CHICAGO—Oxford Capital Group, LLC has announced plans to open The Godfrey Hotel, Boston in Fall 2015. The Godfrey Hotel, Oxford’s newest independent lifestyle property, features 242 guestrooms. With a name that means “peace and welcome,” the hotel is emerging in the historic Amory and Blake buildings in Boston’s Downtown Crossing neighborhood.
“We’re excited about this unique project and believe that The Godfrey Hotel, Boston will become an instant magnet for an entire spectrum of travelers,” said John W. Rutledge, founder and president of Oxford Capital Group, LLC and its operating affiliate, Oxford Hotels and Resorts, LLC. “This is due to its prominent location, distinctive architecture, compelling interior design, host of amenities, and most importantly, an extremely high-touch, customer-friendly service ethic. We are particularly happy to be transforming the historic Amory and Blake buildings. In doing so, we’re happy to be contributing to the dramatic resurgence of Boston’s Downtown Crossing neighborhood,” he said.
In addition to being within walking distance of Boston Common and a number of shopping destinations, guests are invited to “Discover Your Element” — the hotel brand’s theme that encourages visitors to discover an element of the hotel that best suits their personalized needs — and enjoy a number of the hotel’s amenities, including a soon to be announced chef-driven restaurant and distinctive local coffee house; lobby bar; 24-hour fitness center; complimentary Wi-Fi; and state-of-the-art digital technology.
“We’ve been warmly greeted to town by our neighbors, the Boston Redevelopment Authority, our partners in the Downtown Boston Improvement District, and the entire Boston community,” said Brad Mulvihill, principal at Oxford Capital Group, LLC. “We look forward to providing Boston with a hotel they can be excited about.”
The Godfrey Hotel, Boston will feature a pre-war brick and stone façade and interior design that pays nod to the region’s heritage. The interiors were designed by The Gettys Group. Guests will be greeted by a spacious lobby, complimented with intimate seating for daytime relaxation or evening socializing. Cerused oak paneling, polished porcelain flooring and contemporary furniture will provide a contrast to the restored ornate exterior façade. A dramatic portal will act as a transition between the clean lines of the reception and the historic elevator lobby.