Westin launches renovations on Boston hotel

Boston, Mass. — Westin started last month a major renovation project on its Westin Copley Place hotel in Boston. The $18-million retooling is the fourth major renovation the property has undergone since its establishment in 1983. The renovations are slated to be finalized by mid-April 2011.

The renovations will include a complete guestroom and corridor redesign that will add environmentally friendly features. Though the hotel is already Green Key and Green Seal certified, the new features will go one step further, officially earning the hotel an Energy Star Rating. Energy-efficient elements will include high-efficiency lighting and low-VOC paint.

“Our entire staff is very enthusiastic about this transformation,” said Michael Jorgensen, general manager of Westin Copley Place. “Not only will the new rooms serve as peaceful and updated sanctuaries for our guests, but many of the finishes and materials used in the new design represent a significant step forward towards our goal of achieving full sustainability.”

The decor of the new guestrooms "incorporates graceful curves and intersecting lines inspired by the Boston skyline and Copley Square's grid pattern," according to a Westin release. The new rooms will also include audio/video/computer outlets and high-definition LCD televisions.

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