The final phase of a three-part, $100 million renovation has been completed at the 1,054-room Boston Park Plaza Hotel. This phase marked the revamp of all guest rooms, including their bathrooms, and the hallways; all furniture, fixtures and equipment were replaced.
"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.
Guest rooms at the property, which first opened as the Statler hotel in 1927, have been outfitted with new lighting and a palate of charcoal, caramel and camel tones to complement the stone-topped wooden cabinetry, custom-upholstered headboards and new carpeting; each room's crown molding has been refinished to preserve an element of the property's past. Technology enhancements in the guest rooms include new smart TVs with streaming capabilities via SoniCast (powered by Chromecast), which allows guests to customize their video content.
In the earlier work, the lobby was given a gray and white color palette, with floor-to-ceiling columns encased in ceramic, new flooring and adjustable LED lighting. Off The Common, offering a casual spot for meals and hand-crafted libations, was added. 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. In addition, the 8,516-square-foot Grand Ballroom has been fully restored, including its iconic crystal chandeliers.
The first phase brought in Strip by Strega, a new 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.