Boston Park Plaza completed phase one and phase two of the property’s renovation. Located at 50 Park Plaza in Boston, the property first opened its doors as the Statler Hotel on March 10, 1927. Situated on the grounds where the British troops embarked for the Battle of Lexington, the Boston Park Plaza is in the middle of a $100-million renovation and restoration project.
Since purchasing the property in 2013, Sunstone Hotel Investors performed a series of renovations to repair and restore all structural elements, including replacing the hotel's roof; repairing the exterior façade; replacing sidewalk surrounds; creating 5,500 square feet of retail space; replacing the hotel's two-story decorative windows; and installation of a HVAC system that provides individual climate control for every guestroom, 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, MA-based Parker Torres Design.
The main lobby area of the property now has customizable seating areas. The new lobby of the Boston Park Plaza uses a color palette of gray and white, floor-to-ceiling columns encased in ceramic, new flooring, adjustable LED lighting and newer check-in stations.
Located within the renovated lobby area is Off The Common, Boston Park Plaza's new restaurant and lounge.
By relocating on-site office space from the mezzanine level to the third floor, the renovated Boston Plaza gained an additional 6,000 square feet of meeting and pre-function space. Boston Park Plaza's ballroom was updated to feature a new charcoal and ivory palette and fully restored, historic crystal chandeliers.
Additions to the property include: STRIP by Strega, a 5,700-square-foot steakhouse concept by Boston-based restaurateur Nick Varano, which fuses the look and feel of a steakhouse with a lounge; and a 19,000-square-foot fitness center by DavidBartonGym.
Scheduled to begin on Nov. 1, and slated for completion by June 2016, phase three of Boston Park Plaza's renovation will see the total update of all guestrooms, suites, bathrooms and corridors, and will include the replacement of all furniture, fixtures and equipment.