Royal Sonesta Boston completes renovation

The Royal Sonesta Boston completed its recent renovation, which included a redesign of 200 guestrooms; a new lobby with two new outlets, the Studio (coffee shop) and Motif (lobby cocktail lounge); new waterfront meeting and event space with a terrace on the Charles River; a renovated fitness center; and an updated parking garage.

Studio, the new resident coffee shop, is a place to grab specialty coffee drink, house-made pastry, and deli sandwiches for lunch. The cafe serves PJ's Coffee – from the southern coffee roaster based in New Orleans – along with breakfast, lunch, and snacks.

Motif is a new contemporary lounge and meeting place located in the lobby, ideal for meetings or cocktails. Motif has full bar service and cocktails made on the property’s martini cart.


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The Longfellow Suites offer waterfront views from 2,100 square feet of new indoor and outdoor event space with its own Charles River-facing terrace, and is ideal for meeting and social events. The hotel also introduced the 3,000-square-foot Riverside Terrace, offering outdoor venues for events by accommodating up to 250 guests with views of the Charles River and Boston city skyline.

The hotel is located on the Cambridge side of the Charles River overlooking the Boston skyline. Guest amenities in the 400-room hotel include 24-hour fitness center, atrium-style indoor swimming pool, and complimentary Internet access. The hotel restaurant, ArtBar, has seasonal American cuisine, communal tables and seasonal outdoor patio. The hotel is also home to Restaurant dante. The hotel is located across the street from the CambridgeSide Galleria Mall with over 120 shops.