The Mandarin Oriental, Boston has kicked off a four-month, $15 million renovation project of all guestrooms and event spaces.
The renovation, which began at the end of 2019, is scheduled for completion in April. The hotel has remained open throughout the refurbishment, which is being phased to minimize guest disruption.
Conceived by Champalimaud Design, the scope of work includes all guestrooms and suites as well as the hotel’s 10,000 square feet of event facilities. The spa will get three new treatment rooms and refreshed wellness amenities.
Champalimaud Design has approached the renovation of the guestrooms and suites from a residential point of view, incorporating both early New England design and classic chinoiserie, the European interpretation of Chinese and East Asian artistic traditions. The interiors will include bespoke fabrics as well as updated amenities and technology.
The Premier Suites, meanwhile, will get new kitchenettes.
The event spaces are being designed as "ornate jewel boxes" with neutral tones and complementary accents that give each room its own personality.
“Over the last 10 years, Mandarin Oriental, Boston has become an important part of the Boston community and this renovation will further enhance the accommodation and facilities, reinforcing the hotel’s reputation as the best luxury hotel in the city,” said GM Philipp Knuepfer.
The hotel's aesthetic combines classic New England style with Asian touches. The hotel has 148 guestrooms, a spa, a fitness center and Bar Boulud—a French-inspired bistro and wine bar from internationally acclaimed chef Daniel Boulud.