Located in the Back Bay area of Boston and built in 1891, the Copley Square Hotel is a gorgeous historical hotel with modern pizzazz. With great nightlife and the fabulous shops and restaurants of fashionable Newbury St. just a few minutes walk away, the hotel is an ideal spot to stay if you’re looking to take on Boston by foot. The super-sleek boutique hotel recently underwent a massive year-long renovation that was planned with a $12.5 million budget, but turned into a $18 million dollar makeover. The result? 143 newly designed guest rooms that revel in comfort and beauty. And if you’re looking for a drink after a long day of exploring the city, check out the hotel’s on-site nightlife: the upscale Minibar martini lounge or the swanky Saint dance club.
The Copley Square Hotel was designed with comfort in mind, but it definitely doesn’t skip out on the attractive aesthetics. The renovated interior was designed by California designer Susan Caruso, who brought the hotel into the 21st century while still maintaining the historical integrity of the building – the crown mouldings, ornate closet doors and door casings all stayed put throughout the renovations. In keeping with the historical and contemporary blend, the wallcoverings feature verses of a poem depicting Paul Revere’s ride through Boston, as well as scrolling text naming the boroughs and sights of the city.
The rooms are decorated with a soothing champagne, cream, chocolate, taupe, and heather gray palette – a sumptuous environment to match the luxe bed linens and plush carpet. Heavy damask curtains block out all the noise from busy Huntington Ave. and let in no light when drawn after complimentary turn down service.
Though the hotel has always been the cream of the crop when it comes to hospitality in Boston, manager John Maibach says that the hotel is really making an effort to stand out with the new renovations. "We strive to make the Copley Square Hotel the luxury boutique hotel in Boston. The area we’re in is quite trendy, so we want to reflect that but also give off a small, intimate vibe, making it part of a community." Inspired by the intimate feel of the city, the Copley Square Hotel succeeds in making guests feel like a part of their world, whether it’s the ‘wine down’ wine tasting every late afternoon in the swank hotel lobby, or cosyness of the rooms.