Dagny Boston opens in historic art deco skyscraper

The Dagny Boston Hotel officially opened its doors in downtown Boston’s Financial District. Located in the historic Batterymarch Building, which was the city’s first skyscraper when built in 1928, the hotel marks a new chapter in the iconic structure’s history.

Managed by Aimbridge Hospitality, the hotel has been updated through a multi-million-dollar investment by DiamondRock Hospitality, with renovations led by Hirsch Bedner Associates Los Angeles. The redesign includes 377 guestrooms and 26 renovated suites with marble bathrooms, Art Deco influences, and 9,000 square feet of meeting space. Additionally, the hotel features a new 2,000-square-foot fitness center located on the third floor.

The Dagny Boston has amenities such as a library, weekly yoga classes and personalized itineraries. Dining options include Tradesman Coffee Shop & Lounge, which serves specialty coffees and transforms into a cocktail lounge at night, and Fin Point Oyster Bar & Grille, a seafood restaurant.

The Batterymarch Building’s exterior, designed by artist and architect Harold Field Kellogg, was preserved in 1995 by the Boston Landmarks Commission. In 1998, the building was converted to a hotel as part of a preservation effort. The lobby still retains the original goldleaf Art Deco mural of Atlas carrying the world, with the Boston skyline in the background.

The Dagny Boston’s name, derived from Old Norse words for “new day,” reflects the building’s blend of tradition and modernism.