If you’re visiting a historic city like Boston for business or pleasure, you’ll likely look for the basics in a hotel: a comfy place to rest your head in a great location that is safe and close to area attractions, reliable wi-fi and speedy room service. But then there are those among us who desire more in our accommodations: grand and historic charm or contemporary elegance and style, a locale adjacent to luxury retailers and chic eateries, top-of-the-line linens and a chic bar to wet your whistle for an evening nightcap.
The Boston Park Plaza Hotel, with its 1927 charm and central location near Boston Common, fits the bill for all of the above. This landmark hotel has been fully restored after a $100 million renovation that was completed in 2016 and is just a stone’s throw from 1900s churches, Copley Square, luxury shopping on nearby Newbury Street, James-Beard-Awarding-winning restaurants and picturesque tree-lined avenues bordered by Victorian brownstones.
The rooms are quaint with a delightful blend of artful details and contemporary style, oversized pillows and crisp linens. The staff puts the politeness of other hospitality establishments to shame and the hotel bar both livens up an evening with friends and relaxes couples on retreat–there’s even a dedicated space to bury your mind into a game of chess.
If you’re looking for a wedding venue inspired by the past, consider celebrating your union in one of the redesigned event spaces that has hosted some of the city’s most iconic weddings and galas since the late 1920s. The staff works with wedding planners and event coordinators to create a dream experience in their ballrooms, complete with a robust menu of hors d’oeuvres, champagne toast, cocktail hour, plated entrees and even late night bites. Do call well in advance, as the full-service venue is a coveted favorite in the Boston area.
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