BOSTON, Mass.—The Boxer, a boutique hotel, is making its debut this week in the West End neighborhood of Boston. Following a multi-million dollar renovation, the 80-room hotel, formerly The Bullfinch Hotel, was acquired by Hersha Hospitality Trust in May of last year. The hotel will join the Independent Collection, a portfolio of boutique hotels inspired by local neighborhoods and travel experiences.
The Boxer occupies Boston’s historic Flatiron Building, built in 1904 on the western edge of the Bulfinch Triangle. J. Brice Design of Boston reimagined the property with a new industrial design, weaving in elements of the hotel’s New England roots. An 1860’s archived map of Boston spans the entire lobby ceiling while a vintage hotel key rack with antique style gold keys greets guests checking in at the front desk.
“We purchased the hotel with the vision to transform the property,” commented Neil H. Shah, the president and chief operating officer for Hersha Hospitality Trust. “The Boxer is surrounded by the culturally rich neighborhoods of Beacon Hill, North End, and Faneuil Hall, with unbeatable proximity to the TD Garden. We knew it would be the perfect addition to the Independent Collection, appealing to independently minded travelers with discerning taste for what is authentic and local about the places they visit and where they stay.”
Rooms are painted a deep slate blue and furnished with industrial inspired modern open frame wardrobes, softened by fisherman’s knit bed scarf in a plaid pattern over a tufted bed. Work spaces offer ergonomic desk chairs, and bathrooms feature custom designed vanities with Calcutta marble tops. In-room amenities include iHomes with iPhone docking stations; minibars with an assortment of snacks and beverages; 32” flat screen TVs; and, Keurig coffee makers. The Boxer also provides complimentary Wi-Fi and newspapers, a 24-hour fitness center, a computer kiosk in the lobby, and valet service for all guests. The hotel is pet-friendly.