Boston Park Plaza recently unveiled the completion of renovation phases one and two. The hotel is located at 50 Park Plaza in downtown Boston.
First opening its doors to the general public as the Statler Hotel in 1927, Boston Park Plaza has served as an iconic property for nearly 90 years, playing host to dignitaries like Winston Churchill and President Franklin D. Roosevelt, as well as celebrities such as Katherine Hepburn and Judy Garland.
The property is in the midst of a $100 million total hotel renovation and restoration project that aims to solidify its status as a modern, amenity-laden hotel.
Since purchasing the property in 2013, Sunstone Hotel Investors, Inc. has performed a series of renovations to repair and restore all structural elements, which includes replacing the hotel’s roof; repairing the exterior façade; replacing sidewalk surrounds; creating 5,500 square feet of prime retail space; replacing the hotel’s signature two-story decorative windows and the installation of a top-tier HVAC system that provides individual climate control for every guest room, meeting space and common area.
Beginning late December 2014, the Boston Park Plaza underwent the second of three renewal phases, leading to the complete overhaul of the hotel’s main entrances, lobby, meeting spaces and mezzanine levels designed by Sudbury, Mass.-based Park Torres Design, Inc. Now, the main lobby area of the property evokes a youthful, international vibe that complements the hotel’s iconic architectural elements. No longer serving as a simple pass-through for guests, the space offers a diverse and customizable selection of seating areas that include options for intimate dining, sipping cocktails in a cozy corner, or closing a business deal.
The new lobby of the Boston Park Plaza boasts a sophisticated gray and white color palette, dramatic floor to ceiling columns encased in ceramic, new flooring, adjustable LED lighting and sleek guest check-in stations designed to create a more intimate experience between hotel staff and guests.
Located within the renovated lobby area is Off The Common, the Boston Park Plaza’s new restaurant and lounge, offering guests and those passing by a casual, sophisticated and contemporary setting to enjoy lunch, dinner, light bites and hand-crafted libations.
By relocating on-site office space from the mezzanine level to the third floor, the new Boston Park Plaza has gained an additional 6,000 square feet of fully-renovated professional meeting and pre-function space. Boston Park Plaza’s storied ballroom has been fully updated to feature a stunning, new charcoal and ivory palette and fully restored, historic crystal chandeliers.
Amplifying the hotel as a true destination are the additions of STRIP by Strega, an all-new 5,700 square foot high-energy steakhouse concept by Boston-based restaurateur Nick Varano, which fuses together the look and feel of a sophisticated, uber-modern steakhouse with that of a sleek, high-end lounge, and a 19,000-square-foot fitness center that includes free access for guests.
Scheduled to begin November 1, 2015 and slated for completion by June 2016, phase three of Boston Park Plaza’s multifaceted renovation will see the total renovation of all guest rooms, suites, bathrooms and corridors, and will include the replacement of all furniture, fixtures and equipment. This final phase of the repositioning will be completed without any disruption to hotel guests.
The property is home to 1,054 guest rooms and 50,480 square feet of flexible meeting space.