Renovation Completed at Boston Marriott Copley Place; Potential Hilton Garden Inn Hotel Pending Approval
- Aug 27, 2012
The award-winning Boston Marriott Copley Place completed a complex renovation of guest rooms, meeting space, health club and pool areas. Conveniently located at 110 Huntington Avenue in the city’s historic Back Bay district, the hotel has been completely re-imagined over the five-year re-design process. Inspired by nature, the building’s 1,100 guestrooms were renovated under the Marriott Hotels & Resorts Refreshing Mint interior design signature palette, which combines splashes of mint green with chocolate brown hues. The stylish and calming guest rooms are equipped with mini-refrigerators, 37-inch HDTVs and laptop safes, as well as wired and wireless internet connection.
The hotel’s 23,431-square-foot Grand Ballroom has also been redesigned during the renovation process and now features jewel-hued carpets and bronze light fixtures that complement the mahogany millwork, state-of-the-art sound systems and an enhanced internet connection. The 22,500-square-foot Back Bay Conference and Exhibit Hall was reconfigured into seven mid-sized meeting rooms of 900 to 2,000 square feet each, which are able to serve various small events simultaneously.
In similar news, the Boston Globe reports that a new hotel could be added to the city’s hospitality map by the end of 2014. More than one year after the first proposal, Boston Development Group submitted revised plans for a mixed-use project in Cleveland Circle in the Brighton neighborhood. A 236,500-square-foot building would reportedly replace an Applebee’s restaurant and the adjacent Circle City cinema which has been sitting vacant for a few years and would include a 181-room Hilton Garden Inn hotel and 82 luxury apartment units, 19,000 square feet of office space, 14,200 square feet of ground floor retail and restaurant space, and a below-grade garage with 141 parking spaces.
According to the source, the developer submitted detailed plans to the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) two weeks ago and hopes to break ground on the project in spring 2013.
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