Parker Torres Design completes $100M renovation of Boston Park Plaza

The property overhauled 1,060 guestrooms, corridors, main entrances and lobby, and meeting spaces.

Boston Park Plaza completed a $100 million renovation and restoration project that included the complete overhaul of the hotel’s 1,060 guestrooms, corridors, main entrances and lobby, meeting spaces, mezzanine levels, the addition of an all-new library room, and the replacement of all furniture and fixtures.

New amenities include STRIP by Strega, a 5,700-square–foot steakhouse concept by Boston-based restaurateur Nick Varano; DavidBartonGym and Cyc Fitness Boston, a 20,000-square-foot fitness center; and a FedEx Business Center.

Additionally, in late 2016, Starbucks will open a 2,500 square-foot store, and Leica Camera will occupy over 3,000 square feet with a Leica Store and a Leica Gallery, both within the hotel lobby.

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Boston Park Plaza also gained an additional 6,000 square feet of meeting and pre-function space, bringing its grand total to 50,480 square feet. Boston Park Plaza’s ballroom was also updated and now have a new charcoal and ivory palette.

Designed by Sudbury, Mass.-based Parker Torres Design, Boston Park Plaza now has a youthful vibe that complements the hotel’s architectural elements. The new lobby of the Boston Park Plaza has a gray and white color palette, floor-to-ceiling columns encased in ceramic, new flooring, adjustable LED lighting, and guest check-in stations.

Located within the renovated lobby area is Off The Common, Boston Park Plaza’s new restaurant and lounge. Boston Park Plaza also has a newly added library room.

The guestrooms and suites have all-new lighting and improved acoustics; palette of charcoal, caramel and camel tones; all-new stone-topped wooden cabinetry; custom upholstered headboards; and new carpeting. The bathrooms were also renovated and now have white tile surrounds, custom vanities, oversized mirrors and porcelain tile flooring. As a nod to Boston Park Plaza’s design details, each room’s crown molding was fully refinished.

Additional technology enhancements to each guestroom include the addition of Smart TVs with streaming capabilities.

Since purchasing the property, Sunstone Hotel Investors has performed a series of renovations to repair and restore all structural elements, including replacing the hotel’s roof; repairing the exterior façade; replacing sidewalk surrounds; replacing the hotel’s signature two-story decorative windows; modernization of the elevator systems; and installation of a HVAC system that provides individual climate control for every guestroom, meeting space and common area.

Boston Park Plaza is managed by Highgate.


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