $8-million renovation, which is slated to begin in the fall.

“The Loews Boston Back Bay Hotel is a distinctive property,” said Paul Whetsell, president/CEO of Loews Hotels & Resorts. “Built in the 1920s, this historic hotel was the former headquarters of the Boston police department. The property is in great physical condition, with the renovation targeted to further enhance the guest experience.”

Loews Hotels & Resorts also recently acquired and converted the 356-room Madison Hotel in Washington, DC to the Loews Madison Hotel and has two properties under construction in Orlando and Chicago.

The expansion is part of the company’s strategy to add to its portfolio in gateway cities and key resort destinations over the next five years.