Parker Torres Design renovates Boston Marriott Cambridge lobby

The Boston Marriott Cambridge completed a full renovation of its lobby areas.

Designed by Parker Torres Design, the new lobby in the hotel near MITwas influenced by the Kendall Square neighborhood with a "Hip to Be Square" theme. Millwork, paneling, tile floors and lighting fixtures all contain square and molecular shapes with a combination of high-tech and natural finishes that play off the neighborhood's spirit of innovation.

The Cambridge hotel's color scheme is a combination of blue, taupe, grey and white. Lobby furniture arrangements are flexible.

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As part of this renovation, the Cambridge hotel's lounge under the escalator was reconfigured into a hideaway. This area is now available for private meeting rentals by day, as well as a gathering venue for cocktails and light bites at night. The hotel in Kendall Square includes a Starbucks coffee bar that was also redesigned to increase service.

The Boston Marriott Cambridge hotel at Two Cambridge Center, 50 Broadway in Cambridge, Mass., is surrounded by universities, scientific research centers and historic sites. Harvard, MIT, Boston University, Tufts and Emerson College are all near the Kendall Square hotel. The hotel has 26 floors with 421 guestrooms and 12 suites, all with Internet access and high-definition televisions. The hotel near MIT also has 11 meeting rooms with 12,000 square feet of event space. On-site dining options include Champions and a Starbucks coffee bar. Also available are an indoor pool, and a fitness center with a sauna and whirlpool.