by Sarah J.F. Braley | June 29, 2015
Phase 2 of a three-part, $100 million renovation has been completed at the 1,054-room Boston Park Plaza Hotel. The property, first opened as the Statler hotel in 1927, now has a refurbished lobby, left, refreshed meeting space, and a new lobby bar and restaurant. The lobby now features a gray and white color palette, with floor-to-ceiling columns encased in ceramic, new flooring, adjustable LED lighting, and Off The Common, offering a casual spot for meals and hand-crafted libations.

On-site office space was relocated from the mezzanine level to the third floor, adding 6,000 square feet of meeting and prefunction space; the property's event space now totals more than 50,000 square feet. The 8,516-square-foot Imperial Ballroom has been fully restored, including the iconic crystal chandeliers.

Also new are the STRIP by Strega, a 5,700-square-foot high-energy steak house by Boston-based restaurateur Nick Varano, and a state-of-the-art, 19,000-square-foot fitness center by DavidBartonGym, which is free for guests.

Starting in November, the project continues with renovations to the 1,054 guest rooms, their bathrooms and the hallways; all furniture, fixtures and equipment will be replaced and the work completed by June 2016.