BOSTON—The DoubleTree by Hilton Boston – Downtown and hotel owner Corcoran Jennison Hospitality LLC have completed a multi-year, $8.6 million update to the hotel’s public spaces, guestrooms, and suites. Centrally located in the heart of downtown Boston’s theater district, this renovation adds new vigor to the property with subtle influences from nearby Chinatown.
The first phase of the renovation began in August 2012 with a complete transformation of the upper and lower lobbies as well as the hotel’s main restaurant and bar. With the strategic placement of furniture and styling, these public spaces were expanded to promote the lobby as a multifunctional center of activity—from dining to computing, guest services to casual conversations.
Phase two continued in November 2013 and carried the same design vision to the guestrooms with a focus on simplicity, balance, and connectivity. Each room features a black and white, multifunctional media wall with 37-inch HDTV, desk area, and chair with task lighting and easy access electrical outlets, coffee/tea making station, dresser drawers, and built-in in-room safe as well as an illuminated artwork panel highlighting an abstract representation of the historical architectural and cultural heritage of the neighborhood. Free-standing C-tables provide flexible surfaces for work or play while settling in the chaise lounge or oversized chair. Newly refreshed guest baths offer an illuminated mirror providing excellent vanity lighting.
Linda Snyder, principal of Linda Snyder Associates Inc., was contracted to bring the hotel’s design story to life during this multi-year project. Drawing inspiration from the local Asian community and the three core Feng Shui principles—connectivity (tao), balance (ying/yang), and vitality (chi)—LSA transformed the hotel through light, pattern, and color.
“The redesign of the guestrooms provides the guest a contemporary respite, energized by this vibrant central Boston location,” Snyder said. “The architectural approach to the furniture styling streamlines the guestroom interior, providing an uncluttered environment in which to decompress amidst artful suggestions of the city outside the door.”
Check out the photo gallery below to see the results of the renovation.