“The hotel design combines the past, present and future by preserving original features such as the lobby’s tiled mosaic arched ceiling and a marble staircase that connects the first floor to the roof.”
Attendees can stay in Boston’s “original skyscraper” again now that the Ames Boston Hotel reopened on Sept. 29 as the first Boston hotel to be part of Curio – A Collection by Hilton, a portfolio of more than 20 upscale properties for groups seeking a local bent. The hotel resides in the Ames Building, which was constructed in 1893 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. For decades, the building served as an office building, housing the headquarters of Ames Shovel and Tool Co. and other noteworthy Bostonians such as Mayor Thomas Menino. In 2009, the building opened as a boutique hotel after undergoing an extensive renovation. The 114-property reopens again after being remodeled to include signature Curio brand touches. “Ames Boston Hotel is an iconic landmark in one of the world’s most dynamic cities and perfectly represents Curio’s focus on offering travelers distinctive hotels that are imbued with local character and personality,” says Mark Nogal, global head of Curio – A Collection by Hilton. “With our first property in Boston, we look forward to providing leisure and business guests the unique experience they seek from Curio when visiting spectacular destinations around the globe.” The hotel design combines the past, present and future by preserving original features such as the lobby’s tiled mosaic arched ceiling and a marble staircase that connects the first floor to the roof. The brand-new Library Room features a mid-century design, with more communal workspaces and comfortable furniture for today’s meeting attendee. Later this year, the hotel will open Cultivar restaurant as well as meeting and event space to accommodate groups up to 75 attendees.
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