Dyer Brown redesigns 1960s-era Boston building into art-centric hotel

Studio Allston opened as a 117-key art-centric hotel in Boston. The Davis Companies, Spot On Ventures (led by hotelier and entrepreneur Robin Brown) and hotel management firm Highgate worked with local architecture firm Dyer Brown to restore and redesign a 1960s-era building.

Twelve artists were selected to create murals in each guestroom. Wallpaper in standard rooms has one-of-a-kind designs, and five of the hotel’s 10 suites were designed as immersive works of art. Most of the displays throughout the hotel are pieces created by local artists and will be rotated regularly in a first-floor gallery. Isenberg Projects, an advisory firm also based in Boston, served as Studio Allston’s art director.

The property also has a lobby restaurant opening this summer.


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Located on the banks of the Charles River, the hotel was named after 19th-century poet and painter Washington Allston, one of America’s pioneers of the Romantic movement of landscape painting.

Photo credit: Studio Allston