BOSTON and MCLEAN, Va. – Following a multimillion dollar renovation, Ames Boston Hotel has joined Curio – A Collection by Hilton, it was announced Sept. 29.
The first hotel to join the Curio collection, the 114-room Ames Boston Hotel operates in the historic Ames Building, built in 1893 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Each guestroom, including one-bedroom suites, bears a design that pays homage to the building’s original 19th century look. Suites are accented by dramatic, Romanesque arched windows, decorative fireplaces, high ceilings and light oak hardwood floors.
Other guestroom features include oversized closets and ergonomic workspace and bathrooms outfitted with white marble rain shower, stainless steel fixtures and illuminated vanity mirrors.
On the food and beverage side, the new lobby level Library Room serves a buffet-style American continental breakfast (breakfast sandwiches and meats; seasonal fruits; pastries; cereals; coffees, teas and fresh juices).
Later this year, Boston chef Mary Dumont will Cultivar, a restaurant serving modern American garden cuisine.
Amenities including a 24-hour fitness centre and complimentary bicycles (seasonally). Also set to open in December is the hotel’s meeting and event space, which will accommodate up to 75 people.
The renovation preserved many original features, such as the lobby’s tiled mosaic arched ceiling and a marble staircase that runs from the first floor to the roof.
The renovated lobby space features new check-in stations and a casual seating area accented by warm-toned wood shelving and trim pieces. Adjacent to the revamped entryway is a brand new Library Room featuring the same mid-century design scheme that begins in the lobby, which serves as communal workspace for guests and features a variety of seating arrangements.
The hotel is conveniently situated near Boston’s busy Financial District, the Hynes Convention Center in Back Bay, the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in the Seaport District, and many public transit access points, including “T” stations at Haymarket, State Street, and Government Center.
Additionally, Ames Boston Hotel abuts many landmarks and neighbourhoods, including the Old State House, Faneuil Hall and Beacon Hill.