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by Sarah J.F. Braley | July 07, 2016

The 115-room Ames Boston Hotel has embarked on a $5 million renovation that will encompass the public spaces, the restaurant and all guest rooms. 

"We are excited and honored to have been selected to design the renovations of the Ames Boston Hotel," said Glen Coben, founder and owner of Glen & Co. Architecture, which is overseeing the project. "We look forward to bringing back the charm and history of the Ames Company through our design."

Gencom, a luxury hospitality and residential/mixed-use real-estate investment and development firm, recently partnered with Gemstone Hotels and Resorts and acquired the Ames at that time. The property was built in 1893, and the redesign will bring out the hotel's history.

Renovations to the lobby will be completed this summer, followed by the two meeting rooms on the second floor, which combined accommodate about 90 people. Extensive work on the restaurant will finish up in the fall, followed by the refresh of guest rooms.