The awe-inspiring Ames building was constructed in 1893 as Boston’s first skyscraper. In 2007 it was reinvented as the luxury boutique Ames Hotel, designed by award-winning architect David Rockwell. The chic and sophisticated Ames Hotel marries the traditional style of the Romanesque Revival building with cutting-edge contemporary interior design.
A former Federal Reserve Bank situated in the heart of the Boston financial district, the Langham property is a landmark Renaissance Revival style building of the 1920s. The building was converted into a luxury hotel in 1981 yet retains an admirable balance between historic, old-world charm and modern sophistication. Historical exhibits celebrating the building’s former purpose are displayed throughout the elegant property, including photographs, paintings and and two works by legendary artist N.C. Wyeth, which were commissioned by the Federal Reserve.
160 years ago the Liberty Hotel building housed Boston’s most notorious criminals as the iconic Charles Street Jail. Despite radical restoration, reinvention and reuse, the Boston Granite School architecture of the building has been faithfully preserved in the interior design award-winning Liberty. Guests will enjoy the marriage of history and hospitality in this unique building, which offers an unforgettable hotel experience.
76 Main Nantucket
In historical Nantucket, the 76 Main Nantucket hotel is an exposition of contemporary interior design, curated by Boston-based Rachel Reider. There is not an out-dated doily in sight in this 1800s Federalist’s house; the charmingly tailored rooms are packed with modern furnishings, plush fabrics and sophisticated amenities. The breezy blue and white scheme, reflecting Nantucket’s nautical character, is kept fresh by eclectic accents and funky custom-made upholstery.
Renowned interior designer Celeste Cooper has coordinated a triumphant fusion of antique and contemporary style in this restored 1903 Beaux Arts building. The rooms at XV Beacon, with high ceilings and neutral tones, are enlivened by technological touches and controlled splashes of colour and abstract art. Commissioned paintings by modern artists hang next to original cage elevators and ancient historical artefacts, including a 4th century Roman mosaic.
Kemble Inn is a 125-year old Gilded-Age mansion located in the heart of the Berkshires in Lenox, the quintessential New England town. Traditional meets the 21st century inside, as classic architecture is sensitively balanced with contemporary interior-design and large-scale modern artworks. With a views-for-miles terrace outside and each room a spectacle of sophistication and luxury, Kemble Inn exudes elegance from every corner.
The Charlotte Inn
The Charlotte Inn revives old-world hospitality in the Edgartown Edwardian-era home of Samuel Osborne Jr., one of the last successful whaling ship owners. From the mahogany Scottish barrister’s check-in desk to hand- carved four-poster beds, authentic antiques, objets d’art and fine 19th century oil paintings, period features are abundant throughout.
Fairmont Copley Plaza
The Fairmont Copley Plaza has stood as a symbol of Boston’s rich history since 1912. The distinctive Renaissance Revival building, designed by Henry Janeway Hardenbergh, whose accolades include The Plaza in New York, boasts the most opulent lobby in the city, ornate with gilded, coiffured ceilings and trompe l’oeil paintings.
Porches Inn is a quirky converted row of late 19th century houses just a stone’s throw from one of the US’ largest contemporary art museums, the MASS MoCA. The ‘cheap chic’ guest rooms feature colour block decor enlivened by injections of retro design. Naturally, being but a stone’s throw from the visionary gallery, Porches has collaborated with MASS MoCA to establish an artist-in-residence programme and feature installations by Nina Katchadourian (2008) and Mike Glier (2004) on the premises.
The Deerfield Inn
The Deerfield Inn is situated in the rural heart of Massachusetts, in a National Historic Landmark-listed village. The Inn has been welcoming visitors to its 24 guest rooms, and into its farm-to-fork restaurant and tavern since 1884. Embracing wing chairs by the fireplace, white rockers and bright Adirondack chairs on the lawn, the handsome Deerfield Inn embody traditional New England rural comfort.