Parker Torres Design renovates Royal Sonesta Boston’s event space

The hotel updated the naturally lit event spaces in both the east and west towers.

Royal Sonesta Boston completed the renovation of 28,000 square feet of meeting and event space that now has contemporary furnishings while showcasing views of the Charles River and the Boston skyline.

The hotel updated the naturally-lit event spaces in both the east and west towers, including 3,800 square feet of outdoor patio space, 6,000 square foot Grand Ballroom, the 3,135 square foot Riverfront room, and the 1,008 square foot Somerset room. The new University rooms and Skyline Suites lead to four and five breakout meeting rooms, respectively.

The Grand Ballroom has blue carpet with geometric, silver accents. The wall coverings reveal mirrors showcasing water views from every angle. The Riverside Terrace has direct views of the Charles River and Boston city skyline; it can accommodate up to 250 people.

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The new 2,100 square foot Longfellow meeting space has its own Charles River-facing terrace. The 3,100 square foot Riverfront room and the 1,938 square foot Parkview room offer floor-to-ceiling windows and views of Boston’s cityscape. New silver and blue-hued carpeting complement the matte silver walls.

In addition to the newly renovated function and event space, the hotel has 400 guestrooms, updated public space, two restaurants with expanded outdoor dining space, a new coffee and pastry shop and an indoor pool with seasonal sundeck.

The renovation completed an entire new look for Royal Sonesta Boston, which underwent an overhaul of the lobby, all public space and guest rooms in 2014.

Royal Sonesta Boston is located on the Cambridge bank of the Charles River.

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