J/Brice Design re-imagines former Bulfinch Hotel

The Boxer, Boston’s newest full service boutique hotel, makes its debut in the West End neighborhood. Following a multi-million dollar renovation, the 80-room hotel has been completely transformed as a modern and eclectic boutique hotel with echoes of Boston in its design.

The Boxer opens with a new restaurant, Finch, serving American fare with a modern New England twist. Inspired by the property’s Flatiron architecture and downtown Boston location, Hersha Hospitality Trust acquired the hotel in May 2012, previously named the Bulfinch Hotel. The Boxer joins the Independent Collection, a portfolio of boutique hotels inspired by authentic neighborhoods, local heritage and travel experiences.

The Boxer is surrounded by the neighborhoods of Beacon Hill, North End and Faneuil Hall, with close proximity to the TD Garden. The Boxer occupies Boston’s historic Flatiron Building, built in 1904 on the western edge of the Bulfinch Triangle. J/Brice Design of Boston re-imagined the property with an industrial chic aesthetic, weaving in elements of the hotel’s New England roots. An 1860’s archived map of Boston spans the entire lobby ceiling while a vintage hotel key rack with antique style gold keys greets guests checking in at the front desk.

Guestrooms are custom-designed with the architecture of the historic Flatiron building in mind. Rooms are painted a deep slate blue and furnished with industrial inspired modern open frame wardrobes, softened by fisherman’s knit bed scarf in a classic plaid pattern over a tufted bed. Work spaces are punctuated with ergonomic desk chairs reminiscent of classic Scandinavian design and bathrooms feature custom designed vanities with Calcutta marble tops. The Boxer utilizes the charm of the building’s unique shape to provide a new and different experience with each room key.


Amenities include: iHomes with iPhone docking stations; minibars with an assortment of snacks and beverages; 32 inch flat screen TVs; and Keurig coffee makers. The Boxer also has complimentary Wi-Fi and newspapers, a 24-hour fitness center, a computer kiosk in the lobby and valet service for all guests. The hotel is pet-friendly.

In the restaurant Finch, antique glass lights and farmhouse wood communal dining tables are included, juxtaposed with vintage inspired wing back chairs. Finch is open daily, with a focus on New England classics. Finch also has a handcrafted cocktail program that pays homage to The Boxer’s surroundings in the city of Boston.

The Boxer and Finch are located at 107 Merrimac Street in Boston’s West End neighborhood.

The Boxer is owned by Hersha Hospitality Trust and managed by HHM. HHM currently operates 115 branded and independent hotels.

The Independent Collection is a collection of smaller boutique lifestyle hotels located in neighborhoods of gateway cities across the US.

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