The Ames Boston Hotel, a member of the Curio Collection by Hilton and of the Gemstone Collection by Benchmar, recently completed a $6 million renovation project. New York City-based architecture and design firm Glen and Co. Architecture spearheaded the redesign of the hotel’s public spaces, including the lobby, The Library, Ames and Oliver & Oakes rooms, and Cultivar restaurant.
Many original features were preserved, including the lobby’s tiled mosaic arched ceiling and a marble staircase that runs from the first floor to the roof. Upon arrival, guests now enter into a renovated lobby with new check-in stations and a casual seating area accented by wood shelving and trim pieces. Adjacent to the revamped entryway is The Library, which has the same mid-century design scheme that begins in the lobby, and serves as communal workspace for guests by having various seating arrangements.
With the completion of the Ames and Oliver & Oakes meeting rooms and their pre-function vestibule, all located on the second floor, Ames Boston Hotel now has 1,700 square feet of new private event space. The design of these rooms—which can accommodate up to 125 people—was reportedly inspired by "American manufacturing, uniformity and ingenuity." Ames and Oliver & Oakes also have audio visual capabilities for slideshow and video presentations, plug-and-play sound system, outlets, and a built-in phone charging station.
The Ames Boston Hotel’s 114 guestrooms, meanwhile, were refreshed with a new color palette.
Coming up, in honor of ice hockey legend Bobby Orr’s 50th Anniversary of signing his first professional contract with the Boston Bruins, Ames Boston Hotel will unveil the “Bobby Orr Suite,” a 581-square-foot space with authentic Bobby Orr and Boston Bruins memorabilia, refurbished seats from the original Boston Garden, a “penalty box,” scoreboard chandelier, arena boards, a “stadium seating” millwork couch, Bruins bedspread, Boston Garden replica “locker” closets, “puck” side tables, and flooring that simulates the look of ice from a professional hockey rink.